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Nurse Practitioner Psychiatric Community Health

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Legal Nurse Consultant, LNC, Registered Nurse, Emergency, Trauma, Intensive Care, Correctional, Prison, Nurse Practitioner

Education

Master of Science in Nursing
2015 – 2017

UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA, BIRMINGHAM
Family Nurse Practitioner

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
1998 – 2000
GEORGIA COLLEGE AND STATE UNIVERSITY
Milledgeville, Georgia

Associate of Science in Nursing
1984 – 1986
MACON STATE COLLEGE
Macon, Georgia

Licensures / Certifications

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Georgia
9/18/2017 – 1/31/2022

Registered Nurse, Georgia
9/16/1986 – 1/31/2022

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
9/6/2017 – 9/5/2022

Basic Life Support (BLS)
10/2018 – 10/2020

Advanced Life Support (ACLS)
3/2020 – 3/2022

NIH Stroke Certification
3/6/2015- 3/6/2017

Honors / Awards

Dean’s List, Macon Junior College
1986
Dean’s List, Georgia College & State University
2000
Found Busting It Award
1989

Professional Memberships

American Association of Nurse Practitioners
9/2017 – 9/2022
American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants
1997 – 2017
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
2000 – 2017
Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society
2000

Presentations

Speaker – State Bar of Georgia Annual Meeting
2001
A Trial Preparation: Are all juror from the show-me state?

Speaker – Legal Nurse Consultants Seminar
2000
Winning Medical Cases: Strategies for Success

Speaker – Panel Discussion
The LNC as a Secret Weapon on your Litigation Team
2000

Speaker – Georgia College and State University
2000

Speaker – Macon State College – Legal Aspects of Nursing
2000

Committee Member

Macon Bibb County Child Fatality Committee Member
1999-2005

American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants, Atlanta Chapter
Board Member – Programs Director
2001

Safety Committee – Macon Northside Hospital
1997

Pharmacy Planning & Safety Committee – Macon Northside Hospital
1997

Professional Experience

FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER – CERTIFIED
9/25/2017 –Present

Community Health Care Systems, Inc.
2251 W Elm Street, Wrightsville, GA 31096

Evaluate, diagnose, treat, and monitor acute and chronic illnesses, infections, diseases and injuries across the life span in a community health setting. Prescribe medications and order diagnostic studies and laboratory tests. Provide quality care to patients by following the most current evidence-based guidelines and procedures of practice. Perform simple suturing and incision and drainage with follow up monitoring as warranted.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
1997 – Present
Legal Nurse Consulting Firm – review, evaluate, and analyze health care rendered. Provide opinions to attorneys and insurance companies regarding delivery and outcomes of the health care provided for medical/nursing malpractice, personal injury, product liability, toxic torts, neglect, workers compensation, utilization review, quality, and risk management. Provide research regarding applicable standards and guidelines. Prepare deposition questions for physicians, nurses, and other health care providers. Attend depositions and trials to collaborate with attorneys, bringing specialized education and clinical expertise to the medical related issues of the litigation process.

REGISTERED NURSE
09-2015 – 09-2017

Piedmont Hospital
Staff Nurse – Waters Pavilion – Provide medical, surgical, and postpartum nursing care to patients in the concierge unit.

REGISTERED NURSE – Contract
03-2015 – 05-2015

Florida Memorial Hospital
Contract emergency room nurse providing care to patients and families.

REGISTERED NURSE – Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
10-2013 – 11-2014
Medical Center of Central Georgia

Assist physician with cardiac catheterization and interventional procedures – angioplasties, insertion of pacemakers, and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators.
Assist with emergency procedures including intra-aortic balloon pump placement and monitoring.

REGISTERED NURSE – Post Anesthesia Recovery Unit (Contract)
09-2011 – 09-2013

Piedmont Hospital
Contracted RN – PACU & ER – Recover anesthetized patients post-surgical procedure to include ICU, kidney transplants, ophthalmological, plastic, orthopedic, gynecological, neurosurgical, general surgery, including electrophysiology, and endoscopy patients. ER triage and care for emergency patients and families.

CARE TRANSITIONS COORDINATOR
11-2009 – 10-2011
Marketing/Business Development/Clinical Evaluation

Amedisys Home Health
Clinical liaison coordinating patient care transitioning from facility to home care setting. Collaborating between health care providers to ensure continuity of care. Seek and identify potential referral sources collaborating partnerships with physicians, hospitals, and Area Agency on Aging, consistently exceeding quotas. Invited speaker at civic and community events educating the public regarding home health care advantages and opportunities.

REGISTERED NURSE – Emergency Room
03-2009 – 11-2009

Coliseum Medical Center
Provided care of patients, stabilizing and executing physician orders. Emergency Center nurse/ancillary staff assignments, triaged ambulance patients and made room assignments according to severity of injury/illness. Treat all levels of patients including critically ill patients.

BLOCK ROOM COORDINATOR / Operating Room Nurse
03-2009 – 11-2009

Macon Northside Hospital
Block Room Coordinator – Initial organization and institution of orthopedic block program. Created policies, procedures, and protocols. Collaborated with anesthesiologist to facilitate proper training and credentialing of planned block procedures.
Operating Room Circulating Nurse – Circulate during orthopedic, gynecological, general, plastic, and neurosurgical cases to ensure patient safety including instrument count, ensuring sterile fields were not compromised, and proper positioning of patient. Ensure availability of all necessary instrumentation, equipment, and patient data prior to operating room procedure.

REGISTERED NURSE – Contract / Travel Nurse
11-2008 – 12-2015

Parallon Workforce Management Solutions
Contracted RN – Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Recovery Unit, PICC/Intravascular Access Nurse, Post Anesthesia Care Unity, Emergency Room, Intensive Care Unit, and Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse. Care for cardiac, surgical, emergency, intensive care unit, and psychiatric patients, stabilizing and executing physician orders. PICC line certified – insert peripheral intravascular central line catheters into critically ill patients and patients requiring long term intravenous access.

REGISTERED NURSE – Emergency Room/ Post Anesthesia Care Unit
12-2003 – 12-2007

Medical Center of Central Georgia
Provide care to emergency room and anesthetized patients post procedures, executing physician’s orders, ensuring patient safety.

REGISTERED NURSE – Emergency Room
07-2003 – 11-2003
Triage and treat patients of all age groups, initiating treatments to include IV therapy, drawing blood, administering medications, monitoring and continuous evaluation of patients presenting with chest pain, trauma, abdominal complaints, orthopedic injuries, fever, of unknown origin, and varying chronic diseases and illnesses.

QUALITY MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR
1997-1997

Macon Northside Hospital
Coordinate hospital Quality and Risk Management Departments, Hospital Advisory Board, and all medical staff activities and committees. Develop/review/update Performed Improvement/Risk Management policies. Develop job descriptions, competency tests. Assist hospital Medical Director for JCAHO audit preparations and other hospital surveys. Maintain records of Hospital Advisory Board including Medical Staff Bylaws, Rules and Regulations. Coordinate and communicate with hospital legal counsel. Prepare written reports and provide verbal presentations of hospital business to hospital board members quarterly.

HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATOR
1996-1997

Prison Health Services / Medical College of GA Correctional Healthcare
Men’s State Prison
P. O. Box 396, Hardwick, GA 31034
Managed and evaluated the medical program activities of 650+ chronically ill inmates according to AMA standards and contractual obligations. Liaison for correctional officials, public agencies, and contracted company. Ensured implementation of all contractual services. Developed, revised, interpreted, and ensured compliance with policies, procedures, budget, aims and philosophy of company. Human resources – managed hires, transfers, layoffs, recalls, recruits, and orients. Supervised and managed physicians, physician assistants, 35 nursing staff. Audited medical charts, weekly logs/accounts payable. Established and maintained multi-million dollar annual budget. Ensured state and federal healthcare guidelines were being followed. Created and instituted cost saving strategies for Men’s State Prison and submitted statewide healthcare cost saving procedures and strategies.

REGISTERED NURSE / ER Quality Improvement Coordinator
1992-1997
Macon Northside Hospital
Emergency Room Staff Nurse and coordinated quality improvement processes. Initiated studies involving ER processes and continued quality improvement (CQI). Gathered and compiled study results of CQI data and reported quarterly to the Hospital Performance Improvement Committee.

HOSPITAL NURSING SUPERVISOR (Relief)
1992 – 1997
Macon Northside Hospital

Responsible for hospital operations including patients, personnel, and visitors. Ensured adequate staffing according to patient needs. Activate disaster plans, as needed, and coordinate with Administrator, Chief Nursing Officer, and Supportive Community Services.

REGISTERED NURSE – Corrections -Baylor Nurse
1989 – 1993

ARA Correctional Medical Systems
Men’s State Prison
Responsible for providing direct health care for 650+ chronically ill inmates. Assessment of patients to include determining level of care/treatment needed, providing treatment, i.e. EKG, starting IVs, drawing blood, administering ordered medication/treatments, stabilizing patients, and arranging transport. Only health care provider on premises; (Baylor – worked weekends only).

REGISTERED NURSE – NEONATAL ICU / EMERGENCY ROOM
1986 – 1989

Medical Center of Central Georgia
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Responsible for care of premature infants, stabilizing and executing physician orders. Emergency Center (Level 1 Trauma Center)
Relief Charge Nurse on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Emergency nursing duties including nurse/ancillary staff assignments, triaged ambulance patients and made room assignments according to severity of injury / illness.

 

 

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