I have just completed a **.* course from Provider Practice Essentials covering suturing, x-rays, splinting and more for urgent care. Certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by ANCC, ACLS and BLS. I have worked the spectrum of health care though dealing with insurance, providing direct patient care to clients and sales. I strive in my life to make the most of whatever I am doing and do it well. I excel at taking care of patients and educating them on their health care needs and diagnosis. I have never had one complaint from a patient in regards to their care of how I treat them. I went back into health care when I had a very lucrative career in sales but it did not fulfill me the way taking care of patients does. I honestly want to take care of patients and make them feel that they are the upmost important job that I was doing that day.
Huntington Internal Medical Group/HIMG March 2018 – October 2018
Cardiology Electrophysiology/Nurse Practitioner
Collaborated with one EP provider in two different office based locations and one hospital location. Completed concise and detailed history and physicals allowing for complete health promotion. Educated adult and geriatric patients on disease and procedural information so that they knew the decisions that they were making and consequences of risks of each avenue explored. Worked collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary health care team. Obtained new referrals through new and established providers by keeping in touch about their patient’s status and needs. In consult notes detailed differential diagnosis and reasons for exclusions of such. Through taking time and educating my patients, I built strong relationships with my patients and never had one complaint. Complements per my manager and staff were a daily occurrence. Counseled and ordered testing and interpreted results on close to 20 patients on average a day. Last billing cycle billed over 60,000 and once reviewed by billing there were no changes made.
CAMC- Cardiology Nurse Practitioner October 2016- March 2018
I took it up on myself as an initiative to track my providers RVUs per his billing sheets on Excel to help him with billing follow through and managed care guide lines. I saw hospital patients as consults and follows up for in-patient with average of 20 per day. In office for post hospital follow up, new patients and established patients would see on average 10 to 15 patients after helping with morning rounds. I ordered tests, procedures, and performed physical exams independently and with my provider. I was working on obtaining my privileges in order to be able to supervise cardiac stress tests. I saw patients for PAT and education conducted on vascular and cardiac procedures that would be performed on the patient. I also worked with TAVR, mitral clip and Watchman procedures. I mainly worked with one provider, however, when needed. At times I worked with any of the other seven providers in the office along with helping any of the other nurse practitioners when needed willingly and with enthusiasm.
Merck Pharmaceuticals- Executive Sales Representative March 2001-October 2016
Developed and tailored strategic plans that exceeded performance plan objectives over and over. Proven ability to access customers and build strong personable relationships. My territory consisted of 268 providers of only 9 that I was not able to access on a bi-weekly basis. This was obtained by always engaging in a two-way dialogue with healthcare professionals, provided relevant disease and product information to expand product trial and continued utilization.
Talented in multi-tasking, learning and applying new information quickly, prioritizing and operating on a proactive and not a reactive standpoint.
Key achievements during this position were obtaining a training roll in 2011 for peer-to-peer training and kept this position until I relinquished my position for six years. Directors Award 2015. Presidents Award in 2010 with Award and Trip. Honored with Vice Presidents Award in 2007 and 2014. Most Valuable Player Award in 2006 and 2004. Recognized throughout my fifteen years as ranked in the top 10% nationwide 14 of the 15 years.
Acordia- National Registered Nurse-Case Manager and Medical Review September 1998-March 2001
Accountable for utilization review, preauthorization and transplant review. Case management for clients with special care situations such as preterm infants, chemotherapy and ongoing medical conditions with high costs. Arranged and negotiated with physicians the treatment plan, insurance payment schedules as needed. Fee negotiations with hospitals, home health providers and durable medical equipment companies. Consistently exceeded marketing forecast goals to keep cost under predicted.
Greensboro ENT- Registered Nurse-Otolaryngologist Office June 1997 - September 1998
Assisted physicians in performing surgery, scheduling appointments and diagnostic procedures. Educated patients on pre and post op instructions, medications and life style changes. Worked closely with cancer patients and continued treatments
Thomas Memorial Hospital -Registered Nurse-ICU/CCU & 2 North Telemetry June 1995-June 1997
Team nursing applied on a 27-bed unit consisting of heart patients with acute problems or chronic heart patients presenting with acute or complicating illnesses such as COPD, CHF, pneumonia and CVA. Charge duties and education support utilized on a consistent basis. Managed day-to-day supervisor of 5 to 6 nurses, telemetry monitors, secretary and medical assistants. Conducted learning evaluations of new hires and evaluations of those on my team.
Masters of Science Nurse Practitioner/Education Minor May 2005
Completed clinical with high marks
Bachelor of Science Nursing 1995
University of North Carolina
Minor in Communications, Theatre, English and Education