Interim Infection Preventionist | BA, RN, CIC


Last Updated: October 19, 2019 (10 months ago)

Interim Infection Preventionist | BA, RN, CIC
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Leadership & Acute Care Experienced

A highly qualified Interim professional with over 30 years of clinical experience, combined with over 17 years in infection prevention. She is dedicated, focused, and self-directed with an exceptional capacity to foster the provision of superior patient and employee care. Demonstrated ability to develop, educate and implement new practices. Proven ability to organize and prioritize commitments and responsibilities. Working knowledge, through experience, of HICS and Emergency Preparedness through HINI, Ebola and internal outbreaks, i.e., norovirus. She specializes in coordinating and maintaining proactive infection control programs based on prevention, surveillance, and intervention.

References & Reviews

• “She has a passion for infection prevention, dedication to patient safety, and excellent team building skills!”
• “Her ability to quickly learn our systems was extremely helpful in getting our department up to date with reporting requirements.”
• “She is very organized, she's very deliberate in analyzing situations, identifying needs, developing a plan, and communicating with staff to implement changes.”
• “She set up the IP department in this small rural hospital, took over the safety committee, tracked hospital infections, and managed state reporting and quality indicators.”
• “She was a great mentor and teacher for our newly hired, inexperienced IPs.”
• “She is able to convey information in a very calm, logical manner. She was an in-service speaker for infection prevention and happily shared her knowledge; she is absolutely the go-to person!”
• “She was a delight to work with! She hit the ground running and fit right in”.

• Infection Prevention
• TJC, CMS, CDC
• NHSN Reporting
• Core Measures
• Theradoc Surveillance
• Employee Health

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Interim Infection Preventionist | BA, RN, CIC

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Summary:

Leadership & Acute Care Experienced

A highly qualified Interim professional with over 30 years of clinical experience, combined with over 17 years in infection prevention. She is dedicated, focused, and self-directed with an exceptional capacity to foster the provision of superior patient and employee care. Demonstrated ability to develop, educate and implement new practices. Proven ability to organize and prioritize commitments and responsibilities. Working knowledge, through experience, of HICS and Emergency Preparedness through HINI, Ebola and internal outbreaks, i.e., norovirus. She specializes in coordinating and maintaining proactive infection control programs based on prevention, surveillance, and intervention.

References & Reviews

• “She has a passion for infection prevention, dedication to patient safety, and excellent team building skills!”
• “Her ability to quickly learn our systems was extremely helpful in getting our department up to date with reporting requirements.”
• “She is very organized, she's very deliberate in analyzing situations, identifying needs, developing a plan, and communicating with staff to implement changes.”
• “She set up the IP department in this small rural hospital, took over the safety committee, tracked hospital infections, and managed state reporting and quality indicators.”
• “She was a great mentor and teacher for our newly hired, inexperienced IPs.”
• “She is able to convey information in a very calm, logical manner. She was an in-service speaker for infection prevention and happily shared her knowledge; she is absolutely the go-to person!”
• “She was a delight to work with! She hit the ground running and fit right in”.

Qualifications & Achievements:

• Directs and manages hospital-wide/system-wide activities of the Infection Prevention and Control Program
• Thoroughly knowledgeable in methods to track and analyze infection rates, HAIs, and clusters to include NHSN reporting
• Expertise in survey readiness; participated in several successful CMS surveys
• Coordinated, created and provided ongoing staff education
• Developed policies and guidelines based on current standards and practices, such as a hand hygiene policy that increased compliance by 50% over 2 years
• Implemented education initiatives that decreased HAI, including CAUTI and CLABSI, to below NHSN benchmarks
• Created a strong employee health program that included vaccination updates, wellness checks, and injury case management
• Results-oriented professional with a proven ability to manage infection control issues
• Exceptional communication, relationship development, and team building skills
• Collaborated in many construction projects of varying sizes

Expertise:

• Infection Prevention
• TJC, CMS, CDC
• NHSN Reporting
• Core Measures
• Theradoc Surveillance
• Employee Health

Experience:

• Interim Senior Infection Preventionist | 100+ Bed Acute Care Hospital
• Interim Infection Prevention Manager | 500+ Bed Acute Care Hospital
• Interim Infection Preventionist | 160 Bed Acute Care Hospital
• Interim Infection Preventionist | 550 Bed Academic Teaching Hospital

Education:

• Bachelor of Arts (BA)
• Registered Nurse (RN)
• Certified Infection Control (CIC)

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Testimonials

"She has been perfect for us particularly since we are in our Joint Commission survey window for both our Disease Specific Care certification reviews and our triennial accreditation.  I also believe she is the one that’s helped us identify the root cause of some of our SSI’s.

Thank you for connecting us with [her]."

"[She] is an excellent addition to our team. She was able to hit the ground running, and I am very excited to be working with her. I believe with her positive attitude, we are really going to be able to turn our little home health ship around, and get it running well."

"[She] walked into a very challenging position - technically, politically, and operationally. She inherited a disorganized and unreliable credentialing history, records, and dysfunctional staff. She has a terrific work ethic, very pleasant interpersonal and leadership style, and great fund of knowledge. She has been incredibly reliable, dedicated, focused, and industrious. Thank you for sending her to us."

"[The Galileo Interim] was well received by our hospital staff members. She built relationships and was always in an "appreciative inquiry" mode. She quickly came up to speed on the transition of the retiring Quality Manager, and effectively transferred the necessary information to the new Quality Manager.

Many among our team have said they would like her to stay? We would like to have her come back for specific projects as needed."

"[He] spent an extended time at our hospital and lay the foundation of a strong infection prevention program. He assisted with program development (including training a new IP) and with policy development. He was well-received by everybody. Very adaptable to different audiences, always professional, and approached circumstances with a goal of providing support and guidance. In my experience, he was one of the strongest infection prevention professionals I've worked with, and he has my strongest recommendation."