Highly skilled registered nurse with over 6 years of previous peri-operative nursing experience in complex multidisciplinary surgical procedures such as: general surgery, orthopedics, neurosurgery, endoscopic surgery, Urology and gynecological surgery just to name a few. Recognized as a competent team member able to effectively communicate and collaborate within the interdisciplinary team in order to deliver safe, patient centered care. Consistently empathetic, actively listens and establishes rapport quickly with patients to deliver unbiased patient care. Maintain strong reputation for achieving high levels of patient satisfaction.
Registered Nurse in the State of Maryland, License number R218588.
•Provide high quality patient care with positive patient outcomes and satisfaction utilizing the nursing process with evidence based practice.
•Operating room set-up, scrub and circulate various complex surgeries.
•Assist in the training of newly hired nurses, surgical technicians and student nurses.
•A resource member and team player in assigned surgical services.
•Stays current with all required unit competencies.
•Ensures accurate and complete documentation of all surgical procedures.
•PRN clinical coordinator for the operating room
•Contributes to the smooth running of the operating by being a team player and collaborating with service leaders to ensure smooth running of the general surgery services.
•Implement the peri-operative plan of care by demonstrating knowledge of the responsibilities of the RN pre-operatively, intra-operatively and post-operatively.
•Works in partnership with the health care team in implementing standards of care during the operative and immediate post-operative phase in accordance with the purpose, philosophy, and objectives of nursing, while being a positive team player.
•Supervise care given and services rendered in the Operating Room by other professional and non-professional staff.
•Responsible for maintenance and care of equipment used, applying principles of asepsis, therapeutic, and technical knowledge to ensure a safe environment for patients and staff.
•Ensures that adequate equipment and supplies are available for surgical cases.
•Observe patient during surgical procedure to detect possible complications and /or breaks in the sterility technique; furnishes emergency equipment and supplies to prevent fatality.
•Other duties as assigned.
• Excellent performance record of utilizing sterile technique and maintaining a clean and safe environment for patients.
•Functions independently as the primary circulating nurse for the assigned Operating Room with full competency and understanding of the declared surgical procedures.
•Preparation of the patient, family, or significant other physically, socio-cultural, and spiritually for the experience. Interviewing and assessment techniques for identification of potential or actual problem, education and interventions for optimization of positive outcomes are my strengths.
Advanced Diploma in Peri-Operative Nursing
Baccalaureate in Nursing with Psychology
Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination
Maryland Board of Nursing -United States
Peri - Operative Nurses Group - Ghana
Ghana Registered Nurses Association - Ghana
Nurses and Midwife Council of Ghana - Ghana
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Excellent Attention to Detail
Intermediate in Microsoft Word, Excel, Internet and PowerPoint
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