Experienced OR nurse with over 30 years in perioperative and ambulatory care. Additional expertise includes management and educational roles.
Registered Nurse 1981-present
AORN member 1995-present
Provide nursing care to patients in the outpatient surgery setting and serves as primary support for staff in meeting education needs. This also involves assisting in unit based competencies and providing group in-services and information. Collaborates with management and serves as charge nurse when needed. Works hard to promote the development of a healthy work environment
Worked with other members of the Surgical Suite Management Team and employees to achieve fiscal service and quality targets for the general surgery pod. Maintained a leadership role by mentoring team leaders and coordinating staffing patterns for the general surgery pod in coordination with other pod leaders.
Provided nursing care to patients undergoing surgery in an outpatient setting primarily having orthopedic, eye, and pain procedures. Worked with inventory management to provide correct instruments and supplies for required cases.
Provided nursing care within the O.R. setting including scrubbing and circulating for various specialities. Functioned as team leader for vascular surgery for eight years which involved directing nursing activities for the vascular team, maintaining supplies and equipment, and teaching new employees,
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