- Nursing License - Texas (Current)
Maria Emma Mijares
Epic OpTime Analyst
Enthusiastic, dedicated, versatile, open minded, self-motivated and goal oriented with more than twenty years combined experience in Nursing, Healthcare, IT, Clinical Education, Surgical Information Systems (SIS) Support, Business Management, Sales and Marketing. Enjoy working with physicians, colleagues and other healthcare providers as a Team Leader/member to maximize productivity and financial acumen.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
• Circulates/Scrub – General, Plastics, ENT, Bariatric Surgery and Orthopedics.
• Circulator/Scrub Nurse – Gynecology, ENT and Plastic Surgery
• Float Pool – Cardiovascular, General Surgery, Urology, Neurosurgery and Orthopedics
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.
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