Bryce C. Fitzpatrick, MSN, FNP-C
Board certified Nurse Practitioner adept at assessing chronically ill adult patients, as well as providing medication management and care coordination with a pain management background.
Chronic and Acute Pain Management Committed to delivering patient-centered care Thorough in conducting physical assessments and interpreting histories Known for accurate diagnosis through sound critical thinking Calm/focused in high-volume medical facilities Strong communication skills
Experienced in providing comprehensive medical care.
Provided comprehensive medical care to a wide range of patients with acute/chronic illnesses.
Experienced with wound care
Frequently handled complex cases while taking on additional responsibilities.
Strong ability to counsel and educate patients about preventative measures and treatment plans, resulting in gaining confidence of both patients and physicians.
Strictly adhered to standards of care, policies, and regulations, such as HIPAA, as well as physicians’ directives.
MBA (candidate, anticipated graduation 2020)
Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ
MASTER OF SCIENCE in NURSING, FNP, 2017
Fast-track 2-year program
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE in NURSING, 2011
Affiliation: Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society
Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ
Licenses & Certifications
AANP-Certified as Family Nurse Practitioner, 2017
DEA Prescribing and Dispensing Authority – State of Arizona
Certificate to Prescribe – State of Arizona
Compact Nursing License, 2011
BLS ACLS PALS
Health Psychology post-baccalaureate certificate (influences on physical/mental well-being), Grand Canyon University
FNP Live Review & Clinical Update Course - Advanced Practice Education Association (APEA)
FNP Review & Advanced Practice Update Home Study Program - Fitzgerald Health and Education Association (FHEA)
DESERT PAIN INSTITUTE, 2018 -Present
PAIN MANAGEMENT NURSE PRACTITIONER
Evaluate and treat patients to support health and wellness approach. Manage patients with chronic, acute pain, neuropathic, rheumatologic, spine, migraine headaches, cancer, oral, and maxillofacial pain. Medical care provided with the goal of optimizing drug therapy and improving therapeutic outcomes for patient whom are in chronic and acute pain.
Obtain complete histories, performs comprehensive physical exams, compiles patient medical data to determine appropriate pain management plan of care for patients with acute, chronic, and cancer related pain.
Prescribes and manages pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments in patients with acute and chronic pain
Routinely assess patients with both invasive and non-invasive pain regimens
Instructs and counsels patients regarding goals of pain management treatments, compliance with prescribed therapeutic regimens, medication side effects, and opioid tapering schedules.
Regularly evaluates the impact of standards of care, policies, procedures, protocols and recommends changes to improve the quality of care as related to pain management.
Provided compassionate care and educated patients in high-volume environments to ensure understanding of disease state and promote self-care and prevention. Translated to more accurate diagnoses and better patient management, treatment outcomes and success rate, reducing unnecessary patient calls/visits.
MOUNTAIN VISTA MEDICAL CENTER, 2011 - 2017
Experienced in providing comprehensive medical care in multiple specialties including, but not limited to: intensive care unit, perioperative (proficient in scrubbing and circulating), post anesthesia care unit, and pain management.
Intensive Care Unit
Provided compassionate care to critical patients suffering from injuries or debilitating conditions.
Managed life support equipment and IV administration of fluids and medications.
Collaborated with a multidisciplinary team to formulate an integrated care plan.
Utilized critical thinking to assess conditions, make quick decisions, implement appropriate interventions, anticipate potential complications, and evaluate care outcomes.
Used organization and time management skills to prioritize care for patients.
Educated patients and their families on disease processes, procedures and other aspects of therapeutic regimens, including medication and pain management techniques.
Perioperative- Highly requested by surgeons based on high efficiency and ability to work high-paced rooms.
Performed both scrub and circulating duties in various specialties.
Reviewed OR checklist to ensure that all equipment and supplies were ready, including that all instruments were properly sterilized and disinfected.
Assisted the surgeon by passing instruments, sponges and other items needed.
Closely monitored patients for signs of surgical complications throughout the procedure and carefully documented patient condition and transcribed operation in EMR.
Implemented plan of care through direct patient care including coordination, delegation, and supervision of health care team’s activities.
Post anesthesia care unit
Emphasis on airway management, nausea/pain management, and patient education/discharge instructions.
Educated client and responsible guardian of post-operative instructions, including infection, post-operative complications, preventative measures, and medication administration.
Administered conscious sedation, monitored vital signs, and ensured patient sedated during outpatient, pain-management procedures as well as provided post-care education.
Managed high-risk patients using advanced critical skills, medications, and corroborated care with multi-disciplinary team.
Professional Affiliations: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, American Association of Pain Management Nurses, Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses, and American College of Sports Medicine
COMPUTER SKILLS: EMR: Practice Fusion, eClinicalWorks, and NextGen; MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)