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Work experience

April 2014Present

Family Nurse Practitioner/ Clinical Manager

National Breast Center

Nurse practitioner in breast surgical oncology clinic providing cancer screening, new cancer diagnosis consultations and care planning, post operative care, ultrasound evaluation, diagnostic study review, and procedure assistance to surgeon. Often function independently as the sole provider in the office.  Management of clinic.

Specialty training includes breast surgical options, performing breast ultrasound, annual participation in the Miami Breast Conference, Genomic Testing Counseling, Genetic Testing Counseling, Adjuvant therapy recommendation counseling.

Accomplishments include working efficiently and responsibly to double the patient census per week, greatly increased revenue allowing the practice to advance and grow, added whole breast ultrasound to the practice, maintain an abundant patient census independently in the clinic, allowing the surgeon to be in the OR.

Jul 2008April 2014

Registered Nurse

Inova Health System MVH

Charge nurse in the CCU and PACU. Independent call. Worked autonomously, following standard PACU order sets. Collaborated effectively with the anesthesiologists as needed to provide safe patient care. Maintained documentation compliance at 95-100%.  

June 2006June 2007

Registered Nurse

Center for Laser Surgery/Dermatology

Maintained personal schedule of patients receiving a variety of laser treatments, Botox injections, and Restylane injections. Assisted vascular surgeon with Venus Closure procedures in outpatient operating room.

Clinical Trial Coordinator of Dysport drug trial.

June 2003 June 2006

Registered Nurse

Inova Health System MVH

Staff/charge nurse in Critical Care Unit.

Sept 2002Jun 2003

Registered Nurse

Susquehanna Health System

Staff nurse on a post-surgical telemetry unit.

Education

20112014

Masters of Nursing

Drexel University

Completed 720 clinical hours in varied clinical settings, including

  • Adult Primary Care
  • Pediatric Primary Care
  • Women's Health, including in a breast specialist office and operating room
  • Geriatric Primary Care
  • Primary Care in Haiti 
  • Specialty training with breast specialist/surgeon
20032005

Bachelors of Science in Nursing

Jacksonville University
20002002

Associates Degree in Nursing

Pennsylvania College of Technology

Certifications

Sep 2014Current

Family Nurse Practitioner Certification

AANP
Sep 2014Current

Nurse Practitioner License

Virginia
2003Current

Registered Nurse License

Virginia
Sep 2014Current

DEA License

Federal DEA
Sep 2014Current

License to Prescribe

Virginia

Interests

Volunteer Experiences:

  • Carpenter's Shelter Volunteer, Current
  • Haiti Medical Mission Work, June 2014.  Provided medical care in Haiti to people with various illnesses in undeveloped conditions with a team of volunteer nurse practitioners
  • Susan G Komen Medical Crew, October 2012
  • Susan G Komen Fundraiser/Walker, Septemeber 2011