Interim Infection Prevention Leader | BS, MT(ASCP), CIC


Last Updated: September 17, 2020 (10 months ago)

Interim Infection Prevention Leader | BS, MT(ASCP), CIC
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Leadership & Acute Care Experienced

A patient-focused, high-energy Infection Prevention leader with over 15 years of IP experience whose expertise includes TJC, CMS, CDC, OSHA, and NHSN reporting. She is highly experienced in surveillance methods to track and analyze infection rates, HAIs, and clusters with proficiency in rules and regulations, policies and procedures, and EPIC surveillance. She is enthusiastic, resourceful, and self-reliant with expertise in planning, developing, and implementing infection control programs.

References & Reviews

• “She's a great leader, she communicated very well, she's very approachable, she mentors her people and makes sure that we have the knowledge needed to resolve situations. She is really supportive and helped us to attain goals.”
• “'I’ve seen her work with all types of people, and she's great at adjusting her message to fit her audience. She creates excellent course material! She has an excellent knowledge base and is able to identify the best-case solutions based on evidence.”
• “She is a relationship builder; she communicates clearly and is able to define her expectations; she's excellent at following up with staff to make sure things get done. She sets goals and schedules, she's very focused on the details, and standardized programs to make it easier for everyone to understand what had to be done, when, and why.”

• Infection Prevention
• TJC & CMS
• Trend Analysis
• Employee Health
• Core Measures
• Surveillance
• Construction & Renovation
• NHSN Reporting

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Interim Infection Prevention Leader | BS, MT(ASCP), CIC

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Summary:

Leadership & Acute Care Experienced

A patient-focused, high-energy Infection Prevention leader with over 15 years of IP experience whose expertise includes TJC, CMS, CDC, OSHA, and NHSN reporting. She is highly experienced in surveillance methods to track and analyze infection rates, HAIs, and clusters with proficiency in rules and regulations, policies and procedures, and EPIC surveillance. She is enthusiastic, resourceful, and self-reliant with expertise in planning, developing, and implementing infection control programs.

References & Reviews

• “She's a great leader, she communicated very well, she's very approachable, she mentors her people and makes sure that we have the knowledge needed to resolve situations. She is really supportive and helped us to attain goals.”
• “'I’ve seen her work with all types of people, and she's great at adjusting her message to fit her audience. She creates excellent course material! She has an excellent knowledge base and is able to identify the best-case solutions based on evidence.”
• “She is a relationship builder; she communicates clearly and is able to define her expectations; she's excellent at following up with staff to make sure things get done. She sets goals and schedules, she's very focused on the details, and standardized programs to make it easier for everyone to understand what had to be done, when, and why.”

Qualifications & Achievements:

• Designed, revised, and executed policies and procedures, and implemented numerous programs aimed at infection reduction
• Developed and delivered ongoing Infection Control in-services and staff training
• Infection Prevention project lead for centralizing ambulatory disinfection sterilization practices development for instruments and endoscopy equipment to include increased use of disposable instrumentation
• Established HAI review committees with Infectious Disease physicians, nursing leadership and frontline staff, pharmacy, and environmental services for a multi-site hospital system
• Monitored gaps in best practices for reducing CAUTI, CLABSI, CDI and MDRO’s
• Compiled and analyzed HAI data to develop reports for health system
• Collaborated with all departments and nursing units on patient safety survey rounding
• Developed education and competencies for annual training, national patient safety goals, preventing HAI’s, nursing orientation and specific topics such as hand hygiene, disinfection/sterilization for hospital staff
• Successfully standardized IP annual plans and risk assessments
• Infection Prevention project lead for the development of EPIC ICON surveillance database
• Conducts environmental surveys of hospital areas and off-site locations
• Led multiple successful Joint Commission Surveys and State Department of Health Surveys
• Excellent communicator, educator, and presenter with a proven ability to develop a rapport with a variety of staff
• Oversight of up to 10 FTEs

Expertise:

• Infection Prevention
• TJC & CMS
• Trend Analysis
• Employee Health
• Core Measures
• Surveillance
• Construction & Renovation
• NHSN Reporting

Experience:

• Interim Infection Preventionist Manager | 150+ Bed Acute Care Hospital
• System Infection Prevention Program Manager | Multi-Facility Health System
• Infection Prevention Specialist | Multi-Facility Health System
• Medical Technologist | 300 + Bed Acute Care Hospital

Education:

• Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology (BSMT)
• Medical Technologist (MT(ASCP))
• 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."