Graduate with an associates degree in surgical technology and an associates degree in nursing.
Worked as a certified surgical technologist for 5 years. Worked in pediatric surgical unit in all services.
First assisted a general surgeon for 2 years ,with hospital privileges, rounding on pre and post surgical
patients, seeing emergency room patients, charting, CPT/ICD9 coding and billing our services,
booking cases arranging anesthesia, admitting patients, obtaining prior authorizations, wound care,
assisting in all surgical cases and surgical closures. Worked in a large hospital surgical unit for 2 years
circulating in all services. Also worked in a level one trauma center ;second largest in the country; we
worked in teams alternating scrubbing and circulating. Also worked as charge nurse alternating
duties with other trauma nurses.
KY Registered Nurses - License 1140537
Certified Laser Technician Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification
Tn registered nurse -license 10384
- Circulating and scrubbing skills in all surgical services extensive knowledge of sterile processes care of surgical instruments and equipment , skilled in endoscopic surgeries and setting up audio visual equipment
- Risk management training
- Excellent prioritizing skills
- Medical charting Cpt Icd9 coding
- Injector trainer for Medicis pharmaceutical company Presenter for University of Memphis continuing education classes Advancement in Skin Care Certified laser technician
- Strong assessment skills
Recorded patient's medical history and vital statistics. Discussed option treatments for minimally invasive cosmetic treatments, obtained consents for treatment after discussing risks benefits and outcomes of treatments. Provided treatments to patients including laser treatments ,skin care, Botox, cosmetic fillers, sclerotherapy, acne and rosascea txs, remedies for scarring and txs for aging skin
Assisted cosmetic surgeon in surgical cases both circulating and scrubbing. Interviewed patients preoperatively addressing any concerns answering all questions, obtaining surgical consents, starting IVs, administering preoperative medications as ordered by surgeon, positioning pt for surgery. Interviewed patients for minimally invasive cosmetic procedures dermal fillers, Botox, laser treatments, and skin care. Documented interview , assisted pt in deciding treatments and implemented treatments
Met incoming traumas in trauma receiving to assess and expedite surgical emergencies relayed information to surgical teams ensured operating rooms were staffed ,equipped, and prepared for incoming traumas .Circulated or scrubbed trauma surgeries in all services collecting all necessary instrumentation, and equipment. Ordering blood products and lab work as ordered by surgeon or anesthetist, informing family members of victims in a compassionate manner of their progress. Accompanying patient to ICU post operatively assisting ICU nurse with setting up patient room .All necessary medical documentation
Interviewing patients referred for possible general surgery procedures, explaining procedures, complications and outcomes, answering all patients' questions and concerns, obtaining surgical consents. Scheduling surgical cases, admitting patients to the hospital, ordering necessary lab work, accompanying and assisting surgeon during surgery, wound closure and dressing. Recording all medical documentation including hospital round notes and discharge summaries .Cpt coding of procedures filing insurance and tracking reimbursements. Visiting patients post op changing dressings /wound care and addressing patient concerns accurately documenting all medical information. Took phone call for post-op patient emergencies
Interviewed pre op patients, started IVs as ordered, answered any patient questions with regard to their surgery, documented all pertinent medical information. Set up surgical suite accompanied patients to the operating room. Worked with a team of four nurses to improve/streamline operating room times and delays .Designed a new operating room record and a tool to accurately track delays. Worked as a unit to reduce overhead costs by millions of dollars a year simply reducing the amount of on hand disposable sterile supplies
Assisted surgeon in plastic surgery clinic seeing patients ,booking
surgeries, explaining procedures ,outcomes, pre and post op care
,setting up all in clinic surgical cases and accompanying surgeon to
hospital for larger cases requiring overnight hospital stay
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