Professional Profile

Heather Pitcher

  

CURRICULUM VITAE

HEATHER PITCHER RN BN NP-FAA PCC RYT

Nurse Practitioner - FAA

Integrationhealth.heathernp@gmail.com

heather.pitcher@med.mun.ca


EDUCATION

2018 Yoga Teacher Training – 200 hour, Sivananda Yoga Retreat, Bahamas

2008-2012 Bachelor of Nursing / Nurse Practitioner- FAA, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL

2008-2010 Health Coaching Diploma, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta

2005-2012 Faculty of Business, part-time studies – Bachelor of Business Administration - Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Newfoundland

1997/2000 Three-year Business Management Diploma, College of the North Atlantic, NL

1994 Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners Course (SANE), Surrey, British Columbia

1990 Intensive Care Course, Health Care Corporation, Health Science Center, St. John’s, NL

1987/90 Registered Nursing Diploma, General Hospital School of Nursing, St. John’s, NL


EMPLOYMENT 

Current Nurse Practitioner FAA, Independent Clinic, Integration Health, Newfoundland

2016-Current Nurse Practitioner FAA, Labrador Grenfell Health Authority, Labrador

2014-2016 Clinical Associate Professor, Family Practice Unit, Memorial University of Newfoundland

2007-2014 Research Nurse, Primary Healthcare Research Unit, Faculty of Medicine, MUN, St. John’s, NL

2004-2014 Health Dimensions International Inc., St. John’s, Newfoundland

2001-2005 Instructor, Business, OH&S and Health related Curriculum, Keyin College, St. John’s, NL

2001-2004 Community Health Nurse locums Rankin Inlet Health Centre, Rankin Inlet, Nunavut

2001 Clinical Research Nurse, Cowan Avenue Medical Clinic, St. John’s, NL2016

2000/2001 Community Health Nurse, Full-time contract, Rankin Inlet Health Centre, Rankin Inlet, Nunavut

1995-2005 Registered Nurse (ICU/CCU/CVICU), Health Care Corporation, Health Science Site, St. John’s, NL

1994-1995 Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (S.A. N. E.), Surrey Memorial Hospital, Surrey, British Columbia

1993-1995 Registered Nurse (ICU), Surrey Memorial Hospital, Surrey, British Columbia

1990-1993 Registered Nurse (ICU), Health Science Centre, St. John’s, NL


LICENSURE / CERTIFICATIONS

2014 Nurse Practitioner License, ARRNL, Newfoundland

2014 Professional Coaching Certification, PCC, International Coaching Federation

2011 ACLS Certification, Eastern Health, St. John’s, NL

2009  Post Basic Program in Gerontology for RN’s, Centre for Nursing Studies, St. John’s, NL

2004 Certified Workplace Health and Safety Course Facilitator

2004  CPR/First Aid Instructors Course (BCLS), St. John Ambulance, St. John’s, NL

2005 Emotional Quotient in Action -Professional Cert., Learning in Action Technologies, Bellevue, WA

2004 Advanced Foot Care Certificate, Centre for Nursing Studies, St. John’s, NL

2001 Neonatal Resuscitation Provider’s (NRP) Course, Canadian Pediatric Society, Rankin Inlet, Nunavut

2001 Stabilization of Newborns for Transportation (STABLE), Rankin Inlet, Nunavut


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS/COMMITTEES

  • Association of      Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador (ARNNL)

Nurse Practitioner expanded scope of practice: medical assessments, diagnose, order, and interpret diagnostic tests, prescribe pharmaceuticals, including narcotics, and perform specific procedures

  • Canadian Nurses Association (CNA)
  • Academy of Naturopaths and Naturotherapists (ANN) 
  • International Coaching Federation (ICF) - Global 
  • Ontario Assoc. of Counselors and Consultants Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP)
  • The Unregulated Care Providers Committee – A joint ARNNL and CLPNNL Committee (2010)

 RESEARCH

Research position as a Nurse Practitioner Health Coach on the Health Coaching Study, Primary Healthcare Research Unit

·Developed the Health Coaching program 

·Delivered Health Coaching to 110 participants

·Focused on health promotion, illness prevention


Designed and presented study poster titled: “Health Coaching – Observing Differently”, 40th Annual NAPCRG conference in New Orleans, November 2012

Research position as Research Nurse on the Eldercare Study through the Primary Healthcare Research Unit 

·  Developed comprehensive nursing assessment questionnaire to evaluate a range of life domains of elderly participants

· Collaborate with participants to identify individual needs and create goals to improve quality of life

· Access community resources/assistive services for study participants

· Evaluate effectiveness of resources and services

· Generate participant referrals to community agencies

Designed and presented study poster titled: “Eldercare Study – Redefining the Old Elderly, Early Findings” at the: Atlantic Practice Based Network Forum during the 20th Annual Scientific Assembly and AGM (September, 2008)

36th Annual NAPCRG Conference in Puerto Rico, presented poster “Eldercare Study – Redefining the Old Elderly, Early Findings” November, 2008


BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Health Dimensions International Inc. (2004): Operating as a health promotion illness prevention enterprise

  • designed a comprehensive      business plan
  • operationalized a full      service business
  • delivered consulting, educational      and other health services

CONSULTING/TEACHING ACTIVITIES

  • Program Coordinator/Instructor for:

· Provincial Home Support program

· Medical Terminology Course, Level one and two

· Adolescent Care Course

· Mental Illness and Addictions Course

· Workplace Health and Safety Course

· Skills for Sales Course

  • Designed and presented organizational workshops for health promotion and disease      prevention during:

· Learn to Run; Women’s Only Training Program, July, 2007

· Women Interested in Successful Employment (WISE) Program, Carbonear – May, 2007

· Women Interested in Successful Employment (WISE) Program, St. John’s – September, 2007

· Newfoundland and Labrador Organization for Women Entrepreneurs Annual Conference – September, 2006

· Eastern School Board Regional Administrators Conference - November, 2005

  • Published weekly health educational column for local Nunavut      Newspaper publication (2000-2001)

AWARDS

  • Award for Academic Excellence – Honors (2000) College of the North Atlantic, St. John’s, NL

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