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Vocational Nurse Student

Newton, NJ
October 29, 2022

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** ***** ******** ********** **** ** years as an operating room nurse

Experience as Assistant Director of Nursing in an ASC

Demonstrated experience in state surveys and inspections.

Employed information gained from AAAHC seminar to increase ASC accreditation interval from 1 to 3 years.

History of strong relationships with surgeons and staff


Currently working toward BSN, with approximately 85% course work completed.

State Registration Certificate 1977 (British Equivalent of Registered Nurse)

Bedford General Hospital, England

Operating Room Certificate 1975

Belfast City Hospital, Northern Ireland

State Enrolled Certificate 1974 (British Equivalent of LPN)

Belfast City Hospital, Northern Ireland


Atlantic health System. 2020 -2021

Eye Physicians of Sussex County November 2017 – March 2020.

-Operating room RN. Supported all aspects of operating room including pre-op.

-In addition to primary responsibility as OR RN, operated in the following administrative roles: infection control perfectionist, health nurse, risk management.

-Assisted coordination of efforts to successfully obtain NJ State Operating license.

-Obtained Infection Control Certificate for AORN.

Cooper Surgery Center September 2011 – June 2012

-Per Diem nurse in the operating room, involving all surgical specialties and major cases.

Virtua Health System October 2008 – July 2011

-Per Diem nurse in the operating room, involving all surgical specialties and major cases and part time at a hand doctor’s surgery center.

Wills Eye Surgery Center – Philadelphia July 2006 – October 2008

-Assistant Director of Nursing.

-Instrumental in increasing patient throughput by 100%.

-Coordinated integration of pediatrics, podiatry, pain management and reversible vasectomy specialties into the center.

-Coordinated satisfactory Pennsylvania state inspection. Identified means to reduce costs and improve center profit.

-Interviewed and hired technicians and RNs.

-Coordinated in-service training for permanent party staff and orientation training for new employees.

-Acted as RN as required in all specialties.

-Monitored medical records for accuracy and completeness.

Cooper University Hospital and Jefferson Hospital May 2006 – July 2006

-Agency nursing.

-Performed duties of operating room RN including trauma alert.

Nevyas Eye Associates January 2006 – May 2006

-Director of Nursing.

-Played key role in achieving 3-year accreditation.

-Attended Accreditation Seminar at San Diego.

Surgical Staff, Inc. September 2002 – December 2005

-Agency Nursing

Camden County College Summer and Spring Semesters 2005

-Adjunct Faculty, for the Surgical Technologist Course.

Kennedy Health System - Cherry Hill and Stratford Divisions April 1988 – September 2002

-Operating Room Nurse.

-Circulating and scrub nurse duties to include all surgical disciplines.

-Performed on-call duties.

Garden State Hospital May 1987 – April 1988

-Operating Room Nurse.

-Circulating and scrub nurse duties to include all surgical disciplines.

-Responsible for maintaining stock levels of hand surgery supplies.

-Attended in service education meetings.

-Progressed from operating room technician to operating room staff nurse.

-Performed on-call duties.

Kennedy Memorial Hospital – Cherry Hill Division November 1985 – December 1986

-Surgical Technician, Operating Room.

-Performed on-call duties requiring a detailed knowledge of all surgical specialties.

RAF (Royal Air Force) Hospital - Wroughton, England December 1982 – September 1985

-Operating Room Nurse, Nursing Team Leader.

-Supervised operating room technicians.

-Supervised recovery room staff.

-Participated in major military exercise performing operating room duties in a field surgical hospital environment.

-Attended an Orthopedic course on technical aspects of internal fixation.

-Attended a clinical measurements course at the Institute of Aviation Medical Establishment.

-As Entertainment’s Officer, organized major social functions.

-Responsible for writing annual evaluations on licensed vocational nurses.

-Performed on-call duties requiring a detailed knowledge of all surgical specialties.

-Recommended for promotion to Squadron Leader.

RAF (Royal Air Force) Hospital - Wegberg, Germany December 1980 – December 1982

-Operating Room Scrub Nurse.

-Established an operating room licensed vocational nurse training program.

-Deputy in Charge of medical ward for two months.

-Performed operating room, recovery, and on-call duties as above.

-Supervised recovery room.

RAF Hospital - Halton, England July 1978 – December 1980

-Operating Room Scrub.

-As Nursing Team Leader, assisted surgeons in all aspects of surgery.

-Responsible for training of -student nurses.

-As Entertainment’s Officer, organized numerous social functions, often on a limited budget.

-Published an article in the Princess Mary’s Royal Air Force Nursing Magazine.

British National Health Service - Bedford, England December 1977 – July 1978

-Staff Nurse.

-Responsible for a forty-bed gynecological ward.

-Supervised a team of licensed nurses, student nurses and auxiliary nurses.

British National Health Service - Belfast, Ireland March 1972 – December 1977

-Student Nurse.

-Completed psychiatric course (2 months), Purdysburn Psychiatric Hospital, Northern Ireland.

-Practical experience in general medical, gynecology/ obstetrics and ENT wards.

-Duties included nursing bomb blast victims.


-Involved in RN compensation program which contributed to an RN salary.

-Increase. (2000)

-Achieved Nurse of the month award while working for Nurse Finders. (1986)

-Taught surgical technology course at Camden County College

-Established an Operating Room licensed vocational nurse training program. (1980)

-I was involved in opening two Surgery Centers.


-PC, Microsoft Office (Word, Power Point, Outlook)


-Parish Nurses, Choir, reading, gardening, skiing, and kayaking.

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