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Nurse Practitioner

Location:
Fredericksburg, Virginia, 22408, United States
Posted:
November 19, 2018

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Elizabeth A. Bird, MSN, FNP-C

**** ******** **. *., **************, VA 22408 540-***-**** ac7qpu@r.postjobfree.com

NURSE PRACTITIONER

To obtain a Family Nurse Practitioner position in which I am given the opportunity to play a direct role in the unlimited growth and success of solid organization whiling enhancing patients’ quality of life.

NURSE PRACTITIONER CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

09/2018 – 10/2018

Nurse Practitioner Student

Practiced under Stacey Ritigan, FNP and Sarah Russell, FNP and performed walk-in urgent care services and episodic treatments visits and addressed a wide range of medical conditions and issues. Managed chronic and acute conditions. Administered physical exams, well visits, and health screenings. Diagnosed patients, provided referrals for appropriate treatment, and developed follow-up care schedule. Performed initial and follow-up wound care services to include suturing of uncomplicated wounds, and application of splinting and casting materials for sprains and fractures. Provided primary care, disease management, education, health coaching, episodic and wellness care for individuals and families. Treated occupational medicine and workers’ compensation patients.

RICHMOND COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Richmond, VA

07/2018 – 08/2018

Nurse Practitioner Student

Practiced under Richard L. Bennett Jr, MD and performed all forms of primary care medical care to children and adolescents during well and sick visits. Ordered tests to diagnose patients. Recorded patient treatment plans and their outcomes. Performed physical examinations. Referred patients to specialists as necessary. Administered vaccines. Counseled and educated patients and their parents regarding healthy diet, activities, hygiene, and other health topics. Interpreted the results of diagnostic examinations to find the right diagnosis.

WOMEN’S HEALTH AND SURGERY CENTER Stafford/Fredericksburg, VA

05/2018 – 06/2018

Nurse Practitioner Student

Practiced under Stephanie Barnum, FNP and performed all forms of women’s healthcare in a primary care environment, performing assessments and evaluation of acute and chronic gynecological and obstetrical conditions. Assessed patients, working with women from puberty to geriatric ages to educate on routine care and methods for improving overall health and wellbeing. Treated pregnant patients and provided education and guidance relating to fetal health. Took samples and specimens for lab testing. Educated patients on issues and post-op or delivery care. Provided patient education with emphasis on healthy promotion activities. Counseled and educated patients on hormone therapy for birth control and menopause management. Provided infertility evaluation and treatment, family planning advice, and nutritional education. Performed gynecologic procedures including but not limited to endometrial biopsies, punch biopsies, IUD insertions and removals.

CROSSOVER MINISTRY HEALTHCARE CLINICS Richmond, VA

03/2018 – 04/2018

Nurse Practitioner Student

Practiced under Renee Hammel, FNP and performed a full array of primary care healthcare and chronic disease management in support focused on the indigent population. Performed thorough physical exams, ordered and interpreted appropriate lab results, diagnose, and recommend medications, manage chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, COPD, and asthma, conduct women’s health including pelvic, PAPs, and pregnancy testing and assistance, sleep hygiene assessments and education, men’s health in prostate/testicular exams, interpreted EKG results, and promote health maintenance through extensive education and counselling.

CATOCTIN MEDICAL GROUP Frederick, MD

01/2018 – 02/2018

Nurse Practitioner Student

Practiced under Julie Davisson, FNP and performed all forms of primary care healthcare and chronic disease management. Performed thorough physical exams, ordered and interpreted appropriate lab results, diagnose, and recommend medications, manage chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, COPD, and asthma, conduct women’s health including pelvic, PAPs, and pregnancy testing and assistance, sleep hygiene assessments and education, men’s health in prostate/testicular exams, interpreted EKG results, and promote health maintenance through extensive education and counselling.

REGISTERED NURSE CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

BIRD’S PROFESSIONAL LEGAL NURSE CONSULTANTS, LLC Fredericksburg, VA

2015 - Present

CEO/President

Daily responsibilities include providing legal nurse consultation and expert witness testimony services to clients. Primary roles included, but not limited to, Chief Executive Office and President. Auxiliary roles included, but not limited to, evaluating, analyzing, and rendering informed opinions about the medical issues, delivery of health care and/or the health outcomes as they relate to cases or issues within the medical-legal arena, case review for merit, locating and securing of services by medical and nurse experts in multiple fields of specialization, organize/summarize/analyze medical records, and auditing of medical records for standards adherence. Prepared chronologies of healthcare events and compared and correlated them to allegations. Review of medical records to find specific event(s), documenting possible breach of Standards of Care, providing information in finding probable cause.

VIRGINIA CARDIOVACSULAR CONSULTANTS Fredericksburg, VA

2010 - Present

Cardiovascular nuclear stress lab/ stress echo nurse.

Daily responsibilities include instruction and performing stress testing exercise or chemically in conjunction with the Nuclear Med Tech, reviewing all patients’ records, entering data using EMR, ordering and managing of supplies, writing/revising of policies and procedures. Duties also included assisting with the orientation and training of new staff members and assisting patients and family members in the education of their health care needs.

SPOTSYLANIA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Spotsylvania, VA

7/2014 – 12/2014

Registered Nurse

Progressive Care Unit- within a 26 bed Cardiac Progressive Care. Patient population consisted of those diagnosed with: Congestive Heart Failure, Acute Myocardial Infarcts, Chest Pain, Pre/Post Cardiac Catheterization, Pre/Post Procedural Cardiac Procedural, Acute Respiratory and Cardiac issues and overflow Medical/Surgical patients, including but not limited to wound care, chest tubes, blood transfusions, pre and post-surgical teaching. Duties also included assisting with the orientation and training of new staff members. Successfully assessed, evaluated, and treated clinically unstable patients who required rapid, knowledgeable intervention.

MARY WASHINGTON HOSPITAL Fredericksburg, VA

6/2011- 11/2013

Registered Nurse

Cardiac Catheterization Lab Holding Unit- educated and experienced with all Nursing skills necessary to perform RN duties related to Conscious Sedation, Pre/Postoperative Pacemaker/Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator insertion and Defibrillator Threshold Testing, and Pre/Post Cardiac Catheterization Care including sheath removal. Duties also included assisting with the orientation and training of new staff members and assisting patients and family members in the education of their health care needs.

CAREER TRAINING SOLUTIONS Fredericksburg, VA

6/2010 – 5/2013 & 1/2004 – 6/2005

Clinical/Classroom/Lab Instructor

Instructed LPN Students in the Clinical, Classroom and Laboratory sections of the Anatomy & Physiology, Medical/Surgical, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Wound Care, and Leadership components of the school’s curriculum. Clinical and Lab Groups consisted on 9-10 students, while the classroom component contained 15-25 students per class. I also provided mentoring and tutoring of students in preparation for the PN NCLEX exam.

INOVA FARFAX HOSPTIAL Falls Church, VA

STROKE UNIT

4/2009 – 6/2010

Management Coordinator/Patient Satisfaction Coordinator/Registered Nurse/Charge Nurse

Twenty-six bed brain injury/stroke unit, all patients requiring 24-hour telemetry monitoring. RN duties included but not limited to stroke/TIA, TBI, pre/post craniotomy, Guillain-Barre Syndrome. Duties also assisting patients and family members in the education of their health care needs. Charge nurse/Management responsibilities included but not limited to for making daily assignments, ensuring core measures are met, coordination of supplementary staff, and assisting primary nurses with patient care to ensure that family, patient and staff dynamics resulted in positive outcomes. Duties also included assisting with the orientation and training of new staff members.

GE LAB

3/2008 – 4/2009

Registered Nurse

Staff Nurse in inpatient/outpatient unit averaging 60-70 patients a day. Responsibilities include assisting with conscious sedation, pre-op preparation, post-op recovery and assisting with actual procedures such as colonoscopies, endoscopies, ERCP, EUS, twenty-four-hour impedance studies and small bowel capsule studies. Duties also included assisting with the orientation and training of new staff members and assisting patients and family members in the education of their health care needs.

WOODBURN ENDOSCOPY CENTER Fairfax, VA

9/2008 – 6/2009

Registered Nurse/Charge Nurse

Outpatient center performing colonoscopies and endoscopies. Responsibilities included pre-op and post-op patient care, health history interviewing and assisting Anesthesiologists with anesthesia and Gastroenterologists during the procedure. Duties also included assisting with the orientation and training of new staff members, precepting of nursing students, and assisting patients and family members in the education of their healthcare needs.

INOVA FAIRFAX HOSPITAL Falls Church, VA

9/2006 – 3/2008

Registered Nurse

Full time Float Pool working within the Cardiac ICU/Telemetry Clusters, Medical/Surgical Clusters, Chest Pain Observation Unit and Cardiac Diagnostics. Educated and experienced with all Nursing responsibilities related to Stress Testing, Transesophageal Echocardiograms, Cardioversions, and Tilt Table Testing. Duties also included writing/revising of policies and procedures, assisting with the orientation and training of new staff members, and assisting patients and family members in the education of their health care needs.

MARY WASHINGTON HOSPITAL Fredericksburg, VA

5/2003 – 4/2007

Registered Nurse/Charge Nurse/Nurse Preceptor

Thirty-two bed Cardiac Progressive Care/Stepdown Unit. Patient population consisted of those diagnosed with: Congestive Heart Failure, Acute Myocardial Infarcts, Chest Pain, Pre/Post Cardiac Catheterization, Pre/Postoperative Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Transvenous Pacing, and overflow Medical- Surgical/Telemetry patients. Duties also included assisting with the orientation and training of new staff members and assisting patients and family members in the education of their health care needs.

MARY WASHINGTON HOSPITAL Fredericksburg, VA

5/2003 – 4/2007

Registered Nurse

Cardiac Catheterization Lab Holding Unit- educated and experienced with all Nursing skills necessary to perform RN duties related to Conscious Sedation, Pre/Postoperative Pacemaker/Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator insertion and Defibrillator Threshold Testing, and Pre/Post Cardiac Catheterization Care. Duties also included assisting with the orientation and training of new staff members and assisting patients and family members in the education of their health care needs.

INOVA FAIROAKS HOSPTIAL Fairfax, VA

1/2001 – 12/2003

Registered Nurse/Charge Nurse/Management Coordinator

Twenty-three bed Medical/Telemetry Unit. Patient population consisted of those diagnosed with: Congestive Heart Failure, Acute Myocardial Infarcts, Chest Pain, Pre/Post Cardiac Catheterization, Pre/Postoperative Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting and general medical/surgical patients including but not limited to wound care, chest tubes, blood transfusions, pre and post-surgical teaching. First nine months completed in the role of Staff Nurse and Charge Nurse. Thereafter was promoted to Management Coordinator of the Unit. Responsibilities included payroll, staffing/scheduling, hiring/retention of staff and firing of employees, as well as maintaining the daily functionality of the unit to meet with JAHCO standards. Additional experience gained as the Educator for an outpatient Congestive Heart Failure Program. Duties also included assisting with the orientation and training of new staff members and assisting patients and family members in the education of their health care needs.

LOUDOUN HOSPTIAL Ashburn, VA

6/2000 – 12/2001

Registered Nurse/Charge Nurse

Seventy bed split units consisting of Medical, Surgical, Telemetry, Oncology, and Pediatric specialties. Primary role was as a Charge Nurse. Responsible for making daily assignments, staffing, including coordination of supplementary staff, and assisting primary nurses with patient care to ensure that family, patient and staff dynamics resulted in positive outcomes. Duties also included assisting with the orientation and training of new staff members.

VIRGINIA HOSPTIAL CENTER Arlington, VA

5/1998 – 12/2000

Registered Nurse

Twenty-four bed Medical/Surgical/Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU). Experienced gained in balloon pumps, Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy, Wound Care, fresh post-op Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting patients and Intracranial Pressure Monitoring. Completed a Critical Care Course. Duties also included assisting with the orientation and training of new staff members and assisting patients and family members in the education of their health care needs.

Registered Nurse

Twenty-one bed Cardiac Stepdown Unit. Patient population consisted of those diagnosed with: Congestive Heart Failure, Acute Myocardial Infarcts, Chest Pain, Pre/Post Cardiac Catheterization, Pre/Postoperative Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting and Pre/Post Pacemaker/Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Insertion. Pre/Post General Surgery patients with a cardiac history. Duties also included assisting with the orientation and training of new staff members and assisting patients and family members in the education of their health care needs.

VIRGINIA MEDICAL ASSOCIATES Arlington, VA

5/1997 – 5/1998

Registered Nurse

Pediatric Doctors Office. Functioned as a Staff and Triage Nurse.

EDUCATION

Master of Science, Family Nurse Practitioner, Chamberlain University 2018

FNP & Pharmacology Review Course, AANP backed, October 2018

AProfessional Legal Nurse Consultant, Jurex Center for Legal Nurse Consulting 2015

Bachelor of Science, Nursing, Marymount University 1997

Associates of Science, Nursing, Marymount University 1996

LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION

VA Nurse Practitioner/ Prescription Authority- pending

American Academy Nurse Practitioner C.B. expires November 2023

Nursing License VA #000*******- expires December 2018

Professional Legal Nurse Consultant certified – expires April 2019

Certified Medical- Surgical Registered Nurse- expires 2020

Advance Cardiac Life Support certified- expires June 2020

Basic Life Support certified- expires August 2019

NIH Stroke certified- expires December 2018

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND DISCLOSURES

Sigma Theta Tau Honor International Honor Society of Nursing

American Nurses Association

Virginia Nurses Association

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES / SPECIAL INTERESTS

Guest Service Team Lead & Medical Team Member - Lifepoint Church, 2014 - Present

Volunteer Nurse - CrossOver Ministries Healthcare Organization, 2017 - Present

Volunteer Nurse - Medical Reserve Corps- Rappahannock Division, 2018 - Present



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