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Nurse Practitioner Registered

Oakland, CA
October 12, 2018

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Tara Ericksen, MSN, WHNP-BC

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Maters of Science Georgetown University

Women’s Healthcare Nurse Practitioner Washington, D.C., April 2018

Bachelor of Science Columbia University

Nursing New York, NY, 2013

Bachelor of Arts Pomona College Environmental Analysis Claremont, CA, 2008

Certifications and Skills

Women’s Healthcare Nurse Practitioner License in the State of California, pending California NP Furnishing License, pending Registered Nurse in the State of California, RN95110280, expires June 2020 Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification, expires January 2020

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification, expires December 2018 Trained and proficient in the Electronic Health Records: EPIC, Next Gen, and Centricity Completion of New Graduate Residency Program at Salem Hospital 2014-1015

Professional Experience

California Pacific Medical Center, Pacific Campus, Sutter Health March 2017-present Registered Nurse- Transplant Telemetry Unit San Francisco, CA

Surgical-Acute nurse in a 44-bed transplant/telemetry unit. Educating and providing compassionate care to liver, kidney, and pancreas transplant patients both before and after transplants. In addition, caring for patients undergoing GI surgeries such as Whipples, TIPS, colectomies, liver resections, cholecystectomies and more. Adept at helping with bedside procedures, such a thoracentisis and paracentesis, and post-analgesic care. Proficient at frequent assessment, monitoring vitals, and transfusions. Precepted student nurses and new grads.

Providence Hospital August 2015-April 2017 Registered Nurse- Medical/Surgical Telemetry Unit and Float Pool Oregon City, OR

Acute care nurse in a 50-bed medical/surgical telemetry unit. Providing skillful care to a diverse population presenting with cardiac, respiratory, diabetic, oncological, septic, and post-operative complications. Proficient in palliative, hospice, and end of life care. Precepted student nurses and new grads.

Providence Share-care RN: floating to different hospitals and medical/surgical units throughout the Providence system. Ample experience floating in various units that include: Behavioral Health, Child and Adolescent Psych, Respiratory, Renal, Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Surgical, Telemetry and Cardiac Units.

Salem Hospital March 2014-July 2015 Registered Nurse- ICU Step-down Unit (IMCU) Salem, OR

Critical care nurse in a 30 bed critical care, ICU step-down unit with telemetry. Delivering comprehensive care to a diverse population with a focus on respiratory care, heart failure, sepsis, oncology, palliative care, diabetes and patients with multiple co-morbidities. Magnet unit and member of the IMCU’s Environmental/Lean Committee.

Tara Ericksen - Advanced Practice Clinical Experience

Alameda Health System, Highland Hospital January-April 2018 Student Nurse Practitioner Oakland, CA

200 hours of triage, gynecology, antepartum, postpartum, and primary care management of patients. Serving underserved and uninsured women and teenagers in Alameda County. Roughly half of the patients did not speak English, or spoke English as a second language. Many were new immigrants, DACA, or asylum refugees who had either never had gynecology visits or have had very little access to healthcare in their lifetimes. Preceptor Mindy Brown-Lechner, FNP, supervised as I independently saw patients for abnormal uterine bleeding, chronic pelvic pain, spontaneous and missed abortions, family planning, preconception care, the insertion and removal of IUDs and Nexplanons, and other women’s healthcare concerns. I shadowed a pelvic pain specialist, Dr. Falik, to expand my knowledge of and treatment plans for pelvic pain. Additionally, was able to watch outpatient minor surgical procedures such as dilation and curettages of missed abortions and a routine hysterectomy for uterine fibroids with Dr. Falik.

Women’s Healthcare September-December 2017 Student Nurse Practitioner McMinnville, OR

200 hours of gynecology, antepartum, postpartum, and primary care management of patients. Preceptors Melissa Hueberger, FNP, Kay Case OB/GYN, and Celina Sears, OB/GYN supervised insertion and removal of both IUDs and Nexplanons, paps, well-woman exams, problem visits, family planning counseling, preconception care, primary care visits, basic psychiatric visits and allowed me to assist with colposcopies and hysterosonograms. I also acquired basic ultrasound skills at this clinic. By the end of my clinical rotation I was seeing both MD and NP patients independently, charting and prescribing for them to the satisfaction of the Dr. Sears, Dr. Kay, and Melissa Hueberger, FNP.

Women’s Healthcare Associates May 2015-May 2016 Student Nurse Practitioner Oregon City, OR

352 hours of gynecology, antepartum, postpartum, and primary care management of patients. Attended to as many as 20 patients in an 8-hour day with a variety of gynecological and OB concerns as well performing paps and well-woman exams. Preceptor Kate Robinson, CNM, infertility specialist. Proficient in infertility work-up and initial treatment, prescribed Clomid and Letrozole, and worked in conjunction with Oregon Reproductive Medicine for IUI.

Tuality Physicians May-August 2015 Student Nurse Practitioner Forest Grove, OR

48 hours of primary care experience and diagnosing of patients in a primary care setting. Preceptor Donald Ives, FNP who specializes in Urgent Care patients including: fractures, cyst removals, minor traumas, diagnosing cardiac events, hypertensive crisis, infections, upper respiratory infections and everyday maladies.

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