Highly motivated Registered Nurse with nearly 17 years of experience at a level one trauma center, two national certifications in Case Management and a Master Degree in Leadership and Management pursing a doctorates in leadership and masters in business administration.
Education and Training
Associate Degree of Applied Sciences:Nursing 2002San Antonio College, San Antonio, TX
University Hospital - University Health SystemSan Antonio, TXNurse Educator II- Trauma Services05/2018 to Current
Coordinates trauma educational courses at UHS, locally and regionally in conjunction with the Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council (STRAC)- ALTS, ATCN, TCAR, TOPIC, ABLS, Stop the Bleed and RTTDC.
Supervises the trauma nursing fellowship program and lead the curriculum development of the participants
Assistant director of trauma service back up
Supports trauma case managers and social work
EMT affiliation program developer/leader
Vertical integration team coordinator/leader
Trauma Leadership committee
STRAC education committee
Designs and implements plan for staff educational training in accordance to Joint Commission and American College of Surgeons
University Health System San Antonio, TexasRN Case Manager II- Trauma Services10/2011 to 05/2018
Coordinates the interdisciplinary treatment plan of care for acute care patient at level I trauma center across the healthcare continuum for injured trauma patients
Facilitates the delivery of ancillary services, evaluates effectiveness of interventions, tracks outcomes
Functions as a patient advocate to identity and communicate healthcare needs
Provides utilization review and discharge planning
Arrange discharge needs including: home health services, hospice, medical equipment, rehabilitation or skilled nursing placement.
Act as a liaison for outpatient resource management for continuation of care.
Shows initiative, problem solving, strong organizational skills and work independently in a fast paced environment.
Actively participated in unit-based Quality Assurance Program.
Coordinated with doctors and registered nurses to develop care plans for patients.
Reduced length of stay in service line
Increase patient satisfaction with implementation of purposeful rounding
Tracked avoidable days and presented data for process improvement initiatives
Served as lead and preceptor for staff
University Health SystemSan Antonio, TXRN Case Manager II- Care Coordination 02/2006 to 10/2011
Coordinates the interdisciplinary treatment plan of care for acute care patient at level I trauma center across the healthcare continuum. Facilitates the delivery of ancillary services, evaluates effectiveness of interventions, tracks outcomes and functions as a patient advocate to identify and communicate health care needs.
Provide utilization review management and disposition planning.
Shows initiative, problem solving, strong organizational skills, and work interdependently in a fast paced environment.
Sound, ethical and independent decision-making ability consistent with medical protocols.
Performed all tasks with a patient-centered focus while seeking opportunities for improvement of processes and treatments.
University Health SystemSan Antonio, TXStaff Nurse II06/2002 to 02/2006
Performed direct patient care to using nursing process while adhering to policy and procedures to patients on Medical Surgical, Step-down and Epilepsy unit.
Acted as preceptor to new nurse/ mentor to nursing students.
Performed charge nurse duties.
Obtained PICC line certification.
Also obtained nuclear medicine certification to administer radioactive nuclear medicine or spec scan for epilepsy monitored patients.
Maintained BLS and ACLS provider.
Monitored post-op vitals, set up PCA, fluids, reviewed post-op orders and orient patients to unit.
Case Management Society of America
Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International
Texas Trauma Coordinators Forum
The National Society of Leadership and Success
Exceeded departmental goal to provide Stop the Bleed training to 2500 people in one calendar year by providing education to 3300 people in the community.
Presidential Award for Volunteer Service 2011
UHS Silver Award- 2018 Project
UHS Silver Award - 2019 Coordinating Trauma Awareness Month Fair