Connie Nelson 

Connie Nelson

CLINICAL OPERATIONS SPECIALIST | PERIOP/ PROCEDURAL AREAS SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT
Denver, CO

EDUCATION
BS, Nursing Science Health Major
Emphasis in Management
Regis University, Denver, CO

EXPERIENCE
25+ years

REGISTRATIONS
Registered Nurse (RN)
Ambulatory Surgery Administrator
CNOR
LEAN SS

AFFILIATIONS
Member, Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN)

Member, National Institute for Healthcare Design (NIHD)

CONNIE NELSON, BSN, RN, CASA, CNOR

Clinical Operations / Healthcare Design / Project Manager / Perioperative Operations Specialist

Project professional with a career spanning more than 25 years in clinical practice and hospital administration in strategic planning, nursing leadership, and project management. Experience managing projects at progressively higher levels of responsibility including projects for hospital construction and design and build/implementation of electronic medical record. Led teams implementing EMR and activation/transition of the new hospital building surgical services by coordinating installation of medical and IT equipment, furniture, art, and signage; staff orientation, training, and educational activities with administrative and clinical leadership; and handled post-occupancy issues.

Experience in planning, implementation and project oversight ranging across organizational change, allocation of resources, schedules, and task assignments, managing/coordinating both internal and external resources. Clinical operational knowledge bridging the gap within the healthcare system between procedural areas and ancillary support areas.

Experienced Nurse – Leadership/Management experience and OR Circulator for all services including robotics, total joints/orthopedics, spine/neuro, trauma and cardiac/hybrid.

Let’s work together to develop new strategies to approach improve workflow, process, efficiency and a safe environment for patients and employees.  It would be my honor to be a part of your journey.”

 

Highlights of Expertise

  • • OR Nurse Leadership/Management Team

  • • Clinical / Perioperative Subject Matter Expert

  • • Project Manager Construction Planning Design
  • • Operational Planning/Workflow Design
  • • Clinical Planning and Building Activation
  • • Systems Analysis and Process Improvement
  • • Project Manager EMR Build-Implementation
  • • Clinical Informaticist EMR (Epic, Meditech)
  • • LEAN Six-Sigma
  • • Sterile Processing Management
  • • Perioperative Regulatory Compliance
  • • Supply Chain & Equipment Purchase
 
  • Electronic Medical Record Core Team
  • Clinical Informatics Integration & Process Improvement
  • Peri-op Steering Committee
  • LEAN – Periop VSA
  • Scheduling Internal/External
  • Hospital/Surgical Department Visioning/Strategy/Design/Transition Planning/Activation
  • Surgical Supply Chain
  • RIE – Wasted OR Implants & Item Charges
  • State of Colorado – Safety Surveillor
  • Campus Consolidation – Workflow/Transition
  • Materials Management – Lowest Unit of Measure Integration
  • Surgical Process Improvement – Patient Safety/SCIP
  • API/Kronos/Inovar
  • Summit Downtime Project
  • Mesa Temperature Monitoring
  • Voalte / MC-40 / VoalteMe Implementation & Management
  • Grace Place – Production Team
  • Saddle Notch Ranch Road Association Board Of Directors X 10 years

STREAMLINE
with Colorado ACES

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