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E. PETER BJERKEROT RN, OCN

 

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EMPLOYMENT RECORD

2002-Present Private Nurse Consultant

Private consultation projects with various Pharmaceutical Oncology Companies, and Public Sector. Completed work on the the National Cancer Institute’s SEER*Rx, the cancer registrar's interactive antineoplastic drug database that was launched in September 2007. This downloadable database replaced SEER Self-instructional Manual Book 8, Antineoplastic Drugs. Have done an average of 150 public presentations to Oncology Nursing Society Chapters, Hospitals, Physician Offices, and other organizations throughout the United States.

1988- 2002 at Piedmont Hospital System, Atlanta, GA

11/97 to 9/2002 Director, Oncology Support Services, Piedmont Hospital Cancer Center

Responsible for administrative, operational and clinical functions of the hospital’s Cancer Research component, the Outpatient Infusion Center, and the Cancer Information Services. Provides patient and staff education relating to oncology issues. Serves as part of a collaborative management team focused on promoting the Mission, Vision, and Values of PMC and the Oncology Service. Essential functions include management of operations, human resources and finances related to Support Services for Oncology. Provide strategic direction and manages support programs and functions. Perform technical/clinical procedures and manages cancer clinical research initiatives Liaison for the Hospital with outside agencies providing support for cancer patients. Clinical Liaison to the Piedmont Hospital Institutional Review Board that includes receiving new protocols and existing protocol amendments from Clinical Investigators and determining the most appropriate member of the IRB to review study, communicating closely with Chairman of IRB in maintaining all guidelines set forth by the IRB, FDA and OPRR for all clinical research conducted at Piedmont Hospital. Also responsible for receiving all reports of adverse events of patients on study and works with the IRB Chairman to determine what action is needed.

8/92 to 11/97 Oncology Clinical Manager, Piedmont Hospital

Working through the Atlanta Regional Community Clinical Oncology Program, have the responsibility of assessing eligibility of patients for chemotherapy/radiation therapy investigational protocols, data management, and obtaining informed consent. Responsible for educational sessions for staff, patients, and the general public. Serve as an oncology resource person for staff and patients hospital wide, and liaison for the Hospital with outside agencies providing support for cancer patients. Clinical Liaison to the Piedmont Hospital Institutional Review Board that includes receiving new protocols and existing protocol amendments from Clinical Investigators and determining the most appropriate member of the IRB to review study, communicating closely with Chairman of IRB in maintaining all guidelines set forth by the IRB, FDA and OPRR for all clinical research conducted at Piedmont Hospital. Also responsible for receiving all reports of adverse events of patients on study and works with the IRB Chairman to determine what action is needed.

5/88 to 8/92 IV Team Staff Nurse, Piedmont Hospital

Responsible for a wide variety of functions related to the intravenous therapy needs of the patient. This includes, but not limited to, initiating and maintaining IV access, administration of chemotherapy after assessment of clinical and laboratory data, fluid and electrolyte balance, care of central venous access devices, hyperalimentation,

E. PETER BJERKEROT

administration of blood products, quality assurance, patient/family teaching, nursing staff teaching and resource person for the evening shift. This position also involves a great deal of interaction between physicians, nurses, pharmacy, laboratory, patients, and their families.


6/85 to 10/87 Staff Nurse, Egleston Hospital, Atlanta, GA

Responsible for total primary patient care for school age children. This includes, but is not limited to, patient assessment, patient/family teaching, administration of blood products and all medications including non-vesicant chemotherapy, hyperalimentation, initiating and maintaining IV access. The patient population includes Cystic Fibrosis, Renal, Oncology (either those patients diagnosed while on this unit or overflow patients from the Oncology unit) and Orthopedic cases. Also, responsible for charge nurse duties on this 21-bed unit which includes scheduling, assignment of patients, resource nurse, and problem-solving.


PROFESSIONAL Affiations/Involvement/Honors
Certified Registered Nurse of Intravenous Therapy from Intravenous Nurses Society, 1989.
Sigma Theta Tau, Georgia State University Chapter, 1985-Present.
The American Assembly for Men In Nursing, 1992-1996.
Georgia Nurses Association Nurse Advocate Program State Committee, 1989-Present.
Georgia Nurses Association Nurse Advocate Program Vice Chairperson, 1993-1994.
Georgia Nurses Association Nurse Advocate Program Chairperson, 1994- 1999.
Georgia Nurses Association Public Relations and Membership Committee, 1992-1994.
Georgia Nurses Association Delegate to Annual Convention, 1992-1994, 1996-1999, 2001.
Georgia Delegate to American Nurses Association Annual Convention, 1996-2003, 2006-2007.
Georgia Nurses Association (ANCC) Continuing Education Review Committee 2004-Present.
Piedmont Hospital
Oncology Focus Group, 1992-1993.
Prostate Cancer Screening, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998.
Cancer Committee, 1992-1993, 1995-2002.
Nursing Quality Assurance Committee, 1992-2002.
Health Fair, 1992, 1993.
Georgia Hospital Association Task Force on Impaired Professionals, 1993.
Oncology Certified Nurse from Oncology Nursing Society, 1994-2006.
Katherine Pope Award, 2001
Rhône Poulenc Rorer Regional Nurse Speakers Bureau, 1996-1999.
Pharmacia/Pfizer Speakers Bureau, 1996-Present.
Pharmacia/Pfizer Colorectal Cancer Advisory Board 2001-Present.
Aventis Taxotere Advisory Board, 1999-2003.
Daiichi Pharmaceuticals Speakers Bureau, 1996-Present.
Genentech Colorectal Cancer Advisory Board, 2003-Present.
Abraxis Advisory Board, 2004
Abraxis Speakers Bureau 2005-Present.
American Cancer Society
I Can Cope Program Instructor, 1993-1995.
Skin Cancer Screening, 1992-1999.
Breast Self Exam Instructor, 1992-1995.
Food Fight Against Cancer, 1993-1995.
Great American Smoke-Out, 1993-2002
Adjunct Faculty for Emory University Nell Hodgson School Of Nursing 1995-Present.
Georgia Nurses Foundation 2006-Present.
ONS Advanced Practice Key Note 2007


E. PETER BJERKEROT

EDUCATION
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Cum Laude,
June, 1985.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Georgia Nurses Association Nurse Advocate Program 5th District Advocate, 1989-Present.
Georgia Nurses Association Nurse Advocate Program--Chair, 1993-1998.
American Cancer Society's I Can Cope Program Instructor, 1993, 1995.
Piedmont Hospital Health Fair Participant, 1992, 1993.
Atlanta Project Immunization Program, 1993.
American Cancer Society's Skin Cancer Screening, 1992-1996, 1998-2001.
American Cancer Society's Breast Self Exam Instructor, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995.
Piedmont Hospital, Prostate Cancer Screening, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000.
Piedmont Hospital, American Cancer Society's Food Fight Against Cancer, 1993, 1994, 1995.


GRANTS/ PUBLICATION/PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

Susan G. Komen Foundation. After Breast Cancer: A Road Map for Survivors. An all day workshop for women to explore "after-issues" associated with survivorship: $10,000.

Bjerkerot, Peter. (1997). Getting through to Sarah: When a nurse is impaired by drugs and alcohol, peer intervention can be a lifesaver. Nursing 97, 27(10), 32hn10-32hn11.

National Cancer Registrars Association Annual Educational Conference, 2001, 2002
Educational Programs on the Disease Of Addiction and Its Impact on the Nursing Profession to the following Schools of Nursing:
Emory University, 1991-1998, 2000-Present
Kennesaw College, 1992.
Medical College of Georgia, Athens Satellite, 1993.
Dekalb College, 1993
Perimeter College, 1997-2002.
Georgia State University (School of Hospital Administration), 1992-1997.
Floyd College School of Nursing, 1997
University of West Georgia 1999, 2001, 2002
Southeast Conference on Addictive Diseases—Speaker, December, 2000.
Georgia Association of Emergency Room Nurses, February, 1993.
March of Dimes, Women and Addiction, March, 1993.
Piedmont Hospital, Nurse Re-Entry Program, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995.
Educational Poster Presentation at the Southwest Oncology Group Annual Meeting, 1994
Governor’s Council of Mental Health, Mental Retardation, Substance Abuse, 1997
Southeast Conference on Addictive Diseases, Faculty/Planning Committee, 1997- 2002
The Wellness Community-Atlanta Professional Advisory Board, 1999-Present
Georgia Baptist School of Nursing/Sigma Theta Tau 100 Year Celebration—Endnote Speaker 2002
Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance 2003-Present
Educational Offerings to ONS Chapters through-out the Continental United States, 1998-Present
“Colorectal Cancer Update” ONS Ancillary Program, Denver, May 3, 2003
"Nanotechnology and Metastatic Breast Cancer: Discover New Treatment Options" ONS Ancillary Program Congress in Boston, MA, 2006.
Oncology Education Services Faculty and Presenter on various topics
Regional Meetings: Cancer and the Aging Adult (presented 4 times in 2006—Tampa, Scottsdale, Philadelphia, Chicago)
"Nanotechnology and Metastatic Breast Cancer: Discover New Treatment Options" International Cancer Care Nursing Meeting, Toronto, Canada, September, 2006.
“A New Formulation for Managing Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting”, Chemotherapy Foundation Meeting, New York, NY, Novenber, 2006.
“Helping the Wounded Healer”, Keynote Presentation, ONS Advance Practice Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, November 2006.
“Case Studies in Breast Cancer” Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology/Association canadienne des infirmières en oncologie (CANO/ACIO), Vancouver, Canada, October 31, 2007.
"Nanotechnology and Metastatic Breast Cancer: Discover New Treatment Options" ONS Ancillary Program at IOL (AZ) in November 12, 2005.

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