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Registered Nurse Quality Assurance

Grovetown, GA
April 15, 2024

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Pamela L. McCladdie

*** ********** *****, *********, ** 30813

706-***-**** · 706-***-****

Objective: Operating Room Nurse Educator

Education: South Carolina State University Bachelor of Science, Nursing 2002

Orangeburg, SC

University of South Carolina 1998 - 2000

Aiken, SC

Georgia Military College Fort Gordon, GA


Augusta Technical Institute Augusta, GA

Diploma of Surgical Technology 1991



Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.

Maintains legal and accreditation compliance by adhering to policy positions concerning federal, state regulations.

Improves quality results by studying, evaluating, and re-designing processes; implementing changes.

Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks

Develop training protocols and manuals for staff.

Meet with depart managers to assess educational needs.

Provide general competency courses, as well as ones specialized for specific areas.

Responsible for handling sentinel events, designing courses to correct and prevent them.

Collaborates with team members to create training documentation tool approved for national use.

Gather and distribute training materials and handbooks.

Orient new staff at appropriate levels, from new grads, to experienced.

Review and revise policies and procedures as needed.

Know how, and apply for, continuing ed credits for course given.

Adjust content and teaching strategies appropriate for learner needs.

Consults with staff regarding individual learning needs.

Interprets and communicates across multiple disciplines.

Work well under stressful conditions to meet daily challenges.

Maintain knowledge of VHA guidelines, standards of care, and compliance guidelines (Joint Commission, IG, VISN, NVCC, etc.).

Surgical Services Experience

Acted as rotating charge nurse

Helped with orientation, education and evaluation of new staff members

Performed and taught aseptic technique procedures

Performed pre-operative patient interviews

Assisted surgeons during sterile procedures

Work together with physicians, peers and sales reps regarding new equipment

Taught medical staff proper use of new surgical equipment

Performed electronic medical record charting

Collected specimens for lab analysis

Worked directly with the surgical team with acute and chronic patient care

Circulated rooms during surgery

Mental Health Nurse

Assess and conversate to patients about their problems and discussing the best way to plan and deliver their care.

Care for patients experiencing acute mental distress or who have an enduring mental illness.

Prepare and participate in group and/or one-to-one therapy sessions, both individually and with other health professionals.

Build relationships with patients to encourage trust, while listening to and interpreting their needs and concerns.

Respond to distressed patients in a non-threatening manner and attempting to recognize the source of distress.

Collaborates with doctors, social workers and other professionals.

Administers medications as needed

Supervise health workers and students in implementation of treatment plans for the patients.

Med-Surgical Experience

Provided optimal acute and chronic patient care daily.

Supervised medical staff.

Educated and oriented new staff and students regarding basic floor policies and procedures.

Performed electronic medical record charting.

Monitored telemetry tracings.

Educated patients and family members on medications, procedures and wound care.

Collected specimens for lab analysis.

Assistant Director of Nursing/Supervisor

Worked with Director to identify and resolve departmental deficiencies with implemented correction plans.

Managed supervisory and nursing support personnel.

Assisted with the day to day operations of the Nursing department.

Identified and addressed any quality-assurance auditing issues.

Aids in coordinating nursing services programs within the department.

Reviewed staff performance and ensures state standards of quality care are adhered to.

Monitored nursing cost center budgets and ensure the department is functioning within federal state guidelines

Checked staffing levels for the facility

Assisted with Joint Commission readiness.

Employment History:

Nurse Educator (FT)

Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center

Augusta, Ga


Assist. Director of Nursing 2009-2012

(FT) Supervisor (PT) 2008-2009

Augusta State Medical Prison

Grovetown, Ga

Mental Health RN (PT)

East Central Regional Hospital

Augusta, Ga

2011 - present

Registered Nurse (FT)

Medical College of Georgia

Augusta, Ga

2006 – 2010

Surgical Tech

1997 - 1999

OR Circulator (PRN)

Dwight Eisenhower Medical Center

Fort Gordon, Ga

2006 - 2008

OR Circulator (PRN)

University Health Care System

Augusta, Ga

2006 – 2008

Surgical Technologist

1999 - 2000

Registered Nurse OR Circulator (FT)

Aiken Regional Medical Center

Aiken, SC

2003 – 2006

Surgical Technologist

1991 - 1997

References References are offered on demand.

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