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Hemodialysis Fistula Nurse Expert Witness

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Expert No. 2297

Summary of Qualifications    

Passionate about evidence-based care of patients throughout the life span embodied by multiple years of practice as a Registered Nurse.

  • Skilled in E Clinical, Citrix and Epic EMR
  • Familiar with KDS EMR
  • Management of ESRD, CHF,  Diabetic, and Hypertensive patients
  • Accomplished in team collaboration

    Education 

    August 2013-December 2015    
    Family Nurse Practitioner/Masters in Nursing
    University of South Alabama Mobile, Alabama

    August 2008-May 2010    
    Bachelors of Science in Nursing Daemen College
    Amherst, New York

    Experience

    Sept 2016-Present
    Aiken Center for Family Health
    Aiken, South Carolina
    Family Nurse Practitioner

    • 40 Plus hours per week
    • Evaluation and treatment of patients with multiple co-morbidities
    • Pain management
    • Prescription medications
    • Preventative exams
    • Well Adult and Child exams

    May 2016-September 2016
    Augusta University
    Augusta, Georgia
    Family Nurse Practitioner-Plastic Surgery Clinic

    • 40 hours per week
    • Pre op workup of surgery candidates
    • Evaluation and treatment of patients
    • Providing teaching to patients regarding medical care
    • Prescribing medications
    • Assess,  diagnose, plan, implement, and evaluate post op
    • Mastectomies, Breast Reductions, Mastopexies, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tenosynovitis, Skin, and Muscle grafts.

    December 2015-May 2016   
    Nephrology Centers of America
    Grovetown, Georgia
    Registered Nurse

    • Assess dialysis access, initiate dialysis per Nurse Practitioner and Nephrologist orders, and plan treatment.
    • 30 hours per week
    • Provide patient and family education
    • Evaluation and treatment of patients
    • Charge nurse duties to include managing Dialysis staff, initiating Nephrologist and Nurse Practitioner orders
    • Medication administration

    September 2013-November 2015
     Clinical Practicum Nurse Practitioner Experience

    • Aiken Center for Family Health, Aiken, SC-Family Practice-60 hrs
    • Lamar Medical Center, Augusta, GA-Internal Medicine-180 hrs
    • Community Health Care Systems, Warrenton, GA-Family Practice-180 hrs
    • Richmond County DOH, OB/Gyn-Augusta, GA-90 hrs
    • Reginald Pilcher, MD, Augusta, GA-Pediatrics-90 hrs

    July 2011-May 2015
    Charlie Norwood Veterans Administration
    Augusta, Georgia
    Hemodialysis Nurse Manager

    • Hemodialysis inpatient unit
    • 40+ hours per week
    • Clinical oversight of 7 Registered Nurse’s
    • Successfully established patient transport team through collaboration with transport committee
    • Established water culture infection control program
    • Implemented several practice policies
    • Evaluation and treatment of patients
    • Direct patient care of the ESRD patient
    • Provided emergency Hemodialysis treatments after hours
    • Mentored Registered Nurse

    April 2011-July 2011
    Cuba Memorial Hospital
    Cuba, New York
    Registered Nurse

    • Charge and staff responsibilities including comprehensive rehabilitative nursing care to adults with pulmonary, neurological and psychiatric concerns
    • 40 hours per week

    July 2010-April 2011
    Houghton Absolute Care
    Houghton, New York
    Resident Care Coordinator/Unit Manager

    • Supervise the daily care of Long Term Care and Short Term Rehab residents
    • 40 hours per week
    • Developed and implemented care plans to keep residents safe

    December 2009-July 2010   
    DaVita
    Bradford, Pennsylvania
    Hemodialysis Registered Nurse

    • Charge and staff responsibilities in the care of the ESRD patient
    • 40 hours per week
    • Plan and implement Hemodialysis treatments as necessary
    • Collaborated with Nurse Practitioner and Nephrologist regarding vascular access functionality
    • Provided emergency Hemodialysis treatments after hours

    June 2008-December 2009
    Nicholas Noyes Memorial Hospital
    Dansville, New York
    Hemodialysis Registered Nurse

    • Charge and staff responsibilities in the care of the ESRD patient
    • 40 hours per week
    • Plan and implement Hemodialysis treatments as necessary
    • Collaborated with Nephrologist regarding vascular access functionality
    • Provided emergency Hemodialysis treatments after hours
    • Mentored Registered Nurse’s

    August 2006-June 2008
     Litigation Management, LLC
    Mayfield Heights, Ohio
    Remote Registered Nurse Analyst

    • Review and analyze plaintiff related records and prepare client specific analysis and work products
    • 35 hours per week

    April 2000-November 2008
    Olean General Hospital
    Olean, New York
    Hemodialysis Registered Nurse

    • Assess dialysis access, initiate dialysis per Nurse Practitioner and Nephrologist orders, and plan treatment.
    • 40+ hours per week
    • Provide patient and family education
    • Charge nurse duties to include managing Dialysis staff, initiating Nephrologist and Nurse Practitioner orders and assisting MD with rounds
    • Coordinating placement of dialysis access
    • Preceptor and mentor for new Registered Nurse’s

    November 1999-March 2000
    Olean Medical Group
    Olean, New York
    Registered Nurse

    • Provided coverage by floating to Family practice and OB/GYNProvided coverage by floating to Family practice and OB/GYNProvided coverage by floating to Family practice and OB/GYN
    • Gleaned chief complaint, history, physical from patient
    • 40 hours per week
    • Provided ICD 9 documentation
    • Scheduled tests, and labs
    • Called in prescription renewals per Physician’s direction

    June 1998-December 2001
    Jones Memorial Hospital
    Wellsville, New York
    Registered Nurse

    • Assessment and care of adult, pediatric and newborns
    • 40 hours per week
    • Admission of new patients that included history and physicals, surgical history, patient complaints.
    • Notifying Physicians of change in patient status
    • Transcription of Physician orders, assuring orders are followed

     
    Licenses/Certifications

    Current South Carolina Registered Nurse and FNP License
    Current Georgia Registered Nurse and FNP License
    2005-2014 Certified Dialysis Nurse/American Nephrology Nurse Association
    Current ACLS
    Current CPR
     

    Professional Memberships/ Affiliations

    1998-Current Phi Theta Kappa National Honors Society
    2004-Current American Nephrology Nurse Association
    2008-Current Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society
    2011-2015 CNVAMC Performance Improvement Committee
    2011-2015 CNVAMC Infection Control Committee
    2012-2015 CNVAMC Yellow Belt/System Redesign Committee/Chair Project Patient Transport
    2013-2015 CNVAMC Ethics Committee
    2015-Current American Association of Nurse Practitioners
     

    Other Skills

    CPRS/Vista, E clinical, Epic, KDS, and Citrix EMR
    Leadership
     

     

     

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