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Summary

Accomplished leader with record of achievement in nursing combined with success in marketing and public relations. Experience encompasses delivering quality, patient-centric care, with specialist skills in Intensive Care, Reconstructive Surgery and Emergency Medicine. Strong capacity to lead teams and collaborate with clinicians to devise and develop care plans. Demonstrated ability to consistently monitor regulatory procedures to ensure standards are met and surpassed. Talented educator recognized for guiding, mentoring and training student nurses and new graduates. Offers additional transferable skills in strategic planning, communication methodologies and data analysis gleaned from experience working in U.S. and European healthcare markets.   

  •   Intensive & Emergency Care
  •   Reconstructive Surgical Care
  • Clinical Management
  • Pre/Post Operative Care
  • Ortho/Neuro
  • Pain Management
  • Care Plan Development
  • Education & Training
  • Team Leadership

Key Qualifications

  • Worked in a broad range of medical departments including ICU, PACU, CCU and ER, working with and leading teams in the delivery of high standards of patient care.
  • Managed and maintained safe clinical environment, continuously assessing area to ensure regulatory standards and organization policies were met.
  • Collaborated with medical professionals to devise and implement care plans.
  • Closely monitored physiological and psychological health and reported changes to medical team, along with initiating corrective procedures when required.
  • Managed medical procedures including administration of oral and intravenous medication.
  • Provided direction to nursing and auxiliary teams, scheduled duty rosters and assigned tasks.
  • Perceptively and proactively fulfilled role as Preceptor to student nurses and new graduates, guiding and mentoring them on medical procedures, policy application and holistic nursing practice.

Nursing Experience

19941998

Staff / Charge Nurse, Nurse Preceptor 

UCLA MEDICAL CENTER

Ensured high levels of patient-centric care in the ICU, PTCA, post-CABG and ER units. Worked collaboratively with teams of medical professionals on care plan development; managed execution of care plans and patient evaluations. Utilized strong critical thinking skills to respond efficiently and promptly to rapid changes in patient condition. 

  • Coordinated and conducted rigorous monitoring of patients, checking and recording vitals and ensuring that patient comfort was optimized.
  • Monitored medical equipment and life support devices including, pulse oximeter, heart monitors and ventilators.
  • Managed IVs, chest tubes, catheters and endotracheal tubes, closely monitoring to ensure proper functioning.
  • Provided training to student nurses and new graduates, guiding and evaluating performance.
19961998

Circulating / PACU Nurse

THE KEYES SURGICENTER

Supported patients in recovery post surgery, consistently delivering exemplary and holistic care to maximize patient comfort and ensure treatment and recovery plans were clearly established. 

  • Educated patients on recovery process and provided them with guidance in response to inquiries.
  • Managed wound dressings and administered medication to assist in pain management and healing.
  • Monitored environment to ensure that levels of cleanliness were above statutory and company regulatory requirements.

Additional Professional Experience

Feb 2015Present

Vice President, Account Management

M.A.D. GROUP 
  • Steer strategic planning for business development and manage staff for advertising and brand identity agency
May 2013Present

Senior Producer

IVY ISLAND PRODUCTIONS
  • Lead video production, specializing in brand stories, executive presentations and documentaries.
Jan 2013Oct 2013

Sr. Marketing Manager

VIEWRAY
  • Drove strategic corporate initiatives for market introduction of radiation therapy system, including managing speakers bureau, events, trade shows and clinical symposia.
Jul 2009Dec 2012

Principal, Chief Brand Strategist 

BRAVA CREATIVE AGENCY
  • Led a team of six consultants in the planning and execution of communications strategies for clients, i.e., brand strategy, content and creative.
Jan 2004Sep 2009

Senior Marketing Manager, Web Managing Editor

MEDTRONIC
  • Recruited to establish women’s health department and increase awareness of risk for spinal fractures. Received three Distinguished Achievement awards for Marketing and Communications.
Dec 1998Dec 2004

Director, Marketing & Public Affairs

ISTITUTI ORTOPEDICI RIZZOLI
  • Developed marketing strategies to increase support for scientific research within medical device industry, including scientific symposia that led to establishment of an international consortium of surgeons and industry.

Education

Registered Nurse

Mercy Hospital School of Nursing 

Digital Media Studies

San Diego State University School of Journalism

History

University of Baltimore

Associate of Arts, Liberal Arts

Baltimore City College

Professional Affiliations

  • Operation Boomerang – Executive Director of nonprofit that provides support, advocacy, fundraising and job placement assistance for the long-term unemployed over age 45.
  • San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, San Diego Press Club, House of Italy
  • Health Care Communicators of San Diego, Public Relations Chair 2007 – 2009