Elizabeth Dicken

Summary

Fun loving and hard working individual seeking a rewarding career in nursing.

Work History

Work History
Aug 2007 - Apr 2009

Clinical Nurse Coordinator of The ParkRidge Surgery Center

Sky Ridge Medical Center

Responsible for the opening of the surgery center in a 4 month period.  Job responsibilities included:

  • Staffing plans for the unit - including Pre-op, PACU, OR, and CS
  • Materials ordering and management
  • Maintaining relationships between staff and physicians
  • Updating and maintaining education requirements
  • Acting as both the circulating and scrub nurse when required

Nominated for The Nightengale Nursing Award

Jun 2004 - Feb 2005

Pediatric Service Leader / Charge Nurse

Sky Ridge Medical Center

Served as the pediatric service leader for the main operating room.  Job responsibilities included:

  • Ordering and maintaining specialized supplies
  • Creating and maintaining strong working relationships with pediatric surgeons
  • Educating and orienting staff to pediatric surgery

Functioned as the charge nurse for an 8 operating room unit.  Job duties inlcuded:

  • Planning daily staffing schedules
  • Communication between surgeons, anesthesia, and staff
  • Conflict resolution and problem solving
Jun 2002 - Jun 2004

Cardiovascular Surgery Team Leader

The Children's Hospital of Denver

Functioned as the clinical service leader for the pediatric cardiovascular surgery team.  Job duties included:

  • Coordinating staffing and on-call schedules
  • Coordinating educational and product in-services for staff
  • Creating and maintaining strong working realtionships between staff and physicians
  • Ordering and maintaining specialized supplies
  • Worked as both the circulating and scrub nurse in operating room
Jan 2001 - Jun 2002

Staff Nurse - Operating Room

Denver Health Medical Center

Served in both the circulating and scrub role in a level one trauma center.  Also functioned as the pediatric service leader.

Education

Education
Jan 2001 - Dec 2001

Bachelor of Nursing

Regis University

Graduated as a member of the National Nursing Honor Society

Aug 1996 - May 2000

Bachelor of Arts

Major in Zoology

Minor in Neuroscience

Thematic Sequence in Chemistry