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Nurse Practitioner

Location:
Columbus, GA
Posted:
February 19, 2020

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NATALIE LYKES

Columbus, GA ***** C: 225-***-**** adbvkh@r.postjobfree.com

Summary

Board Certified Nurse Practitioner with expertise in management and supervision of medical staff. Proficient in patient and family education regarding the management of acute and chronic health conditions. Self-directed professional with superior problem-solving, communication and management skills. Successful in prioritizing tasks and organizing projects to improve the quality of patient care.

Skills

Treatment of conditions

Personal and professional integrity

Maintaining quality assurance standards

Patient care planning

Results interpretation

Comprehensive and focused physical exams

Intra-Articular joint injections, Trigger Points, Suturing,Biopsy

Strong clinical knowledge and management of chronic diseases

Adept at prioritizing/managing deadlines

Experience

Nurse Practitioner 05/2019 to Current

Total Diagnostic and Interventional Pain Lagrange, Georgia

Fosters positive rapport with Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and other ancillary staff to ensure a harmonious and productive work environment.

Collaborates with Chief Medical Officer, Director of Nursing, Director of Nursing and Nurse Manager to address healthcare gaps, and to create systematic interventions to improve patient health outcomes.

Develop treatment plans to address pain including opioids, non-opioids, appropriate referrals, and other interventions like epidurals, ablations, physical therapy.

Review and order MRI, CT, X- Rays.

Manage complications from injections or ablations.

Perform intra-articular knee injections and trigger point Injections.

Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams including orthopedics, podiatry, neurology and rheumatology to manage pain.

EKG review in reference to methadone dependence.

Prescribing appropriate and safe scheduled drugs.

Diagnosing musculoskeletal disorders, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, complex regional pain syndrome, and many more.

Director of Nursing Studies 05/2019 to Current

One On One Technical College Phenix City, Alabama

Professor for Phlebotomy and Patient Care Tech

Director of CNA Program

Primary Care Nurse Practitioner 08/2018 to 05/2019

Wexford Health Ventress, Clayton, CF, Alabama

Involved in identifying, evaluating, and treating appropriate patients as independent practitioner. Analyze test results including all bloodwork, EKG, X-Ray.

Perform new patient consultation and extensive health history review.

Manage trauma and laceration repair via suturing or stapling.

Perform procedures such as punch biopsies, toenail avulsions, casting of fractures.

Manage chronic health conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, heart failure and many more.

Manage urgent and emergent care needs.

Utilization Management.

Formulate treatment plans based on standards of care and professional guidelines.

Diagnosis and treat acute illnesses, infections and injuries.

Prescribe medications based on efficacy and safety.

Patient education on disease processes, smoking, and medications.

Registered Nurse / Fill-In Charge Nurse 02/2016 to 07/2018

Jackson Hospital

Med-Surgical, Oncology

• Acute/Chronic/Palliative/Psychiatric care and monitoring of post-op orthopedics patients, oncology, hospice, medical/surgical, end stage renal, and cardiac patients, while collaborating with multidisciplinary team members. Specializing in care of dementia and psychiatric patients with other chronic illnesses as mentioned above.

• Responsible for delivering evidenced based care to patients utilizing the nursing process of assessment, diagnosis planning, interventions, implementation, and evaluation

• Effectively interacts with patients, significant others, and other interdisciplinary team members while maintaining standards of professional nursing and clinical competence

• Educate patients about health conditions and medications

• Geriatric complications and assessments

• Chemotherapy Infusions

Triage Nurse 07/2015 to 02/2016

Montgomery Cancer Center Montgomery, Alabama

Med-Surgical, Oncology.

Acute/Chronic/Palliative/Psychiatric care and monitoring of post-op orthopedics patients, oncology, hospice, medical/surgical, end stage renal, and cardiac patients, while collaborating with multidisciplinary team members.

Specializing in care of dementia and psychiatric patients with other chronic illnesses as mentioned above.

Responsible for delivering evidenced based care to patients utilizing the nursing process of assessment, diagnosis planning, interventions, implementation, and evaluation.

Effectively interacts with patients, significant others, and other interdisciplinary team members while maintaining standards of professional nursing and clinical competence.

Educate patients about health conditions and medications.

Geriatric complications and assessments.

Chemotherapy Infusions Phone, /Case Management, Triage cancer patients over the phone and place orders/ send prescriptions.

Schedule chemotherapy, arrange for financial resources and home health or hospice.

High level of personal accountability.

Effectively interacts with patients, significant others, and other interdisciplinary team members while maintaining standards of professional nursing and clinical competency.

Registered Nurse/Charge Nurse 07/2012 to 01/2016

Piedmont Columbus Regional Columbus, Georgia

Medical- Surgical Oncology

Supervised and mentored RN's, LPN's and PCT's as Charge Nurse of 32 bed unit.

Directed staff meetings, bed management and daily huddle.

Preceptor for new RN's and students.

Administered chemotherapy and biologic agents.

Demonstrated clinical excellence in the nursing care of hospice and.

Acute/Chronic/Palliative care and monitoring of oncology, hospice, medical/surgical, end stage renal, and cardiac patients, while collaborating with multidisciplinary team members.

Registered Nurse 01/2013 to 01/2014

Baptist Medical Center Montgomery, Alabama

NICU Registered Nurse

Skillful care of premature neonates in diverse patient populations and a broad range of disease processes.

Demonstrated critical thinking skills and the ability to remain calm under pressure.

Skilled in evidence based care in urgent and non-urgent patient situations.

Coordinated with the multi-disciplinary team to determine treatment goals.

Registered Nurse 10/2011 to 08/2012

Baptist Medical Center Montgomery, Alabama

Labor and Delivery.

Closely cared for infants during delivery, and mothers during the antepartum, and post-partum stages.

Self-directed and astute clinical skills.

Primary care assessment and evaluation of mothers and babies.

Able to adapt quickly to fast paced environments.

Adept at patient and family teaching, conflict resolution and problem solving Affiliations.

American Association of Nurse Practitioners, AANP, 04/2018.

Education and Training

Master of Science: Nursing 03/2018

South University Montgomery, Alabama

3.8 Magna Cumme Laude

Associates of Science: Nursing 06/2011

Our Lady of The Lake College Baton Rouge, Louisiana

GPA: 3.7, Magna Cum Laude

Bachelor of Science: Biology Pre-Med 2007

Alabama State University Montgomery, Alabama

• GPA 3.5 Cumme Laude

• Dean's List, STEM Scholar, Biology and Research Awards

Activities and Honors

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)

Oncology Nursing Society

Certifications

Basic Life Support and Instructor, BLS, 1/2020 current.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support, 08/2018 current.

APRN, State of Alabama and Georgia, 08/2018

Registered Nurse, State of Alabama, issued 2011 current

Registered Nurse, State of Georgia, issued 2012 current



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