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Manager Infection Control

United States
August 27, 2012

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Career Objective

Seeking a Director of Surgery position in progressive clinical environment.

Summary of Qualifications:

Extensive surgical experience and excellent interpersonal, administrative and teaching skills. Performance Improvement, risk management, and quality management experience. Ability to Supervise, coach, mentor, train and evaluate work results. Departmental budgeting. Experienced in Risk Management, implementation of policies and procedures, and total quality management Working relationship with Joint Commission, Standards of Care, CMS Regulations, Staffing, Medication Error Reduction Plan (MERP), Computer skills in Excel, Word, EPIC, Meditech

Degrees in Microbiology and Nursing, specialize in Infection Control

Work Experience:

October 2011-May 2012 Stanford Outpatient Surgery Center, Redwood City, California Interim Assistant Manager

Responsible for 6 OR surgery suites/PACU/Pre-op, clinical management and administration, work with Lean program, obtain Magnet status, work with Renoir group to reduce turnover times and increase percentage of cases started on time in each room. Supervise patient care staff and operations, monitor organizational policies and standards of care, involved in all administration responsibilities. Use of interdisciplinary teamwork and improved communications. Served as resource to staff for regulatory information, policy questions and practice standards.

February 2011-September 2011, Nor-Lea Medical Center, Lovington, New Mexico Interim Surgery Manager Responsible for 2 OR surgery suite, clinical management and administration, coordination of hospital surgery department. Help recruit and set up new Urology physician.

July 2010-November 2010 Rooks County Medical Center, Plainville, Kansas Interim Chief Nursing Officer Responsible for all clinical areas of hospital and 6 direct reports. Developed annual capital budget. Reported to Hospital board and CEO. Implemented trauma Leadership team and level 4 trauma status. Addressed infection control and environment of care issues, oversaw 68 FTEs, Responsible for surgery, medical floor, respiratory therapy, physical therapy, and laboratory. Developed policies and procedures.

January 2008-June 2008 Adjunct Professor Wichita Area Technical College Taught medical terminology and anatomy classes at area college. Developed all tests and training materials for classes.

February 2007-October 2007 Great Plains Regional Medical Center, North Platte, Nebraska Interim Surgery Director 8 OR Suite and C-Section room 39 FTEs, responsible for staffing and clinical policies. Capital budget, infection control, creation of flexible staffing to cover call and directed SCIP program for Infection Control.

July 2007-July 2008 Wichita Clinic Surgery Center, Wichita, Kansas Interim Surgery and PACU manager Instituted cross-training program for staff for efficient staffing, developed and initiated QA projects for OR and PACU, oversaw 100 FTEs, 8 ORs, 2 endoscopy rooms, and 35 bed pre and post op rooms. Coordinated Risk management committee meetings and credentialing committee meetings. Conducted monthly staff meetings for OR,PACU, and Pre-op. Coordinated infection control program.

May 1992-2005 Numerous positions as scrub nurse, circulator, PACU supervisor, Surgery Manager, Surgery Director, CNO, and Director of Perioperative Services.

Education and Professional Credits:

Microbiology, Texas Tech University, 1987

Nursing, State of New York University 1990

Presently enrolled in BSN/MSN Thomas Edison State College

Scheduled to graduate with BSN March/2013

Completed 18 hours towards MSN University of Phoenix

Up to date ACLS, PALS, BLS, CNOR

Nursing Licenses in Texas, Washington, Kansas, California, Compact states

References Available Upon Request

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