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OPERATING ROOM NURSE
Dedicated, skilled, extensively credentialed and experienced Registered Nurse with a Masters in Health Services Administration, seeking a role as Operating Room Nurse in a hospital setting. Caring and compassionate professional with an extensive experience Healthcare Services, Nursing, Surgical Circulation and Electronic Charting. Excellent communication skills and acknowledged Surgical Nursing expertise with the ability to interact with a multi-disciplinary team of doctors, nurses and technicians to provide OR support and superior care for patients.
OR Nursing • Circulated on Surgical Procedures • Standards of Care • Poised & Professional
Processes/Procedures • IV Insertions • Access to Infusaport Catheters • Electronic Charting • Medications
Madison Health Care, Little Rock • AR 2011-Present
RN Weekend Supervisor
Supervise all Certified Nursing Assistants and LPN’s, while monitoring staff assignments, and assisting staffing coordinator in problems regarding daily operations. Proactively monitor residents, and supervise dining room during breakfast and lunch. Communicate effectively with MD as needed, and document concerns in RN weekend manual.
AFLAC, Little Rock • AR 2011 – 2012
Provide policy services and sales for additional benefit coverage to business and private organizations wishing to add this benefit to personnel choices.
OR Nurses, Inc., Germantown • TN 2011 – 2011
PRN / RN / OR Circulator
Provided circulated Surgical procedures as call in RN for Crittenden County Memorial Hospital, West Memphis, AR, West TN Surgery Center, Jackson, TN, St. Vincent North, Sherwood, AR and St. Francis Hospital, Memphis, TN. Provided on call support one day each week and one weekend each month as Charge Nurse PRN for St. Vincent North. Kept all staff members updated on current patient assessment and provided assistance with maintaining sterile surgical field. Provided training and updates to family members and patients concerning physician treatment and medication administration and accurately documented patient charts using Electronic Charting technology.
• Provided training and assistance to Junior Nurses and technicians and ensured all procedures were appropriately performed.
• Assisted Anesthesia staff pre and post surgical and assisted in most capacities as requested.
St. Vincent Doctors Hospital, Little Rock • AR 2003 – 2010
RN Staff Nurse / Pain Management / Dept. of Anesthesia
Diligently provided superior RN service and support as RN and performed organization to Dr. Robert Powers, M.D. Consult Clinic. Ensured Tracking Document was implemented and modified patient instruction sheets based on physician instructions. Demonstrated expertise in IV insertions and effective access to Infusaport Catheters. Ensured accurate patient demographics and health history was obtained for clinic patients, and inspected all patient medication lists before beginning procedures. Effectively administered IV conscious sedation to patients, and monitored patient status during and after receiving IV conscious sedation. Completed dictation of Health History for all Clinic patients and effectively revised Pre-Op assessment forms. Demonstrated 99% Compliance in Correct Side Procedure. Demonstrated 98% Compliance in Informed Consent and Physicians Orders Compliance
• Achieved 95% compliance in administrative staff analyzing charts before scheduled procedures ensuring appropriate processes in place for patient administration and support.
• Successfully attained 99% compliance in Correct Side Procedures.
• Attained 98% compliance for Informed Consent and Physicians Orders Compliance.
Parkview Rehabilitation Health Care, Little Rock • AR 2007 – 2009
RN Weekend Supervisor
Managed LPNs and CNAs and kept open communications with Resident family members. Performed medication ordering and administration, and patient assessment as needed.
St. Vincent North, Sherwood • AR 2000 – 2003
RN, Orthopedic Team Leader
Directed daily scheduling of staff for surgery operations and ensured staff assignments matched surgeon preference. Oversaw cancellation and scheduling of cases with oversight of 4 RNs and 6 Surgical Technicians. Provided training and mentoring for RNs and Surgical Technicians on specific surgical procedures and techniques. Ensured Inventory Management of surgical supplies was in concert with Supply and equipment procurement. Fostered Sales Representative relations to ensure new equipment/supplies were discussed and all operations and functions were explained in detail regarding surgical application. Assisted OR staff in loading supply Phyxis.
• Provided OR Director with Capital Budget projections and made key recommendations based on current supply and demand in the OR.
• Assisted OR Director in performance evaluations and completing disciplinary actions when required.
Presbyterian Hospital, Oklahoma City • OK 2000 – 2000
RN / OR Circulator
Provided OR Circulation for Orthopedic cases and provided overall sterile OR field while providing oversight to Surgical Technicians. Assisted Anesthesia during surgical procedures and performed Scrub as needed.
• Kept family members updated during complicated procedures and ensured a controlled environment in difficult cases demonstrating poise and professionalism.
Dr. Gary Nunn M.D., Little Rock • AR 1997 – 1999
Nurse Practitioner / Family Practice
Performed hospital rounds kept Dr. Nunn informed of current patient condition, and kept nursing staff current on patient conditions. Dictated discharge summaries, accurately interpreted diagnostic tests and laboratory analysis, and documented all lab results and physician orders in medical charts.
Nurse Practitioner – Central Little Rock Veterans Hospital, Little Rock, AR; Surgical Technology Instructor – Central Little Rock Veteran’s Hospital, Little Rock, AR; RN / OR Circulator – St Vincent Health Care Systems, Little Rock, AR; Surgical Technician – Doctors Hospital/Central Little Rock Veteran’s Hospital/St. Vincent Infirmary, Little Rock AR;
EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS
M.A., Health Service Administration – 2004
Webster University, Little Rock • AR
B.S.N., Nurse Practitioner Certificate – 1990
A.S., Surgical Technology – 1979
University of Arkansas Medical Sciences, College of Nursing, Little Rock • AR
Certificate in Legal Nurse Consultant – Kaplan University, Ft. Lauderdale • FL – 2010
Awards: LEVEL 2 – 2008, LEVEL 3 – 2009, and 2010
Shingles/Post Herpetic Neuralgia – St. Vincent Health Care Systems Little Rock, AR – 2010
The Etiology, Clinical Presentation, Pathogenesis, and Treatment of Shingles/Postherpetic Neuralgia