Professional experience

 12/2002 – present   Lage Hospital in TX

Infection Control Nurse with Healthcare Improvement Department, performed infection control monitoring and associated quality assurance as directed, utilizing Cerner Advanced Care4 and Midas resources.

General O.R. surgery duties, scrubbed or circulated all surgical procedures as assigned.

Surgical Services Scheduling Manager, SurgiNet ACE (Application Content Expert), computer resource person for scheduling, preference card upkeep, ordering, data upkeep, peri-operative documentation, PowerVision and Report Builder applications. Routinely audited peri-operative documentation for accuracy and took measures to correct deficits. Worked closely with Material Management with Charge and Implant Capture. Managed employees in daily Surgery Scheduling duties. Worked closely with Corporate Headquarters and Cerner in maintenance of SurgiNet applications, and assisted with various go-lives and participated in several JAD, (Joint Architectural Design), sessions leading to the build of Peri-op documentation for Memorial Hermann system. Also circulated or scrubbed in procedures as relief as needed.

RN III staff nurse with circulating and scrub responsibilities.

3 – 11 Charge Nurse, Level 1 Trauma Center

O.R. Clinical Manager of General/Laparoscopic/Bariatric/Transplant Services

3/1995 – 7/2002       Conroe Regional Medical Center

Surgical Services Educator – as of 12/2000.  Started O.R. internship program 3/2001., Performed routine employee FIT testing and other occupational health/departmental duties.

Laser Safety Officer.

Meditec data input – Learned Meditec system as it pertains to O.R., helped coordinate entry of data to surgeon’s preference cards with other team leaders in O.R. Acted as resource person for trouble shooting difficulties in Meditec as it pertained to adjusting preference cards and intra-operative documentation.

General O.R. surgery duties, scrubbed or circulated all surgical procedures as assigned.  First assisted surgeons when needed.

Member of C.V./Open Heart – C.A.B.G. team.

Ophthalmology team leader

Achieved A.C.L.S. certification November 1997.


7/90 – 3/95           Touro Infirmary

As scrub tech: assembled and set up surgical procedures, assisted surgeon during procedures as necessary.

As RN: circulator, 3-11 charge nurse; regular charge duties as well as regular circulator nurse duties.  Functioned in P.A.C.U. as needed when O.R. was not busy.


1/89 – 6/90           Lance Turkish, M.D.

Assisted physician, (vitreoretinal), with ophthalmological exams, i.e. refractions, SLE, tonometry, VF, etc., in the office and hospital, also assisted with contact lens fittings, laser procedures, surgery, and retinal photography/angiography.


4/85 – 12/88          L.S.U. Eye Center

General ophthalmic clinic duties, i.e.; obtained medical histories, measured visual acuities, performed refractions, slit lamp exams, obtained ocular tensions using various methods, measured and recorded motility deviations, performed visual fields utilizing automated and manual perimeters, performed ultrasound diagnostic exams, assisted in and managed minor O.R. and clinical bacteriologic lab, assisted in maintenance and operation of Computed Topography graphics of the corneal surface for pre- and post-op Eximer laser patients, performed Visiscreen photorefractions, became provisionally certified for E.T.D.R.S., and assisted with other technical staff in the training of incoming residents and technicians.


8/84 – 2/85           F.Elaine Brennan, M.D.

Duties included obtaining patient’s medical history, performing refractions and visual fields, instructed patients in contact lens care, and assisted surgeon in O.R.


8/82 – 6/84           Baptist Hospital

Performed as L.P.N./Scrub Tech:  Scrubbed, set up and assisted in all types of surgical procedures, circulated in various surgical procedures.  Took inventory of and ordered new supplies and instruments.  Assisted staff ophthalmologists with surgical procedures and laser procedures in O.R. and in nursing units.




 1991 – 1993       Charity School of Nursing / Delgado Community College             450 So. Claiborne Ave.

New Orleans , La.

A.S. in Nursing

Graduated December 17, 1993 and successfully wrote boards for licensure February 1994.

1985 – 1989       University at Southern New Orleans

3412 Tchoupitoulas St.

New Orleans, La.

B.A. of Psychology

Graduated June 16, 1989 with B.A. of Psychology.

Update:  University decimated by Hurricane Katrina, closed 2005.


1986                                   L.S.U. Eye Center

2020 Gravier St.

New Orleans , La.

Received on the job training for ophthalmic assistants.  Completed requirements for and obtained certification as a certified ophthalmic technician in September 1986.


1982                                     Baptist Hospital

1000 West Moreno St .

Pensacola , Fl.

Attended a six month training program for surgical technologists, completed July 1982.


1981                                       Pensacola Junior College

1000 College Blvd.

Pensacola , Fl.

Received certificate of competency for practical nursing in December 1981.  Passed L.P.N. licensure exam April 1982.


1974 – 1978           Warren F. Kaynor Technical High School

701 Tompkins St .

Waterbury , Ct.

High School Diploma awarded with certification in basic electronic repair June 1978.

Professional memberships

 Member of A.O.R.N.  since November 1994


 Both personal and professional references will be provided upon request.


 Registered Nurse:  Tx.:  614215  (current)

National Board of Perioperative Nursing, Certified Nurse Operating Room, (CNOR)

Certified Ophthalmic Tech. National