Dedicated RN with 16 years experience with surgical services, as well as management. interest in Advanced Practice Nursing. Six months of clinical rotation as Ear, Nose, and Throat NP, and six months as OBGYN NP.
Surgery Assist Surgery Scrub RN Charge Nurse Total Value Management Leader Wound Closure
Strong clinical judgment
High level of autonomy
Adept at prioritizing/managing deadlines
Thorough physical assessments
Patient positioning competency
Patient and family advocacy
Excellent verbal and non-verbal communication Respectful and compassionate Mortality reviewer
Cardiovascular Operating Room NurseElkhart General Hospital – 600 East Blvd, Elkhart, IN 46514 Function as a circulator, assistant or scrub nurse in CABG, valve, thoracic and other cardiovascular surgical procedures. Act as charge nurse, as assigned. Team Leader for Total Value Management. Conduct Mortality Reviews on all in-hospital deaths.
05/2004 to 06/2006
OB Surgical Services Line CoordinatorElkhart General Hospital – Elkhart Order all supplies, equipment and instruments for new OB Surgical Services and Anesthesia departments. Attend Surgery Committee and Anesthesia Department monthly meetings. Train all Labor RNs to circulate and scrub C-sections, Tubals, and D & C procedures. Acted as PACU RN and trained Labor RNs to recover epidural and general patients. Attended wound closure workshop. Performed wound closure for C-section procedures. Schedule all add-on/emergent cases. Input all surgical charges into Res-q and EGOR. Provide continuing education for RNs and Techs as needed. Conduct yearly performance evaluations of OR RNs and Techs. Interviewed and hired surgical technologist candidates.
11/2003 to 06/2004
Scrub NurseOSMC – Elkhart, IN Scrubbed all orthopedic cases in outpatient surgery at OSMC. Performed wound closure. Prepared ACL grafts. Acted as Clinic RN as needed, interviewing patients and inputting History and Physical data. Assisted on minor procedures in clinic, applied and removed casts, wound closure etc. Worked in the Pain Clinic on Thursdays as a pre/post RN for LESI, CESI, Disco grams and Rhizotomies.
01/1998 to Current
General Surgery Circulator, Scrub RN, Assistant, Center Core Charge, Orthopedic Team LeaderElkhart General Hospital – Elkhart, IN Started as a circulating RN. Able to circulate all specialties. Charge RN for 3 years, running daily cases, ordering equipment, making monthly and daily schedules for RNs, Techs and ORAs. Scrub or assist for all specialties except Neuro and ENT. Functioned as the Ortho Team Leader for 2 years, submitting and ordering capital requests, ordering equipment for specialty cases. Conducted yearly performance evaluations of RNs, Techs, Secretaries and ORAs. Currently, functioning as an assistant for total joint procedures, on an as needed basis.
Bachelor of Science: Nursing Bethel College - Mishawaka, IN
Certified Nurse of the Operating Room (CNOR) Wound Closure Certification ACLS BLS Greenbelt Certification