Staff Nurse Evaluations

Facility Staff Nurse at Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. LTJG Hoolihan supervised 11 corpsmen and provided 24/7 camp charge nurse accountability during the transition to a new facility despite an 80 percent turnover. As Education Training Officer, she managed and coordinated the certification of 65 Joint Defense Group members in Basic Life Support, resulting in 90 percent trained Army force within the camp. LTJG Hoolihan administered 112 COVID-19 vaccinations, raising the fully vaccinated rate of the command to 75%.

Staff nurse, Emergency Department, Naval Medical Center San Diego, CA. A dynamic educator dedicated to the operational readiness and skill of the medical department, she instructed the Trauma Nursing Core Course for 20 deploying personnel. As ACLS Teaching Site Faculty, facilitated efforts of 11 instructors, 3 instructor candidates and 23 students prompting clinical advancement and patient safety.

Served as a Clinical Staff Nurse and Clinical Informatics expert at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital and led teams in Essentris, lab 3D mapping and the Cerner Smart Suite program saving over 3,000 man hours and $20 million in training.

As Staff Nurse, Directorate of Nursing Services, Naval Hospital Jacksonville, he maintained records, tracked and stored over 150 Biological Implants worth more than $200,000 in supply. Reduced wasted/expired biologicals to below 5% with high satisfaction by the Joint Commission surveyors. Highly motivated, he is the only Main Operating Room Nurse to staff the highly anticipated Endoscopy Suite full time and cared for 250 patients and brought all outsourced care back to the hospital.

Staff Nurse, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD, he demonstrated exemplary leadership and devotion to duty assuming the responsibilities of Charge Nurse, Transport Nurse, Conscious Sedation and Education Training Officer, Unit Practice Council Chair and Co-Chair, ACLS Instructor and Staff Preceptor.

At the unit level he asserted his leadership by being the only military personnel to be selected as a permanent Charge Nurse while also becoming certified to assume prehospital duties as a Neonatal Transport Nurse greatly improving his versatility and skillset.

Assumed the collateral duty of the Conscious Sedation and Education and Training Officer for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). He efficiently managed the credentialing of all 37 staff members while devoting additional hours to compliance auditing of training records, coordination of sedation training, fulfilling organizational requirements and ensuring compliance for accreditation.

As a member of the NICU Unit Practice Council he completed the "evidence-based practice research workshop" and promptly formulated and implemented a clinical tool used for humidification weaning in neonates to improve patient outcomes. As Co-Chair of the Unit Practice Council, he directly contributed to the implementation of the NANN "Essentials of Neonatal Nursing Orientation Lecture Series" which fundamentally changed the way staff would be oriented providing a tested, comprehensive, evidenced based curriculum to effectively make the transition from novice to expert.

To meet organizational needs, he became an ACLS Instructor, teaching 3 classes and certifying 66 students, enhancing the readiness and capability of WRNMMC and delivering world class care to our patients.

Leveraging his effective interpersonal skills and knowledge of Neonatal Critical Care, he became a primary preceptor for 3 LPN students and 2 novice NICU nursing staff throughout their orientation period. In response to evolving needs he was sent on temporary assignment to the WRNMMC Pediatric Intensive Care Unit for 30 days where he performed independently and expertly cared for the critically ill pediatric inpatients.

Worked as Staff Nurse at Naval Medical Center, San Diego and demonstrated exceptional leadership, initiative and commitment in developing and implementing improvements, resulting in optimization of patient care and staff productivity. He provided quality health care to 236 pediatric and neonatal patients including over 1,000 venipunctures and IVs. His actions resulted in numerous accolades from the parents of the ill children. His intrusive leadership effectively trained 4 new corpsmen and 2 new nurses to the floor. He quickly acquired charge nurse where he led the nursing staff and helped train 30 medical students and interns.

While serving as staff nurse, Special Care Unit and Postpartum Ward, Naval Hospital Okinawa, Japan. As an instructor, he educated over 200 staff members in Code Blue procedures, conducted over 40 Command-wide Code Blue drills, trained over 20 personnel on the Vigileo monitor, and precepted over 50 corpsmen in patient assessment and medication administration. An enthusiastic learner, he obtained Critical Care Air Transport Team training, Joint En Route Care training, Fleet Marine Force designation, and Critical Care Registered Nurse certification.

Inpatient Mental Health Staff Nurse and divison officer of the directorate of Mental Health staff education and training for Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD). His experience was instrumental in leading a 10-member inpatient team in the delivery of therapeutic mental health care for over 1,100 patients, ensuring proper mental health training of over 300 staff at NMCSD and its satellite locations, and mentoring 22 nurses, 11 corpsmen, and 5 licensed psychiatric technicians. As a mission leader of the Special Psychiatric Rapid Intervention Team (SPRINT), led 1 and responded to 4 missions, resulting in acute and follow-up care being provided to over 1500 Sailors and family members affected by stress. His dedication to continuing education and personal development facilitated and produced a mentor program for 17 enlisted members pursuing acceptance into the Medical Enlisted Commissioning Program (MECP), a de-escalation and restraint training program, standard operating procedures for inpatient process groups, and electroconvulsive therapy.

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