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Nurse Practitioner Medical

Clearwater, Florida, 33756, United States
November 06, 2018

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Denise G. Jacks, PhD, MSN, FNP-C

Clearwater, FL *3756-2212

License FL3017972 – clear / active National Certification - AANP F07131058

Medicare PTAN: EU122Y & EX359A, NPI#110******* DEA# & Dispensing License

Business Phone/Text: 727-***-****

Thorough practitioner to serve patients and their families treating acute and chronic illness with a focus on health prevention and quality of life.

Current Credentials and Certifications

Board Certified in Adult and Family – Advance Practice RN FL License # ARNP 3017972

Level II Background Clearance - AHCA renewed June, 2017

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Certification # F07131058 -7-30-2023

Medicare Provider EX 359 A under corporation Healthcare Practitioners, Inc. 4-27-2021

Certified and current BLS # A635667

~ Bilingual with Spanish

EHRs used (E-Clinical Works, Centricity, Amazing Charts, Practice Fusion, Prime, DocuTap …)

Certified Product Trainer Medtronic Diabetic Pump

Largo Clinic – Healthcare Practitioner [1099] 01-2009 – current

[Home office for PRN contract work at Largo Clinic and ongoing Local Locum Contracts]

[Primary Care, (Internal & Family Medicine & Urgent Care LocumTenens) + see Locum List]

Major Functions:

Conducts thorough medical histories, performs complete physical examinations (where indicated), initiates appropriate lab, radiology tests or other special tests required for evaluation of illness, and scrutinizes lab data on new and former clinic patients and hospital admissions to establish a record of the patient's current health status and to develop a working diagnosis and treatment plan.

Performs and interprets, at least to the point of recognizing deviations from normal, common laboratory, radiologic, cardiographic and other routine diagnostic procedures used to identify pathophysiologic processes.

Performs routine procedures such as injections, immunizations, suturing and wound care, managing simple conditions produced by infection or trauma, assisting in the management of more complex illness and injury which may include assisting surgeons in conducting operations and taking initiative in performing evaluation and therapeutic procedures in response to life-threatening situations..

Prescribe and monitor medications as allowed by prescriptive authority through applicable state Board of Nursing/Medicine.

Provides information and answers routine questions of patients regarding their disease, including preventive health maintenance topics such as diet, weight, and smoking cessation.

Educates patients regarding their disease, treatments, related drug and treatment side effects and hazards.

Participates and collaborates with nursing, medical and other healthcare team members regularly to ensure quality patient care

Refers patients to specialists as appropriate for consultation or for specialized health resources and treatment.

Ensures continuity of care by serving as a liaison between patient and other members of the multi-disciplinary care team or with other specialty areas as necessary.

Participates in quality monitoring thru the review of records and treatment plans for patient outcomes on a periodic basis to assure quality care.

Facilitates appropriate length of stay, discharge planning and compliance with regulatory standards for inpatient management.

Serves as clinical preceptor for APRN students and other health professionals.

Demonstrates a high standard of moral and ethical behavior.

Demonstrates compassion and professionalism and a commitment to excellent patient care.

United Healthcare - Clinical Nurse Practitioner [W-2] 10-2012 - 08-2014

Nurse Practitioner performing in depth complete assessments identifying "gaps in primary care" on the behalf of Florida Blue, Aetna, WellCare and United Healthcare.

Conducts in-home assessments on health plan members.

Identifies diagnoses to be used in care management and active medical management.

Formulates a list of current and past medical conditions using clinical knowledge, judgment and current findings.

Communicates gaps in care to member’s primary care provider.

Identifies referral needs.

Identifies urgent and emergent situations for proper intervention.

Educates members on topics related to health conditions and promotion.

Meets compliance with all HIPAA regulations and maintain security of protected health information

Captures quality metrics such as diabetes measures which may affect a health plan’s HEDIS results and CMS Star rating.

Identify members who might benefit from additional services and implement care such as diabetic, heart failure, hypertension, weight management and education programs.

Galen School of Nursing, Director of Healthcare [W-2 contract] 10-2007 - 01-2009

Negotiating and arranging clinical experiences meeting educational requirements for nursing students.

Enhancing student experiences through clinical site development, evaluation, clinical scheduling, and oversight.

Establishing and maintaining a dozen of various clinical practice sites in multiple counties.

Researching and recommending appropriate agencies which meet the educational requirements.

Conducting and reviewing written evaluations of clinical placements assessing.

Assessing the ability of locations meeting the theoretical and clinical requirements.

Evaluating clinical faculty in the clinical sites as a liaison for the Dean.

Arranging and executing events with faculty recruitment and community involvement.

Developing multiple projects and tapping the potential markets to meet clinical needs.

Leading the innovation to developing programs such as with monthly CEs training for staff

Managing an interdisciplinary team to ensure effective processes, policies, & procedures

Substituting for faculty in their absence filling their various roles.

Facilitaing extensive community volunteer wellness programs for the American Diabetic Association (ADA), American Heart Association (AHA), Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and local church and community minority housing groups

Developing an alliance with Minority Affairs with the local health department – State of FL

Managing and creating an excel spread sheet with client list, contacts for the operation to reduce cost for a budgetary process and ongoing financial analysis for strategic planning.

BSN to MSN / Nurse Practitioner Training 12-1995 - 10-2007

Cardiac Cath Lab Applications specialist (medical devices and disposables) + Hospital Pharma

Sr. Associate Lovenox Applications Specialist Cardiology

Applications AngioSeal Trainer for Cardiac Cath Labs S. FL

Applications VasoSeal Trainer for Cardiac Cath Labs in FL

RN/BSN Outpatient Ambulatory Care Float Pool

RN/BSN HealthSouth Surgery Centers [Pasadena/Bradenton]

RN/BSN Agency - OP Surgery Centers, Telemetry, PEHMS

RN/BSN Dialysis Clinic Manager and Acute Care – 5 Hospitals

RN/BSN Suncoast Hospital – Telemetry Unit

RN/BSN Delray Medical Hospital – Cardiac Step Down Unit


University of Science, Arts & Technology: Doctor of Philosophy and Medicine 2016

University of Massachusetts: Masters “post graduate” Family Nurse Practitioner 2013

Ball State University: Masters in Nursing, Adult Nurse Practitioner 2010

Barry University: Bachelor of Science, Nursing 1995

Marquette University: Masters of Business coursework

Florida State University: Bachelor of Science, Business Marketing

Honors and Awards

Magna Cum Laude Graduate for Biomedical Science USAT 2015

Honors for Pathophysiology and General Science 21015

Scholar Recipient for doctoral studies - Tampa Bay Advance Practice Nurses Council 2015

University of Massachusetts – Boston Sigma Theta Tau International

Ball State University Dean’s Citation for Academic Excellence

Roger’s Heart Scholarship for graduate Nurse Practitioner Program - $9,000

Florida Tuition Scholarship through Barry University - $18,000

Business Honor fraternity “Beta Gamma Sigma” for 3.5+ GPA

Dean’s List Florida State University

Marshall Hamilton Merit Scholarship to Florida State University

Phi Theta Kappa International Honors Society


Documented use of Electronic Medical/Health Records

E & M billing and coding

Competency with Microsoft Office

~Bilingual in Spanish

Evidence-based knowledge in practice

Professional Affiliations, Volunteer Work and Publications

Jacks, D. & Kerna, N. (2018). A comprehensive analysis of obesity Part 1: Overview of obesity. Journal of Obesity and Nutritional Disorders. 2018(2) DOI: 10.29011/2577-2344. 1000030 Revision Process

Volunteer for Sailability – Children with Disabilities 2018

Member of The National Academy of Dermatology Nurse Practitioner s 2018

Member of Medical Science Liaison Association 2017

Abstract for Experimental Biology 2016 [San Diego, CA] 2016

Dissertation Weight Mgt. in Primary Care Utilizing Evidence Based Algorith 2015

Scholarship Recipient for Doctoral Studies 2015

Educational Co-Chair for West Coast Council of Advanced Nursing Practice 2014~

Volunteer NP for Willa Carson Health & Wellness Center 2010~

Member American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 2010

Educational Chair for West Coast Council of Advanced Nursing Practice 2009~

Member of Tampa Bay Advance Practice Nurses Council 2008

Member of West Coast Council of Advanced Nursing Practice 2008

Speaker for American Heart Association 2008

Jacks, D. (2008). Women’s Beat on Heart Disease 2008

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