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Nurse Practitioner Mental Health

Location:
Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
Posted:
November 20, 2018

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PROFILE

I am a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner in a relatively small community in Virginia. With over 25 years in direct patient care, I have strong clinical skills that are enhanced by my natural ability to build rapport with patients and families. I am committed to following evidence-based guidelines that are blended with clinical experience, personal observation and intuition. I believe in strong communication among all members of the health-care team, and that collaboration allows for the best care for all patient populations. I obtained my FNP degree from Duke University in 2013, and have taken the past 5 years to develop my practice from being the Emergency Department nurse/ leader to a well established FNP. I am comfortable working in the multiple environments that include a strong background in rural health where I am able to serve large, underserved populations to an internal medicine office that is in a suburban environment. I am now looking for a position that can take the knowledge and skills that I have obtained and allow me to move forward with my career.

EXPERIENCE

FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER

BLUE RIDGE INTERNAL MEDICINE, LYNCHBURG, VA MAY 1, 2016 - PRESENT

FNP in a small community in Virginia within an Internal Medicine office averaging 20

patients daily. I have demonstrated expertise in supporting patients with multiple chronic co-morbidities, including diagnosing, treating and initiating medication, performing diagnostic interventions, and executing follow-ups as required.

Crafted treatment plans adhering to rigorous standards of care and professional practice guidelines.

Documented and successfully applied findings of patient data encompassing assessment results, interventions, medications, patient responses and treatment changes.

Performed full physical exams, ordered labs, diagnostics and medications

Diagnosed and managed a variety of illness including chronic and mental health conditions that include but are not limited to diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, ADHD, bipolar disorder, renal failure/insufficiency.

Ensured compliance with age appropriate preventive health measures

Provided women's health care, including pelvic and breast exams, family planning Preceptor for Family Nurse Practitioner students with Walden University

Development and implementation of pain management plans of care that include trigger point injections, large joint arthrocentesis and chronic pain medication management.

Skin exams that include shave and punch biopsies.

FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER BLACKSTONE FAMILY MEDICAL CENTER, BLACKSTONE, VA

APRIL 2015 APRIL 2016

I have demonstrated expertise in supporting patients with multiple chronic co-morbidities, including diagnosing, treating and initiating medication, performing diagnostic interventions, and executing follow-ups as required.

FNP in a rural underserved community in Virginia. Averaging between 17-24 patients daily.

I have demonstrated expertise in supporting patients with multiple chronic co-morbidities, including diagnosing, treating and initiating medication, performing diagnostic interventions, and executing follow-ups as required.

Crafted treatment plans adhering to rigorous standards of care and professional practice guidelines.

Documented and successfully applied findings of patient data encompassing assessment results, interventions, medications, patient responses and treatment changes.

Performed full physical exams, ordered labs, diagnostics and medications

Diagnosed and managed a variety of illness including chronic and mental health conditions that include but are not limited to diabetes, hyperlipemia, hypertension, ADHD, bipolar disorder, renal failure/insufficiency.

Conducted mandated school health screenings and physicals Ensured compliance with age appropriate preventive health measures

Provided women's health care, including pelvic and breast exams, family planning

FA MI LY NURSE PRACTITIONER

APPOMATTOX MEDICAL CENTER, APPOMATTOX, VA

October 2013-October 2015

FNP in a rural underserved community in Virginia. Averaging between 25-30 patients daily.

I demonstrate expertise in supporting patients with multiple chronic co-morbidities, including diagnosing, treating and initiating medication, performing diagnostic interventions, and executing follow-ups as required.

Crafted treatment plans adhering to rigorous standards of care and professional practice guidelines.

Documented and successfully applied findings of patient data encompassing assessment results, interventions, medications, patient responses and treatment changes.

Performed full physical exams, ordered labs, diagnostics and medications

Diagnosed and managed a variety of illness including chronic and mental health conditions that include but are not limited to diabetes, hyperlipemia, hypertension, ADHD, bipolar disorder, renal failure/insufficiency.

Conducted mandated school health screenings and physicals Ensured compliance with age appropriate preventive health measures

Provided women's health care, including pelvic and breast exams, family planning

Along with the role of being a FNP, I have had the opportunity to develop and implement an adult and pediatric Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder program for the facility. This one program utilizes the Conner 3 software and scoring system. It has the capability of detecting pediatric and adult patients that are suffering from ADD/ADHD. Since the community does not have a psychiatric facility that has the capabilities to perform this testing, we are in the progress of collaborating with the mental health providers as an outreach for the community to provide both pediatric and adult testing for this disorder. As a part of this, I have also put into place a global assessment system for pediatrics along with an Early Childhood assessment program. These programs have also been made available to the mental health providers within the community for the testing of pediatric patients for early detection of mental health issues.

I have also been instrumental in the development and implementation of a concussion rating program for the community, so that the students that are involved in sports have a baseline if there is a significant head injury.

I am well versed in Women's Health along with contraception counseling.

Staff Nurse/Relief Charge, Mountain View Hospital; Las Vegas, NV March 2007 to April 2012

The development and implementation of care for patients within all ages of the spectrum. Handling noncritical to emergent conditions as they arise.

Ability to manage multiple problems at once in a fast-paced environment with multiple critical patients at a single time.

Lead the other staff within the department to achieve the goals of the department by providing safe and high quality care.

Development of a complete New Graduate Registered Nurse Education Program for the Emergency Department with a successful completion rate of 98%.

ANO/CNO, Boulder City Hospital; Boulder City, NV September 2005 to March 2007

Developed measurable and appropriate written goals for the ER/MST/ICU on a yearly

basis.

Was a leader in care management, assisting with staffing, scheduling, and staff development. Identification of ways to recruit physicians; worked diligently to improve physician satisfaction and relations.

Reviewed all policies annually and revised as needed; this was to assure a constant quality of care that was based in current evidence-based guidelines for ER/Medical Surgical/ Telemetry and the Intensive Care unit.

Assured compliance with established standards and procedures, safety, environmental and infection control, quality assurance improvement and other regulatory requirements.

Investigated complaints of patients, nursing staff, Medical Staff and took the appropriate action and follow-up to ensure that complaints have been satisfactorily handled.

ED STAFF NURSE/RELIEF CHARGE, UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER, LAS VEGAS, NV

June 2003 to March 2007

The development and implementation of care for patients within all ages of the spectrum. Handling noncritical to emergent conditions as they arise within a Level 1 Trauma system.

EDUCATION

DUKE UNIVERSITY 2013-MSN-FNP PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY 2006-BSN JOHN TYLER COMMUNITY COLLEGE 1991-ASN

SKILLS

ACLS PALS BLS ENPC ATLS STABLE TNCC TNCC INSTRUCTOR AMLS

Proficient in the use of both Mac and Microsoft operating systems along with the use of ALLSCRIPTS and EPIC EHR.

Family Nurse Practitioner VA : 002******* Authorization to Prescribe: 001******* NPI: 129*******

Certified Emergency Nurse

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