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Nurse Practitioner Registered

Chattanooga, TN
October 15, 2020

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Signal Mtn., TN 37377


D.O.B. 01/31/1972 in Chattanooga, Tennessee


Advanced Practice Nurse in the State of Tennessee, 2010- present

Licensed Registered Nurse in the State of Tennessee, 1996- present

Certificate of Fitness with prescribing privileges in the State of Tennessee, 2010- present

Family Nurse Practitioner (NP-C) certified by AANP 2017- present

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner certified by National Certification Corporation, 2010- present

Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP) certified 2008-present

Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification 1996-present EDUCATION

Post Master’s Program at Southern Adventist University/ Family Nurse Practitioner/ September 2017 Master of Science in Nursing/ Neonatal Nurse Practitioner/ August 2010 Vanderbilt University - Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Graduated with Honors

Bachelor of Science: Nursing/ May 1996

Carson Newman College Jefferson City, Tennessee, USA 2

Honors Graduate: High School, May 1990

Red Bank High School – Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA EXPERIENCE

Galen Medical Group, Chattanooga, TN

Health Reach Group/ Remote Access Clinic/Telemedicine and Baylor Health Clinic Family Nurse Practitioner, NP-C/ October 2018- Present

• Remotely triage, diagnose and treat patients via online video/audio programs, including: proactively providing medical and wellness education

• Screening patients who may have symptoms of COVID-19 and refer as appropriate

• Provide low-risk urgent care for non-COVID-19 conditions, identify those persons who may need additional medical consultation or assessment, and refer as appropriate

• Access primary care providers and specialists, including mental and behavioral health, for chronic health conditions and medication management

• Diagnosing and treating patients via an online video/audio based telemedicine platform, including recommending suitable treatment plans and considering cost-effective treatment modalities, and assisting in care coordination and onsite visit planning for both urgent and wellness member visits.

• Giving and receiving regular feedback on individual patient cases.

• Providing a positive patient experience in telemedicine interactions, including quality of care recommended and follow up calls as needed to assist with further treatment.

• Triage sick patients and make recommendations for drive thru testing for COVID19, influenza, strep, mono, and necessary bloodwork and diagnostic radiology as needed.

• Also worked in an on campus Health Center caring for patients who ranged in age from infants to geriatrics.

• Coordinated medication distribution and schedules with providers from other States and countries for boarding students.

• Provided primary care for boarding students as well as on campus faculty, staff and their families.

• Offered a wide range of healthcare services that revolve around the family unit; from health promotion and disease prevention to direct care and counseling across the lifespan.

• Provided both urgent care care and primary care for both day and boarding students.

• Provided coaching and support for patients managing chronic health conditions, including weight management and nutrition counseling.


Skin Cancer and Cosmetic Dermatology Group, Chattanooga, TN Family Nurse Practitioner, NP-C / July 2017- July 2018

• Render medical care in a fast-paced dermatology practice specializing in general and cosmetic dermatology, managing patients and averaging 25-30 patients daily, including pediatric, teen and adult patients.

• Experienced in assisting with MOHS surgery and complex surgical closures, as well as performing biopsies and excisions.

• Successfully diagnose and create management plans for a variety of skin conditions, including acne vulgaris, acne rosacea, atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, psoriasis, keloid, lichen planus, seborrhea, sarcoidosis, alopecia, actinic keratosis, and all types of skin cancer

• Execute minimal facial soft tissue augmentation with Restylane, Juvederm, and Radiesse dermal filler treatments; proficient in the administration of Botox and Xeomin for facial rhytides

• Facilitate patient education, execute diagnoses, design treatment plans, and provide follow-up care

• Assist our plastic surgeon with facial plastic surgery procedures including rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, brow lifts, and cosmetic procedures including micro-needling, epiblading, and liquid face lifts.

Pediatrix Medical Group of Tennessee, Chattanooga, TN Neonatal Nurse Practitioner/ January 1, 2011 to July 2017

Rotate between a Level-III NICU and two Level- II units in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Provide comprehensive patient care and management of critically ill neonates.

Work directly with 8 neonatologists and 19 neonatal nurse practitioners, and provide 24-hour, in-house coverage at all three facilities on a rotating schedule.

Responsible for assisting with educating pediatric residents from the University of Tennessee Medical School, Erlanger Medical Center

Collaborates with attendings, fellows, residents, interns, and fellow NNPs

Attends high-risk deliveries of term and preterm infants

Frequent procedures include resuscitation, intubation, umbilical line placement, PICC line insertion, lumbar puncture, arterial puncture, venipuncture, and chest tube insertions

Member of Multiple Quality Improvement Committees.

Stabilize, admit, manage hospital course, and discharge planning.

Provide high frequency and conventional ventilator management strategies, and nitric oxide therapy.

Manage pharmacological and non pharmacological treatment for various disorders and diseases.

Manage and treat neonates with craniofacial deformities requiring surgical intervention and specific care planning to meet their special needs, collaborating with the Craniofacial physicians. 4

Provide education to staff.

Provide education and discharge teaching to parents.

Management of infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. Erlanger East, Chattanooga, TN

Neonatal Nurse/ November 2006 to April 2011

Bedside Nurse in a Level- II NICU

Responsible for attending all deliveries and assist with infant resuscitation and care.

Provide comprehensive patient care and assist in management of critically ill neonates.

Work directly with neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners, and other nurses to provide bedside care for ill neonates.

Meet with parents and counsel on conditions and care.

Member of the PICC insertion and management team

Implement treatment protocols set forth by physicians.

Administered medications and daily care to critical infants.

Fed bathed and assessed newborns in unit.

Educated parents on care of babies with various ailments and impairments.

Floated to Mother/Baby unit and cared for postpartum moms and their newborns as needed Alexian Village of Tennessee, Signal Mountain, TN

Assistant Nurse Manager/ June 2005 to November 2006

Responsible for staffing Long Term Care facility

Implemented staff education programs

Conducted Patient care conferences with family members, care givers, and physicians

Developed and Implemented Patient Care Plans

Responsible for staff performance reviews

Work directly with Joint Commission and OSHA teams to ensure compliance 5

Erlanger Medical Center, Chattanooga, TN

Neonatal Nurse/ September 2003 to June 2005

Bedside Nurse in a Level- III NICU

Care for premature newborn infants in hospital NICU.

Meet with parents and counsel on conditions and care.

Implement treatment protocols set forth by physicians.

Attend high risk deliveries and assist with infant stabilization and resuscitation

Member of the PICC insertion and management team Astra Zeneca, Chattanooga, TN

Territory Sales Manager/ January 1999-August 2001

Acquired new accounts calling on hospitals, physicians, and pharmacists by developing successful working relationships.

Negotiated contracts with Hospital Financial Officers to develop product usage and implementation within hospital systems

Managed a diverse portfolio including Diprivan, seroquel, Pulmicort Respules, and Meropenem.

Successfully built territory by relentlessly pursing opportunities.

Maintained excellent client retention rates by providing highly accessible service coupled with expert industry knowledge.

Consistently achieved or surpassed quotas by deploying sales strategies centered on building strong client relationships and equipping providers with concise and relevant product knowledge. KOS Pharmaceuticals, Chattanooga, TN

Territory Sales Manager/June 1997- December 1999

Acquired new accounts calling on physicians and nursing staff

Assisted in successfully launching Niaspan to a very competitive station market

Successfully built territory by relentlessly pursing opportunities.

Maintained excellent client retention rates by providing highly accessible service coupled with expert industry knowledge.

Consistently achieved or surpassed quotas by deploying sales strategies centered on building strong client relationships and equipping providers with concise and relevant product knowledge. 6

Used my nursing background to assist with patient care planning and education needs. Chattanooga Heart Institute, Chattanooga, TN

Manager of Lipid Management Clinic /June 1996- December 1997

Responsible for counseling patients regarding their care under the Cardiologists for hyperlipidemia, hyperglycemia, and elevated triglyceride levels..

Conducted weekly patient education classes

Worked directly with a Registered Dietician to develop appropriate dietary plans for healthy living

Managed patient’s lab results and medication adjustments based on these results. SKILL HIGHLIGHTS

Experience with electronic medical records / electronic health records

Proficient with various computer-based applications such as Microsoft Office (Logging into programs, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, general use of mouse and navigation of different programs, typing).

Clinical experience in geriatric, adult or family medicine as well as experience with pediatric patients

Strong background in primary care and preventative medicine

Spent over a year of clinical time in the areas of Family practice and Pediatrics while doing my Post Graduate work for my Family Nurse Practitioner Certification

Experience treating infants to geriatrics comfortably

Excellent assessment skills

Knowledgable in Evidence based practice

Well-developed written and oral communication skills.

Capable of applying a range of traditional and non-traditional problem-solving techniques

Strong work ethic

Positive attitude

Highly effective organizational skills and excellent time management

Hard worker and dedicated to each task I am assigned

I excel at developing trusting and professional relationships with coworkers, clients, patients, and families

Computer proficiency including most EMR Programs 7

Strong clinical knowledge of the acute care setting, office based/outpatient medicine, and the healthcare market

Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members. Good leader and excellent manager.

Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, families, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community.

Proficient in difficult suturing, surgical closures, and post op surgical care provided after MOHS surgery, as well as closing surgical incisions in facial plastic surgery procedures.

Skilled in in-office procedures, such as dermal shave, punch biopsy and excision, cryotherapy, C&D, ED&C, I&D, KOH, and patch test and cutaneous surgeries for cyst removal, atypical nevus excision, and skin cancers (uncomplicated basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma)

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