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Work experience

CV/SICU Clinical Nurse

University Hospitals of Cleveland Case Medical Center

Recovery and subsequent care of postoperative surgical patients, including cardiovascular surgery patients, organ transplant patients, and patients experiencing trauma. Continued care of these patients until transferred to a different level of care.

Oct 2008Present

Staff Nurse II

Seton Medical Center

Provide care to a mixed medical-surgical, neurological, and cardiovascular intensive care population, including recovery of fresh postoperative cardiovascular surgery patients and subsequent care until transferred to a different level of care.

Sep 2007Oct 2008

Assistant Department Manager

Good Samaritan Hospital

Solely responsible for management of a 17-bed Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Unit with oversight from the Director of Critical Care. Position activities included: direct patient care, maintaining the unit's FPC, recruitment, timekeeping, staffing, performance evaluations and corrective action for 70 nurses as well as maintaining productivity and patient care standards for the department.

May 2005Sep 2007

CVICU Registered Nurse III

Good Samaritan Hospital

Recovery of fresh postoperative cardiovascular surgery patients as well as care of pre and post percutaneous coronary intervention patiens. Provided care for these patients until transfer from the intensive care unit. Additional activities included: charge nurse, responding to in-house codes, precepting, and Frontline Nursing Leadership Program.

Feb 2004May 2005

Travel Nurse

MedStaff Healthcare Solutions

Care of medical, trauma, percutaneous interventional, and cardiac surgery patients, including fresh postoperative cardiovascular surgery patients. Assignments included:

  • Good Samaritan Hospital, San Jose, California
  • The Ohio State University Medical Center Rhodes Hall, Columbus, Ohio
  • The Ohio State University Medical Center Ross Heart Hospital, Columbus, Ohio
  • San Jose Medical Center, San Jose, California
  • HOAG Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, Newport Beach, California
May 2002Jan 2004

Critical Care Clinical Educator


Education, orientation, credentialing, and serving as a clinical resource at the bedside on the evening and night shift for Medical, CV/Surgical, and Neurotrauma ICUs in two hospitals. Other responsibilities included developing inservices, creating continuing education materials based on staff need and desire, interfacing with pharmaceutical and equipment representatives to arrange educational opportunities and coordinate the development/publishing of protocols, as welll as ACLS instruction.

Feb 1999May 2002



Recovery of all surgical patients, mostly cardiac and vascular surgery patients. Continued care for these patients until transferred to a different level of care.


Aug 1991May 1995

Bachelor of Science

Case Western Reserve University

Recipient of the Cushing-Robb Prize for Exceptional Academic Performance and the Bolton Scholar Award for Clinical Excellence.


Professional Memberships:

  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses
  • Society for Critical Care Medicine


  • Organizational behavior change and human resources development.
  • Improving communication within workgroups using information technology.
  • Improving workplace employee engagement and job satisfaction.


Jul 1997Oct 2013

Adult CCRN

American Association of Critical Care Nurses
Sep 2012

BLS Healthcare Provider

American Heart Association
Sep 2011

ACLS Provider

American Heart Association
Feb 2004Jun 2011

Registered Nurse

California Board of Registered Nursing