Full time clinician and Certified Registered Nurse First Assistant in a large, high acuity, multidisciplinary OR.
Highly skilled and proficient in inpatient surgical procedures with expertise and caseload emphasis in Orthopedic and Neurosurgical procedures. Recognized for advanced practice skills, awarded advanced clinical ladder (with honorarium) 2007.
Recipient of Hospital Safety award. Past chair of multidisciplinary shared governance education council. Task Force leader of work redesign initiative for self directed teams. Developer of unit based first assistant training guidelines. Co-creator of competency measurement and monitoring tools. Active preceptor, mentor and training resource for staff development and training.
Special Projects coordinator, developer of departmental clinical portal site and provider of custom information technology solutions for clinical practice needs. Member of search and implementation team in conversion of St. Thomas' surgical services department to 'Ipath -> Centricity' perioperative information systems. Project involvement with Cerner's Surginet system, member of Surginet SIG Special Interest Group. Familiar with PAC imaging, ISS networking, Lawson Enterpise Management Systems and Oracle Database infrastructures.