Interim Infection Prevention Leader | MSN, RN, CIC


Last Updated: June 26, 2019 (9 months ago)

Interim Infection Prevention Leader | MSN, RN, CIC
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Leadership & Acute Care Experienced

A highly experienced Infection Prevention leader with over 30 years of clinical experience, 9 years in Infection Control Management. She specializes in surveillance and reporting. Specialties include participating in the development of annual infection control risk assessments and setting infection control plans and goals. She excels in evaluating staffing, procedures, training, and program functionality to ensure optimum results.

References & Reviews
• “She was able to manage TJC and State accreditation at the same time, and just blew them away! Both commented on how well our IP program was put together.”
• “She coordinated meetings with the department of health, and utilizing their input, updated policies and procedures, she really brought the department up to date!”
• “She built a cohesive team out of a department that was kind of a mess.”
• “Navigating a new culture is a real strength for her.”
• “Her clinical background allows her to have excellent insight and empathy that allows her to build relationships to obtain buy in very quickly.”
• “She has a teaching approach, which is really helpful, and she has excellent common sense!”

• Infection Prevention
• Program Management
• Risk Reduction
• Deep Dive Infection Reviews
• TJC & CMS
• Trend Analysis
• Employee Health
• Core Measures
• Surveillance
• Construction & Renovation
• NHSN Reporting

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Interim Infection Prevention Leader | MSN, RN, CIC

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Summary:

Leadership & Acute Care Experienced

A highly experienced Infection Prevention leader with over 30 years of clinical experience, 9 years in Infection Control Management. She specializes in surveillance and reporting. Specialties include participating in the development of annual infection control risk assessments and setting infection control plans and goals. She excels in evaluating staffing, procedures, training, and program functionality to ensure optimum results.

References & Reviews
• “She was able to manage TJC and State accreditation at the same time, and just blew them away! Both commented on how well our IP program was put together.”
• “She coordinated meetings with the department of health, and utilizing their input, updated policies and procedures, she really brought the department up to date!”
• “She built a cohesive team out of a department that was kind of a mess.”
• “Navigating a new culture is a real strength for her.”
• “Her clinical background allows her to have excellent insight and empathy that allows her to build relationships to obtain buy in very quickly.”
• “She has a teaching approach, which is really helpful, and she has excellent common sense!”

Qualifications & Achievements:

• Performed program management and assessment for multi-site hospital coordinating, surveillance, reporting, rounding, deep dive reviews, surgery gap assessment, and NHSN reporting review
• Excels in program development to include reviewing and adding recommendations to sterilization and disinfection protocol, implementing hand hygiene programs, and implementation of successful initiatives to facilitate the reduction of HAIs
• Establishes protocols for elimination of multi-drug resistant organisms in the health care setting
• Conducts environment of care and safety rounds, and coordinates outbreak investigations
• Delivers results to infection control issues with the ability to write and implement policy and procedure updates
• Thoroughly knowledgeable in TJC, rules and regulations, CMS, and continual survey readiness
• Surveillance for select surgical procedures and data input into NHSN, gap analysis, core measures, and improvement activities
• Highly regarded professional who is very involved in the local APIC chapter
• Excellent communicator and educator, able to collaborate with physicians, nursing, administration, and department managers to provide excellent quality of care to patients
• Reviews and develops all IP policies and procedures pertaining to outbreak investigations and notification of the DOH and CDC as well as system-wide communication related to communicable disease alerts and system-wide Infection Control recall alerts

Expertise:

• Infection Prevention
• Program Management
• Risk Reduction
• Deep Dive Infection Reviews
• TJC & CMS
• Trend Analysis
• Employee Health
• Core Measures
• Surveillance
• Construction & Renovation
• NHSN Reporting

Experience:

• Interim Infection Prevention Manager | 350+ Bed Acute Care Hospital
• Infection Prevention Manager | 275+ Bed Acute Care Hospital
• Infection Prevention Manager | 350+Bed Acute Care Hospital
• Infection Prevention Manager | 175+ Bed Acute Care Hospital

Education:

• Master of Science (MSN)
• Registered Nurse (RN)
• Certification 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."