Fedai - Nurse Practitioner - Kabul, Afghanistan

Latifa Fedai

Kabul, Afghanistan


Nurse Practitioner

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp


Diagnose and treat acute, episodic, or chronic illness, independently or as part of a healthcare team, focus on health promotion and disease prevention, order, perform, or interpret diagnostic tests such as lab work and x rays, prescribe medication.

Work History

Linguist and Cultural Advisor

US Department

From March 2012

(2) Subject Matter Expert - Health Affairs
March 2012 to PRESENT

Provided Interpretation and Translation Services in the English, Persian, and Pashto Languages and Afghanistan Cultural Advisory Services in support of direct combat, law enforcement, personal protection and security, diplomatic and public relations, intelligence and counter-intelligence, health care, and humanitarian assistance missions in the Afghanistan Theater of Combat Operations.

• Served as the Senior Linguist, Cultural Advisor, and Subject Matter Expert for Afghanistan Health Services in support of the Afghanistan Central Region Provincial Reconstruction Team. Assisted with the construction and renovation of Afghanistan Security Forces and Ministry of Health Hospitals and Clinics and with the selection and training of Afghanistan Local National Physician and Allied Health Professionals in ATLS, ACLS, and other Emergency and Primary Care Medicine and Nursing Courses.

• Served as the Senior Linguist, Cultural Advisor, and Subject Matter Expert for Afghanistan Health Services in support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Public Health Reconstruction Mission for Afghanistan. Assisted with construction and renovation of Provincial Health Department Hospitals and Clinics and with the development of training and mentorship programs for Afghanistan Local National General Practitioners and Allied Health Professionals to become familiarized and competent in the evaluation and treatment of diseases and traumatic injuries unique to Afghanistan.

• Served as a Staff Linguist, Cultural Advisor, and Subject matter Expert for Afghanistan Health Services in support of the Combined Security Transition Command for Afghanistan Security Forces. Provided Interpretation and Translation Services between Craig Joint Theater Hospital Staff and Afghan Local National Patients as well as between United States Armed Forces Nursing Program Instructors and Afghanistan National Army...

Staff Nurse (RN)

Jersey City Medical Center

July 2009 - February 2012

Provided emergency and routine nursing care to sick and injured adult and geriatric patients with medical/surgical and specialty service neurological problems on a 37 bed acute care unit. Responsibilities included developing nursing care and discharge plans, patient and family education, and multidisciplinary collaboration. Frequently assigned to serve as the Shift Charge Nurse.

Registered Respiratory Therapist

University Hospital

October 1996 - June 2011

Responsible for training, supervising and mentoring respiratory therapy students, respiratory therapy technicians, and respiratory therapy assistants in respiratory care procedures, including the employment of mechanical ventilators, high frequency oscillators, therapeutic gas administration apparatus (nitric oxide and heliox), environmental control systems, and aerosol generators in the successful treatment of respiratory compromised patients. Assigned to and extensively worked with patients diagnosed with cystic fibrosis and spinal muscular atrophy in the prevention of pneumonia and lung collapse. Served as an instructor and preceptor for disease management techniques, breathing exercises, and various therapeutic methodologies.

General Practitioner

Ali Abah Hospital

January 1988 - April 1989

(General Surgery and Emergency Medicine)
January 1988 to April 1989

Served as a General Practitioner (Resident/Intern) in the Department of General Surgery and Emergency Medicine in a Non-Governmental Organization General Hospital. Performed as a First Assistant during General Surgical Operations to include Neurological, Thoracic, Abdominal, Orthopedic, and Obstetrical, Procedures. Conducted patient histories and examinations to diagnose and treat or prescribe a course of treatment for patients with surgical and/or medical conditions.

Qualifications & Certifications

Soria high school, Kabul Afghanistan

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - School of Nursing

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - School of Nursing

Respiratory Therapy

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - School of Health Professions

Medicine and Surgery

Kabul Medical University

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