Instrumental in organizing, implementing, and opening The Ohio State University Outpatient Surgery Center (OSC) working fulltime as an operating room circulating nurse. Fulltime registered nurse member of the original hire staff to begin the journey of the OSC at OSU. Primary duty of circulating operating room nurse, including surgery of the eye, ear, nose, throat, hand/orthopedic, plastic reconstruction, and urology practices. Function as the lead RN for the ENT surgeries and preceptor of new RNs hired to the center; function as charge nurse as staffing demands. Perform all duties in organized, tidy, and clean working manner while maintaining flexibility of working hours and volunteering for late call duties. Additional staff duties include specimen collection and radiation safety monitor badge coordinator. Original and current member the OSUWMC Crew Resource Management (CRM) committee; writing and updating CRM tools and championing CRM at the OSC. Serve on the Cost Savings Committee and aided in reorganizing stock rooms in order to decrease inventory while increasing savings for the center. Served as Co-chair of Bucks for Charity. Annually organize and deliver the holiday adopt-a-family food and gifts.
Fulltime employment involving direct contact and care of patients with neurological disorders and as well as those post-neurologic surgery.
Recipient of Eleanor Wilson Scholarship graduating in top 10% of class. Attended a year of university studies at The Ohio State University and Vanderbilt University prior to entering Mount Carmel School of Nursing.
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