Surgical Heart Team Operating Room Nurse working at Genesis Hospital Circulated cardiothoracic, vascular, and general surgeries using EPIC computer charting Position patient on OR table, ensure sterile table & field throughout surgery Prepare all medicines ordered by surgeon, perform surgical counts of sponges & instruments Locate any special equipment needed, perform prep of surgical area, keep running record of entire surgical procedure.
Surgical Heart Team Operating Room Nurse working at Atrium Medical Center.
Nurse Scrub for cardiothoracic, general, orthopedic, cysto, vascular, gynecologic and ENT surgeries.
Prepare all medicines ordered by surgeon, perform surgical counts of sponges & instruments.
Locate any special equipment needed, perform prep of surgical area, keep running record of entire surgical procedure.
09/2013 to 02/2014
Travel Operating Room NurseAMN Healthcare － San Diego, California
Operating Room Nurse workingJohn Peter Smith Hospital － Fort Worth, TX
Level 1 Trauma Center.
Circulated general, orthopedic, cysto, plastic, pediatric, gynecologic and ENT surgeries Position patient on OR table, ensure sterile table & field throughout surgery Prepare all medicines ordered by surgeon, perform surgical counts of sponges & instruments Locate any special equipment needed, perform prep of surgical area, keep running record of entire surgical procedure.
07/2005 to 03/2013
Perioperative Staff NurseSumma Health System － Akron, Ohio
Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records; Oversee and ensures effective patient scheduling and staffing standards.
Record patients' medical information and vital signs.
Responsible through the nursing process for providing and coordinating nursing care, and resource management for patients, as well as families and communities, with the goal of attaining, maintaining and restoring optimum health in the operating room.
Acting in a charge nurse capacity during weekends and off-shifts to make sure add-on cases where completed; responsible for employee satisfaction as measured by percent of licensed turnover.
Direct or supervise ancillary surgical nursing staff particular unit.
Serves as a role model for all unit staff by setting an example of high standards in conduct, attitude, performance and patient/family relations Responsible for compliance with unit quality assurance and patient safety goals, guidelines if accrediting and regulatory agencies, unit standards of care and practice, and organizational policies and procedures Consult and coordinate with healthcare team members to assess, plan, implement, or evaluate patient care plans.
Assesses patient's condition before, during, and after the operation to ensure an optimal outcome.
Responsible for managing the nursing care of the patient within the OR and coordinating the needs of the surgical team with other care providers necessary for completion of surgery.
Assistant service leader to the CVOR team developing the daily work schedule and the call schedule every six weeks Continually assesses surgery and surgical team from a broad perspective, responsible for training inserices of new policies, procedures and equipment; planning and implementation of didactic and clinical training of new hires Assist team to create and maintain a safe and comfortable patient environment.
Trained on the Davinci SI robotic surgery system and Experience with handling and preparing implantable devices using Q-sight Acted in a charge nurse capacity during weekends and off-shifts to make sure add-on cases where completed.
08/2002 to 10/2004
Surgical AssistantMercy Medical Center － Canton, Ohio
Adjust and maintain operating room temperature, humidity, or lighting, according to surgeon's specifications.
Apply sutures, staples, clips, or other materials to close skin, facia, or subcutaneous wound layers.
Assess skin integrity or other body conditions upon completion of the procedure to determine if damage has occurred from body positioning.
Assist in the insertion, positioning, or suturing of closed-wound drainage systems.
Assist members of surgical team with gowning or gloving.
Clamp, ligate, or cauterize blood vessels to control bleeding during surgical entry, using hemostatic clamps, suture ligatures, or electrocautery equipment.
Coordinate or participate in the positioning of patients, using body stabilizing equipment or protective padding to provide appropriate exposure for the procedure or to protect against nerve damage or circulation impairment.
Coordinate with anesthesia personnel to maintain patient temperature.
Discuss with surgeon the nature of the surgical procedure, including operative consent, methods of operative exposure, diagnostic or laboratory data, or patient-advanced directives or other needs.
Set up surgical suite, pre-op patient for surgery, assist in vein harvesting, insertion and care of invasive lines, assisting with cannulation of the heart for cardiopulmonary bypass and primary wound closure.
06/2001 to 10/2001
Physician AssistantHarmony Healthworks, and Zenza, Inc － Barberton, Ohio
Evaluate patients in an occupational & preventative medical setting, performing DOT and non-DOT history and physicals for pre-employment.
Perform routine and follow-up examinations, and drug screenings, in the physician's office and/or on the medical bus at the employment site.
Interpret diagnostic test results for deviations from normal.
Obtain, compile and record patient medical data, including health history, progress notes and results of physical examination.
06/2001 to 10/2001
Physician AssistantLakeland Emergency Services, Euclid Hospital － Rocky River, Ohio
Make tentative diagnoses and decisions about management and treatment of patients.
Prescribe therapy or medication with physician approval.
Administer or order diagnostic tests, such as x-ray, electrocardiogram, and laboratory tests.
Perform therapeutic procedures, such as injections, immunizations, suturing and wound care, and infection management.
10/1999 to 08/2002
Supervisor of SterileAkron General Medical Center － Akron, Ohio
Clean and sterilize surgical instruments and reprocess them for reuse.
Prepare surgical case carts for scheduled and emergency surgeries for Surgical Services.
Supervise and maintain daily needs from various nursing units.
Walden University － Baltimore, Maryland
Masters of Science: NursingGPA: GPA: 3.72Nursing GPA: 3.72
EducationHuron School of Nursing － Cleveland, OhioNursing
Cuyahoga Community College － Parma, Ohio
Bachelor of Arts: GeologyKent State University － OhioGeology
DiplomaCentral Hower High School － Akron, OH
BCLS, American Heart Association, 2013 - 2015
*ACLS, American Heart Association, 2013 - 2015
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Companies Worked For:
Trustaff Nursing Agency
John Peter Smith Hospital
Summa Health System
Mercy Medical Center
Harmony Healthworks, and Zenza, Inc
Lakeland Emergency Services, Euclid Hospital
Akron General Medical Center
Huron School of Nursing
Cuyahoga Community College
Kent State University
Central Hower High School
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Perioperative Staff Nurse
Supervisor of Sterile
Masters of Science : Nursing Diploma : Nursing
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