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Registered Nurse Manager

Stewartstown, PA, 17363
January 31, 2014

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Career Profile

A successful, dedicated and versatile Health Care Professional with over 25

years experience in Perioperative Nursing education, leadership and

management. Proven success in management of operations with the Joint

Commission, CMS and Magnet status improvements, circulating and scrubbing

all specialties, staff / patient educational development, quality control

and administrative policy improvement throughout the perioperative and

acute care arena. Astute problem solver and organizer; strong commitment

to accountability and open communication with physicians, nursing staff

and assistants.Proven leader who has demonstrated the ability to effectively

lead, educate and coordinate inter-departmental evidence based practice efforts for

positive patient outcomes.

Education/ Certifications

MSN-ED Currently attending Walden University and have clinical to complete,

to graduate in 2014.

Masters Level Perioperative Nurse Educator Certification - University of

Colorado 2004

BSN-New Jersey University, N.J. 1997

RN Diploma- St. Francis School Of Nursing, N.J. 1983

CNOR, PALS, ACLS and BLS instructor certification

Accomplishments and Achievements

? Consultation for acute care facilities by implementing improvements in

health care delivery systems

?Developed creative education sessions using adult learning methods,

integrating team building and caring actions into all learning models for

all skill levels of staff

? Worked collaboratively with leadership, physicians, physician assistants

and staff to define, coordinate and analyze the orientation and continuing

educational needs / activities to assure a foundation of competency for

patient care and practice

? Responsible for needs assessment, analysis, planning, implementation and

evaluation of orientation, education and staff development activities for

clinical staff across all shifts

? Improved Surgical Turn Over Time

? Developed / Educated / Implemented New Da Vinci and Bariatric programs.

? Achieved 100% national certifications for central sterile, surgical and

endo techs.

? Resource for Development and Implementation of New Construction for

Surgical Services.

? Developed New Anesthesia Emergency Procedures

? Increased Proficiency of Staff through multi-disciplinary mock code


? Promoted / Developed Evidence Base Practice/ Education Committees

? Developed / Implement Hospital Award for Positive Patient Safety

? Pre & Post-Acute Care Resource

? Evidence Based Policy Development/ Research

? Hospital Wide Infection Control Consultation/ Improvement

? Managed operations of a 10 surgical suites with approximately 35 FTE that

included SDS, Minor Procedure Unit, PACU, L&D, and Surgical Central


?Circulated & Scrubbed all specialties including general, laparoscopic,

urology, ortho, oncology, vascular, thoracic and plastic

Professional Experience

Sinai Hospital/ Lifebridge Health Baltimore, Md.

Education Specialist II for Surgical Services at Northwest Hospital & Surgi

Center 5/ 2010-8/2013

Responsible for the design, education development, implementation and

evaluation of all educational activities for all surgical services staff

in the main hospital operating room, pre-op, PACU and central sterile

processing departments as well as the ambulatory surgical center operating

room, pre-op, PACU, sterile processing center and collaboration of

education for the departments of anesthesia, surgeons and physicians

assistants. Assisted with Magnet status improvement processes, staff

education and development of professional shared governance committees.

Developed and implemented over sixty evidence based policies for the

nursing department within the hospital. Also educated Breast care unit, ICU

and cardiac units

Allied Medical & Technical Institute, Scranton, PA


Primary Nursing Instructor for Clinical and Nursing Theory -NU100 & NU102.

Responsible for the education instruction of nursing students

. Collaborated with Director of Nursing and CEO to establish new

nursing education program which was approved by PA State Nursing and

Educational Boards.

. Assessed, developed, implemented and evaluated educational plans,

curriculum, and programs goals

. Served as a consultant for staff in areas of program development,

clinical practice, and professional development and staff


. Developed / coordination continuity of community outreach programs

Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, Hackettstown, NJ


Acute Care Non Profit Magnet

Surgical Services Manager 2007-2008

Responsible for the daily operations of a 10 surgical suites with

approximately 35 FTE that included SDS, Minor Procedure Unit, PACU, L&D,

and Surgical Central Supply

. Initiated and participated in a cross training throughout the surgical

services department

. Assisted in the development of a new cardiac catherization lab

. Improved surgical turn over time by reorganization of sterile central

supply unit

. Assisted departments to reduce costs and increase purchasing of new

equipment necessary for growth

. Assisted with JACHO and Magnet Status improvement/inspections/

formation of committees

Surgical Services Clinical Nursing Educator 2000-2008

Responsible for the development of a new surgical services education

department. This encompassed all educational requirements of staff and


. Directed /Developed surgical services staff/ patient education program

. Initiated cross training of departments

. Nurse Practice Council Member

. Administrative Policy Writing for Surgical Services Department and

Anesthesia Department

. Created HRMC Administrative Anesthesia Department Policies

. Created HRMC Surgical Services Policy and Procedure Manual (over 125


. Created HRMC Surgical Patient Education Manuals (over 200 pamphlets

for patients on specific surgeries containing surgeon's instructions

on preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative instructions)

. Preceptor of new staff to facility

. Developed and educated extern and student nursing programs

Clinical RN -OR Surgical Services 1999-2008

Responsible for daily staff assignments, scheduling, and trouble solving in

surgical services

. Anesthesia RN responsible for all equipment -daily setup, maintained

and purchasing as well as assisting with intubation of patients

. Charge Surgical Services RN- Circulator / Scrub/Equipment Purchaser

for Pediatric, Plastic, General, Dental, and Oral Maxillary Facial


. Circulated/ scrubbed all OR cases -Eye, ENT, General, Ortho, Vascular,

GYN, L&D, Podiatry and Oral Maxillary, Urology, Dental, Plastic,

Cardiac, Thoracic, and Organ Donor.

. Assisted in development of case cart system

. Increase profit of department by reorganizing charge system

. Audited staff for compliance of JACHO/ Magnet Status requirements

Other Positions Held


Visiting Nurse, OR Staff Nurse, Public Health District Manager, Adult and

Pediatric RN, Substitute Certified School Nurse, Psychiatric Charge RN,

Registered Nurse Negotiator, OR and OR Pharmaceutical RN, Nurse of Oncology

and Surgical Units, and Surgical Unit Charge Nurse

Professional /Affiliations/ Honors

BLS Instructor, ACLS, PALS

Judge of Evidence Based Nursing Research at International Nursing

Educator's Convention 2012

Published - AORN - Evidence Based Practices, Prevention of Corneal

Abrasions 2011

Member- Chesapeake Bay Perioperative Consortium-2010-2013

Member - Sigma Theta Tau international; Honor Society of Nursing 1997-


Member - Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) 2001-Present

Member - HRMC Nurse Practice Council 2004-2008

Honor Member of Manchester Who's Who Registry of Executives and

Professionals 2005

Member - National Ski Patrol & Outdoor Emergency Rescue Unit 1999-2004

Director of HRMC Surgical Services Patient Education Development Committee


HRMC Great Catch Award for Patient Safety in Surgical Services 2007

HRMC Great Catch Award for Prevention of Surgical Site Malpractice 2008

HRMC Great Catch Award for Prevention of SDS Malpractice 2006

Winner of HRMC Nursing Scholarship 2004

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