RANDOLPH – Acute care nurse practitioner Amanda Flyckt has joined the hospitalist team at Gifford Medical Center in Randolph. Hospitalists are providers who care for hospitalized patients, or inpatients.
A native of Washington state, Flyckt earned her undergraduate degree in microbiology at Washington State University in Pullman, and then her master’s in acute care nursing from Vanderbilt University in Nashville.
As an undergraduate, Flyckt thought her career in medicine would be in research. But after spending time working in a laboratory setting, she knew, “I really wanted to work with patients” – specifically inpatients.
After moving to Vermont, she looked for a hospital that effectively utilized “midlevel” providers well, and found Gifford.
“Everyone is really friendly to me. I really like the organization,” says Flyckt, who calls Gifford’s hospitalist program “innovative.”
Gifford was among the first small hospitals in the region to utilize hospitalist providers and has been included in multiple national hospitalist publications for its successful use of midlevels – physician assistants and nurse practitioners – as part of the hospitalist team.
Flyckt was also drawn to the Gifford for the diverse patient needs and health conditions that are managed locally.
She is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and a member of both the American College of Nurse Practitioners and Vermont Nurse Practitioners Association.
She lives in Burlington and enjoys snowboarding and outdoor activities in her free time.