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Nurse Practitioner

Albuquerque, NM

your.email@example.com
111-222-3333
www.your-website.com

Work Experience

Nurse Practitioner

Gallup Indian Medical Center,

Feb 2011Current

516 E. Nizhoni Blvd 
Gallup, New Mexico 87301 
Phone: (505) 726-8834 
 
In the above-mentioned setting the duties involve/involved medication 
management, psychiatric evaluations for both walk-in and follow-up adult 
clients. All are Native Americans residing in the Gallup, New Mexico 
area. The position also included acting as a psychiatric consult in the emergency room, urgent care and the units. The diagnoses cover/covered the entire DSM-IV TR. Many are severely persistently mentally ill and live either in group homes or the community. The position involves 
making referrals for counseling/therapy, case management, substance 
abuse rehabilitation and interfacing with a variety of mental health and medical professionals.

Nurse Practitioner

Carlsbad Mental Health Services, Carlsbad, NM

Nov 2010Dec 2010

88220 
Phone: (575) 885-4836

Nurse Practitioner

Tri-County Mental Health Services,

May 2010Aug 2010

Hours Per Week: 40-60 
1155 Lisbon Street 
Lewiston, Maine 04241-2008 
Medical Director: Dr. Thomas Sneed 
Phone: (207) 743-7911 Extension 204 
(207) 783-9141 Extension 367 
1-800-787-1155 
 
In both of the above-mentioned settings the duties involve/involved medication management of community mental health clients and psychiatric evaluations. The diagnoses cover/covered the entire DSM-IV TR. Many are severely persistently mentally ill and live either in group homes or the community. The position involves making referrals for counseling/therapy, case management, substance abuse rehabilitation and interfacing with a variety of mental health and medical professionals.

Staff Nurse

Professional Case Management, Denver, CO

May 2009May 2010

80218 
Nursing Supervisor: Susan Ventura 
Phone: 1-866-776-0127 
Fax: 1-888-886-2286 
 
Area worked in: Home Health Care 
Provided care for the former uranium workers under the EEOIP (Energy Employees Occupational Illness Program. Performed health assessments; administered medication; transported clients to and from appointments/community activities; interfaced with physicians, allied health professionals, nursing colleagues, case managers and family members involved with client care; performed detailed documentation on client assessments, medication administration and shift reports.

Staff Nurse

Maxim Healthcare,

Feb 2009Sep 2009

Hours Per Week: 36-48 
2155 Louisiana Blvd., NE 
Suite 5100 
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110 
Nursing Supervisor: Bryan Rowland 
Phone: (505) 880-0000 
E-mail: brrowlan@maxhealth.com 
 
Area worked in: Corrections and Long Term Care 
 
In the juvenile corrections setting I worked in low, intermediate and high security environments. I performed intake assessments; sick call; medication pass; took orders off and entered them on the medication administration record (MAR); handled both medical and psychiatric emergencies; referred clients to outside health care providers and arranged for transport to hospital when necessary; handled discharges; acted as charge nurse; interfaced with physicians, psychiatrists, administrators, nursing colleagues, social workers, counselors, student nurses, corrections officers; law enforcement officers and allied health professionals involved with client care. I performed documentation; reported off to oncoming nurses and kept accurate records on controlled substance medication and sharps. I often acted as charge nurse working the night shift and was the only medical provider on site. 
 
The long term care environment served the Native American population. I did assessments; medication pass; hanging of intravenous medication and tube feedings; receiving and accounting for controlled substance medication; performed dressing changes handled emergencies; arranged for out of facility passes and discharges; interfaced with physicians, nursing colleagues, allied health professionals and family members involved in client care. I often acted as charge nurse especially during the weekend and evening hours.

Staff Nurse

Medical Staffing Network,

Feb 2004Aug 2009

924 Park Avenue SW 
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102 
Hours Per Week: 36-40 
Nursing Supervisor: Barbara Salazar 
Phone: (505) 244-3830 
 
Areas worked in: Psychiatric Nursing, 
Triage, Corrections, Wound Care, Family Practice, Medical-Surgical 
 
Through Medical Staffing Network I have primarily done psychiatric nursing. This experience includes working with juveniles in a state operated corrections setting, a state operated substance abuse treatment center for adults, a county operated detention center, a women's prison and a private in-patient psychiatric setting. My duties include admitting, discharging and transferring patients, passing medication, taking orders off, patient education, charting, communicating with physicians, psychiatrists, therapists, counselors, other health care professionals, family members, corrections officers and administrators, attending treatment team meetings, frequent monitoring of vital signs and withdrawal symptoms of patients in the detoxification unit, dealing with psychiatric and medical emergencies and monitoring patient adherence to the therapeutic process for both detoxification and rehabilitation patients. I often acted as charge nurse.

Staff Nurse

Quality Medical Staffing,

May 2007Jan 2009

801 Douglas Avenue 
Las Vegas, NM 87701-3948 
(505) 426-8161 
Hours Per Week: 36-60 
Nursing Supervisor: Nick Marrujo 
Phone: (505) 454-9921 
(505) 426-8161/(877) 426-8793/Fax: (505) 426-8793 
 
Area worked in: Inpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Center 
 
Through Quality Medical Staffing I am primarily working in a state operated substance abuse treatment center. My duties include admitting, discharging, and transferring patients, passing medications, taking orders off, patient education, interfacing with psychiatrists, internal medicine physicians, counselors, therapists, other health care professionals, administrators and family members, handling psychiatric and medical emergencies, frequently monitoring the vital signs and withdrawal symptoms of acute patients in the detoxification unit, monitoring adherence to the treatment process for patients in both detox and rehabilitation. I acted as charge nurse and was often the only nurse handling an entire unit.

Full Time Nursing Work

University of New Mexico,

Oct 2007Mar 2008

Staff Nurse 
School of Medicine 
Department of Pediatric Hematology Oncology 
Ted R. Montoya Hemophilia Program 
1700 Lomas Blvd., N E 
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131 
Hours Per Week: 40 
Nursing Supervisor: Kathy Chavez 
Phone: (505) 277-2353 
 
This position required case management of hemophilia and blood disorder patients. It required taking phone calls for bleeding emergencies, obtaining hemophilia factor products from appropriate health care agencies both in and outside of New Mexico; scheduling patients for clinic appointments; referring patients to other specialty physicians, physical therapists, health care agencies and a variety of health care providers; following up on and monitoring hospitalized patients; documenting all phone calls, referrals and other correspondence using a computerized patient record and charting system; clinic was held once a week which required assisting the attending physician, entering orders in the computer for blood draws, drawing blood and taking it to the lab, communicating with lab personnel, educating patients, families and physicians, keeping research data, informing patients and families of the opportunity to participate in research as well as the research protocol and obtaining consent for new participants; attending treatment team and journal club meetings and accurate, clear communication to colleagues and a multitude of health care providers.

Staff Nurse

HRN Services, Inc.-A Healthcare Services Organization,

Oct 2003Dec 2006

6100 Uptown Blvd. N.E. 
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110 
Hours Per Week: 48-60 
Nursing Supervisor: Mike Lopez 
Phone: (505) 823-6425 
Fax: (505) 823-6426 
 
Areas worked in: 
Psychiatric Nursing, 
Corrections Nursing 
Oncology, Telemetry, Med-Surg 
Mother-Baby, SAC, Pediatrics, 
Urgent Care Clinics, CPI Training 
(Crisis Prevention Intervention) 
 
Through HRN I primarily worked in a psychiatric corrections setting at the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center. The duties included doing intake, passing medication, taking orders off, verifying out-patient medication, performing suicide watch three times each shift, attending treatment team meetings, interfacing with psychiatrists, internal medicine doctors, counselors, therapists, other health care professionals, corrections officers and administrators. I often acted as charge nurse.

Staff Nurse

Albuquerque Veterans Medical Center,

Mar 2001Jan 2003

General Medicine Floor, Unit 5A 
1501 San Pedro, SE 
Albuquerque, NM 87108 
Hours Per Week: 40-60 
Nursing Supervisor: Evelyn Parisotto 
Phone: (505) 265-1711 
 
At the Albuquerque Veterans Medical Center I worked on a General Medicine Floor; occasionally I was floated to other areas depending on need. I took report, administered medication via the computerized medication system; took orders off; performed the skills of starting intravenous medication, inserting intravenous catheters, naso-gastric tubes and Foley catheters; monitored and replenished bladder irrigation fluid; performed dressing changes; acted as team leader and charge nurse as necessary; performed computerized charting and documentation; interfaced with physicians, nursing colleagues, allied health professionals and family members involved with patient care; assisted with code situations as necessary. I was a medicine floor team leader on a daily basis. I often acted as charge nurse and participated in several quality improvement committees.

Teacher

Albuquerque Public Schools,

Oct 1986Jul 1994

Spanish, ESL, Bilingual Program, Science, Special Education, Science Fair and Arts Committee Head, Scholarship Recipient Children's Literature in Spanish-New Mexico State Office of Cultural Affairs and Spanish Consulate-1991, Science and Math Teacher Extern-Office of Senator Jeff Bingaman-1990. 
1725 University Blvd., SE 
Albuquerque, NM 87106 
Phone: (505) 842-8211

Teacher

Mobil/Yanpet Saudi Project, Beaumont, TX

Aug 1982Aug 1984

Education

Dual in Clinical Nurse Specialist

University of New Mexico,

2009

Certificate in Nurse Specialist

University of New Mexico,

2002

B.A. in Community Health Education

Central New Mexico Community College,

2000

M.A. in Adult Education

University of Tennessee,

1988

M.A. in Spanish

University of New Orleans,

1977

MSN in Nursing

New Mexico State University,

Additional Information

SKILLS: 
 
Computer Literate, Bilingual (English/Spanish and Others), Team Player, Effective People and Communication Skills, Assertive, Desire to Learn, Previous Teaching Career, Transferrable Skills
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