April R Pavlina, RN, BSN, FNP
Comprehensive Healthcare Professional with over 16 years of experience focusing primarily on family medicine. Proven track record in mentoring nurse practitioner students. Resilient and flexible in regards to switching gears from routine in-person visits to telemedicine over the past four months.
ALLEGHENY HEALTH NETWORK — Pittsburgh, PA
ALLEGHENY VALLEY NORTH
Pittsburgh based non-profit academic medical system located in Western PA.
Nurse Practitioner, September 2013 - Present
Perform history and physical exams for all ages.
Evaluate and manage acute problems – upper respiratory infections, UTI’s, skin infections, minor lacerations/repair, abdominal pain, headaches, injuries, etc.
Evaluate and manage chronic problems – diabetes, high blood pressure, heart failure, asthma/COPD, depression & anxiety, and chronic pain management.
Determine effectiveness of the treatment plans with documentation of follow-up care.
Creating personalized treatment regimen based on individual patient needs.
Documenting appropriately within electronic health records.
Provide patient education on disease states, vaccines, medications, and recommended diagnostic tests.
Order and interpret labs tests and radiology studies.
Continue positive outreach to all patients in regards to health maintenance.
Collaborate with a team of physicians, CRNP’s and RN’s daily regarding patients’ plan of care.
Making appropriate referrals to specialists when warranted.
Successfully provided preceptorship services to CRNP students.
In the wake of the current state of the Coronavirus Pandemic, I successfully transitioned between in-person and telemedicine patient interactions while maintaining a high level of standard of care. I have most recently been recruited into an excellent group of advanced practice providers providing COVID-19 positive results to patients across Western Pennsylvania. I am responsible for educating these patients on CDC guidelines, specifically regarding quarantine and promoting mitigation to halt the spread of COVID-19. I have also provided facilitation of appropriate COVID-19 follow up in an attempt to prevent Coronavirus spread within this region.
COLONIAL CLINIC — Sarver, PA
Well established, private practice specializing in family medicine and geriatrics.
Registered Nurse (RN), August 2011 – September 2013
Provided extensive patient education regarding disease states and health maintenance.
Notified patients of laboratory and radiology results.
Updated patient problem lists, medications, medical and surgical history and health maintenance.
Referred patients for appropriate visits in the office, emergency department, and/or specialists visits.
Provided education for staff regarding disease state and current guidelines.
Assisted the physician with in-office procedures.
Acted as advocate in conjunction with “Bridges-to-Access” medication program.
Dictated discharge summaries for the physician in the hospital setting.
Performed medication reconciliation.
Triaged phone calls; followed verbal orders from physician.
CHILDREN’S COMMUNITY PEDIATRICS, UPMC — Western PA
Bellevue Pediatric Associates
Largest childhood primary care network in Western PA.
Registered Nurse (RN), December 2005 – August 2011
Triaged phone calls, as well as verified stability of patient status upon arrival
Referred patients to emergency room, PCP or specialist as needed.
Became extensively educated on immunizations for ages 0-21 years.
Performed in office treatments as ordered by providers: nebulizer treatments, supplement oxygen, dexamethasone injections, urinary catheterization, ear lavage, pulmonary function studies, and dressing changes.
Provided in-depth patient education on disease pathology, immunizations, medications, etc.
Coordinated mass influenza clinics – specifically H1N1.
Screened, enrolled, and followed patients in research studies in accordance with the IRB (Institutional Review Board).
Assisted in training new hires such as RN’s and Medical Assistants.
Accurately performed state regulated laboratory testing in a level IV lab.
Followed state requirements for maintenance of an office laboratory, including appropriate patient laboratory testing, laboratory control testing and managed routine/random state inspections.
Voluntarily attended drug rep meetings outside of work hours to expand education and knowledge of appropriate medical topics.
ARMSTRONG COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL — Kittanning, PA
Increasingly advanced community healthcare system located in Central Armstrong County.
Registered Nurse (RN), June 2005 – December 2005
Facilitated appropriate medication administration and reconciliation as well as coordinated admissions and discharges, including patient education.
Instituted treatments as ordered by the physician - dressing changes, breathing treatments, glucometer checks, tube feedings.
Routinely met with case managers and families to create individualized patient care plans.
Precepted nursing students.
Attending voluntary staff meetings to work towards improving patient care on medical-surgical/oncology unit.
CARLOW UNIVERSITY — Pittsburgh, PA
Master’s of Science in Nursing, (MSN) (3.961 GPA), 2013
WAYNESBURG UNIVERSITY — Canonsburg, PA
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing, (BSN) Summa Cum Laude, (4.0 GPA), 2010
BUTLER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE — Butler, PA
Associate’s Degree in Nursing, (ADN) Cum Laude, (3.3 GPA), 2005
Certifications & Licensures
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), Board Certified, CRNP 2013-Present
Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) 2013-Present
Registered Nurse (RN) 2005-Present
Prescriptive Authority 2013-Present
DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) Licensure 2013-Present
American Heart Association – Basic Life Support/CPR/AED 2005-Present