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Expert in Surgical Technology, Sterile Processing, Education

Expert ID: 732422 Colorado, USA

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Sterile Processing Management, Education and training of staff and Assessments
Assesses department workflow, implementation of process improvements and processes
Focuses on process improvement in all areas to include decontamination, assembly, case cart completion, turnaround times, and decrease in missing instruments.

Surgical Technology Education and Management.
Operating Room evaluation assessing workflow and implementing process improvements.
Works cohesively with Surgical Services, Sterile Processing and Materials Management.

Clear understanding of accreditation requirements both at a school level and an institutional level.
Understanding of Joint Commission Standards

16 years experience in adult education
Understanding of teaching methodology
Clear understanding of accreditation standards, both regional and national along with differences in institutional and programmatic.

Over 15 years of management experience in a post-secondary education and consultant for Surgical Technology Programs, Sterile Processing Department and OR. Served as an expert witness reviewing curriculum to ensure standards of accreditation and state requirements were met. Background includes Project Management, education, curriculum design, sterile processing education and management.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2012 Degree: MBA Subject: Management and Strategy Institution: Western Governors University
Year: 2007 Degree: BS Subject: Business Management Institution: Anthem College
Year: 2004 Degree: AAS Subject: Surgical Technology Institution: High Tech Institute
Year: 1999 Degree: Diploma Subject: Surgical Technology Institution: Concorde Career College

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2016 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Surgical Technology/SPD Consultant Department: Responsibilities: • Creation and teaching of online Surgical Technology program to adhere to AST core curriculum guidelines.
• Updated all current online lectures and training for SPD program to meet current AAMI standards
• Evaluation and training of all staff in processes to ensure correct teaching, both didactic and clinical of Surgical Technology and SPD students both on campus and hospital setting.
• Prepare and review to sit for certification, whether that be through NBSTSA (for CAAHEP or ABHES programmatically accredited school graduates) or NCCT certification (for those graduates who attended schools that do not have programmatic accreditation through ABHES or CAAHEP or were trained on the job.
• Assume primary responsibility for the continuing development, implementation, evaluation, revision, organization, and direction of program’s curriculum to assure attainment of program objectives.
• Create, monitor and revise the assigned program’s course curriculum as appropriate.
• Train new faculty as needed.
• Responsible for start-up of ST and SPD program (ordering operating supplies, capital equipment, etc.)
• Monitor legislative issues in relation to program’s Field of Practice.
• Attend scheduled meetings, seminars, or conferences as required.
• Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.
• Planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Years: 2015 to 2016 Employer: CONCORDE CAREER COLLEGE Title: Clinical Director Department: Responsibilities: • Developing extern sites for placement of extern students.
• Placement of extern students on sites.
• Supervision on extern students while on site as needed.
• Weekly meeting with Program Manager and Director of Education to discuss progress of students while on site and development of extern sites.
• Scheduling & Evaluating Final Lab Examinations with future extern students as needed.
Years: 2014 to 2015 Employer: SIPS CONSULTS/WESTCHESTER MEDICAL CENTER Title: Project Director Department: Responsibilities: • Creates and executes project work plans and revises as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements.
• Identifies resources needed and assigns individual responsibilities.
• Manages operational aspects of a project and scope.
• Reviews deliverables prepared by team before passing to client.
• Effectively applies SIPS methodology and enforces project standards.
• Prepares for engagement reviews and quality assurance procedures.
• Minimizes SIPS exposure and risk on project.
• Ensures project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately.
• Hires, terms, and takes appropriate corrective action with staff as needed
• Assures that all positions are filled on active accounts
• Fills in as interim manager, educator and/or other leadership roles on accounts as needed
Years: 2013 to 2014 Employer: INTEGRATED MEDICAL SYSTEMS/DENVER HEALTH Title: Clinical Operations Manager Department: Responsibilities: • Demonstrates complete understanding of Central Sterile Processing Management (CSPM) and Surgical Endoscopy Solutions (SES) processes and the ability to manage, train and implement in a contracted facility.
• Develops and enforces the implementation of policies, new processes, procedures, product conversions, new services and programs in conjunction with the contract and IMS to improve client service.
• Interview, hire and assists with training, coaches and disciplines employees to meet company objectives and customer requirements. Direct manages personnel of contracted facility if outsourced.
• Provides weekly updates to DSPW and submits to IMS Corporate in a timely manner.
• Reviews/updates the implementation plan weekly to ensure target dates are met and barriers identified.
• Abides by all company and contracted facility safety and health policies, and procedures.
• Maintains professional relationships with all contracted facilities departments, as necessary and within contractual guidelines, to ensure effective, efficient support to the patient caregivers as it relates to the scope of the contract.
• Demonstrates comprehensive understanding of the facility contract and the project implementation plan.
Years: 2011 to 2013 Employer: BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE Title: Surgical Technology Program Manager Department: Responsibilities: • Ensure program’s training curriculum meets the needs of the industry; participating in the revision, development, and maintenance of current program.
• Monitor ordering of supplies in a timely fashion.
• Monitors activities and schedules of Instructors and ensure class coverage at all times.
• Coordinate with the Director of Education on Advisory Boards, field trips, guest speakers and special events.
• Assist and advise students as needed.
• Review and process end of course paperwork in a timely manner.
• Ensure classroom coverage.
• Assist the Campus President and Director of Education in the development and tracking of program budgets.
• Monitor and assist with extern site availability and visits as required.
• Training of new ST Instructors in aspects of classroom and lab procedures.
Years: 2002 to 2011 Employer: ANTHEM EDUCATION GROUP Title: Home Office Surgical Technology Program Chair/Program Director/Instructor/Clinical Coordinator/Evaluator Department: Responsibilities: • Assume primary responsibility for the continuing development, implementation, evaluation, revision, organization, and direction of program’s curriculum to assure attainment of program objectives.
• Involved in DACUM process to create new programs.
• Monitor and revise the assigned program’s course curriculum as appropriate.
• Oversee the establishment of Out of Area Extern Clinical sites.
• Train new Program Managers, and Extern Coordinators as needed.
• Interview and evaluate potential hires for Program Manager Positions.
• Assist with new campus start-ups (ordering operating supplies, capital equipment, etc.)
• Participate in Advisory Boards.
• Monitor legislative issues in relation to program’s Field of Practice.
• Attend scheduled meetings, seminars, or conferences as required.
• Assist the Campus President and Director of Education with supervision of employees.
• Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.
• Assisting the Campus President and Director of Education with interviewing, hiring, and training employees in the Surgical Technology program.
• Planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
Online Instructor Certification
IMS EliteXpert
ABHES Surgical Technology Evaluator
ABHES Team Leader
ACICS Evaluator
NBSTSA Certified
CBSPD Certified
BLS CPR Instructor Certified

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Served as an expert witness for a case involving a group of ST students suing a school. I was deposed by the lawyers but did not go to trial.

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