Naomi Travers, NP

CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION

Master of Science in Nursing, Geriatric Nurse Practitioner tract, University of California,
San Francisco, June 2001
Master’s Entry Level Program in Nursing (MEPN), pre-licensure nursing curricula,
University of California, San Francisco, June 1998-June 1999
Biological sciences curricula, San Francisco State University, September 1995 – June 1996
Bachelor of Arts, International Relations, University of California, Davis, June 1990
Education Abroad Program, University of San Jose, Costa Rica, December 1988-December 1989

HEALTH EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Registered Nurse, Skin and Cancer Foundation Australia, NSW, Australia
Responsibilities: Provide clinical support for wide range of dermatological services, including assisting in Mohs surgeries and general clinic procedures, running phototherapy and postoperative dressing clinics and facilitating patient education.
Skills acquired: Familiarity with common skin conditions and proficient in performing simple dermatology surgical procedures such as administering local anesthetic, performing punch/shave biopsies, cauterizing superficial, benign skin lesions, steroid injections for scars; able to manage perioperative and postoperative patient care, including surgical wounds, skin grafts and post-laser treatment areas. April 2007 – March 2015

Laser Nurse Specialist, Skin and Cancer Foundation Australia, NSW Australia
Responsibilities: Participate in all aspects of laser treatments; under dermatologist supervision, independently perform treatments of broadband light and Skin Tyte (Sciton platform), vascular laser (Candela Vbeam™), microlaser peels and superficial fractionated ablative treatments (Sciton erbium platform), photodynamic therapy with Aktilite™ and tattoo removal with Nd-yag; assist in full range of laser and cosmetic therapies including setup, patient education, dressings and aftercare of full face chemical peels and skin resurfacing. Support patients through treatment process with professionalism and compassion
Skills acquired: Competency in assessing skin quality and defects, and evaluating individual response to treatment in order to optimize outcomes; Familiarity with broad range of laser systems and appropriate system/parameters for specific dermatological defects.
April 2009-March 2015

Registered Nurse, Cardiac Unit, Westmead Hospital, NSW, Australia
Responsibilities: Provide acute care to cardiac patients, including post-op cardiac cases. Manage individual care plans, provide patient education and interface with medical and ancillary practitioners to optimize health outcomes.
Skills acquired: Proficiency in monitoring electrocardiac activity and providing appropriate interventions for adverse cardiac events; ability to manage busy patient load under pressure.
April 2006-April 2007

Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, Outpatient Clinic, University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California
Responsibilities: Provide urgent and primary care to geriatric patient population with multiple chronic diseases and complex psychosocial issues; diagnose and treat common disease processes in conjunction with physician supervisor, order appropriate diagnostic tests, prescribe necessary medications and oversee specialty referrals and follow-up care as needed; triage cases requiring hospital admission; educate patients and families about disease processes; key organizer of three successful “Mini Medical School” community lecture series on aging.
Skills acquired: Physical assessment and critical thinking; ability to maintain professional and supportive relationships with frail elderly and their families under stressful circumstances; understanding of community resources; effectively communicate with support staff and physician supervisors November 2001 – October 2004

Registered Nurse, Telemetry Unit, Sutter Memorial Hospital, Sacramento, California
Responsibilities: Provide acute care to cardiac patients, including post-op cardiac cases.
August 2001-November 2001, October 2004-August 2005

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

License, Registered Nurse, California Board of Registered Nurses, Sept. 1999 – present
Nurse Practitioner Certification, California Board of Registered Nurses, Sept. 2001- present
Medication Furnishing Number, United States Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Nov. 2003
Board Certification, Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center (Active)
Member, Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing, inducted June 2002
Current member, Dermatology Nurses’ Association
Current member, Australian Dermatology Nurses Association

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE

Physical Therapy Aide, Mills-Peninsula Hospital, Millbrae, California
August 1997-May 1998
Medical Assistant, Thomas Grotz, M.D., San Francisco, California
July 1996-June 1997
Reporter, The Monterey County Herald, Salinas, California
November 1993-August 1995
Features Editor, The Hollister Freelance, Hollister, California
December 1992-October 1993
Reporter, The Hollister Freelance, Hollister, California,
December 1990-December 1992

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND CONTINUING EDUCATION
• Award recipient, Galderma Literature Award, 2013 for “Overview of laser therapy for common vascular lesions,” Journal of the Dermatology Nurses’ Association, Sept/Oct 2013, Volume 5, Number 5, pp. 280-285
• Editor, Skin Alert, Australian Dermatology Nurses Association newsletter, 2012-2013
• Award recipient, Ego Nurse Fellowship, 2012
• Attendee, “Dementia and Challenging Behavior,” The Australian College of Nursing, July 2012
• Course Coordinator “Punch Biopsies for Nurses” Skin & Cancer Foundation Australia, Westmead April 2012
• Attendee, Immunisation for Registered Nurses course, The Australian College of Nursing, 75 theoretical hours. July 2011
• Speaker, Australian Dermatology Nurses Association, Annual Education Day – “Overview of Lasers in Dermatology,” November 2010
• Attendee, Australian Dermatology Nurses Association Annual Education Day: 2008, 2009, 2010
• Attendee, Australian Dermatology Nurses Association National Conference: 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014