Curriculum Vitae – Martin

Professional Affiliations:

American Bar Association
North Carolina Bar Association, Paralegal Division
National League for Nursing
American College of Healthcare Executives
American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians

MarGin Consulting, LLC
Research and Consultative Services
Raleigh, NC 27607

July 2008 to Present
Title: Paralegal Nurse Consultant/Managing Member

Services Provided: MarGin Consulting is a multi-specialty research and consultation service coordinating expertise across myriad professional fields. Charged as Paralegal Nurse Consultant with the provision of  medico-legal and nursing research for clients per client specifications. In this position, concurrent review of medical and healthcare documentation, research of medication and treatment regimens including medication interactions and administration compatibility, adherence to professional standards in medical, nursing, and ancillary provider specialties, review of policies and procedures and implementation of appropriate nursing care. This position further requires coordination with specialties outside nursing, including chemistry, chemical and mechanical engineering, business financial analysis, and,law enforcement to ensure a comprehensive review of information to provide clients with a comprehensive review of available information to determine appropriate course of action.

Maria Parham Medical Center
Henderson, NC 27536

August 2005 to June 2013
Title: Registered Nurse, Preceptor, Critical/Progressive Care

Duties: As preceptor, provided guidance and training to newly licensed nurses (RN and LPN) to improve proficiency in care delivery ensuring compliance with established standards of care and hospital policies and procedures. Assumed responsibility for direct patient care in a medical-surgical critical care setting. Comprehensive health assessment including a thorough physical assessment of assigned patients. Collect and analyze data, including accurately interpreting ECG patterns, recognizing their
significance and providing appropriate interventions. Determine appropriate nursing diagnoses, as well as plan and implement nursing interventions based on patient/family specific needs, ongoing evaluation of nursing plan of care. Coordinate patient care and treatment with physicians and ancillary services to ensure continuity of care modifying plan of care as determined by patient outcomes. Maintain accurate documentation in the patient’s medical record of patient vital signs, interventions, and patient and family education. Maintain and monitor patient status with invasive hemodynamic monitoring lines, prepare patients for diagnostic cardiology services, surgeries, monitor patients status post cardiac catheterization. Maintain and monitor patient status during intravenous therapy including blood product administration, medications for the treatment of dysrhythmias and blood pressure support, and ventilatory support including Bi-PAP and mechanical ventilation. Precept newly licensed nurses in a nurturing environment to facilitate the transition from academic nursing to the practice of nursing in an acute care setting. Assume charge nurse responsibilities when required including the assignment of nursing care based upon mix of clinical skill sets available on the unit.

Good Health Services
Raleigh, NC 27615

October 2005 to June 2006
Title: Registered Nurse, Contract, Home Health

Provide Home Health services through contract with Franklin County, NC Department of Health, Home Health Division for patients enrolled in Medicaid Supply program. Schedule in home visits and conduct nursing assessment including assessment of place of residence for safety, medication review for interactions and patient understanding of indication, contraindications and side effects, coordinate care with patient’s physician and family as well as recommend and coordinate ancillary care provider interventions when indicated.

Duke Health Raleigh Hospital
Raleigh, NC 27609

July 2004 to August 2005
Title: Registered Nurse II, Critical Care

Duties: Assumed responsibility for direct patient care in a medical-surgical critical care setting. Comprehensive health assessment including a thorough physical assessment of assigned patients. Collect and analyze data, including accurately interpreting ECG patterns, recognizing their significance and providing appropriate interventions. Determine appropriate nursing diagnoses, as well as plan and implement nursing interventions based on patient/family specific needs, ongoing evaluation of nursing plan of care. Coordinate patient care and treatment with physicians and ancillary services to ensure continuity of care modifying plan of care as determined by patient outcomes. Maintain accurate documentation in the patient’s medical record of patient vital signs, interventions, and patient and family education. Maintain and monitor patient status with invasive hemodynamic monitoring lines, prepare patients for diagnostic cardiology services, surgeries, monitor patients status post cardiac catheterization. Maintain and monitor patient status during intravenous therapy including blood product administration, medications for the treatment of dysrhythmias and blood pressure support, and ventilatory support including Bi-PAP and mechanical ventilation.

Broward Community College
Center For Health Science Education
Coconut Creek, FL 33066

September 2003 to June 2004
Title: Clinical Nursing Adjunct Faculty

Duties: Preparation and delivery of course material that demonstrates knowledge of subject matter, relationship to course objectives with effectiveness measured by student testing and evaluation and an understanding of and commitment to principles of adult learning. Serve as a nursing role model for students by remaining current in nursing skills and knowledge. Instruct and supervise students in the clinical setting (hospital and skills lab) demonstrating competence in clinical practice and maintaining a professional approach including appearance, interpersonal relationships and legal and ethical responsibilities. Utilize curriculum objectives in planning student assignments, clinical practice that is in harmony with the clinical facilities’ policies and procedures and facilitates quality patient care, optimum student learning and harmonious college-hospital relationships. Use and develop a variety of effective teaching and assessment methods to engage student interest and support a variety of learning styles including the use of computers and information technology. Evaluate student oral presentations,
projects, and written work including care plans and nurse’s notes for relevance to patient assessment and needs as expressed in NANDA current nursing diagnosis research using explicit criteria relevant to course content and learning objectives. Demonstrate continued professional development and currency through course work, conferences, and workshops. Maintain and submit accurate records according to published schedules.

Memorial Health Systems
Memorial Regional Hospital
Hollywood, FL 33021

May 2002 to June 2004
Title: Registered Nurse II, Critical Care

Duties: Assume responsibility for direct patient care in an acute care medical/cardiac critical care setting. Comprehensive health assessment including a thorough physical assessment of assigned patients. Determine appropriate nursing diagnoses, as well as plan and implement nursing interventions based on patient/family specific needs, ongoing evaluation of nursing plan of care. Collect and analyze data, including accurate interpretation of laboratory values as well as ECG patterns, recognizing their
significance and providing appropriate interventions. Coordinate patient care and treatment with physicians and ancillary services to ensure continuity of care modifying plan of care as determined by patient outcomes. Maintain accurate documentation in the patient’s medical record of patient status
including; vital signs, interventions, and patient and family education. Maintain and monitor patient status with invasive hemodynamic monitoring lines,IABP (intra-aortic balloon pump) therapy, CRRT (continuous renal replacement therapy), prepare patients for diagnostic cardiology services, surgeries, monitor patients status post cardiac catheterization. Maintain and monitor patient status during intravenous therapy including administration of blood products, medications for the treatment of dysrhythmias and blood pressure support, and ventilatory support including Bi-PAP and mechanical ventilation.

Hollywood Medical Center
Hollywood, FL 33021

July 2001 to July 2002
Title: Registered Nurse, Critical Care

Duties: Assumed responsibility for direct patient care in a medical-surgical critical care setting. Comprehensive health assessment including complete physical assessment of assigned patients. Collect and analyze data, including accurately interpreting ECG patterns, recognizing their significance and
providing appropriate interventions. Determine appropriate nursing diagnoses, plan and implement nursing interventions based on patient/family specific needs, ongoing evaluation of nursing plan of care. Coordinate patient care and treatment with physicians and ancillary services to ensure continuity of care modifying plan of care as determined by patient outcomes. Maintain accurate documentation in the patient’s medical record of patient vital signs, interventions, and patient and family education. Monitor patient status with invasive hemodynamic monitoring lines, prepare patients for diagnostic cardiology services, surgeries, monitor patients status post cardiac catheterization. Monitor patient status during IV therapy including blood product administration, medications for the treatment of dysrhythmias and blood pressure support, and ventilatory support including Bi-PAP and mechanical ventilation.

Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

November 1997 to January 1999
Title: Licensed Practical Nurse

Duties: Assumed responsibility for direct patient care in an acute care telemetry, team nursing setting. Assist the Registered Nurse in the collection of data and formulation and implementation of the nursing plan of care. Implement nursing interventions based on patient/family specific needs, ongoing evaluation of nursing plan of care. Assesses and document patient vital signs, analyze ECG rhythm strips recognizing their significance and providing appropriate interventions, maintain and monitor patient status with arterial lines, discontinue arterial lines with a staff Registered Nurse in attendance, prepare patients for interventional cardiology services, cardiothoracic surgeries, electrophysiology studies, monitor patients status post cardiac catheterization, PTCA, Rotablator, pacer/AICD insertion, initiate, maintain and monitor patient status during intravenous therapy for treatment of dysrhythmias or blood pressure support.

American Red Cross, Broward County Chapter
Ft Lauderdale, FL

May 1995 to December 1997
Title: Instructor, Community First Aid and Safety, Emergency Response, per diem

Duties: Train interested individuals in recognition of emergency situations and appropriate interventions. Activation of Emergency Medical Service system, assessing victims on-scene. Interventions for life threatening illness and injury including airway obstruction, cardiopulmonary arrest, poisoning, , shock, burns, connective tissue injuries and sudden illness.

Miami Cerebral Palsy Residential Services
Miami, FL

December 1995 – May 1996
Title: Licensed Practical Nurse, Day Flex Charge LPN

Duties: Responsible for direct client care including vital signs, feeding, hygiene, assisting with physical therapy and preparing clients for physician, dental and outpatient diagnostic visits. As Day Flex Charge, supervised care of developmentally disabled clients in six cluster facilities including nursing, respiratory therapy and coordinating with speech, dietary, and occupational therapy specialists. Schedule and coordinate transportation for client physician, dental and outpatient visits. Ensure timely completion of monthly, quarterly and annual client habilitation and care plans in accordance with HRS requirements. Assist clients’ primary care physician with physical examinations, coordinate weekly meetings to review client condition and plan of care with the primary care physician.

Richmond and Hunter, M.D., P.A.
Plantation, FL

March 1995 – December 1995
Title: Licensed Practical Nurse

Duties: Initiate patient contact in office, assess vital signs, obtain blood specimens by venipuncture, instruct patients in the provision of specimens for urinalysis, cultures and occult blood. Obtain electrocardiograph strips for physician review, assist with in-office procedures. Document patient care and submit laboratory requisitions in an accurate and timely fashion. Co-ordinate patient preparation for surgical interventions.

Memorial Health Systems
Memorial Hospital West
Pembroke Pines, FL

January 1994 – June 1994
Title: Clerk/Phlebotomist

Duties: Obtain blood specimens by venipuncture and skin puncture from hospital in/outpatients in a timely manner utilizing aseptic technique. Instruct patients in the protocols for the provision of specimens for a variety of laboratory tests including U/A, urine cultures, occult blood and sputum
cultures. Prepare, inspect and maintain currency of laboratory trauma kits for use in the hospital emergency department. Assist in the training of laboratory technician and phlebotomy students during their phlebotomy clinical rotation.

Health Testing Centers
North Miami Beach, FL

June 1993 – March 1994
Title: Phlebotomist

Duties: Administer contract with the School Board of Dade County for the collection and transportation of specimens for urine drug screens per U.S. Department of Transportation chain of custody protocols. Coordinate with School Board representatives in reporting results and facilitating further review by the Medical Review Officer.

EDUCATION

Barry University School of Nursing
Miami Shores, FL, January 2000-May 2001
Graduated with Honors May 2001
Licensure: FL: RN9179680 NC: 195389

Broward Community College
Pembroke Pines, FL, September 1998 – December 1999
Cumulative Grade Point Average 3.82

Tenet Healthcare
Critical Care Training Program
July – September 2001

Broward County Practical Nursing Program
Fort Lauderdale, FL,
November 1993 – January 1995

Sheridan Vocational-Technical Training Center
Hollywood, FL
Phlebotomy Technician, May 1993

Broward Community College
Basic Arrhythmia Analysis, November 1996

Miami-Dade Community College
Contract Laboratory Participant
DUI Recognition and Enforcement Training
1990-1991