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Infection Control

Location:
Euless, TX
Posted:
December 27, 2019

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Renee D. Graham-Ojo, RN, BSN, MPH, CIC

**** ******** **. .

Euless, TX 76039

817-***-**** (cell)

E-mail: ada5ox@r.postjobfree.com

Summary

** ***** ** ********* ******* with 22 years as a Certified Infection Control Professional (CIC)

oDevelopment of Infection Control skills beginning in small community hospitals to responsibilities in large academic medical centers with system-wide infection control programs. Additional responsibilities for Environment of Care, Performance Improvement, Joint Commission readiness, Hand Hygiene initiatives, Isolation initiatives and Tuberculosis Control.

oDevelopment of educational programs, skills labs, lectures with power-point and other media for presentations to staff, medical students, and outside agencies requesting information on Infection Control issues

oCompliance responsibilities with Joint Commission Standards ensuring completion of Periodic Performance Report and full Accreditation

Professional Experience

June 2019 to December 2019

Travel Infection Preventionist – United Regional Healthcare in Wichita Falls, TX. Duties include professional development of the current Infection Preventionist, program evaluation, program management and documentation. Perform evaluation of performance and current duties in order to resolve gaps in programmatic and hospital objectives. Provide presentations for Administration, Infection Control, Quality, and Physicians. Developed materials that document Infection Prevention historical and on-going metrics while supporting the current Infection Preventionist. Lead outbreak investigations and increase the quality of reporting within the hospital.

May 2018 – April 2019

Director of Quality at Pine Creek Medical Center, 25-bed surgical hospital. Supervised Infection Control, Employee Health, and Clinical Documentation. Responsible for all hospital and departmental Quality metrics, Performance Improvement, and Risk Management.

May 2011 – May 2018

Program Manager, Infection Prevention, Texas Health Harris Methodist HEB Hospital, Acute Care – 246 beds; Consultant to Texas Health Springwood Behavior Health Hospital

Supervision and provision of surveillance activities to include:

Laboratory Surveillance in Medical/Surgical ICU through use of data-mining software

Monitoring of patients with positive blood cultures to determine if related to central lines using NHSN Definitions

Monitoring of patients with positive urine cultures to determine if related to indwelling catheters using NHSN Definitions

Monitoring of surgical site infections through follow-up of admission diagnosis, readmission, and positive wound/lab cultures using NHSN definitions

Development of a computerized database in order to provide expansion of tools and surveillance for Hospital-wide Catheter Associated Blood Stream Infections

•Ongoing development of tools/protocols to encourage Hand Hygiene and Compliance with Isolation

•Surveillance for Ventilator Associated Pneumonia for patients in the Medical ICU

•Providing education for new employees, medical and hospital staff on Infection Control issues

•Investigation of several clusters of multi-drug resistant infections

•Responsibility Tuberculosis Control, annual Tuberculosis Risk Assessment, reporting of cases and exposure investigations

•Policy and corporate system committees and cabinets

May 2006 – September 2009

Infection Preventionist, University of Maryland Medical Center, Acute Care Facility – 600 beds with services including Cardiac, Medical, Surgical, OB/GYN, Pediatrics/NICU, Trauma, Psychiatry, Stem Cell Transplant, and Emergency Care, 8 ICUs

Laboratory Surveillance in Medical ICU, Cardiac Care ICU and Cardiac Surgery

Use of data-mining software

Monitoring of all ICU patients with positive blood cultures for investigation to determine if related to central lines using NHSN Definitions

Monitoring of surgical site infections in Cardiac Surgery patients through follow-up of admission diagnosis, readmission, and positive wound/lab cultures using NHSN definitions

Development of a computerized database in order to provide expansion of tools and surveillance for Hospital-wide Catheter Associated Blood Stream Infections

•Ongoing development of tools/protocols to encourage Hand Hygiene and Compliance with Isolation

•Surveillance for Ventilator Associated Pneumonia for patients in the Medical ICU

•Providing education for new employees, medical and hospital staff on Infection Control issues

•Investigation of several clusters of multi-drug resistant infections

•Responsibility Tuberculosis Control, annual Tuberculosis Risk Assessment, reporting of cases and exposure investigations

November 1998 – January 2006

Infection Preventionist, Washington Hospital Center, Acute Care Facility – 907 beds with services including Washington Heart, Medical, Surgical, OB/GYN, NICU, Trauma, Psychiatry, and Emergency Care

• Daily surveillance activities to include:

- Laboratory Surveillance for BSI and reportable conditions

-Monitoring of all patients with positive blood cultures for investigation to determine if related to central lines using NNIS Definitions for Infection; data entry and committee reports

-Monitoring of surgical site infections in GYN and Obstetric patients through physician follow-up, readmission, and positive wound/lab cultures and ICD-9 codes using NNIS definitions.

•Ongoing development of tools/protocols to encourage Hand Hygiene and Compliance with Isolation

•Investigation of several clusters of multi-drug resistant infections, large Tuberculosis exposure (CDC

assisted investigation, large scabies outbreak, anthrax surveillance with daily reporting to CDC

•Rotating responsibility Tuberculosis Control with daily rounds, Health Department reporting and exposure

investigations

•Providing education for new employees, medical and hospital staff on Infection Control issues

License/Certification

oRN – State of Texas – Expiration date: August 30, 2016

oCertification in Infection Control (CIC)—Expiration Date: October 2017

Education

oBachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Central Oklahoma, 1981

oCertificate in Nursing Education, University of California San Diego, 1993

oMasters of Public Health, American Public University, 2014

Professional References

oTammy Jarvis, former CNO, Pine Creek Medical Center, Dallas, TX. 214-***-****

oPatricia Garza, former Coordinator Employee Health, Pine Creek Medical Center, Dallas, TX. 972-***-****

oCheryl Sharp, Manager, Infection Prevention, Wise County Hospital, Decatur, TX. 817-***-****



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