Interim Infection Preventionist | BSN, RN, CIC


Last Updated: October 21, 2020 (11 months ago)

Interim Infection Preventionist | BSN, RN, CIC
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Extensive Construction and Renovation Expertise

Galileo Search is proud to represent this “hit the ground running” acute care Infection Preventionist with over 30 years of IP experience; 17 years as a Certified Infection Control professional. As one of our most sought after Interim Preventionists with experience to include TJC, CMS, NHSN reporting, rules and regulations, policies and procedures, she also possesses significant expertise with new construction and renovations. We have received continual praise for the work she has done over the years; she is knowledgeable, efficient, adapts well to a variety of environments, and easily integrates and wins the respect of the hospital leadership, physicians and staff.

References & Reviews

• “She was the best interim Infection Preventionist that I have had the pleasure to work with.”
• “She completed 2 or 3 interim assignments at our two facilities. The fact that she came back and was met by such a great reaction here is a big deal.”
• “On work ethic “5,5,5 (on a scale of 5 being highest), we wish we could have kept her, and offered her a permanent position a number of times.”
• “We tried to hire her. Before she left, she did a great job mentoring the other ICPs.”
• “She was ahead of the curve on IC information. She is a member of APIC, and so her information was always beyond anyone in the room. She really knows IC and translated her understating into effective practice at the hospital and corporate level. We loved her and would love to have her back.”

• Infection Prevention
• Regulatory Compliance
• Trend Analysis
• Risk Assessments
• Sterile Processing
• Epidemiological Investigation
• Outbreak Tracking

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Interim Infection Preventionist | BSN, RN, CIC

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Summary:

Extensive Construction and Renovation Expertise

Galileo Search is proud to represent this “hit the ground running” acute care Infection Preventionist with over 30 years of IP experience; 17 years as a Certified Infection Control professional. As one of our most sought after Interim Preventionists with experience to include TJC, CMS, NHSN reporting, rules and regulations, policies and procedures, she also possesses significant expertise with new construction and renovations. We have received continual praise for the work she has done over the years; she is knowledgeable, efficient, adapts well to a variety of environments, and easily integrates and wins the respect of the hospital leadership, physicians and staff.

References & Reviews

• “She was the best interim Infection Preventionist that I have had the pleasure to work with.”
• “She completed 2 or 3 interim assignments at our two facilities. The fact that she came back and was met by such a great reaction here is a big deal.”
• “On work ethic “5,5,5 (on a scale of 5 being highest), we wish we could have kept her, and offered her a permanent position a number of times.”
• “We tried to hire her. Before she left, she did a great job mentoring the other ICPs.”
• “She was ahead of the curve on IC information. She is a member of APIC, and so her information was always beyond anyone in the room. She really knows IC and translated her understating into effective practice at the hospital and corporate level. We loved her and would love to have her back.”

Qualifications & Achievements:

• Ten years of consistent Infection Prevention Consultant assignments through Galileo Search
• Adept at working as a Sole Practitioner, Team Member, Coordinator, Manager, and Director
• Experience includes stand-alone community hospitals and multi-site facilities both large and small
• Subject matter expert for Infection Prevention during new construction and renovation projects of all scopes and sizes
• Designs, revises, and implements policy and procedures, and built and re-built numerous programs aimed at infection reduction
• Extensive knowledge of TJC, rules and regulations, accreditation, CMS, CDC, and OSHA
• Experienced with multiple systems on implementation of data mining systems (MedMined, TheraDoc, Cerner, SafetySurveillor) to integrate the electronic medical records system along with the lab system; these systems were integral in the compliance with the CMS requirements for reporting to NHSN with direct uploads into the NHSN system
• Excellent communicator, educator, a presenter with a proven ability to develop a rapport with a variety of staff
• Developed and delivered ongoing Infection Control in-services and staff training
• Development and implementation of Infectious Disease Preparedness Plans to include Pandemic Influenza and Ebola
• Collaborated in the annual Infection Control Risk Assessment
• Experience overseeing new construction and renovation projects
• Enthusiastic, resourceful and self-reliant with expertise in planning, developing and implementing infection control programs

Expertise:

• Infection Prevention
• Regulatory Compliance
• Trend Analysis
• Risk Assessments
• Sterile Processing
• Epidemiological Investigation
• Outbreak Tracking

Experience:

• Interim Infection Preventionist | Community Health Care System
• Interim Infection Preventionist | 250+ Bed Acute Care Hospital
• Interim Infection Preventionist | 95+ Bed Acute Care Hospital
• Interim Infection Preventionist | 600+ Bed Acute Care Hospital

Education:

• Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
• Registered Nurse (RN – Multi-State License)
• Certified in Infection Prevention & 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."