Certified Medical-Surgical Nurse with 3+ years nursing experience in orthopedic/surgical, case management/discharge planning in deployed setting, and pre-op, PACU, and same day surgery. Desire a full-time PACU position. Transitioning from active duty military.
Certified Medical Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Adult/Pediatric Basic Life Support (BLS)
Registered Nurse Texas Licensure
Registered Nurse Wyoming Licensure
Post Anesthesia Care Unit Staff Nurse, San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC), 05/2013 - Present
Duties: Rotates working in Preparation and Hold/Pre-Operation Area, 16 bed same day surgery (SDS), and an 18 bed PACU in a 425 inpatient bed military hospital. Cares for general surgery, orthopedics, neuro-surgery, oral surgery, bariatrics, urology, gynecology, and ophthalmology in infant through elderly patients. Maintains specific skills such as, enforcing national surgical care improvement project (SCIP) measures, manages care of the patient with cardiac alterations, hemodynamic alterations, neurological alterations and pulmonary alterations. Maintains a safe patient environment to include: safe patient handling and movement, appropriate infection control measures, and safe handling of body fluid/waste. Working knowledge of CHCS and Essentris hospital information systems.
Additional Duties: Education and staff development leader.
Assistant Head Nurse,SAMMC,12/2012 - 05/2013
Duties: Supervised 82 medical personnel on a 30 bed inpatient surgical/orthopedic ward. Ensured 24/7 coverage of all shifts. Scheduled clinical in-services to enforce organizational policies/procedures, and nursing standards/regulations. Audited medical records for completion/compliance with military and professional JCAHO accreditation standards.
Accomplishments: Named #1 of 4 Assistant Head Nurses for San Antonio Military Medical Center, Surgical Section.
Local National Discharge Coordinator, Craig Joint Theater Hospital
Bagram Air Force Base, Afghanistan, 05/2012 - 12/2012
Duties: Led local national (Afghan) disposition for 466 casualties. Partnered with International Red Cross to reunite 36 injured/missing patients with their families throughout Afghanistan. Coordinated admissions/discharges, consults, and follow-up appointments for 462 Afghan humanitarian patients. Consulted with local Afghan medical advisor to ensure quality care given.
Additional Duties: Team Chief for Pre-Operation Enduring Freedom deployment, monitored training and readiness items and ensured on-time arrival of 14 medics.
Accomplishments: Named #1 of 52 nurses at Craig Joint Theater Hospital for difficult care coordination.
Surgical/Orthopedic Clinical Nurse, SAMMC, 03/2011 - 05/2012
Duties: Supervised 14 staff members on a 30 bed surgical/orthopedic unit as charge nurse. Initiated diagnostic and therapeutic orders prescribed by surgical and trauma specialties. Specialized skills such as neurovascular status monitoring, traction, continuous passive motion therapy, casting, care of patients with external fixation, and multiple types of amputations for wounded warriors.
Additional duties: Electronic Documentation Unit Representative.
Nursing Service Management, 28 May 2013
Preceptor Course, 8 February 2013
Charge Nurse Course, 15 January 2013
Medical Readiness Training, 23 March 2012
Nurse Transition Program, 28 February 2011
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