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Family Nurse Practitioner

Location:
Hickory, North Carolina, United States
Posted:
October 13, 2016

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Qualifications

Experience of over twenty years in healthcare in medicine, surgery and psychiatry

Knowledgeable in managing chronic and acute diseases in primary and urgent care setting

Characteristics including astute, quick learner, thorough and trustworthy

Education

University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

MS in nursing, concentration Family Nurse Practitioner, 06/2011- 08/2013

Medical College of Virginia, Richmond VA

BS in nursing, graduated cum laude, 05/1992- 05/1994

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

BA in sociology, 09/1984- 05/1988

Professional Experience

Bowen Primary and Urgent Care, Hickory NC 2016 to present

NP in primary and urgent care setting seeing from 15-25 patients in 8 hr day

Ability to build practice with patients seen from urgent care and referrals from family/friends of current patients

Skilled in office procedures including suturing, I/D of abscesses, removal of cysts and simple lesions, joint injection of shoulder, knee elbows and hips

Knowledgeable in reading ECG, spirometry and radiology

Ability to assess and diagnose complex conditions such as CVA evolving in office, CHF and CAD, liver and lung cancer, and acute abdomen

Certified and able to perform DOT physicals

Life Transitions Program, CRH, Newton NC 2013 to 2016

NP with concentration in palliative care and disease management including COPD, CAD, CHF, various cancers, dementia and other neurological conditions

Knowledge of multiple disease processes including CHF, CAD and COPD

Education of patients and families regarding disease progression and prognosis

Catawba Regional Hospice, Newton NC 2003-2013

Case manager in both facilities, including SNF and ALF, and homes

Charge nurse on inpatient hospice unit

Independently assessed and managed symptoms of diverse disease processes

Educated patients/families on disease progression

Hospice of the Piedmont, Charlottesville VA 2001-2003

Case manager in hospice care of variety of disease processes

Supervised CNAs in care

UVA Medical Center, Charlottesville VA 2000-2001

Staff nurse on hematology/oncology unit.

Knowledge and management of chemotherapy in leukemia and lymphoma

Hospice of Central Virginia, Richmond VA 1999-2000

Case manager in hospice care both in homes and nursing facilities

Chippenham Hospital, Richmond, VA 1997-1999

Staff nurse on telemetry/step-down ICU unit

Cardiac patients including CABG, chest pain, AICD and peritoneal dialysis

Completed coursework and internship in intensive care

Gained knowledge and skills working with telemetry and cardiac drugs

Henrico Doctors Hospital, Richmond VA 1997-1999

Staff RN on general medical/oncology

Administered chemotherapy for variety of cancer patients

Acted as educational liaison for unit

Community Memorial Healthcenter, South Hill VA 1994-1997

Charge nurse on inpatient psychiatric and substance abuse unit

Staff/charge nurse on medical/surgical unit with variety of clientele in rural hospital

Professional Certifications

Certified Medical Examiner for DOT physicals 2016

American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers Ongoing

ACLS certified 2016

Professional Organizations/Presentations

American Association of Nurse Practitioners 2015-ongoing

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Poster presentation at Graduate Research Symposium entitled

Pulmonary Rehabilitation in COPD: Health-Related Attitudes and Outcomes

Sigma Theta Tau, National Nursing Honor Society

Alpha Kappa Phi, National Honor Society



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