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Summary

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

Work experience

Aug 2007Apr 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 2004Feb 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 2002Jun 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 2001Jun 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

Jan 2001Dec 2001

Bachelor of Nursing

Regis University

Graduated as a member of the National Nursing Honor Society

Aug 1996May 2000

Bachelor of Arts

Major in Zoology

Minor in Neuroscience

Thematic Sequence in Chemistry