BIO

Personal Profile

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Career objective

Registered nurse with 18+ years of experience and 9+ years working as a registered nurse first assistant. Seeking a role as an Assistant Surgeon with the opportunity to develop a system wide program that utilizes the skills of RNFA's, CSTFA's, & LSA's to support Surgical Teams in all specialties.
 

Education

2012-2013

University of New Mexico, Taos

Northern New Mexico College

1997-2004

Oakland University, Rochester, MI 

License & Certifications

Work Experience

Credentialed
Facilities

Teaching

2004-2013

State of Michigan

State of Texas

2011-current

2021-2023

2021-2023

2013-Current

CCI 

Competency & Credentialing Institute

2013-Current

2012-2017

2007-2015

2022

The Surgery Studio

Neonatal Resuscitation Provider

NRP course instructor

2014-Current

The Surgeons Advantage, pllc

2004-2016

Independent Registered Nurse First Assistant

 

The Surgeons Advantage, pllc| 2014 - Present

  • Conducted all aspects of business operations simultaneously for two companies I founded; The Surgeons Advantage, pllc providing assistant surgeon services covering over 20 facilities across the DFW metroplex, and The Surgery Studio, llc. with a focus on community & provider training and education.

  • Experience in the following specialities: Robotics, MIS, OB/GYN, Ortho, Spine, Plastics, Urology, Colorectal, Neuro, Oncology, Bariatrics

  • 9+ years of Robotic experience, utilized knowledge to train staff, students, and other first assistants

  • Participated with room setup & turnovers, to decrease cost, delays, increase efficiency & support team development

  • Crafted a staff education program focused on reducing resource over utilization, decreasing procedure delays, improving efficiency, & supporting on demand training to strengthen clinical expertise during surgery.

  • Improved cosmesis of patient surgical scars directly impacting overall satisfaction of the patient and surgeon.

  • Well versed in insurance billing, reimbursement, Texas Department of Insurance Law, and ERISA

  • Experienced and highly effective patient advocate.

Registered Nurse

 

Baylor Scott & White Health System | 2011-2016

  • BUMC - Operating room circulator (weekends) 2015-2016

  • BSWH Frisco - Labor and Delivery RN 2013-2015

  • BSWH Garland, Mckinney - Labor and Delivery RN 2011-2014

  • American Academy of Pediatrics; Neonatal Resuscitation Course Instructor 2012-2015

William Beaumont Hospital System | 2005-2011

  • Labor and Delivery RN

  • Home Health Nurse-Admissions Team

Detroit Medical Center 2002-2005

  • Burn ICU - Student Nurse Associate

  • Labor and Delivery RN

Baylor Medical Center at Frisco 

7/2015-current

Medical Center of Mckinney

2/2015-current

Stonebridge Surgery Center

08/2015-2017

Pinecreek Medical Center Dallas

7/2015-2017

Forest Park Medical Center in Frisco/Medical City of Frisco

7/2015-current

Presbyterian Hospital in Plano

8/2015-current

Baylor Scott & White Hospital Garland

2015-closed

Baylor Scott & White Hospital Mckinney

2014-2021

Baylor Scott & White Hospital Dallas

2016-current

Baylor Scott & White Hospital Centennial

2015-current

Baylor Scott & White Hospital Plano

2015-current

Star Surgery Center Plano

Legent Surgery Center Plano

Texas Surgical Hospital Plano

2021-current

Medical City Dallas

2019-current

Medical City Mckinney

2015-current

Medical City Mckinney Surgery Center

BSW Surgery Center Rockwall

Medical City Plano Surgery Center

THCDS Plano

2015-2021

Medical City Plano

2015-current

Labor & Delivery for the New Graduate Nurse 

Davinci Robotic Training for the First Assistant

Neonatal Resuscitation Instructor

Follow your swallow: Eagle Scout's Program

Doctor for a day: CSI event for Jack & Jill local chapter in Texas

Periop 101: Community education

The Anatomy of a C-Section-professional & community level class

Build a Body Workshop : School program

Entrepreneurship Ministry- One Community Church Plano TX

Suture Training Course: Community education for emergency preparedness

Uterine Wrangler: professional training for uterine manipulation during minimally invasive surgery

The Anatomy of a Myomectomy-professional level class

Simulators

Full body surgical trainer

Torso suture training pads

Small suture training pads

Pelvic trainer

Uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, vagina, cervix, broad ligament, uterosacral ligaments

Bladder, urethra, ureters

Kidneys

Spleen

Liver, Gall bladder

Pancreas

Adrenal Glands

Small & Large intestine, mesentery

Omentum

Spinal cord

Brain

Eyes

Teeth

Tongue

Lungs, Trachea, Bronchi

Heart, pericardium

Aorta, Superieor & Inferior Vena Cava

Muscles

Fat

Blood vessels

Head

Torso

Lower Extremeties

Hands

Feet

Hair

Face

Male reproductive organs

Baby

Umbilical cord

Placenta

Amniotic membranes

Breast
 

Get in Touch

469-207-6425