Shawn Huelsman

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Professional Surgical Technologist looking for Federal Career Development Opportunities
Professional Surgical Technologist looking for Federal Career Development Opportunities

SUMMARY
 Accomplished Certified Surgical Technology and Flexible Endoscopy Expert
 Proven success and expertise in Quality Assurance, Performance Improvement, Accreditation, Compliance, Patient Safety and Patient Satisfaction .
 More than 15 years Health Care Experience

QUALIFICATIONS
• 4 years of Transplant Experience (Recovery,Transplantation,and QAPI/Compliance)
• 7 years of education/presentation experience
• 12 years of Administration and Supervisory Experience
• 13 years of QAPI, Compliance, Accreditation, and Patient Satisfaction experience
• 12 years Surgical Technologist experience
• 15 years Endoscopy/Bronchoscopy experience
• 15 Years total health care experience
• Expert Knowledge of advanced surgical anatomy and physiology
• Expert knowledge of Federal, State, and Local Regulations, Policies, and Procedures
• Expert knowledge of creating/implementation of policy and procedures, and QAPI program.
• Supervised 10 RN’s and 40 surgical technologists in different roles held
• Experience in writing status reports for Endoscopy Department and QAPI plans
• Specialized experience in Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography and Renal Autotransplant procedures
• Specialized concentrations in patient safety and event investigation.
• Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products, EPIC Electronic Medical Record, EDIT Transplant Database.
• Well respected by Physicians, Surgeons, Co-Workers, and the Surgical Technology Community.

CERTIFICATIONS/TITLES/DEGREES
• Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) (expiration 01/2015)
• Gastrointestinal Technical Specialist (GTS) (no Expiration)
• Fellow of the Association of Surgical Technologists (F.A.S.T) ( No Expiration)
• Bachelor of Science Health Management (B.S.H.M) (No Expiration)
• Associate of Applied Science Surgical Technology (AAS)( No Expiration)
• Certified Medical Laser Safety Officer (CMLSO) (EXPIRED)

E-mail
shawnhuelsman@yahoo.com
Phone Number
216-903-1189

Education

Bachelors Degree
Jul 2013

 12/2006 - 12/2007 Walden University
Public Administration Courses Minneapolis, MN
 2006 Anthem College
Bachelor of Science Health Management
 2005 High Tech Institute
Associates of Applied Science Surgical Technology Phoenix, AZ

Nashville, TN

 11/2001 - 19/2004 Clarkson College
Health Care Management Courses
 1998 U.S. Naval School of Health Sciences
Diploma Surgical Technology Omaha, NE

Bethesda, MD
 1998 U.S. Marine Corps Field Medical Services School (FMSS)
Field Medical Hospital Corpsman Training Jacksonville, NC
 1997 US Naval Hospital Corps School
Diploma US Navy Hospital Corpsman Great Lakes, IL

 8/1996 - 1/1997 Youngstown State Univiersity
Respiratory Therapy Major Youngstown, OH
 1996 Mayfield EXCEL TECH
Medical Technologies Diploma Mayfield, OH

Experience

Professional Surgical Technologist looking for Federal Career Development Opportunities
Jul 1998 — Jul 2013

Mar 2012- Present
Part-Time Faculty/Clinical Site Instructor Surgical Technology Program
Lakeland Community College
Kirtland, OH
• Veteran Affairs Clinical Site Instructor for two Surgical Technology Students
• Observe, Critique, and instruct students on the fundaments of surgical technique, surgical procedures, anatomy and physiology, case set up, and other speciality surgical procedures and services
• Provide the Surgical Technology Program Director with an in depth report of the student’s progress, what the student needs to focus on, offer constructive criticism on how the student performed during the day, and other information as needed by the Program Director
• Review the Surgical Schedule and assign students to an appropriate surgical room for their current level of experience.
• Coordinate with the Nurse Manager, Operating Room; Perioperative Nurse Educator; Surgical Service Team Leaders, and Sterile Processing Service staff in regards to student placement and preceptors from each service.
Jan 2011- Present
Supervisor, Sterile Processing Service (SPS) U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Louis Stokes Cleveland Veteran Affairs Medical Center
Cleveland, OH
• Reports Directly to the Sterile Processing Service Chief or Assistant Chief
• Supervises three Lead Techs, and approximately 30 Medical Supply Technicians over three shifts.
• Provide education and training as needed in support of the Sterile Processing Service
• Attends Operating Room (OR) and SPS Huddle daily
• Acknowledges and records any call-offs and adjusts work assignments as applicable
• Coordinates oncoming shift report and assigns work equitably
• Peforms walking rounds/OR customer service activites at the beginning of each shift
• Checks email daily for pertinent information or updates from management or OR team
• Reviews OR Case schedule and ensures that cases are coded properly prior to case carts built
• Ensures that all case carts are Quality Reviewed for completeness prior to relase to customer
• Performs Quality Assurance checks on assembled instrument sets
• Ensures all Biological and Controls are reviewed and documented between 3-4 hours of initiation, including notification of management of any adverse findings.
• Ensures all sterilizer and high-level disinfection logs are complete for current and all previous shifts, including reporting deficiencies as needed to next shift/management
• Manages scheduling of breaks and lunches to ensure adequate coverage at all times
• Ensures SPS is providing outstanding customer service to all areas of the VA Medical Center
• Addresses and/or forwards to management any and all staff or customer concerns or issues
• Coordinates appropriate and ethical vendor relations and manages loaner trays and/or consignments stored in hallway in accordance with the planned surgical case schedule
• Functions as the instrument repair liaison in strict accordance with the established contract
• Facilitates equipment or Reuseable Medical Equipment (RME) repair needs and enters Biomed Work Orders as required
• Identifies and communicates as necessary and and all “Critical” instruments or RME that may adversely impact patient care or surgical/clinical scheduling
• Updates instrument count sheets and/or recommends preference card changes via the instrument tracking system or email as applicable
• Ensures routine cleaning and maintenance is conducted
• Identifies and plans for any special needs
• Identifies, manages, and communicates any supply issues or concerns that may adversely affect SPS operations
• Collaborate with Environmental Services (EMS) as applicable to ensure all areas are cleaned per agreement.
Feb 2011- Jan 2012
Surgical Technologist U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Louis Stokes Cleveland Veteran Affairs Medical Center
Cleveland, OH
 Team Member for Otolaryngology (ENT) surgery, act as Service Line Leader in absence of Service Nurse Manager.
 Scrubbed, First Assisted (PRN), Circulated (PRN) with Inpatient and Outpatient service lines including ENT, Oral surgery, Thoracics, general surgery, colo-rectal surgery, orthopedics, plastic surgery, podiatry, GYN and EYE,
 Appointed Operating Room Laser Safety Officer
 Assisted in the organization and creation of ENT surgical instrument sets
 Assisted in the ordering of supplies and equipment
Nov 2010 – Mar 2011
Organ Preservation Specialist Lifebanc
Warnesville Hts., OH
 Scrubbed, First Assisted, and Circulated during local organ donors
 Provided Organ Preservation Services to University hospital’s Case Medical Center for preservation of abdominal and thoracic organs during local and flyout cases
 Cold and Pulsatile Perfusion of Abdominal Organs/thoracic organs/Kidneys for transplant
 Independently or as acting as first assistant benched abdominal organs for transplant including performing cold preservation and suturing of blood vessels and tying off of accessory vessels.
 Coordinated Organ Transplant Teams/Transportation for the recovery/delivery of abdominal organs for transplant
Dec 2008 – Aug 2010
Program Manager (Quality/Accreditation): Organ Transplant Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, Ohio

 Designed, created, and implemented Quality Assurance/Performance Improvement (QAPI) program for Adult Heart, Lung, Heart/Lung, Liver, Intestine, Pancreas, Multi-visceral, and reconstructive transplant programs.
 Designed, created, and implemented Quality Assurance/Performance Improvement (QAPI) program for Pediatric Heart, Liver, Intestine, and Kidney transplant programs.
 Designed, created, and implemented Quality Assurance/Performance Improvement (QAPI) program for Liver and Kidney Living Donor Programs.
 Maintained Regulatory Compliance in order to maintain HRSA, FDA, CMS, OPTN, UNOS, Joint Commission, and Ohio Department of Health Regulations.
 Created new program informed consent forms
 Creation and implementation of the multidisciplinary Liver HCC tumor board.
 Created and implemented all Transplant Center Policy and Procedures
 Maintained compliance with vessels used in Solid Organ Transplantation
 Created working relationships among senior leadership, Transplant Program Directors, OR Leadership, floor nursing Leadership and Quality Patient Safety Institute in order to provide continuity of transplant/donor patient care, increase patient satisfaction, provide effective communication and education, and maintain a high standard of quality of care.
 Preparation for on-site audits and reviews by federal and state investigators
 Worked Closely with Program Manager of Tissue Transplant to review Joint Commission Tissue Standards and processes needed to be implemented
Mar 2006 – Apr 2008
Organ Preservation Specialist Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH
 Scrubbed, First Assisted, and Circulated during abdominal transplants at the Cleveland Clinic
 Provided Organ Preservation Services to LifeBanc for preservation of abdominal organs
 Cold and Pulsatile Perfusion of Abdominal Organs/Kidneys for transplant
 Independently or as acting as first assistant benched abdominal organs for transplant including performing cold preservation and suturing of blood vessels and tying off of accessory vessels.
 Coordinated Organ Transplant Teams/Transportation for the recovery/delivery of abdominal organs for transplant
Mar 2003 – Apr 2006
Surgical Technologist/Laser Safety Officer Parma Community General Hospital
Parma, OH
 Team leader for the Podiatry and Endoscopy Service lines
 Scrubbed, First Assisted (PRN), Circulated (PRN) in outpatient service lines including general surgery, orthopedics, plastic surgery, podiatry, EYE, ENT,
 Appointed Hospital Laser Safety Officer for both Outpatient Surgery Center and Main Operating Room (Previous Certification but lapsed in 2010)
 Main Operating Room/ SurgiCenter Quality Team Leader
 Developed Infection control plan in order to reduce the amount of surgical site infections.
 Assisted in the ordering of supplies and equipment
Dec 2001 – Jun 2003
Endoscopy Technician Parma Community General Hospital
Parma, OH
 Scrubbed, First Assisted, and circulated (PRN) endoscopy procedures including ERCP (with/without sphincterotomy and stent placement), Bronchoscopy, PEG Tube Placement, Thoracentesis, Paracentesis, Colonoscopy, EGD (bleeding, foreign object, banding)
 Decontaminated endoscopes per APIC Guidelines
 Assisted in the ordering of supplies and equipment
Jan 2002 – Feb 2002
Medical Assistant Instructor Cleveland Institute for Medical and Dental Assistants
Cleveland, OH
 Taught courses in GI and Pulmonary Anatomy and Physiology to Medical Assistant students.
Apr 2001 - Mar 2002
Surgical Technologist Marymount Hospital
Garfield Heights, OH

 Scrubbed, and First Assisted (PRN) with outpatient orthopedics, ENT, EYE, and endoscopy procedures
 Maintained Physician Preference Cards
 Assisted in ordering supplies and equipment
Oct 1997 – Apr 2001
Surgical Technologist/Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class United States Navy
Camp Lejeune, NC
 Managed Endoscopy service including call schedule, policy and procedure, maintained endoscopy equipment, contributed to creating a lease agreement for the purchase of new endoscopy equipment. Communicated with both Medical (Gastroenterology, Pulmonology, Internal Medicine) and surgical (General Surgery/ENT) specialties.
 Independently first assisted during ERCP, PEG Tube placements, Colonoscopy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, flexible bronchoscpy and EGD.
 Ordered supplies and equipment independently
 Lead Surgical Technologist for Ancillary Surgery (EYE, ENT, Oral surgery, UROLOGY) and Assistant Lead Surgical Technologist for OB/GYN including first assistant and scrub during all C-Sections.
 Provided reports to senior leadership
 Scrubbed, first assisted, and circulated General Surgery, Minor orthopedics, minor trauma, OB/GYN, C-Sections, ENT, Eye, Urology, and dental procedures.
 Coordinated American Red Cross Youth Volunteers
Sep 1995 – Jun 1996
Student Respiratory Therapy Assistant Hillcrest Hospital
Mayfield Heights, Oh
 Performed rounds on emergency carts to ensure that equipment was in proper working order
 Cleaned, Disinfected, and assembled 7200 and Bear Ventilators
 Assisted with Bronchoscopy Procedures including biopsy and cleaning/decontamination of flexible endoscopes
 Allowed to participate in rounds with Pulmonologists and observe a variety of different surgical procedures

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