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Nurse Manager

Richmond, TX
September 09, 2019

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Melita Benning MBA,BSN,RN **** Lake Pinkston Dr. Richmond,TX 77406 713-***-**** (mobile)


MBA – Health Care Administration, Our Lady of the Lake, Houston, TX, December 2000

BS – Nursing, Texas Woman’s University, Houston, TX, December 1989

Award: Cum Laude of Distinction – 1995

Licensure: Registered Nurse – State of Texas


11/2015-02/2018:Houston Methodist West Hospital

Clinical Manager-Surgery

• 80 FTE-daily management of RN,Scrub Tech,Anesthesia Tech and Patient Nurse Assistants

• Supply chain management-managing resources

• Preparing and Participation in DNV accreditation survey

• Strategic Planning in OR expansion

• Infection Control Monitoring and Prevention

• Budget evaluation of assets and liabilities

08/2015 – Present: Encompass, Houston, TX

Clinical Nurse- Perioperative Services

• Preoperative assessment.

• Circulator.

• Postoperative/Recovery Nurse.

• Health Educator.

• Financial Verification.

09/2007 – JULY 2014: Memorial Hermann, Katy, TX

Clinical Manager II- Surgery

• Supervision of OR, Anesthesia Tech, and Sterile Processing Staff.

• Responsible for the daily operations of the OR.

• Strategic planning of additional space and services for the OR.

• Collaboration with multidisciplinary team.

• Implementation and Coordinator of Intuitive Da Vinci Robot

01/2006 – 08/2007: West Houston Medical Center

Nurse Manager – Surgery

• Supervision of the OR, Anesthesia, PACU and Sterile Processing

• Plans, organize, direct and evaluate staffing needs per specialization of the OR schedule.

• Participate in budget preparation toward provision of adequate personnel, supplies and equipment.

• Scrub and circulate.

1981 – 01/2006: U.T.M.D Anderson Cancer Center

12/04 – 01/2006 – P.C. Nurse Manager – Ambulatory Surgery Center

• Manage the overall operations of 3 new units: Pre-Op Holding, PACU, and Short Stay

• Plan and direct implementation of cost containment initiatives.

• Monitor and evaluate the utilization of the new short stay unit.

• Participate in strategic planning of additional short stay space.

04/04 – 12/04 – Ad Interim Clinical Administrative Director – Cancer Prevention Center

• Administrative and clinical oversight of the operations in Cancer Prevention Center.

• Participated in budget planning and development.

• Strategic planning of new CPB & ACB buildings.

• Evaluation of business plan for various programs in the center.

1998 – 2004 – Clinical Nurse Navigator – Cancer Prevention Center

• Implementation of the New Undiagnosed Breast Program.

• Management of daily operations.

• Oversight of patient flow management.

• Selection, counseling, training, supervision, and evaluation of clerical and support staff

• Maintenance of insurance authorization and verification processes.

1990 – 1998 – Clinical Nurse – Surgery

• Charge nurse in the Ambulatory Surgery Center including oversight of case load, patient flow management, and coordination of staff and physicians.

• Preceptor for the R.N. and the Surgical Technician in the OR

• Conscious Sedation Nurse monitoring the patients receiving local anesthetic.

• Senior call nurse for multiple services.

1988 – 1989 – Surgery Student Intern

1983 – 1988 – Pharmacy Technologist – Inpatient Pharmacy

1981- 1982 Unit Clerk – Gyn

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