AMY ESPINOZA, FNP-C

AMY ESPINOZA, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

SUMMARY

Knowledgeable medical provider, proficient in both English and Spanish, with over 10 years in the medical field and humanitarian arena. Diverse background includes Family Practice, Intensive Care, Orthopedics, long-term acute care, locum tenens, humanitarian aid, as well as the discipline that comes from military service.

EXPERIENCE
Family Nurse Practitioner, Minute Clinic, Myrtle Beach, SC and Fayetteville, NC
03/2014-06-2015 and 04/2016-Present
Lead Provider
Cared for patients autonomously in a family practice setting, seeing 25-30 patients daily
Achieved role of District Educator after only three months with company
Responsible for ongoing policy and procedure dissemination, updates in practice, and educational support of 14 other providers in 6 clinics
District’s Super User for the organization’s new electronic medical record software; responsible for the education of all employees in all clinics, as well as providing on-site support during transition period and beyond
Registered Nurse, Orthopedics, First Health of the Carolinas, Pinehurst, NC
12/2011-02/2014
Provided preoperative and postoperative care for patients undergoing hip, knee, and shoulder joint replacement, as well as surgical interventions for acute injuries and other orthopedic complaints
Registered Nurse, Supplemental Staff, Highsmith-Rainey Specialty Hospital, Fayetteville, NC
12/2009-12/2011
Floated between Intensive care, Long-term Acute Care, and Urgent Care
Provided ventilator support, rehabilitation, and wound care to long-term patients
Registered Travel Nurse, Intensive Care, Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, KY
04/2008-11/2009
Cared for patients with acute illnesses, provided ventilator and critical drip support, assisted in bedside procedures requiring conscious sedation, delivered wide range of intensive care services
Responded to Code Blue events throughout hospital
Charge Nurse, Intensive Care, Southeastern Regional Medical Center, Lumberton, NC
07/2006-03/2008
Cared for patients with acute illnesses and other complaints, including respiratory failure, acute congestive heart failure, acute myocardial infarction, drug overdose, trauma, gastrointestinal bleeds, organ procurement, sepsis and shock, among others
Assisted in bedside procedures including cardioversion and Swan-Ganz placement
Primary responder to Code Blue and Rapid Response events throughout hospital
In charge of monitoring and evaluation of unit performance, staffing, patient acuity/census reports, and SBAR reports for oncoming shifts
Delivered a complete range of RN services, focusing on patient advocacy
Spanish Cryptologic Linguist, United States Air Force, 93rd Intelligence Squadron
04/1997-08/2000
Transcribed and analyzed intelligence information while maintaining a Top Secret security clearance
Served as Element Leader for one of unit’s four targets
Obtained Below-the-Zone early promotion for excellence - achieved rank of E-5 in only three years
Was awarded the prestigious appointment to the Airman Education and Commissioning Program

EDUCATION AND ACCREDITATION
02/2014        Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center
12/2013        Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner, University of North Carolina, Wilmington
05/2006    Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio

HUMANITARIAN EFFORTS
Development Assistant, Stop Hunger Now Peru, Lima, Peru
06/2015-01/2016
Assisted in initiation and development of first Latin American branch of Stop Hunger Now USA while living onsite in Lima, Peru
Provided high quality nutrition, education, and resources to desperately underserved populations in developing countries
Assistant Program Manager, Mision Pan y Pescado, Vegueta, Lima, Peru
11/2008-12/2013
Developed before school nutrition program for children in the Vegueta School District of Peru
Coordinated quarterly vitamin drives, Christmas donations, and daily breakfast for approximately 80 children

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