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Debra Hunter

ARNP-C Nationally Certified ANCC, AANP Proficient in ER, Urgent Care, Family Practice: Multiple EHR program user

Largo, FL

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ARNP for >15 years Areas of Expertise include Family Practice > 8 years, Urgent Care, Pediatrics. Proficient in EHR, Bedside Procedures and Complex suture repair. Patient advocate, team oriented./ team leader, education/training/preceptor& friendly, ICD9 code, Telephonic Translator.

Authorized to work in the US for any employer

Work Experience

Clinical Specialist, Professional Practice and Innovations

Bayfront Health
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Saint Petersburg, FL
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July 2014 to Present

Responsibilities 
Provide education to staff, nurse residents. 
General staff in-services: new policies, procedures, clinically significant health information, i.e, Ebola, 
 
Accomplishments 
Successfully introduced and launched "Surviving Sepsis Campaign" at Bayfront Health. Screening now standard throughout facility with increased awareness of sepsis and expediency diagnosing and treating sepsis aggressively. 
Updated I- STAT instrumentation to include 
sepsis and cardiac markers with improvement in time- sensitive medical interventions. 
 
Skills Used 
Multi- faceted experience as R. N., ARNP, as well as preceptor for all levels of nursing students. 
Public speaking, PowerPoint presentations; daily rounds speaking & interacting with staff and management to problem solve, educate and troubleshoot.

ARNP

Community Health Centers of Pinellas
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Saint Petersburg, FL
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January 2014 to March 2014

EXPERIENCE 
Community Health Centers of Pinellas 
 
1/2/2014-3/31/2014 
 
Evaluate and treat Family Practice patients in outpatient setting for acute and chronic illness. 
Familiar with protocols for hypertension, diabetic and cardiac care. Able to assess and treat injury from sports, occupational activities. 
 
Bayfront Convenient Care Clinics 8/15/13- 12/30/2013 
 
ARNP Urgent Care Treat walk-in patients, with acute illnesses/ injuries as well as manage exacerbations of chronic health care problems such as COPD. 
 
Maxim Staffing Solutions 09/15/2012-present 
 
ARNP Pinellas County Jail, Medical Unit 
 
Evaluate inmate medical concerns, order testing, medications, treatments 
 
for acute and chronic illness . 
 
St. Petersburg General Hospital/EMCARE 12/01/2011-9/10/2012 
ARNP in ER Fast Track/Main ED. Performed history&physical, ordered medications, diagnostics, surgical procedures. Evaluated diagnostics; labs, X-rays/ultrasounds/CT's, evaluated patient response to treatment :prepared discharge with prescriptions,instructions and follow-up. 
 
Emergency Medical Associates of Tampa Bay (EMATB) 11/06-112/2011 
ARNP in Emergency Department that included Trauma,Critical Care, Cardiac Care, Intermediate Care, Pediatrics,Psychiatry and First Care. 
 
Performed history and physical, ordered diagnostics, medications and performed bedside procedures ranging from complex suture repair to incision and drainage on all age groups. Evaluated diagnostics, medication/treatment response,patient status.Experienced in Telephonic translation, EHR/Cerner/Dragon. 
 
Bay way Family Practice 
1/96-12/2006 
ARNP in large Family Practice. Evaluate and treat patients in office, hospital ans SNF. Monitored patients with chronic health problems: hypertension, diabetes, heart disease. 
 
Bayfront Medical Center 
11/80-12/95 
R.N. In Neuro intensive Care and Emergency Room. 
Prior experience at Bayfront Medical Center: ER registrar, Manager/Laboratory  
Office, phlebotomist.

Education

Post Master's Family Medicine in Advanced Practice, Nursing

University of South Florida -
Tampa, FL

2007 to 2010

MS, Nursing in Advanced Practice, Nursing

University of South Florida -
Tampa, FL

1990 to 1995

Skills

Family Practice, Urgent Care, ER. Neurology background, suturing, orthopedics

Certifications

ANCC

January 2010 to 2020

National certifying body for ARNP's.

AANP

June 2010 to November 2015

National certification for Family ARNP

ACLS

November 2010 to October 2015

BLS

March 2015 to March 2017

BLS Instructor, American Heart Association

May 2015 to May 2017

Heart Code Instructor

February 2015 to February 2017

Heart Code Instructor, CHS 
BLS, ACLS

Additional Information

R.N. at Bayfront Medical Center in Neuro Intensive Care, ER 
ARNP Bayway Family Practice 
ARNP St. Joseph's Hospital ER, Walk-In Clinic