Interim Infection Preventionist | MSN, RN (CA), CIC


Last Updated: October 29, 2020 (11 months ago)

Interim Infection Preventionist | MSN, RN (CA), CIC
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Leadership & Acute Care Experienced

A highly experienced, patient-focused, Infection Prevention Professional with over 10 years of experience specifically in Infection Prevention & Control. She has expertise in implementing successful initiatives to decrease/eliminate infections and streamline processes with experience developing processes for high-level disinfection and working specifically to lower SSI rates. She is thoroughly knowledgeable in daily surveillance to track and analyze infection rates, HAIs, and clusters and NHSN reporting. She is well versed in ensuring compliance with TJC, CMS, rules & regulations, and continual survey readiness.

References & Reviews

• “Her strengths are her policy development and implementation skills; definitely her knowledge of infection control, TJC and CMS, NHSN regulations, her ability to mentor others new in the field, and her leadership ability.”
• “She was a nurse on the floor, in the trenches for a long time, and that lends her credibility along with her knowledge. She is more of an educational leader; she definitely lets her staff know the ‘why’ things need to be done”
• “She is very organized! One of the things that really stood out about her is that she leaves any personal baggage outside of the hospital. She has a level of professional maturity that is a huge asset.”
• “She has a natural ability to build relationships and communication with staff across the continuum of care. She is able to assess her audience, know what they will be receptive to; she can read the landscape.”

• Infection Prevention
• TJC & CMS
• Employee Health
• Core Measures
• Surveillance
• Construction and renovation
• NHSN Reporting

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Interim Infection Preventionist | MSN, RN (CA), CIC

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Summary:

Leadership & Acute Care Experienced

A highly experienced, patient-focused, Infection Prevention Professional with over 10 years of experience specifically in Infection Prevention & Control. She has expertise in implementing successful initiatives to decrease/eliminate infections and streamline processes with experience developing processes for high-level disinfection and working specifically to lower SSI rates. She is thoroughly knowledgeable in daily surveillance to track and analyze infection rates, HAIs, and clusters and NHSN reporting. She is well versed in ensuring compliance with TJC, CMS, rules & regulations, and continual survey readiness.

References & Reviews

• “Her strengths are her policy development and implementation skills; definitely her knowledge of infection control, TJC and CMS, NHSN regulations, her ability to mentor others new in the field, and her leadership ability.”
• “She was a nurse on the floor, in the trenches for a long time, and that lends her credibility along with her knowledge. She is more of an educational leader; she definitely lets her staff know the ‘why’ things need to be done”
• “She is very organized! One of the things that really stood out about her is that she leaves any personal baggage outside of the hospital. She has a level of professional maturity that is a huge asset.”
• “She has a natural ability to build relationships and communication with staff across the continuum of care. She is able to assess her audience, know what they will be receptive to; she can read the landscape.”

Qualifications & Achievements:

• Provides solid management consulting, coaching and mentoring to inexperienced staff
• Thoroughly knowledgeable in TJC rules and regulations, CMS, OSHA, CDC, accreditation, and continual survey readiness
• Established expertise in surveillance methods for tracking and analyzing infection rates, HAIs and clusters utilizing surveillance and NHSN reporting
• Excels in the design and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure hospital-wide compliance
• Adept in partnering with physicians and senior leaders to articulate the organization’s mission, vision, and values to all stakeholders
• Proven ability to analyze processes and data, identify areas of opportunity for improvement, reach consensus on possible solutions and implement changes
• Collaborates with Employee and Occupational Health to facilitate and monitor employee compliance with immunizations
• Innovative and creative with an exceptional capacity to deliver results

Expertise:

• Infection Prevention
• TJC & CMS
• Employee Health
• Core Measures
• Surveillance
• Construction and renovation
• NHSN Reporting

Experience:

• Interim Manager, Infection Prevention | 150+ Bed Acute Care Hospital | 2 FTEs
• Director, Infection Prevention | 250+ Bed Acute Care Hospital | 1.5 FTEs
• Interim Infection Control Practitioner | 500+ Bed Academic Medical Center
• Infection Control Officer | 400+ Bed Academic Teaching Hospital | 3 FTEs

Education:

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