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Sterile Processing Medical Equipment

Palm Coast, FL
January 30, 2024

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Kurk A. Rogers, RN, BSN,CNOR, MBA/Technology Management

Contact info:

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San Diego, CA 92129

Cell: 858-***-****


Employment History:

**/**/****-*******: Registered Nurse Safety Consultant.

10/01/18-Present - Most Recent consultancy :

Brewer company ( ), consulting with regards to product design / patient safety according to OSHA,NIOSH, Safe Patient Handling standards.

01/15/15- 11/13/2015: National Accounts Manager VA, Military & Government Operations LAD Global Enterprises, MORApparel.

LAD Global Enterprises

1311 S. Fountain Drive, Olathe, KS 66061


- Responsible for launch and implementation of the Steri-Lift Universal Lift Draping system (tm) for the Veterans Administration - US facilities, DoD Facilities. Invented the latter system during tenure at VA La Jolla CA. See patent under publications heading. Responsible for Overseas sales of MORApparel antimicrobial healthcare attire. Responsible for product development.

04/04/11- 01/15/15:

Sterile Processing / Reusable Medical Equipment Educator.

- Assures the extensive education and guidance to Nursing/ technical service staff and leadership pertaining to all aspects of sterile processing activities and reprocessing.


Expert trainer, former Operating Room Director and Program Director for the Navy’s Perioperative and Surgical Technicians Program (West Coast). Navy Master Trainer certified.

Proactive trainer provides one on one training and trouble shooting of sterile processing and RME (Reusable Medical Equipment) to staff across VA medical system in San Diego. Sought out expert within the VA with 28 years of operating room and sterile processing experience. Proactively develops and implements policies and procedures across the organization related to sterile processing and RME. Constructs and implements tailored orientation training staff regarding infection control, sterile processing, reusable medical equipment handling, and processing and policy administration.

04/04/11- 01/15/15:

Sterile Processing / Reusable Medical Equipment Educator cont:

- Coordinates/ implements new surgical systems in coordination with the Operating Room equipment evaluation process. Coordinates individual vendor activities, assures quality assurance monitoring and establishment of optimal and cost effect work flows. Coordinates the logistics of reprocessing with all clinical areas. Resigned position as per VA OGC instruction to work with my invention and not be in conflict of interest with my VA position. Trained and in certified ISO9001 concepts and procedures by VA over 4 separate 1 week trainings allowing certification as an ISO9001 inspector.

10/2010-04/04/11: Patient Safety Manager Veterans Administration Hospital La Jolla Ca.

- Developed, managed and lead the VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) Patient Safety Program in accordance with regulatory agencies, VHA, Network and facility requirements. Trended and analyzed patient incidents; interpreted VA handbooks and directives related to patient safety; initiating, training, facilitated root cause analysis (RCA) teams including monitoring the quality and progress of RCAs and follow-up actions to ensure implementation of system changes. Developed strategies to disseminate “lessons learned” to appropriate staff throughout the organization. Developed in implemented the development of innovative, evidence-based approaches to the improvement of cares a focus on patient safety.

04/2009-10/2010: Veterans Administration Hospital La Jolla: Safe Patient Handling and Movement Coordinator/ Facility Champion.

- Administratively accountable to the Chief, Nurse Operations. The facility Safe Patient Handling and Incident Prevention (SPH/IP) Coordinator implements and evaluates the Medical Center's Safe Patient Handling program. Collaborates with multi-disciplinary personnel, network SPH experts, VA Safety Center, and manufacturers of advanced patient lifting equipment to achieve the goals of an integrated program. Develops and coordinates facility Unit Peer Leader Program and provides oversight of equipment selection and purchases to meet current and future needs for safe patient handling. Assures compliance with performance measures, SPH training, and promotes evidence-based practice for SPH in all clinical settings. The Incident Prevention role includes varied activities to include fall prevention, restraint documentation issues.

04/2009-10/2010: Veterans Administration Hospital La Jolla: Safe Patient Handling and Movement Coordinator/ Facility Champion.

Mobile App concept developer clinical expert driving mobile solution development within the Veterans Administration:

- Wrote specifications, gained executive sponsorship and financial support to develop the Safe Patient Handling and Movement Mobile Application providing Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care providers with access to the Safe Patient Handling application through the use of mobile technology.

07/2008 – 04/2009 – Took time off to be with family after 28 total years of Army and Navy military service.

06/2006 to 07/2008 – Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, Camp Pendleton California, Duel Positions due to deployments of leadership to Iraq:

- Director, Perioperative services reporting to the Director of Surgical Services, supervised 33 surgical technicians, 14 RN’s, Budget supervised 4.5 million dollars. Treated Marine and Navy personnel and their families on Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton population 20k. 6 Operating Rooms, 450 surgical procedures per month. Surgical services responsible for: OB/GYN, Orthopedics, Podiatry, General Surgery, Urology, Oral Maxillofacial.

- RN Manager, Orthopedic, Podiatry, Physical Therapy Medical Clinics. Budget supervised: 75k, Personnel supervised 30. Average clinical case load 300 hundred appointments per month.

06/2003 to 06/2006: Naval School Health Sciences, Director, Surgical Specialty Schools (Surgical Technicians). Budget supervised: 85k, Personnel supervised 100. Trained 300 students per year in support of the Navy Medical system providing it with surgical technicians.

04/2000 to 06/2003: Naval Hospital Yokosuka Japan, Director, Perioperative Nursing, Reporting to Director Surgical Services, Budget supervised: 170k, Personnel supervised: 20, 5 Operating Rooms. Surgical services responsible for: OB/GYN, Orthopedics, Podiatry, General Surgery, Urology, Oral Maxillofacial.

07/1996 to 04/2000: Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton Main Operating Room: Staff OR Nurse / Orthopedics Surgical Service. Budget supervised: 60k, Personnel Supervised: 11 surgical technicians. Surgical Case load: 100-150.

06/1999 to 04/2000: Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, Appointed Perioperative Nursing Instructor West Coast reporting to Admiral, Naval Education and Training Command, Bethesda Maryland, successfully taught 2 classes of RN’s to become perioperative RN’s, 10 students didactic and clinical rotations utilizing Navy curriculum.

12/1992 to 06/1996: Naval Hospital Rota, Spain: Director, Perioperative Nursing, reporting to the Director of Surgical Services. Budget supervised: 70k, Personnel supervised: 15, 6 RN’s, 9 surgical technicians. Surgical services responsible for: OB/GYN, Orthopedics, Podiatry, General Surgery, Urology, Oral Maxillofacial.

01/1990 to 11/1992: Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton: Staff OR Nurse/ Urology Surgical Service. Budget supervised: 40k, Personnel supervised 5 surgical technicians. Case Load: 100 per month.

11/1986 to 12/ 1989: Naval Hospital Oakland: Staff Nurse, ENT Ward, NICU Staff Nurse. Budget supervised: none. Personnel supervised 3 ward corpsman (LVN equivalent).

06/1979 to 06/1985 Part time, attended University of Southwestern Louisiana: U.S. Army National Guard 106 Medical Corps, Saint Martinsville Louisiana, Senior Enlisted Corpsman (LVN equivalent), In charge of Ambulance Platoon with 20 enlisted corpsman (LVN equivalent).


- University of Southwestern Louisiana: Degree- BSN, Graduated 1984.

- University of Phoenix – San Diego Branch: Degree- MBA/Technology Management Graduated 2008 : GPA 3.8.

-Certificate California State Polytechnic University: Sustainable Agriculture September 2016.


- Course Director / Instructor, Perioperative Nursing Course (West Coast) (4th Quarter FY 1999, 1st Quarter FY2000)

- Course Director, Director, Surgical Specialty Schools (Surgical Technicians), Naval School Health Sciences (2003-2006).


License: California RN

CNOR: Certified Nurse Operating Room


- CNOR (Certified Nurse, Operating Room)

- ISO9001 VA certified inspector per 4 week training by VA in 2014.


-Special Assistant to Risk Manager, providing legal opinions and expert opinion related to Medical / Nursing Malpractice (Naval Hospital Yokosuka, Japan (2002-2003).

-Member Association of Operating Room Nurses

-Member Louisiana Nurses Association

-Member Association of California Nurse Leaders


- Inventor: Wrote, constructed, submitted patent for the Veterans Administration.

- Invented Safe Patient Handling App for VA : (please see acknowledgments showing I am the inventor)


- Navy Beneficial Suggestion Award 1996 (saved the Navy over 50k) providing a business case analysis for use of emerging sharpening technology for the operating room.


- Navy, Meritorious Service Medal (2008 – For meritorious service as OR Director and Ortho Clinic Manager)

- Navy, Meritorious Service Medal ( 2006 - Meritorious service as Director of Surgical Tech. School, San Diego generated 400 highly qualified students supporting the Global War on Terror, Developed and implemented Navy wide marketing campaign for use of Navy Knowledge Online to advance education of Officers and enlisted)

COMPUTER SKILLS: Microsoft Suite: Power Point, Access, Publisher, Word, And Outlook. Computer hardware, software and network set up / trouble shooting. Extensive knowledge of healthcare information systems and integration across organizations. Consultant, trainer and system administrator for the Clinicomp Operating Room documentation and scheduling programs while the Operating Room Director at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton. During this timeframe incorporated legacy systems, assured secure backup according to IT security guidelines for patient information. Assured multiple secure redundancies coordinating scheduled backups, updates. Provided staff training and trouble shooting of information systems, provide guidance to IT for integration of new technologies for medical providers to better facilitate patient care/ communication between providers while properly informing the patients at all times. Selected as a consultant to assess various systems for use in Operating Room scheduling, assisted in outlining with vendors system requirements, human factors and suggestions for work flow to provide staff with an intuitive user interface. Extensive knowledge in, but not limited to: VOIP (voice over internet protocols used in communication between providers and organizations, use of secure teleconferencing, encryption concepts, evaluation of software and hardware applications as they apply to the healthcare environment to aide in patient care. Docusys, PACS and IMPAX imagining systems and image storage, printing and utilization by medical providers in the patients’ medical records.


- Boy Scouts of America, Assistant Scout Master 2000-2004, Member Order of the Arrow, supporter of local boy scout troops and fund raising activities.

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