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Nurse Practitioner, Pain Management

Belleville, IL
August 02, 2020

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618-***-**** Belleville, IL 62221

Knowledgeable and dedicated healthcare professional accomplished in Acute Care Nurse Practitioner roles providing patient care and support, physical assessments, treatment planning, advanced care services for testing, medication administration, venipuncture or blood draw or other services to optimize patient outcomes in private practice, civilian and military hospital environments.

Collaborative and patient-focused with strong communications and interpersonal abilities to build rapport and respect with culturally diverse patients, multi-functional medical teams and other key stakeholders to creatively resolve issues, using avid listening to identify and quickly remedy any situation that might impact patient care, while maintaining optimal patient outcomes with service excellence.

Hands-on nursing leader skilled in ability to train and mentor top performing nursing staff with a focus on motivation, respect and accountability building on individual and group strengths to achieve quality patient care and services. EDUCATION, CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Ethical Leadership – In Progress McKendree University, Lebanon, IL

Master of Science, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) and Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC Attended Trident Technical College, Charleston, SC (what courses did you take?) Attended Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI Awarded All American Scholar

Certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner – American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) Certified Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist – American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) Registered Nurse – State of Illinois

Advance Practice Nurse (APRN) – State of Illinois License #209018006 Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certified


American Association of Nurse Practitioners American Nurses Association American Nurses Credentialing Center CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Code Blue – Developed and coordinated a hospital-wide Mock Code Blue Program – led staff training and mentoring to improve knowledge of program resulting in a significant reduction in Code Blue occurrences by 25%.

Targeted Solution Tool (TST) Initiative - Piloted use of the patient handoff tool to improve communications for patients being transferred from Emergency Department to Medical Surgical unit – Achieved 90% improvement for patents.

MEWS Score – Sole hospital Point of Contact for the Modified Early Warning Score (MEWS)

Real Time Demand Capacity – Identified barriers and delivered a process to reduce patient average wait time or delay to significantly reduce hospital hours by 1000 and saved $500,000 in personnel costs.

Air Force Transition Program – Directed the 40 with 40 nurse graduates – what was the transition about?

Recognition – Identified as #1 out of 46 nurses for “unstoppable leader with superior clinical leadership.” ELIZABETH FROST, BSN, MSN, ACNP – Page 2


Associated Physicians Group – O’Fallon, IL October 2018 - Present Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Nursing Services – Lead patient assessments and develop custom pain management and treatment plans to address patient’s needs using a multi-disciplinary approach.

Treatments – Conduct ultrasound-guided joint injections, trigger point injections, ultrasound-guided superior cluneal nerve blocks, and knee joint injections under fluoroscopy.

Exceeding Goals – Consistently exceed goals for procedures orders set by management. Recognized as the highest earning Nurse Practitioner in the practice.

Scott Air Force Base – Scott Air Force Base, IL June 2016 – October 2018 Chief Executive Officer

Telehealth Patient Services – Delivered telehealth patient care to 2171 internal medicine patients. Promoted preventative medicine. Collaborated with specialty care for cases requiring integration of laboratory, radiology and diagnostic testing.

Clinical Team Leadership – Effectively managed daily operations oversight of clinical term of 15 physicians, nurses, and support staff. Ensured coordination of patient-focused care across healthcare providers.

Performance Metrics – Led internal medicine Air Force Medical Home Mission with oversight of 5,000 appointments, 15,000 t-cons, and $215,000 in care. Consistently maintained appointment utilization above the 90% standard.

Flu Drive – Led the Air Mobility Wing Flu Drive with oversight of 20 personnel for administration of 5,000 inoculations to achieve the Air Force Surgeon General’s target for 99% compliance.

Template Manager – Succeeded in enabling safe care for 2,300 patients, 6,000 RVUs, and achieved 99% care continuity that was 9% above the Air Force goal.

Top Clinic – Achieved designation as #1 Internal Medicine Clinic for two HEDIS measures, A1C and cholesterol screening to lead the way in preventive care.

United States Air Force – Biloxi, MS August 2015 – June 2016 Chief Executive Officer

Patient Services – Provided oversight to all aspects of patient care for medical inpatient flights, identified standards of care, and ensure safe and quality care of patients. Managed and mentored a staff of 55 personnel.

Reduced Costs – Effectively led L&D overflow operations with delivery of holistic interdisciplinary care, while reducing costs in outsourcing fees by $750,000,

Continuous Improvements – Established critical patient documentation practice and co-lead for group telemetry process improvement that significantly bolstered compliance from 68% to 89%.

Patient Satisfaction – Spearheaded an effort to delegate 540 staff hours to prevent patient diversion that led to a #1 rating for inpatient satisfaction in DOD.

81 MDG –Keesler AFB, MS August 2012 – August 2015

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Clinical Practice Leadership – Managed staff of 46 registered nurses, medical technicians, and residents and collaborated with physicians and ancillary support to provide optimal quality patient care.

Fall Reduction Program – Led the fall reduction program that resulted in reduced falls by 65% and 16 months with no falls, to reach a rate below national average.

MEWS – Sole medical contact for MEWS (Modified Early Warning Score). Mentored and trained 90 staff and led the execution of the program group-wide. Program reduced Code Blue occurrences by 25%.

RTDC – Introduced Real Time Demand Capacity (RTDC). Identified barriers with patient flow with 2,500 hospital admits and developed a plan to decrease average wait time by 9 minutes saving 1,000 hours and $500,000. OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Nurse Manager – United States Air Force, Dayton, OH

Clinical Nurse – United States Air Force, Dayton, OH

Clinical Nurse – 375 MDG, Scott AFB, IL

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