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Cardiology Nurse Practitioner

Location:
Tampa, FL
Posted:
January 31, 2019

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BRENDA MCCARTHY, APRN

***** *** *** *****, *****, Florida 33625

ac8cpq@r.postjobfree.com

C: 816-***-****

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Nurse Practitioner with 23-year clinical background (10 years Cardiovascular) and excellent interpersonal and management skills. Highly proficient in gathering clinical data, analyzing complex information and completing comprehensive Physical exams. Successful patient management with excellent diagnosis skills. Seeking a challenging role with a growing team.

SKILLS

• Patient-focused care

• Strong clinical judgment

• High level of autonomy

• CPR and ACLS certifications

• Cardiology, Critical Care, Primary care/

Internal Medicine Patient Management

WORK HISTORY

Nephrology Nurse Practitioner, 08/2013 to 2/1/19

Florida Kidney Physicians - Temple Terrace, FL

• Hospital and Dialysis Rounds, Office Patients.

• Created individualized and customized care plans for each patient with the help of the healthcare team.

• Evaluated Dialysis patients each shift and attained key case information.

• Triaged dialysis patient calls and questions.

House Calls Nurse Practitioner, 01/2012 to 01/2013

CARE IMPROVEMENT PLUS PRACTITIONERS - Baltimore, MD

• Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties in Florida; Wellness Assessments.

• Obtained patient histories and completed physical examinations.

BRENDA MCCARTHY, APRN

WORK HISTORY (Cont):

Nurse Practitioner, 08/2011 to 07/2012

HOLIDAY MEDICAL ASSOCIATES - Holiday, Florida

• Provide primary care.

• Discussed care plans with patients and explained the results of tests and the proper use of medications to patients and their family members.

Cardiology Nurse Practitioner, 07/2010 to 05/2011

NORTHLAND CARDIOLOGY Anticoagulation Clinic - North Kansas City, Mo.

• Triaged patient calls and questions.

• Followed prescribed anticoagulation care based on documented patient condition and medication.

• Obtained patient histories and completed physical examinations.

Cardiology Transplant Nurse Practitioner, 06/2009 to 06/2010

Tampa General Hospital - Tampa, Florida

• Triaged patient calls and questions.

• Conducted Bruce Protocol treadmill tests to check the heart's effectiveness.

• Completed hospital rounds on patients to check conditions and adjust treatment plans.

• Evaluated patient care needs, prioritized treatment, and maintained patient flow.

• Ordered and read lab tests, x-rays, MRls, Ultrasounds, and EKGs.

• Communicated goals, plans and progress to cardiology transplant patients.

• Authorized drug refills and provided detailed prescription information to pharmacies.

Cardiology Transplant Nurse Practitioner, 07/2006 to 05/2009

LIFELINK HEALTHCARE INSTITUTE - Tampa, Florida

• Triaged patient calls and questions.

• Conducted Bruce Protocol treadmill tests to check the heart's effectiveness.

• Completed hospital rounds on patients to check conditions and adjust treatment plans.

• Evaluated patient care needs, prioritized treatment, and maintained patient flow.

• Ordered and read lab tests, x-rays, MRls, Ultrasounds, and EKGs.

BRENDA MCCARTHY, APRN

WORK HISTORY (Cont):

Cardiology Nurse Practitioner, 07/2004 to 05/2006

Northland Cardiology-North Kansas City, Mo

• Triaged patient calls and questions.

• Conducted Bruce Protocol treadmill tests to check the heart's effectiveness.

• Completed hospital rounds on patients to check conditions and adjust treatment plans.

• Evaluated patient care needs, prioritized treatment, and maintained patient flow.

• Ordered and read lab tests, x-rays, MRls, Ultrasounds, and EKGs.

• Communicated goals, plans and progress to cardiology transplant patients.

• Authorized drug refills and provided detailed prescription information to pharmacies.

Nurse Practitioner, 09/2003 to 09/2004

Shawnee Internal Medicine-Dr. Ammar Khalif MD -Shawnee, Ks

• Rounds and Medical management of Skilled Nursing Home patients.

• Obtained patient histories and completed physical examinations .

• Completed hospital rounds on patients to check conditions and adjust treatment plans.

• Authorized drug refills and provided detailed prescription information to pharmacies.

Nephrology Nurse Practitioner, 01/2000 to 05/2003

Midwest Nephrology Consultants-Kansas City, Mo

• Evaluated Dialysis patients each shift and attained key case information.

• Discussed care plans with patients and explained the results of tests and the proper use of medications to patients and their family members.

Nurse Practitioner, 05/1996 to 12/1999

Nall Park Medical Group-Overland Park, Ks

• Discussed care plans with patients and explained the results of tests and the proper use of medications to patients and their family members.

• Provided medical services and care to patients with acute and chronic conditions.

BRENDA MCCARTHY, APRN

WORK HISTORY (Cont):

Nurse Practitioner, 02/1996 to 05/1996

Community Rural Health Clinics-Onaga, Ks

• Discussed care plans with patients and explained the results of tests and the proper use of medications to patients and their family members.

• Provided medical services and care to patients with acute and chronic conditions.

Student Nurse Practitioner Preceptorship, 05/1995 to 07/1995

Blue Ridge Family Physicians-Grandview, Mo

• Completed clinical rotation practicum in Family Practice

Staff Registered Nurse, 08/1981 to 07/1996

Baptist Medical Center-Kansas City, Mo

• May 1994 - 1997:Staff Nurse, Intensive Care Unit.

On-Call Status. Provide direct patient care.

• Jan 1990 - 1994:Staff Nurse, Intensive Care Unit.

Assist with Critical Care Internship Program

Present numerous critical care lectures.

Preceptor for new employees.

• Dec 1988 - 1989:Interim Clinical Manager, Intensive Care Unit.

Facilitated daily operation of unit.

• Jan 1985 - Dec 1988:Staff Nurse, Intensive Care Unit.

Assist with Critical Care Internship Program

Present numerous critical care lectures.

Preceptor for new employees.

• Nov 1982 - Dec 1984:Staff Nurse, Medical Oncology Unit

Achieved chemotherapy certification

• Aug 1981 - Nov 1982:Student Nurse and Nursing Aid while attending Nursing School

BRENDA MCCARTHY, APRN

EDUCATION

Master of Science: Family Nurse Practitioner (Post-Masters Degree), Aug 1, 1995

University of Kansas -Kansas City, Ks

• Member of Honor Society Phi Kappa Phi

• Member of Honor Society Sigma Theta Tau, Delta Chapter

Master of Science: Nursing, May 15, 1994

University of Kansas -Kansas City, Ks

• Research proposal: "Perceived Met and Unmet Teaching Needs and Relationship To Two Postoperative Outcomes In Patients Following Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery" successfully defended on March 30, 1994.

• Member of Honor Society Phi Kappa Phi

• Member of Honor Society Sigma Theta Tau, Delta Chapter

Bachelor of Science: Nursing, Nov 1992

University of Central Missouri -Warrensburg, Mo

• Graduated in top 10% of class.

BRENDA MCCARTHY, APRN

Associate Arts, May 1980

Penn Valley Community College -Kansas City, Mo

• Pre-Nursing courses

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

• 1995 University of Kansas: Family Nurse Practitioner.

• 1991 The Honor Society of Sigma Theta Tau, Delta Chapter.

• 1991 The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

• 1991 Nomination for A Tribute to Missouri Nurse Award.

• 1989 CCRN Certification

• 1987-1998 ACLS Instructor

• 1985-Current ACLS Provider

• 1996-American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Member

• 1996-American College of Nurse Practitioners Member

BRENDA MCCARTHY APRN

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

• 2005 Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner license Florida 9235876

• 1996 UPIN: 82400/ NPI: 194*******

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