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Manager Nurse

Location:
Arlington, Texas, United States
Posted:
August 10, 2018

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Katherine Lawson

**** ******** ****** *****

Euless, Texas

817-***-**** cell

Email: ac6mmu@r.postjobfree.com

Objective: To obtain a position with a chance to learn new things and have the ability to advance with learning. Preferably a position that is open to teaching the things already known by others in this type of position. I am looking for a position that can be built on with new challenges and learning experiences.

Education:

University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX. Masters of Health Care Administration/Business

Graduation: August 2007

University of Texas at Tyler Tyler, TX.

August 1999-May 2001

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Employment:

Medical City Dallas ASC

Clinical Director/Interim Administrator October 2017-July 2018

Managed the day to day activities of the ASC.

Increased volume from 300 cases a month to over 400 a month.

Initiated a Quality and Risk program

Worked to correct all citations from AAAHC from the previous survey

Worked on increasing surgeon, patient and employee satisfaction

payroll, hiring, corrective actions and terminating employees

Worked with Plus for staffing and budgetary needs

Worked with Kronos for Payroll

Oversaw pharmacy with the assigned pharmacists that came once a week-incomplete records from anesthesia/letters

Decreased costs of linen, drugs and staffing by 20%

Attended MEC and presented the clinical portion of the actives in the center

Texas General Hospital

Regional Director of Surgical Services September 2012-present

Managed all aspects of the Surgical Services Department for 5 hospitals.

Opened the other 4 hospitals after the purchase. Set up the surgery department, which consisted of hiring staff, recruiting surgeons, budget, inventory and ordering of all supplies.

Worked recruiting surgeons to the practice and increased volume from 6 cases a month to currently completing 350 cases a month at the main hospital.

Successful completion and accreditation with DNV, which was a completely new concept in credentialing.

Managed all areas of surgical services: OR, Pre-Op, PACU, PAT, SPD, GI and scheduling of surgical cases. Managed the hiring, corrective actions and terminations for all areas listed above.

Managed 2 supervisors and 3 charge nurses for each location.

Maintained all ordering for the surgery department.

Participated in infection control, quality, chart audits, forms committee, surgery department meeting, credentialing and MEC.

Worked with third party billing for SCD sleeves and ortho devices.

Worked with multiple reps for implants for the facilities and different surgeons.

Participated in the committee for bi-annual health fairs for the hospital.

Updated and rewrote all policies and procedures for the surgical services department.

Interim DON

Director of Nursing

Dallas, Texas

August 2011-August 2012

Managed all aspects of the clinical process for the Surgery Center. Accounts payable for the entire center. Represented the clinical aspect in the Governing Board meetings, Quality Improvement, Infection Control, Risk, Anesthesia and Surgeon Peer Review. Nursing Audits as related to QI and PI.

Managed all employees for pre-op/PACU, OR, Sterile Processing and Materials Management with two managers reporting to my position.

Preparing the center for AAAHC accreditation.

Changing the clinical processes to meet the AAAHC standard as well as AORN for accreditation.

Worked with state inspection and meeting the standards that fell short on the last visit from the state.

Worked with all vendors ordering equipment (pricing, leasing and all aspects of acquiring new equipment for the center to be updated). Issued PO’s for vendors for accounts payable purposes.

Worked with third party billing for expensive

Microsurgery Institute (Interim)

Director of Nursing

Dallas, Texas

November 2010-April 2011

Managed all aspects of the clinical process for the Surgery Center. Accounts payable for the entire center. Represented the clinical aspect in the Governing Board meetings, Quality Improvement, Infection Control, Risk, Anesthesia and Surgeon Peer Review. Nursing Audits as related to QI and PI.

Managed all employees for pre-op/PACU, OR, Sterile Processing and Materials Management with two managers reporting to my position.

Preparing the center for AAAHC accreditation.

Changing the clinical processes to meet the AAAHC standard as well as AORN for accreditation.

Worked with state inspection and meeting the standards that fell short on the last visit from the state.

Worked with all vendors ordering equipment (pricing, leasing and all aspects of acquiring new equipment for the center to be updated). Issued PO’s for vendors for accounts payable purposes.

Worked with third party billing for expensive implants.

Texas Regional Medical Center Sunnyvale, TX. June 2009- November 2010

Director of Surgical Services and Cath Lab

•Managed all employees in the OR, Pre-Op, PACU, ENDO, SPD, anesthesia techs and Sterile Core.

•7 managers under my direction as well as team leaders for the services in OR.

•Worked with all vendors and materials management in planning and opening the full service hospital.

•Worked with state inspection and Joint Commission Survey.

•Prepared policies and procedure for all departments under my direction plus worked with the Director of Anesthesiology to develop the policies for their department as well as setting up anesthesia department.

•Participated at nurse council meetings, MEC meetings, Surgeon Meetings for developing plans an implanting the plans for opening of the hospital.

•Worked with Quality and Infection control for dashboards and Patient Safety Goals that would be implemented in the hospital.

•Interviewed and hired all staff for the opening.

•Dealt with the budget and ordering all equipment for the OR’s and departments under my direction.

Forest Park Medical Center Dallas, TX December 2008- June 2009

Director of Surgical Services.

•Managed all employees in OR, Pre-Op, PACU, ENDO, SPD and Sterile Core.

•6 managers were under my direction as well as 5 team leaders reported to the OR manager. Worked with materials management in opening the hospital for surgeries.

•Prepared policy and procedures, attending seminar for accreditation with HFAP and JCAHO, ordered all equipment for the OR’s, and all departments associated with reporting to the Director of Surgical Services.

•Dealt with all staffing issues such as the interview process, hiring the employees to fill the positions, corrective actions, attended all meetings dealing with the budget, building of the hospital, and surgeons MEC meetings.

Parkland Simmons Ambulatory Surgery Center Dallas, TX

May 2008-December 2008

Director of Surgery/DON at the surgery center.

•Managed all employees in the OR department, including sterile processing and GI.

•Corrective actions, counseling, interviewing, hiring, and termination.

•All staffing issues, running the board, working with materials management in ordering and par levels.

•Worked with physicians and surgeons concerning posting cases as well as surgeon PR. Managed all quality issues, SCIP guidelines and participated in JCAHO survey.

•Served at the educator for the surgery center as well as maintained the OR budget, ordering instruments and equipment and working with reps in the day-to-day usage of their products.

•KPI’s and Quality Improvement as well as educating the staff.

•Worked with all reps about products and using AORN recommended practices in the OR.

Reason for leaving: Accepted an opportunity to setup and open Forest Park Medical Center OR

Surgi-Tech Staffing Agency Hurst, TX. December 2007-May 2008

Interim OR Manager

Agency Nurse

Interim OR Manager for Prestonwood Surgery Center in Plano, TX.

Started the center from the ground up.

Set up all of the OR’s and passed AAAHC accreditation.

Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, Dallas, TX. September 2006-December 2007

Nurse Manager in the Operating Room and 9 Bed Outpatient Center

•Managed a 9-bed outpatient center and manager over ophthalmology, occularplastics, and plastics services.

•Managed 15 employees with coaching and corrective actions.

•Scheduling of staff for the 15 employees.

•Reviewing resumes, interviewing, hiring, and involuntary separation of employees.

•Overall capitol budget for the year as well as expense budget.

•Order supplies with par levels; work with materials management as well as product representatives for evaluation of productions and implementation of new products.

•Maintain all equipment in the OR for the specific services.

•Conduct meetings with Cardinal and Ethicon one Friday out of the month to keep up to date on product new and old, as well as things we are evaluating or using in the OR.

•Monthly chart audits and KPI updates.

•Transferred some plastics over to another hospital, Perot, and planning has to be implemented.

•Run the OR board PRN.

•Attend and participate in Plastics and Ophthalmology Board meeting every quarter and have a major input for the Surgical Services areas.

•Maintained the day-to-day activity with OR as well as the staff.

•Work closely with other managers coordinating cases from Main OR to Perot OR, the surgeons and the Vice President of Nursing.

•In 10 months brought the outpatient department to a level of efficiency and positive cash flow.

Cook Children’s Medical Center Ft. Worth, TX. October 2005-September 2006

Staff Nurse in OR

•Duties included circulating cases for orthopedics, neurology, plastics, ENT, general, urology, eyes (retinas and muscles), and any other type of cases posted for the day.

•Currently on the ortho teamwork with four surgeons which specialized in pediatric orthopedics.

•Spines are very busy in the hospital especially during the summer, with several done each week.

Reason for leaving: Returned to management position

North Hills Hospital N. Richland Hills, TX. September 2004-September 2005

Staff Nurse

•Duties including circulating general cases, ENT, ortho, plastics, urology, peripheral vascular, cardiovascular, eyes, and GYN.

•Also scrubbing general cases and worked with the Bariatrics program with Dr. David Kim. Duties included ordering and maintaining supplies for the bariatric cases and for ortho.

Reason for leaving: Working on my Master’s and needed greater job flexibility to meet class schedule

Christus Schumpert Health Center Shreveport, La. August 2002-July 2004

Team Leader

•Team leader for our bariatric program, which included 4 surgeons, 3 did laparoscopic and open cases, and 1 surgeon who did all open cases with 20 plus years experience.

•Duties included circulating and scrubbing general cases

•Our program performed 20-30 gastric bypasses a week.

•Also circulated ENT, urology (we obtained a Davinci robot times 2) for laparoscopic prostatectomy’s and hearts, plastics, neurology, orthopedics, eyes (retinas and cataracts), peripheral vascular, cardiovascular, and colon surgeries (including laparoscopic).

•Plastics included breast augmentations, abdominoplasty, paniculectomes, endoscopic brow lifts, blephs, face-lifts, and full body lifts.

•ENT consisted of tonsillectomies, typanoplasties, oral maxilla facial, lafortes, and endoscopic nasal surgeries.

•GYN consisted of total abdominal hysts, A & P repairs, vaginal hysts, diagnostic laps, hysteroscopies, and also working with fertility specialists.

•Urology consisted of cryoblation of kidneys and prostates, prostate seeding, prostatectomy’s, and all types of cysto procedures with and without stents.

•Neurology consisted of backs and necks with microscope and brain lab assistance, as well as craniotomies.

•Also a procedure was done for pituitary tumors, with ENT and Neuro.

•Peripheral vascular consisted of AAA, fem pops, and carotids.

•Worked with one surgeon in the cath lab and Ortho consisted of total joints, hip pinning, roddings, nailings, and arthroscopy.

Reason for leaving: Husband’s job transfer to Texas

East Texas Medical Center Tyler, TX. May 2001-March 2002

Staff Nurse in OR

•Duties included graduate nurse starting out in surgery, which after training and the learning process worked mostly with peripheral vascular surgeries.

•AV grafts, AAA, fem pops, artery biopsies and Urology with cysto with and without stents.

•General cases lap choles, appendix, colon resections, and diagnostic laps.

•Ortho consisted of total joints, pinning, rodding, nailing, and arthroscopy.

•Worked on the Level I trauma team, part time in the trauma ICU after completing a 6-week training course and a 4-week EKG course.

Reason for leaving: Moved back to Louisiana for family concerns

Certifications

AORN

ACLS

BLS



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