Interim Infection Preventionist | LPN, CIC


Last Updated: October 18, 2019 (10 months ago)

Interim Infection Preventionist | LPN, CIC
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Leadership & Acute Care Experienced

A high-energy, patient-focused Infection Preventionist with over 19 years of infection prevention and clinical quality experience. Her expertise includes TJC, CMS Conditions of Participation, CDC, OSHA, and NHSN reporting. She is highly experienced in surveillance methods to track and analyze infection rates, HAIs, and clusters. She specializes in evaluating the effectiveness of infection control techniques and programs utilized in patient care areas.

References & Reviews

• “She can identify problems and report them quickly; she addresses issues immediately.”
• “She was able to improve hand hygiene compliance in the hospital by rounding and just following up to make sure it got done.”
• “She is an educator and can show how change affects her audience as well as the patients and provides evidence-based examples to help compliance.”
• “She is one of my superstars, a team leader on my toughest accounts; she can work with even the most difficult Clients and staff effectively.”
• “As an LPN, she works on an RN level; she works with other RNs who are master’s prepared and works at their level.”

• Infection Prevention
• TJC & CMS
• Trend Analysis
• Employee Health
• Core Measures
• Surveillance
• Performance Improvement
• NHSN Reporting
• Training & Education
• Policy Development

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Interim Infection Preventionist | LPN, CIC

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Summary:

Leadership & Acute Care Experienced

A high-energy, patient-focused Infection Preventionist with over 19 years of infection prevention and clinical quality experience. Her expertise includes TJC, CMS Conditions of Participation, CDC, OSHA, and NHSN reporting. She is highly experienced in surveillance methods to track and analyze infection rates, HAIs, and clusters. She specializes in evaluating the effectiveness of infection control techniques and programs utilized in patient care areas.

References & Reviews

• “She can identify problems and report them quickly; she addresses issues immediately.”
• “She was able to improve hand hygiene compliance in the hospital by rounding and just following up to make sure it got done.”
• “She is an educator and can show how change affects her audience as well as the patients and provides evidence-based examples to help compliance.”
• “She is one of my superstars, a team leader on my toughest accounts; she can work with even the most difficult Clients and staff effectively.”
• “As an LPN, she works on an RN level; she works with other RNs who are master’s prepared and works at their level.”

Qualifications & Achievements:

• Enthusiastically committed to Infection Prevention and Control, and Quality patient care
• Demonstrates strong organizational skills, combined with a high level of creative energy
• Easily handles multiple projects at the same time with equal competency
• Viewed as knowledgeable, reliable and resourceful with a positive attitude
• Hardworking and able to collaborate in a team effort Team leader on two performance improvement teams; one for the reduction of pressure ulcers, and one for the prevention of patient falls
• Coordination of the IC program; identify, isolate and report infectious diseases
• Provide staff, patients, and community with infection control education
• Monitor, track, trend, and report healthcare-acquired infections
• Develop benchmark statistics for comparison, as well as updating comparative statistics from NNIS reports as well as Corporate indicators
• Develop/Revise patient care policies and procedures to assure compliance with hospital accreditation agencies Developed appropriate policies and conducted staff education on new preventive measures regarding the recommendations of the ventilator-associated pneumonia PI team, with a 96% reduction in the occurrence of VAPs

Expertise:

• Infection Prevention
• TJC & CMS
• Trend Analysis
• Employee Health
• Core Measures
• Surveillance
• Performance Improvement
• NHSN Reporting
• Training & Education
• Policy Development

Experience:

• Team Leader – Infection Control Service Line | Infection Prevention Consulting Company
• Infection Control/Employee Health Nurse | 125+ Bed Acute Care Hospital
• Infection Control/Employee Health Nurse | 40 Bed Acute Care Hospital
• Infection Control/Employee Health Nurse | 50+ Bed LTAC

Education:

• Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
• Certified Professional in 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."