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Work History

Apr 2014Mar 2016

PACU charge nurse

Swedish Medical Center Issaquah, WA
  • General Medical Surgical Community Hospital bed capacity 175
  • Manages daily operations  including Pre-op, Phase 1 and Phase 2 of Recovery in collaboration with the Unit Manager. 
  • Mixture of pediatric and adult patients including orthopedic, spine, general, gynecologic, ophthalmologic, urologic surgeries as well as endoscopic and interventional radiology procedures.
  • Assures compliance with established departmental clinical standards, objectives, quality assurance program, safety, environmental and infection control standards in order to facilitate each patients safe journey through the PACU. 
  • Communicates effectively with each department that serves the patient population and actively participates in problem solving and conflict resolution to maintain team cohesiveness and positive customer relations. 
  • Chair of Shared Leadership Committee
  • Member of Pathways to Excellence Steering Committee
  • Unit leader for Det Norske Veritas regulatory surveyor visits
  • Unit representative for System wide meetings i.e. super user meetings surrounding Pre-op, Phase 2, Phase 1, EPIC, and process mapping.
  • Employee recruitment and retention committee
  • Preceptor
  • Staffing Committee
  • Step Up to Leadership training program
Jul 2009Apr 2014

Registered Nurse, Critical Care

University of Washington Valley Medical Center Renton, WA
  • General Medical Surgical Community Hospital bed capacity 174 
  • Critical Care RN 30 bed unit
  • Rapid Response Team
  • Resource Nurse team responsible for any/all tasks needed by staff as well as collaborating with Charge nurse to facilitate throughput
  • Preceptor
  • Unit Based Committee
  • Sunshine Committee

Aug 2008Jun 2009

Registered Nurse, Critical Care

Providence St. Peter Hospital Olympia, WA
  • Magnet Status General Medical Surgical Community Hospital bed capacity 390 beds
  • Critical Care RN / Rapid Response Team
May 2007Aug 2008

Registered Nurse, Critical Care

Harborview Medical Center Seattle, WA
  • Level 1 Trauma Center for Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska bed capacity 413
  • Critical Care Charge RN / Trauma-Surgical Intensive Care Unit
Sep 2006Aug 2007

Registered Nurse Critical Care

Evergreen Medical Center Kirkland, WA
  • General Medical Surgical Community Hospital bed capacity 275
  • Critical Care RN

Jan 2006May 2007

Registered Nurse Critical Care

Providence St. Peter Hospital Olympia, WA 
  • Critical Care RN / Rapid Response Team
Jan 2005Jan 2006

Registered Nurse

The Polyclinic Seattle, WA
  • Multispecialty Clinic
  • Registered Nurse Cardiology / Infusion Therapy
Jan 2004Jan 2005

Registered Nurse Critical Care

Favorite Nurses Tacoma/Seattle, WA
  • Local travel and per diem agency
  • Critical Care RN per diem agency
Jul 1999Jan 2004

Registered Nurse Critical Care

Providence St. Peter Hospital Olympia, WA
  • Critical Care Charge RN CVICU
  • Post Open Heart Recovery Team
  • Unit Based Committee
  • Sunshine Committee
  • Preceptor

Education

2015Present

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Western Governor's University
BSN in progess with graduation slated for 2016
19971999

Associate of Applied Science in Nursing

Grays Harbor College
19961999

Associate of Arts

Grays Harbor College

Certifications

19992018

ACLS

American Heart Association
20142018

PALS

American Heart Association
19972018

BLS

American Heart Association