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Pamela Ann Miller RN, BSN, JD 408 South Second Street Smithfield, NC 27577 (H) 919-300-1618 (C) 919-300-9024 [email protected] EDUCATION: Concord Law School: Juris Doctor February 2010 University of North Carolina: Bachelor of Science in Nursing 1976 CERTIFICATIONS: Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Instructor Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Instructor Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor Trauma Nurse Critical Care a" TNCC State Medical Assistance Team a" SMAT II Team member EXPERIENCE: May 2004 to present: Johnston Medical Center Position: Staff RN emergency department August 2008 to current: Responsible for management and coordination of care of given patient assignment with varied pop ulation ranging from pediatric to geriatric. Patient care needs include appropri ately treating simple medical and chronic issues to critical and emergent life t hreatening situations requiring advanced critical care knowledge and skills. Thr oughout this work experience I have served as mentor to new Registered Nurses, s tudent nurses and various levels of EMT students. January 2005 a" August 2008: Nurse Educator Responsible for coordinating and providing continued educational opportunities f or all facility employees to assure clinical competency, either through direct p rovision of education or via coordination of opportunity for education by approp riate instructor as mandated by the particular disciplines regulatory agency. F urther responsibilities included community education and outreach coordination, chart review, EMS/Disaster preparedness training, JCAHO compliance screening. Du ring this educational position I served on and participated in the rebuilding of the JMC Bio-Ethics committee, assisting to proactively and retroactively addres s medical legal ethical issues encountered at JMC; an area of particular interes t. May 2004 a" January 2005: ER staff nurse Responsibilities as stated above 2001 a" 2010 Medical Legal Nurse Consultant in addition to full time staffing duties Serve as expert in review of nursing actions for standard of practice April 2001- May 2004: Hospital Corporations of America July 2003 a" May 2004 Lake Norman Regional Medical Center-Mooresville, NC 7a-7pCharge Nurse; Emergency Department Responsibilities included but not limited to: a Overseeing patient flow through Emergency Department based on patient acuity a RN assignments a Serve as resource to staff a Mentoring a Networking with other departments of LNRMC to facilitate flow of patient care

a Special assignments as driven by departmental needs at discretion of ER direct or a Conflict resolution involving patient, family, staff, ancillary staff, physici ans and administration a Teach ACLS, BLS, PALS intermittently to maintain staff competency April 2001-July 2003: Davis Regional Medical Center April 2003 a" January 2002: Emergency Department Staff Nurse/Charge Nurse Responsible for direct care of any patient presenting to the Emergency Departmen t for care be it routine or emergent care, in addition to serving as Charge RN o n rotational basis. Patient population: Pediatrics to Geriatrics January 2002 a" April 2003: House Supervisor Monday through Friday 0700 a" 1500 Responsibilities included by not limited to: a Addressing Staffing issues house wide a Coordinate and facilitate appropriate patient placement a Coordinate departmental activity in association with department directors a Assist with chart review a Assist with chart location in absence of medical records a Assist with Dispensing of medication in absence of pharmacy coverage a Serve in absence of CNO and departmental directors to facilitate normal flow o f hospital activity a Facilitate coordination of Operating Room activities after hours a Facilitate patient transfer to tertiary centers a Serve as expert resource with knowledge and critical care thinking skills obta ined through the prior 26 years of varied managerial and staffing experience

December 1996 a" October 2000: Duke Medical Center Manager Life Flight Critical Care Transport a" Johnston Satellite Accountable for 24 hour operation of the Johnston Satellite Critical Care Ground Transport team Responsibilities included but not limited to: a Assuring adequate staffing a Staff Development a Staff recruitment to include interview and selection process a Disciplinary Actions a Budgeting for individual satellite a Participate in budgeting for Duke Life Flight Program a Community relations and outreach a Inter/Intra Organizational liaison/facilitator a Member of Duke Emergency/Trauma Leadership a Member of Life Flight Leadership a Participated in drafting of Emergency/Trauma Department Mission/Vision stateme nt May 1990 a" December 1996 a" Wake Medical Center Staff Nurse: Surgical Intensive Care Unit Responsible primarily for total care of pre and post operative trauma patients a nd complicated surgeries with occasional overflow critical cardiac, medical and brain injured patients. Served as charge nurse on rotational basis.

May 1976 a" May 1989: Various managerial and staff nurse positions, to include House Supervisor, Mater nal Child Health Clinical Manager, Head Nurse Surgical Unit, Staff Nurse Operati ng Room and First Assist to Surgeons for Cleveland Urologic Surgery References: Available upon request

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