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Registered Nurse Nursing

Location:
Orlando, Florida, United States
Posted:
November 25, 2018

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DANA M. THOMAS, MSN, FNP-C

***** ****** ****** **

ORLANDO, FL 32825

C: 386-***-****

ABOUT ME

ARNP of 2 years, with 13 years of nursing experience. Majority of nursing was experience focused around critical care (Medical, Vascular, and Cardiac ICU). Approximately 10 years of nurse mentoring and precepting experience on Med-surg and ICU. I am a dedicated, driven, and compassionate candidate always seeking to enhance my knowledge in an effort to help build on the knowledge of those I encounter and care for.

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

MSN, FNP-C

Society of Fundamental Critical Care Support Completion

ACLS

BLS

DEA issued

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE

07/2017 to current Centurion: Dept. of Corrections

ARNP: Maximum security Male prison

Inmate physical exams, Urgent care, Infirmary care

Avg 20 patients daily

Specialized treatment: HIV, STDs (syphilis, chlamydia, etc) PPD

Minor procedures: sutures, abscess drainage, foreign object removals etc.

NP trainer and mentor for new NP/PA staff members

06/2018-10/2018 Glycare Diabetes Management

ARNP: Lead Glycare ARNP ORMC (ORMC credentialed)

Diabetes management care utilizing Glycare protocols: 25 patient daily

Team lead to 12 NPs

Liaison between Glycare and ORMC

Liaison between NP and Glycare corporate office

01/02/2017 to 05/24/17 Delta Internal Medicine: Dr. Michael Akpeke

ARNP: Inpatient Internal Medicine hospital rounding

(Fl. Hosp. Orlando)

Diagnosing, treating, and management of patient with a variety of diagnosis

Close communication with attending physician regarding patient care

Dictation: H&P, Consultations, and Discharge Summaries

Avg 15-20 patients seen daily

09/2014-January 2017 Registered Nurse, ICU/Rapid Response

South Seminole Hospital: Rapid Response and ICU

Preceptor and Mentor to new staff and nursing student rotations

Competence in Rapid Response and code events

Stroke response RN (NIH Certified)

Function as conscious sedation nurse during procedures

Procedure assistant and medication administration for cardiac issues (ie adenosine, atropine, etc.)

Interpreting assessment/diagnostic data including labs, telemetry

Ensuring medical orders are transcribed and processed accurately

Teaching and counseling patients/families and nurses

Maintaining communication and collaboration with physicians to provide patient care in urgent situations

Operate as ICU fill-in PRN for bedside patient care

Resource to nurses in ICU and all aspects of nursing care

01/2013 –09/2014 Registered Nurse, Endo ( PRN ICU staff )

Florida Hospital Orlando: Interventional Radiology and Endoscopy

Function as conscious sedation nurse during procedures

Assist as circulating nurse with outpatient and inpatient GI and Radiology procedures (ERCP, colonoscopy, pancreatic US, ablation Barrett’s esophagus, Double balloon, etc)

Pre-op and post-op care of patients

PACU post-care for patients who have undergone general anesthesia

Chair of NPC (Nurse Practice Council)

6/2010-01/2013 Registered Nurse, ICU

Florida Hospital Orlando: MICU /CICU/Vascular ICU PRN until 9/2014

Functioned as Preceptor/Mentor to new graduates and students entering the ICU setting along with providing patient care

Management of patients requiring: CRRT, multiple vasopressors, and ventilator dependent, pre/ post cardiac catherizations, sheath pulls, vascular surgery pre/post care

Assisted during cardiac/respiratory arrest providing pre and post nursing care

Bedside assistance and recovery nurse for procedures (tracheotomy, EGD, Peg placements, etc)

Member of NPC (Nurse Practice Council) and Gallup Committee

5/2009- 6/2010 Registered Nurse, Med-Surg

Florida Hospital Altamonte: Medical Nursing Telemetry floor

Functioned as nurse preceptor, mentor, and charge nurse

6:1 patient to nurse ratio

EKG monitoring and direct patient care

Co-chair of NPC (Nurse Practice Council)

04/02/2007 to 05/2009 Registered Nurse, Lead Nurse

Advanced Diabetes Treatment Center and Clinical Trial Management

Lead nurse in clinical trial setting and oversee clinical trial operations

Frequent communication with corporate office to maintain clinical setting according to company protocols

Supervise nursing care of patients during IV insulin infusions

Recruitment of patients and admission paperwork completion

Performs assessments, Strong IV skills, blood draws, calculation of insulin administration, and detailed documentation

Performs inventory counts and supply ordering

Perform nerve conduction studies with use of Neurometrix machine

Retinopathy testing with the use of the Eyetel Machine

05/2005- 04/2007 Registered Nurse, Cardiac Care

Halifax Medical Center: Cardiac Intervention

Full time then PRN in centralized staffing*

Pre and Post cardiac catherization care

Sheath pulls, applying fem stop, monitoring for hematomas and retroperitoneal bleeds

EKG Monitoring and administering and monitoring drips ( Nitro, Nipride, Integrilin, Heparin, Cardizem, Dopamine, and Dobutamine)

Care for Post-op day 2 open-heart cardiac patients

Pre and Post Pacemaker care

04/2006-10/2006 Registered Nurse, Pre & Post-op care (PRN)

Colon and Rectal Surgery Associates

Colonoscopy procedures ambulatory surgery center

Admit and Recover patients

Strong IV skills

Surgery Scheduler here: 3/1999-12/2000 (left for nursing school)

01/2014-08/2016 Maryville University (Online) St. Louis, MO

MSN /FNP (AANP) Certified: 10/2016

GPA: 4.0 Honorary Invite to: Sigma Theta Tau

12/2012 Adventist Health University Orlando, Fl

BSN

Graduate: Magna Cum Laude

01/2002-05/2005 Daytona College Daytona Beach, Fl

Associates Degree Nursing

Associates Degree Science

Graduate: Magna Cum Laude

Professional Affiliations

American Association of Critical Care Nurses- since 2014



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