Summary

Work History

Work History
Apr 2013 - Present

Epic Optime Analyst

Houston Methodist Hospital

   As an analyst, utilizes Project Management Methodology and applies them consistently. Monitor multiple projects simultaneously by establishing project plans and objectives to ensure goal attainment with defined parameters. Communicates project progress, results and recommendations through meetings, phone calls, presentations and written reports. Facilitate working group sessions with the Clinical Departments to identify and drive requirements to improve business processes. Responsible for design, system analysis, building, testing and implementing the complex health care IS system.

   Build experience with Master Files, including:

  • Build and update OpTime Navigators (LVN, VCN)
  • Build Narrator/Storyboard, Event Templates (LEV)
  • Build Smartforms (LQF)
  • Customize Status boards and Nurse Work List (HRX, E2R, E2U, E2N)
  • Build and edit Flowsheets (FLT, FLO)
  • Update OpTime User and Department Profiles (LPR)
  • Build and updated Print Groups (LPG)
  • Create custom Programming Point Extension Records (LPP)
  • Create custom columns (PAF)
  • Edit User Roles (EMP)
  • Facility Structure build (DEP, EAF)
  • Create and edit Smartforms (LQF)

   As a Nurse, provides care to increasingly complex patients and coordinates the interdisciplinary team. Follows the nursing process, modifies care based on continuous evaluation of the patient's condition, demonstrates clinical problem-solving and critical thinking and makes decisions using evidence-based analytical approach. Provide collaboration with staff and the interdisciplinary team concerning safety data to improve outcomes.

Feb 2013 - Jun 2014

Surgical Staff Nurse

Houston Orthopedics and Spine Hospital

  Provides care to patients in a surgical setup, in a complex and specialized surgical suite focusing mainly in pain management, spine surgery, orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Maintained patient safety and provided high level of care. Provides supervisory and management role on late shifts and ensures effective collaboration and teamwork to deliver excellence in patient care.

Sep 2012 - Feb 2013

Lead PACU RN/Surgical Staff RN

Kirby Surgery Center

  Managed and coordinated the PACU's (Recovery Room) daily operation, providing safe nursing care to patient post procedure. Orients and mentors new staff members. Serves as safety and quality assurance officer for the surgery center. Assesses and provide nursing care needs for the patient during and post surgery.

Aug 2011 - Aug 2012

Clinical Manager

The Vancouver Clinic Ambulatory Surgical Center

   Contributed and facilitated the opening of the Ambulatory Surgical center. In charge in hiring, training new staff nurses on different areas. Developed, standardized, measured and developed continuous improvement of processes within clinical operations. Improved workflow performance, efficiency of processes and maintained a Lean/Process improvement process for organization effectiveness and change management. Maintained an effective and comprehensive problem solving environment at all levels of the center and model the behaviors that support a problem solving environment.

   Applied expert level consultative and influence skills to create affinity and trust with all levels of employees. Educate all levels of employees for effective application of improvement methods. Policy writing and quality indicators measured and maintained to monitor and provide consistency in safety and quality on patient care. Analyze and provide cost effectiveness for the ASC without compromising patient safety. Lead and trained staff on Teamwork by implementing Team Stepps solution to improve patient safety within the organization.

Apr 2010 - Aug 2011

Lead Surgical Nurse

Virginia Mason Medical Center

   Coordinated and facilitated quality management on delivery of care in a surgical setup. Maintained preference cards for the surgical center, audited charts for accuracy and consistency of documentation. Maintained tracking record for tissue/implants for the ASC. Lead/Resource for CSPD daily operation and maintaining high quality on sterility of instruments. Maintained the Virginia Mason Production System, empowering and facilitated real change in the deliver of care using the LEAN system focusing on the patient.

Apr 2008 - Oct 2009

Perioperative Staff Nurse and Infection Control

Northwest Surgery Center

   Facilitated care to patients on different areas as needed. Maintained monthly/quarterly records of Infection Control and acted as Clinical Manager. Reliable resource staff for pre-op, intra-op and pacu areas

Aug 1996 - Oct 2009

Clinical Nurse Manager

Doctors' Hospital Tidwell/Parkway

   Managing clinical, professional, administrative, and clerical staff; managing the recruitment, development of, and appraisal of staff; overseeing day-to-day management; developing and implementing policies and directives; setting and monitoring budgets; attending meetings; handling communications; and making purchasing decisions

May 2003 - Dec 2004

Staff Nurse

Renaissance Healthcare Hospital of Houston

• Circulates/Scrub – General, Plastics, ENT, Bariatric Surgery and Orthopedics.

Jun 2001 - Jun 2002

Surgical Staff Nurse

St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital

• Circulator/Scrub Nurse – Gynecology, ENT and Plastic Surgery
• Float Pool – Cardiovascular, General Surgery, Urology, Neurosurgery and Orthopedics

Education

Education
Jun 1987 - Mar 1991

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

University of Iloilo, Iloilo City, Philippines

Certifications/Training

Certifications
Apr 2015 - Present

Project Management 101

Houston Methodist Hospital

Introduction to Project Management, elements and different approaches and processes. Understanding the process of PM, the challenges of a project, constraints, challenge on how to optimize the allocation of necessary inputs and integrate them to meet pre-defined objectives.

Sep 2014 - Present

OpTime Certified  2014; NVT 2015

Epic EHR Healthcare IS

EPIC OpTime is an operating room management system. As with all EPIC products, it can be integrated with other EPIC solutions and customized to the unique needs of the facility using it.

Sep 2014 - Present

PROSCI Change Management Process & Methodology

PROSCI Change Management Process
  • Integration of individual, organizational and enterprise-wide change management for a holistic approach
Sep 2011 - Present

TEAM STEPPS

University of Washington, Seattle, WA

  is a teamwork system designed for health care professionals that is:

  • A powerful solution to improve patient safety within your organization.
  • An evidence-based teamwork system to improve communication and teamwork skills among health care professionals
Jun 2000 - Present

S.T.A.R. Training

Primerica Financial Services

Distinguishing STAR different personalities. S - Structured, T - Theory, A - Action and R - Relationship, ease prospecting and closing sales by identifying the different personalities and how to deal with them.

Aug 1989 - Present

Silva Mind Control

Silva Method  International, Laredo, TX

   A unique curriculum combination of Alpha and Theta level mind exercises, creative visualizations, habit control, and positive programming methods has been endorsed by various thought leaders and scientists