Education

Education

Certifications

Certifications
Aug 1995 - Aug 2020

Adult Nurse Practitioner

American Nurses Credentialing Center
Nov 2014 - Dec 2018

Bone Marrow Transplant Certified Nurse

Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation
Dec 2000 - Dec 2016

Oncology Certified Nurse

Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation
May 2010 - Dec 2016

ONS Chemotherapy & Biotherapy Provider

Oncology Nursing Society
Nov 1990 - Feb 2016

Basic Life Support

American Heart Association
Jun 2009 - Jun 2015

Advanced Cardiac Life Support

American Heart Association

Work History

Work History
Nov 2009 - Present

Nurse Practitioner

Northside Hosptial Bone Marrow Transplant Unit

Responsible for daily management of  leukemia and hematopoietic stem cell transplant patients.  This includes physical examinations, ordering and reviewing test results to ensure quality patient care.  Obtain history and physical examinations of newly diagnosed patients, as well as daily note documentation, admission and discharge summaries.  Consult physicians and supportive care services to ensure quality patient care. Procedures include bone marrow aspirate and biopsy, and skin biopsies.  Train new staff and precept students.  Participate in providing education for staff.  Participate in development and revising protocols and guidelines.  Serve as a resource for staff.  Lead mid-level.

Jan 2004 - Jan 2010

Nurse Practitioner

Georgia Cancer Specialists

Responsibilities as outlined for Jun 2001 - Aug 2002, as well as,  participation in Phase IV Clinical Trials, participation in supportive care guideline development, and proficient in use of NextGen. 

Aug 2002 - Jan 2004

Nurse Manager

Vernon Jubilee Hospital

Manager of general medicine unit and Cancer Center.  Responsible of hiring new staff.  Ensured Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) were certified in medication administration.  

Jun 2001 - Aug 2002

Nurse Practitioner

Georgia Cancer Specialists

Responsibilities included managing patients in the inpatient and outpatient setting. Obtain history and physicals, completing scheduled follow up visits, admission, and discharge notes.  Order and interpret laboratory and radiographic studies.  Consult physicians and supportive care services to ensure quality patient care. Procedures included bone marrow aspirate and biopsies, lumbar puncture and  ommaya reservoir access for diagnostic purposes and  intrathecal chemotherapy administration.  Precept new staff and nurse practitioner students. Participate in providing education to staff.  Serve as a resource to staff.  

Nov 1990 - Aug 2001

Staff Nurse (Per Diem Assignment)

Emory University Hospital

Provided direct patient care for hematopoietic stem cell transplant patients.  Served as member of Ethics Committee.  Assisted management in providing incentives for staff to participate in continuing education activities.  

Dec 1997 - Jun 2001

Nurse Practitioner/Clinic Manager

Blood & Marrow Transplant Group

Joined a new practice and was responsible for developing clinical practice standard operating procedures, hiring and training of new staff.  In the first year of practice we successfully transplanted over 40 patients.  FACT accreditation was granted with initial application.  Responsibilities included management of outpatient clinic, managing patients in the outpatient and inpatient setting.  Obtaining history and physical examinations of new patient referrals, and existing patients. Order and interpret laboratory and radiographic studies.  Consult physicians and supportive care services to ensure quality patient care.  Procedures included bone marrow harvesting, bone marrow aspirate and biopsies, skin and lip biopsies, lumbar puncture and  ommaya reservoir access for diagnostic purposes and  intrathecal chemotherapy administration.  

Feb 1997 - Dec 1997

Nurse Practitioner

EverCare

Responsibilities included managing 80+  patients at Christian City that participated in United Health Care's EverCare Program.  Chief responsibilities included early identification of changes in patients' health status to minimize hospitalizations.  Preceptor for nurse practitioner students. 

Dec 1994 - Feb 1997

Nurse Practitioner

The Emory Clinic

Responsibilities included managing patients in the inpatient and outpatient setting. Obtain history and physicals, complete admission and discharge notes.  Order and interpret labs and radiographic studies. Consult physicians and supportive care services to ensure quality patient care. Procedures included bone marrow aspirate and biopsies, bone marrow harvesting, lumbar puncture and ommaya reservoir access for diagnostic purposes and intrathecal chemotherapy administration. Serve as resource to staff. 

Portfolio

Guideline Development

Presentation Samples

Writing Samples

Skills

Skills

Lip biopsy

Skin biopsy

Bone Marrow Harvesting

Bone marrow harvesting, including patients and normal Red Cross or National Marrow Registry donors, under general or local anesthesia.

NextGen Oasis EHR/EPM systemt

Microsoft Office Suite

Proficient in Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word.

Development of supportive care guidelines

Ommaya access

Lumbar Puncture (diagnostic and therapeutic)

Bone Marrow Aspirate and Biopsy