Palmtama L. Grier
Obtain a challenging position as a Family Nurse Practitioner to provide healthcare services to patients managing acute and chronic illness with an emphasis on disease prevention; serve as a health coach to motivate individuals to adopt healthy lifestyles
Master of Science, Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner)
University of Arizona
Master of Arts, Human Resource Development
Bachelor of Science, Nursing
University of Arizona
Bachelor of Science, Chemistry University of South Carolina
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (ANCC) & Basic Life Support (BLS)
Family Nurse Practitioner November 2010- Present
Warrior Clinic, Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Clinic, 2480 Llewellyn Avenue, FT George Meade, MD 20755
Provide primary care for military service members managing acute and chronic diseases with a focus on disease prevention. Provide services to approximately 18 patients per day. Perform comprehensive health history and physical examination. Order and interpret diagnostic tests to include X-rays, MRIs, EKGs, Pulmonary Function Testing, etc. Diagnosed and treat chronic and acute illnesses. Initiate treatment plans for chronic conditions, such as Hypertension, Diabetes and Hyperlipidemia. Provide patient education and counseling. Initiate referrals and consultation with an interdisciplinary health care team. Initiate medical emergency treatment as required. Perform procedures, such as wound care and management of abscesses. Provide individualized treatment care plans. Provided support to the Medical Evaluation Board (MEB) Clinic by preparing Narrative Summaries (NARSUM) for MEBs. Prepare temporary and permanent Profiles based upon soldiers’ limitations and capabilities.
Family Nurse Practitioner October 2009- November 2010
Telegraph Corner Family Medicine, 3111 Telegraph Corner Lane, Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22312
Provide primary care for families managing acute and chronic diseases with a focus on disease prevention. Provide health care services to approximately 25 patients daily.
Perform comprehensive health history and physical examination. Order and perform pertinent diagnostic tests; such as laboratory tests, X-rays, immunizations, microscopic exams, EKGs, etc. Interpret and evaluate medical history, physical findings, laboratory and diagnostic findings. Order and prescribe appropriate medications and therapies. Identify and evaluate medical illnesses. Recognize complications and initiate appropriate actions. Provide education and counseling. Initiate referrals and consultation to specialists. Initiate medical emergency treatment as required. Work with an interdisciplinary team to provide exceptional healthcare.
Home Health Nurse March 2009-August 2009
Maxim Healthcare, 5510 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609
In the Home Health Nurse role conduct comprehensive initial and recurrent nursing assessments in the patient’s home. Complete check of the health of the patient through observation of blood pressure, body temperature, patient history and symptoms. Regularly re-evaluates the patient's nursing needs, initiates the plan of care and necessary revisions, and furnishes those services requiring substantial and specialized nursing skill. Initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures, prepares clinical and progress notes, informs the physician and other personnel of changes in the patient's condition and needs, counsels the patient and family in meeting nursing and related needs. Develops an individualized plan of care in consultation with the client’s physician and other appropriate agency personnel. Completes review of medications; assesses pain management and need for health care equipment. Identifies health risks and implements risk reduction strategies for self and others. Develops and conducts educational activities for the individual clients and families. Provides thorough documentation and submits appropriate reports, as required. Operate specialized equipment such as mechanical ventilators, suctioning devices, infusion pumps, oxygen delivery devices, etc. Handle emergency situations per agency protocol.
Critical Care Registered Nurse September 2005-December 2008
Tucson Medical Center, 5301 E Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ 85712
Coordinate patient care planning in collaboration with a multidisciplinary healthcare team to provide exceptional patient care to critically ill patients. Perform patient
assessments, obtain patient histories, develop individual are plans, implement and reinforce patient educational and instructional needs, implement physicians’ orders, utilize state-of-art equipment, and utilize sound judgment and autonomy to ensure safe and responsive medical care. Specialized training in the care of patients with critical illnesses ranging from neurological insults to ischemic cardiovascular compromise. Interpret EKGs and changes. Manage central venous access devices and PICC lines.Manage and titrate vasoactive medicines. Manage mechanically ventilated patients. Perform hemodynamic monitoring. Provide Continuous Renal Replacement
Therapy (CRRT) to hemodyanically unstable patients.
Training Coordinator of the U.S. Army Health Services Executive Management Course July 2002 –December 2003
Logistics Management Branch, AMEDD Center and School, United States Army
Graduate level course instructor in supply chain management and procurement policy for military leaders. Course encompasses the negotiation and procurement of
medical supplies and equipment using supply chain management for the delivery of products. Developed curriculum and provided course instruction. Created course survey database compiling recommendations for course improvements. Coordinated funding for guest speakers, educational materials, and student lodging, and travel.
Company Commander, Healthcare Specialist Program April 2000-May 2002
232d Medical Battalion, United States Army
Coordinator for the Healthcare Specialist Program supervising forty medical instructors responsible for the training of US Army Medics. Establish written policies and procedures to minimize attrition. Counsel and evaluate subordinates, establish guidelines to specify employee responsibilities, standards and measurable objectives for performance appraisals. Collect academic data to generate periodic academic status reports for senior management teams. Ensure compliance of instructional quality established by Army Medical Department.
Medical Logistics Manager November 1998-December 1999
261st Area Support Medical Battalion, United States Army
Supervised a cross functional team of nine members responsible for the department of general supply, medical supply, and medical maintenance. Ordered, received,
stored, and distributed supplies and equipment with an allocated annual budget of $400,000. Reconciled financial statements verifying funding for credit card purchases under $2500, contract purchases over $2500, and major equipment acquisition. Coordinated worldwide transportation of personnel, supplies and equipment for the establishment of remote medical clinics. Performed cost analysis estimates for funding of travel and equipment transportation. Wrote annual performance appraisals, negotiated supply delivery dates, and managed supply status reports from subordinates.
Executive Officer April 1997-November 1998
261st Area Support Medical Battalion, United States Army
Supervised forty personnel, coordinated daily work assignments and set priorities for tasks completion. Prepared charts and reports to track maintenance activities for a
fleet of thirty vehicles valued at more than $1.5 million. Ordered, inventoried, received, and stored supplies. Tracked vehicle maintenance status and maintained medical and dental equipment.
Human Resources Assistant September 1995- April 1997
Womack Army Medical Center, United States Army
Assistant to the Chief of Department of Orthopedics. Provide administrative support for the Brace Shop, and five clinical areas: Orthopedics, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Podiatry, and Physical Medicine. Supervised administrative staff and managed the bonus payments of doctors and physician’s assistants.
Collected and compiled data charting monthly surgeries, patient complaints, patient waiting list for surgeries, and injury trends. Validated employee time cards, and
utilized Composite Health Care System for patient tracking.