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Registered Nurse Mental Health

Santa Cruz, CA
March 22, 2020

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Amanda Gioia Ward, RN

*** *********** **, *****, ** 95003, 831-***-**** (mobile)

Mission Statement: In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, my goal is to leverage my skills as an RN to become a useful contributor to medical services in Santa Cruz County. As an RN who grew up and lives in Santa Cruz County, I am uniquely familiar with the community. As such, I feel I am well-suited to support health solutions calibrated for different segments. Also, as a person who can quickly learn new skills and as an experienced manager of staff and logistics, I feel I can tap into my current skill set or expand it rapidly to assist in a wide range of areas. Since receiving my RN in 2013, my focus has been aesthetic dermatology, but I am refocusing my career path to align with the changing demand for RNs. I am passionate about my work as a nurse and bringing comfort to patients through kindness, trust and expertise. I also particularly enjoy collaboration with colleagues, learning and teaching. Nursing Education Credential, Certifications, Licenses and Training

• California State Registered Nurse License, State of California (2013)

• Associate of Science in Nursing, Cabrillo College, Aptos CA (June 2013)

• Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), (2013)

• Cabrillo College Nursing Practicum (2011-2013)

o Fundamentals, Medical-Surgical ARU/RCU and Out-patient Oncology, Dominican Hospital, Santa Cruz o Medical Surgical/Acute Care, Community Hospital at Monterey Peninsula o Obstetrics and Medical-Surgical, Watsonville Community Hospital o Preceptorship/Medical-Surgical, Sutter Maternity & Surgery Center, Santa Cruz o Pediatrics, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

o Geriatrics/Rehabilitation/Community, Pacific Coast Manor, Santa Cruz o Psych/Mental Health, Seventh Avenue Center, Santa Cruz

• Post-graduate Nursing Education/ Medical Aesthetics Training o Palette Resources, Advanced Injectable Course, San Francisco (2014) o National Laser Institute, Scottsdale AZ, (2013): Clinical Laser, IPL, Fractional Laser, Laser Tattoo Removal, Laser Hair Removal, Radiofrequency Skin Tightening, BOTOX Cosmetic, Dysport and Dermal Fillers, Injections

o Aesthetics Show, Advanced Neuromodulator and dermal Filler Techniques Course (2014) Other Education

• University of San Francisco/Academy of Art University, Bachelor of Fine Arts

• Aptos High School

• Twin Lakes College of the Healing Arts, Santa Cruz CA, Certified Massage Therapist Work Experience

• Aesthetics Nurse (2014-2020) and Nurse Manager (2017-2020), Kalia Skin Care, Los Gatos o Patient Services: EMR (EMA, eClinical, Nextech); injections (steroids, neuro-modulators, fillers); blood draws (for platelet-rich plasma procedures); lasers (Palomar Vectus, Icon); PicoSure laser for rejuvenation, pigment and tattoo removal; Ultherapy, UltraShape, VelaShape, MiraDry, Dermapen, PRP for hair restoration and anti-aging, Vivace

o Management: managing ordering, servicing and care of equipment; adoption and improvement of new and existing procedures and equipment

• Aesthetics Nurse (2020-present), Refined Dermatology, Los Gatos

• Aesthetics Nurse, Avant Aesthetics, Dr. Craig Geiler, Monterey, CA (2013 to 2014)

• Massage Therapist and Sole Proprietor of “Live Well Massage Therapy” (2001 to present)

• Assistant Physical Therapist, Sanna Physical Therapy, Aptos, CA (2001-2003)

• Massage Therapist, Sanctuary Day Spa, Aptos, CA (2000-2001) Honors

• Scholarships: Santa Clara Valley Oncology Nursing Society, University of San Francisco/Academy of Art University, Cabrillo College Nursing Program, Rotary Club of Santa Cruz

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