Aija Pertee, MSN, RN, FNP

Education:

  • 08/2013 - 08/2015 - East Tennessee State University
    • Masters of Science in Nursing with family practice concentration.
  • 08/2010 - 05/2012 - Lees McRae College
    • Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Summa cum Laude.
  • 01/2008 - 05/2010 - AB Tech Community College Asheville, NC
    • Completed Associate Degree Nursing program.

Employment:

  • 01/2018 - Present - Nurse Practitioner Mountain Kidney and Hypertension Associates 10 McDowell Street, Asheville, NC
    • Managing patients undergoing dialysis.
    • Managing and coordinating emergencies during dialysis.
    • Managing chronic kidney disease and resistant hypertension.
    • Ordering and interpreting diagnostic labs and radiology.
    • Medication management.
    • Coordination of care between Nephrologists, Specialists and primary care.
  • 12/2015 - 12/2017 - Nurse Practitioner Mission Community Primary Care Highlands
    • Performing physical examinations and determining diagnosis.
    • Managing acute and chronic illness in a rural setting.
    • Ordering and interpreting diagnostic labs and radiology.
    • Communication with specialists.
    • Medication management.
    • Coordination of care between providers.
  • 10/2012 - 11/2015 - Emergency Room Registered Nurse Highlands-Cashiers Hospital
    • Performing all duties required for secretarial to consulting physician.
    • Obtaining and documenting details past medical histories.
    • Providing education on disease processes and maintenance to patients.
    • Bandage and split application.
    • Coordination with Emergency Medical Services for best treatment of patient.
    • Coordination of access to daily services for patients.
    • Resource person for floor nursing staff.
  • 08/2010 - 04/2015 - Emergency Room Registered Nurse Haywood Regional Medical Center
    • Daily use of computerized charting.
    • Provide assistance and monitoring for reduction and setting of fractures.
    • Obtaining and documenting detailed past medical histories.
    • Providing education on disease process and maintenance to patients.
    • Medication management and titration.
    • Collaborative care with specialty practices.
  • 09/2009 - 08/2010 - Emergency Room Technician CNA Haywood Regional Medical Center.

Awards:

06/2017 - Top Nurse Award- Selection by International Nurses Association for recognition of Top Nurse, recognizing successes at leadership, networking and collaboration.

05/2012 - Summa cum Laude- Lees McRae College.

08/2010 - 05/2012 - Dean’s List- Recognition for all semesters of BSN degree.

08/2010 - 11/2015 - Patient care recognition- Verbal and written patient care recognitions by patients, family members, co-workers and management.

Volunteer:

2004 - Present - Yancey County Humane Society - Assisting with cats and dogs waiting for adoption.

2016 - 2017 - Cashiers Highlands Humane Society - Assisting with cats and dogs waiting for adoption.

2016 - One Path Outreach - Medical mission trip to rural Tibet, lead nurse practitioner, coordination of medications, management of nursing staff.

2002 - 2012 - Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center - Assisting physically and mentally challenged persons with equine therapy.