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Nurse Practitioner Registered

Santee, California, United States
December 20, 2018

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Alex Crotteau MSN, FNP-BC

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San Diego, California 92109


A highly motivated, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Board Certifed Family Nurse Practitioner that is able to provide comprehensive medical support in a wide variety of situations. An excellent collaborator and strong critical thinker with a desire to acquire new skills by becoming a dynamic member of an advanced healthcare team. Education

United States University – San Diego, California

-Master of Science in Nursing -- Specialization – Family Practice. Graduated Summa Cum Laude

-Bachelors of Science in Nursing – High Honors

Rhode Island College – Providence Rhode Island

- Major -- Bachelor of Science in Biology, Pre-Medical Studies – GPA 3.3

- Minor – Chemistry

Professional Experience

Nurse Practitioner Experience Sept 2017- May 2018

First Choice Providers – Independent Contractor - Family Nurse Practitioner

- Extensive experience in taking patient histories, physical examination, and maintaining quality documentation pursuant to the published Medicare Evaluation and Management Documentation Guidelines.

- Regularly performed procedures such as intra-articular injections (shoulders, knees and hips), I+D of abscesses, and wound care with superior attention to detail.

- Ordered, reviewed results of tests including EKGs, laboratory blood tests, ABIs, ultrasounds, radiological results.

- Made diagnoses, prescribed treatment regimens and monitored efcacy of treatments.

- Provided extensive eduction for patients ranging from disease processes and medical management to psychosocial matters.

- Independently managed patients billing, leading to an extensive knowledge base of ICD-10 codes, rules and regulations.

- Routinely and independently managed patient loads of 20 patients a day in a variety of facilities including in- home, assisted living, detox facilities, skilled nursing facilities, and independent living, Sorrento Valley Pain Relief – Nurse Practitioner May 2018-August 2018

- Performed physical exams, evaluated clinical data, ordered appropriate tests and provided accurate and useful diagnostic information, patient education, and documentation to direct management of patient care.

-Ordered and performed a wide variety of intra-articular injections and trigger point injections.

- Initiated the use of a Standardized Protocols and wrote said Protocols independently to the satisfaction of the attending physician.

San Diego Comprehensive Pain Management – Nurse Practitioner August 2018 – Present

-Conducts full and complete physical examinations of patients. This includes but is not limited to; gathering medical histories and records, identifying data, assessing chief complaints, illnesses, previous medical or family histories, and or psycho-social characteristics

- Diagnoses and treats diseases, disorders and injuries based upon a patient’s medical history and results of their physical assessment to determine extent of pain, help diagnose conditions, or manage overall pain.

-Determines abnormal conditions by administering or ordering diagnostic tests, such as; x-rays, electrocardiograms, and laboratory studies.

- Provides a wide variety of ultrasound guided intra-articular injections of the shoulder, knee, hip, elbow and wrist.

- Performs flls of intra-thecal pumps under ultrasound guidance and manages titration of said pumps. Summary of Qualifcations

- Board Certifed Nurse Practitioner with experience in both emergency and primary care settings with the ability to assess, plan, and implement comprehensive patient care in a fast paced environment.

- Strong critical thinking skills coupled with an innate ability to build rapport with patients and their families.

- Knowledgeable and experienced with practicing evidence based medicine, combined with clinical experience, observation and intuition.

- Able to work independently and proactively while adapting appropriately to changing priorities. Clinical Rotations

First Choice Providers – 100 + hrs. Mobile clinic providing in home services for Medicare/Medical patients. Predominately low income patients who were homebound and/or destitute. Dr. Toledo, Chula Vista Family Practice – 150+ hrs. Multidisciplinary clinic providing comprehensive healthcare to a multi- generational patient population with a broad range of clinical issues including vaccination schedules. Clinica Medica San Miguel – 60 + hrs. Family clinic with largely uninsured, Spanish speaking patients. Provided OB/GYN exams, colposcopy, STD screening with treatment, family planning services and prenatal ultrasounds. Dr. Huong Nguyen, Family Practice – 250 + hrs. Family practice providing care to mainly Phillipino populations from newborns to frail elders. Learned to incorporate a holistic wellness approach of self-care and prevention. Dr. Willy Rios, Pediatrics – 75+ hrs. Performed well baby assessments and provided proper education and training to new parents. Capable of diagnosing and managing a wide variety of acute childhood diseases and chronic conditions. Registered Nurse Experience

Scripps Memorial Emergency and Trauma Center January 2016- February 2017 Emergency Department Registered Nurse -- Completed a 16 week rigorous new graduate nurse training program which included 300 hrs of didactics and 300 - hrs of direct patient care under the supervision of a preceptor. Received training in all subspecialites including trauma, cardiopulmonary, orthopedics, neurology, gastroenterology, urology, and psychosocial behaviors. Able to assess, plan, implement and evaluate comprehensive patient care, in collaboration with the medical plan of care, to meet the biopsychosocial, environmental and educational needs of all age groups, which may include neonate, child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients. El Centro Regional Medical Center Emergency Department July 2015- January 2016 Emergency Department Registered Nurse – Completed patient histories and assessments within the realm of emergency patient care. Coordinated patient care with a wide variety of providers and ancillary staf. Performed EKGs, bedside ultrasounds, arterial and venous blood draws, IV line maintenance, medication administration, physical, mental and psychosocial assessments. Provided extensive amounts of disease related education. Demonstrated efective and safe use of cardiac monitoring, basic dysrhythmia interpretation, defbrillation skills, operation of a Transcutaneous Pacer; trending and assessing cardiac monitoring information; both routine documentation and documentation of any acute events; safely and efciently responding to all alarms. Licensure and Certifcation

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Board Certifcation F0218020 California Registered Nurse Licenses # 95057711

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Drug Enforcement Agency licensed

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)/CPR/BLS certifed Professional Liability Insurance through NSO

Member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Provider License Numbers and References Available upon request.

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