Excellence focused Registered Nurse leader, highly skilled in the areas of patient safety, risk management, State licensing and CMS accreditation surveys of acute hospitals. Over 30 years of varied and progressive clinical experience. Sixteen years combined progressive management level experience; the last eleven years focus in the areas of patient safety, hospital accreditation, quality and infection prevention. Developed innovative preparation strategies and led successful surveys in both my current and prior positions. Posses in-depth knowledge of patient safety concepts and their effective application. Successfully completed the ASHRM Patient Safety Certificate Program. Posses strong leadership skills that help guide teams towards achievement of positive outcomes and drive organizational performance. I am seeking a leadership role where my experience, skills and knowledge bring value to the organization and where there is opportunity for professional growth.
Registered Nurse in the State of California
Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ)
Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management (CPHRM)
Certificate in Patient Safety, ASHRM
Currently re-certifying HACP credential
Promoted from Director to Chief of Quality Assurance and Risk Management and Infection Prevention in April, 2018.
Analysis of trends in patient safety and care processes to properly evaluate and mitigate risk organization-wide.
Use analyzed patient safety data to inform decisions for organizational change and improvement.
Conduct RCAs and investigations using Cognitive Interviewing skills
Established and maintained positive relationships with physician leaders, Nursing and Executive leadership.
Provide regulatory guidance for CMS, and State licensing standards, education and support at all levels of the organization
Preparation for Joint Commission Surveys and FMEAs prior to changing accrediting organizations.
Regularly report analysis of quality, patient safety and infection control outcomes to key leadership and Board of Directors.
Interim Quality Department Director
Data abstraction for CMS Quality Measures
Wound Management program oversight
Supervised day-to-day operations of a private practice Medical-Spa in accordance with set policies and guidelines.
Supervision of day-to-day operations of home health (HH) branch office in accordance with established organizational policy and regulatory guidelines, Joint Commission Standards and licensing requirements.
American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM)
National Association of Healthcare Quality (NAHQ)
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
Honors graduate, Western Governor University
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