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Registered Nurse Practitioner

Location:
Medina, Tennessee, United States
Posted:
August 16, 2018

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HEATHER HICKS, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

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HEATHER HICKS, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

ac6o46@r.postjobfree.com *4 Phillip Hale Cove, Humboldt TN 38343

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Professional Summary

Professionally trained Family Nurse Practitioner with 18 years experience as an acute care registered nurse ensuring high standards of culturally competent care for a wide variety of patients with diverse needs. Enthusiastic with excellent people skills and dedicated work ethic. Seeking a position as a Family Nurse Practitioner in a facility that diagnoses and manages both complex and common medical/surgical problems in patients of all ages.

Skills

• Strong clinical judgment

• Successful diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of pediatric and adult illnesses

• Wound care management

• Disease prevention and intervention

• Thorough physical assessments

• Patient/family focused

• Professional bedside manner

• High level of autonomy

• Venipuncture/lab draw expert

• Adept at prioritizing/managing deadlines

• Computer proficiencies in MS Word, MS Excel, Outlook, and EMR Education

Master of Science in Nursing, 8/2017

Maryville University

• St. Louis, Missouri

• MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner

• Honors Gradate, GPA 4.0

Bachelors of Science in Nursing, 12/2005

Middle Tennessee State University

• Murfreesboro Tennessee

• BSN

Associates of Science in Nursing, 5/1999

Walter State Community College

• Morristown Tennessee

• ASN

HEATHER HICKS, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

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Lead Data Abstractor/Registered Nurse

Vector Oncology, 3/2017 to Present

Memphis, Tennessee

• Efficiently navigates electronic medical record systems and other medical databases, reviews medical records, and abstracts medical record data related to specified disease and project requirements

• Responsible for supervision, ongoing training, and evaluation of Data Abstractors involved in centralized chart review, data abstraction, and other related tasks

• Coordinates assignments in light of project needs and Abstractor availability

• Provides direction regarding data to be abstracted Registered Nurse

Tennova Regional Hospital, 7/2016 to 2017 & 4/2000 to 2009 Jackson, Tennessee

• Responsible for planning, supervision and evaluation of the nursing care of patients and for correlation of the nursing process, the medical plan of care and policies

• Provided comprehensive care of laboring patients including care during delivery

• Cared for post-partum mom as well as newborn care

• High level of personal accountability

• Maintained a collaborative relationship and open communication between physicians, team members, senior administration, and other units Care Manager/Registered Nurse

Humana at Home, 2/2016 to 7/2016

St. Petersburg, Florida

• Worked with patients to set goals for their chronic illness

• Self-directed and astute clinical skills

• Educated patients on their illness and treatment plans

• Arranged further services for patients with social worker such as meals on wheels, pharmaceutical assistance and community resources

• Collected and documented quality improvement data as assigned HEATHER HICKS, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

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Director or Case Management/Registered Nurse

Regional Hospital of McKenzie, 8/2015 to 2/2016

McKenzie Tennessee

• Monitored physician documentation for appropriateness of hospitalization, identified quality of care, infection control, safety hazards, potential risk management and utilization problems

• Assessed, discussed, and initiated discharge planning for patients of all age groups

• Performed admission certification screening for patients in accordance with the UR Plan using appropriate review criteria

• Performed concurrent continued stay reviews at least every 48 hours on all appropriate patients for medical necessity using appropriate review criteria

• Monitored outpatient observation patients for appropriate level of care

• Communicated actively with team members, physicians, and hospital staff concerning utilization processes and discharge planning

• Assisted in collecting data pertinent to case management/utilization activities to be reported monthly to UM Committee

• Assures the unit is operated in accordance with the National Safety Patient goals set forth by The Joint Commission and The Board of Health Lead Chemotherapy Nurse/Medical Oncology Nurse

Cancer Care Center, 3/2010 to 8/2015

Jackson, TN

• Administered IV chemotherapy in the clinic setting

• Educated and ordered oral chemotherapy medications for patients

• Worked as Lead nurse managing co-workers and their assignments for the day

• Responsible for ordering needed supplies and oncology medications

• Educated patients and family members on their specific chemotherapy and treatment plans

• Provided sensitive care to patients’ with a strong commitment to ensuring cost- effective care while optimizing quality

• Managed patient care throughout treatment including assisting patient in finding funding and assistance from community resources Affiliations

*American Association of Nurse Practitioners, AANP

*West Tennessee Nurse Practitioners Association, WTNPA Certifications

• Basic Life Support, BLS, certification current

• Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, ACLS, certification current

• AANP, FNP-C, achieved 9/2017, current

Licensure

*Registered Nurse, State of Tennessee, issued 6/1999, current

*Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, State of Tennessee, issued 10/2017, current Interests

*Research, and quality improvement

*Reading, long walks, and baking

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