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Nurse Practitioner Family

Longview, TX
April 26, 2022

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Patricia R. Griffin, FNP – C, APRN

**** ******* ******, ********, ** 75605 903-***-****


Experienced and self-motivated Family Nurse Practitioner with over 5 years of Urgent Care practice and over 10 years previous experience as an RN. Seeking to continue to build a career exemplified by excellent patient care, dedication to my patients and my employer, and positive patient outcomes.


September 2019 - Present – Family Nurse Practitioner

HealthCARE Express – Longview, TX

Fast-paced Urgent Care Center with experience in a wide array of illnesses, injuries, and cases including minor emergencies, acute illness, chronic conditions, pediatrics, psychiatric, primary care, and internal medicine cases.

Current designated COVID-19 testing center.

Average daily patient load is 50-80 patients in a 12 hour shift.

Comfortable with performing procedures including suturing, stapling, and gluing lacerations; lancing, draining, packing, incision and drainage, and general care of abscesses and wounds; foreign body removal from ears, nose, eyes, and skin; joint injections; trigger point injections; drainage of bursae; reading and interpreting X-rays; splinting fractures, vaginal exams, and so on.

Experience with lab ordering, referral placements, and order of further imaging and testing beyond the scope of Urgent Care.

Experience with psychiatric visits including prescribing antidepressants when appropriate and admitting patients to psychiatric facilities when necessary.

Experience with Worker’s Compensation visits and certified for DOT physicals.

Experience with Women’s Health, Psychiatric Health, Pediatric visits, VA visits through the Mission Act, and multiple different primary care and emergency-type visits that routinely present themselves in an Urgent Care setting.

January 2017-June 2017 – Family Nurse Practitioner

Women’s Clinic – Dallas, TX

Part-time experience in fast-paced Obstetrics and Gynecology clinic targeting an under-served women’s population. Performed prenatal visits, STD checks and treatment, and other women’s health functions including contraception, Pap exams, and general family practice visits.

July 2016-August 2019 – Family Nurse Practitioner

Christus Trinity Urgent Care – Longview, Longview, TX

Full-time experience in fast-paced Urgent Care Center working with a wide variety of patients with experience in minor emergencies, acute illness, chronic conditions, women’s health, pediatrics, psychiatric, primary care, and internal medicine visits.

Comfortable in fast-paced setting seeing 50-75 patients per day.

Experience in procedures including suturing, stapling and gluing lacerations; lancing, draining, packing, irrigation and debridement, and caring for abscesses and wounds; foreign body removal from ears, eyes, nose, and wounds; joint injections, trigger point injections, drainage of bursa, splinting fractures, etc.

Experience with women’s health examinations including pelvic exams, Pap testing, STD checks, and ordering further testing.

Experience in ordering labs, tests, XRs, and advanced imaging when necessary.

Experience in school, sports, and general physical exams.

Experience with psychiatric visits including prescribing antidepressants when appropriate and admitting patients to psychiatric facilities when necessary.

Experience with referral to specialty practices when appropriate.

Experience stabilizing patients, working with EMS, and sending patients to ER in emergency situations which arise frequently in Urgent Care setting.

November 2013-June 2016 – Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) RN

University of Texas Health Science Center, Tyler, TX

Post-anesthesia care of patients recovering from surgery and numerous other procedures, primarily bronchoscopies and GI procedures with anesthesia.

July 2011-November 2011 – PACU RN

Parkland Hospital, Dallas, TX

Travel assignment for six months in Recovery Room at Level 1 Trauma Center teaching hospital. Recovered patients from surgery including burn patients from Parkland’s Burn Unit, research study patients, and prison population patients.

May 2010-July 2016 – PACU RN

Longview Regional Medical Center, Longview, TX

Critical care experience in Recovery Room focused on management of post-anesthesia patients, mainly post-surgical but also post-procedural including MRIs, heart catheterizations, pain injections, GI procedures, and other procedures where anesthesia was administered. Frequently cared for post-operative ICU patients, intubated, on a ventilator.

September 2009-May 2010 – PACU RN

East Texas Medical Center, Tyler, TX

Level 1 Trauma Center Recovery Room nurse. Cared for patients after surgery including kidney transplant patients. Recovery Room was also hospital overflow unit and ICU holding bed.

August 2009-July 2016 – Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) RN/PACU RN

Good Shepherd Medical Center, Longview, TX

Two years critical care experience in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit working with intensivists, pulmonologists, trauma, and cardiothoracic surgeons in the care of critically ill trauma, surgical, and CABG patients.

Transferred to PACU to continue critical care experience with recovery of post-anesthesia patients. Care included management of airways, frequent extubation of patients, treatment of pain, and observation for and treatment of post-operative complications.

January 2008-August 2009 – PACU RN

Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, MI

Worked in Recovery Room at large 900 bed Level 1 Trauma Center teaching hospital. Recovered all patients from infants to geriatrics who had anesthesia, extubated the majority of patients including pediatrics in the PACU, monitored and maintained airways, administered pain medication, and managed acute post-operative complications.

Career Highlights:

Over five years experience in Urgent Care where average patients seen is approximately 10,000 per year.

Over ten years healthcare experience prior to becoming a nurse practitioner.

Experience focused on critical care including SICU and PACU.

Leadership experience as charge nursing while an RN.


Texas A & M University – Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner – 2016.

GPA: 4.0/4.0

Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

Bachelor of Science in Nursing – 2007

GPA: 3.80/4.0

Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids, MI

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Psychology

GPA: 3.87/4.0

Educational Experiences:

Clinical rotations emphasized Advanced Assessment, Pediatrics, Women’s Health, Geriatrics, Adult Care, Family Practice, and Internal Medicine.

Experience during rotations included well person exams, cryotherapy, shave biopsies, interpretation of labs, x-rays, EKGs, collection of swabs and cultures, abscess lancing, Pap screens, STI screenings, contraceptive implantation and removal, fetal heart monitoring, depression and mental health screenings, and referrals to other physicians, to ED, and to various other healthcare providers.

Advanced Practice Preparation Class – learned wound closure (suture, staples, skin glue), foreign body removal, joint injections, trigger point injections, splint and cast application, and implantable contraceptive placement.

BLS, ACLS, and PALS courses and renewal courses.

TNCC course and renewal courses.

EKG interpretation course.


Family Nurse Practitioner – Certified – current: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Certification Board

American Heart Association Basic Life Support – current

American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support – current

DEA – current

Professional Affiliations:

AANP – American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Member since 2013

ETNPA – East Texas Nurse Practitioner Association


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