Personable Nursing Professional and Manager eager to contribute extensive talents in
directing Surgical Services toward supporting a progressive organization in optimizing
the patient health care experience.
Extremely committed to caring for the caregiver and highly respected for integrity, interpersonal skills, and problem solving abilities.
Solid management experience with proficiency in staffing, scheduling, training/development, and maximizing employee morale and productivity.
Significant clinical leadership abilities; able to interact with people at all levels within a health care organization and establish immediate rapport with colleagues and patients.
Adeptness in patient advocacy, health promotion and education, and caring for patients of diverse cultures and backgrounds.
Effectively assess complex situations to make swift and accurate decisions in time-sensitive and high-stress environments.
Proactively enforce quality assurance, efficient delivery of care, and ethical standards compliance
Methodical self-starter who thrives under pressure.
Recipient of Best New Innovation Award from Mount Carmel Hospital for doubling total joint implant surgeries in 2005.
Formally recognized and awarded in 2005 for decreasing turnover times at Mount Carmel from an average of 27 minutes to 14 minutes.
Nurse of the Year at Alliance Community Hospital, 1996.
Ohio Health Medical System, 2007 to 2010
- Relied upon remarkable quick thinking skills to provide emergency care to 70,000+ clients in the span of a year, and held responsibility for up to four patients at a time.
- Exhibited proficiency in venipuncture, conscious sedation, wound dressing, monitoring of vitals and trauma nursing.
Ohio State Medical Center, 2009 to 2010
Spearheaded operations for afternoon shift, overseeing staff scheduling and coordination, cooperating with physicians to deliver optimum patient care, and contributing to staff development and training initiatives.
Played an active role in re-certification for Magnet Status.
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Professional Experience continued
Mount Carmel Hospital System, Columbus, Ohio, 2003 to 2007
Unit Director Of Surgery (2004 to 2007)
Led O.R. operations inclusive of staff hiring and development, policy and procedure development, training initiatives, and employee motivation and recognition.
Teamed with Unit Directors of other units to assess and optimize total health care experience for patients and family members.
Chosen to participate in Magnet Status planning in 2006.
Directly partnered with Lead Director Of Surgical Services, Director of Surgeons, and Infection Control to reduce client wound infections and prevent staff stick wounds.
O.R. Nurse (2003 to 2004)
Collaborated with multi-disciplinary health care team to administer exemplary care to patients in the operating room.
Alliance Community Hospital, 1994 to 2003
Charge Nurse / Director of Surgical Services (1999 to 2003)
Promoted to direct surgical team, housekeeping, P.A.C.U., Ambulatory Care, Same Day surgery, and Central Sterile activities.
Applied outstanding versatility in hiring staff, preparing work schedules, monitoring quality and regulatory compliance, and overseeing staff discipline.
E.R. and Med-Surg Nurse (1994 to 1998)
Administered wound care, changed surgical dressings, and developed instant rapport with clients to maximize comfort and trust.
Identified and documented changes in health status and promptly notified physicians.
- Diligently supervised cardiac monitoring, assessed patients blood pressure, administered IVs, and maintained medical charts.
Selected and served as Charge Nurse based on proven leadership talents.
Life Wings Training, Mount Carmel Hospital System, 2006
Foundations in Leadership, Seattle Pacific University, 2005 to 2006
Higher Ground (monthly program), Mount Carmel Hospital, 2004 to 2007
Plaintree Customer Service Training, Alliance Community Hospital, 2002
R.N. Program, Stark State College, graduated 1994
Member, Operating Room Nurses Association of Ohio, 2000 to Present
Member, Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN), 2004 to Present
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