Commissioned as First Lieutenant in the United States Army Reserve Medical Corps.
Assigned to 48th Combat Support Hospital, Fort Meade, Maryland.
Commissioned date: August 9, 2009
Military Discharge: April 1, 2013 received an Honorable Discharge
National League for Nursing (NLN): member ID 520089
Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC): member ID 158742.
APIC Chapter: MEMCHAP/Delaware Valley & Philadelphia
Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society: Inducted October 30, 2016 Alpha Nu Chapter @ Villanova University.
Solution-oriented and versatile professional offering 17 years of medical experience. Registered Nurse specializing in managing care of patients in Infection Prevention, Educating family and professional healthcare workers, Critical Care, Intensive Care, Cardiac Care, Progressive Care, Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Telemetry, Renal Transplant Surgery, Trauma, Wound Care, and Stroke. Persuasive communicator with engaging relationship style and skills in consultation and fostering positive relationships. Unique ability to communicate with people from diverse professional, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Medical Professional with 17 years' Clinical experience.
* Established significant affiliations with major teaching hospitals in Philadelphia.
* Ensure patient care and satisfaction is afforded highest attention and priority.
* Successfully build and maintain key professional relationships.
* Quick study in new technology.
* Proven success in a fast-paced and challenging environment.
* Highest level of integrity and work ethics.
* Proficient in Windows Vista, XP, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, IPAC
01/2013 to Current
Infection Control PractitionerKindred Hospital-Havertown – Havertown, PA
To identify, prevent, and control outbreaks of infection in the health care setting and the community.
The Infection Control / Employee Health Nurse consult with physicians, managers, and staff for the management of infectious and/or immuno-suppressed patients.
The Infection Control / Employee Health Nurse / RN implement an effective hospital-wide infection control program in keeping with Centers for Disease Control (CDC), JCAHO, and other regulatory agencies.
The Infection Control / Employee Health Nurse / RN direct all functions of the Employee Health program.
An active member of Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).
Attended Infection Prevention Academy in 2014, hosted by APIC.
08/2010 to 01/2013
Nursing SupervisorKindred Hospital Havertown – Havertown, PA
Provide professional guidance for nursing personnel, manage disciplinary issues, prepare administrative reports, review staffing and budgetary needs, and integrate Nursing Services functions with other hospital departments.
The Supervisor participates in program development and training for nurse-recruitment activities and assists with continuing education programs.
08/2010 to 09/2011
RN EvaluatorAmerican Red Cross – Philadelphia, PA
This position oversees skills testing for nurse assistant candidates and is responsible for evaluating candidate competency in accordance with the state laws.
Major Tasks Performed
09/2009 to 07/2010
RN Case ManagerVisiting Nurse of Greater Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA
Implement professional nursing principles, practices, and techniques for Community Health Nursing Practices.
Plans and manages care delivery for assigned caseload in collaboration with Patient Care Managers, assessing daily needs, and prioritizing service on the basis of patient's health needs.
05/2002 to 07/2009
Registered NurseProgressive Nursing Staffers – Philadelphia, PA
06/2006 to 07/2008
Registered NurseSaint Agnes Long Term Acute Care Facility – Philadelphia, PA
01/2004 to 07/2007
Registered NurseHospital of the University of Pennsylvania – Philadelphia, PA
03/2003 to 06/2005
Registered NurseThomas Jefferson Hospital – Philadelphia, PA
09/2001 to 01/2004
Registered NurseWaminster Hospital – Warminster, PA
04/2001 to 09/2001
Registered NurseHahnemann University Hospital – Philadelphia, PA
assigned to 48 bed Surgical Trauma unit.
Certified in Trauma, Renal Transplant, and Telemetry monitoring.
Master of Science: Nursing -Nursing Education Villanova University - Nursing -Nursing Education
Master of Science: Nursing-Nurse Practitioner Drexel University - Nursing-Nurse Practitioner
Bachelor's of Science: Nursing Drexel University - Nursing
Nursing Diploma: Frankford Nursing School -
Master of Science: West Chester University - Public Health
Bachelor of Arts: Lincoln University - Liberal Arts
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS
Registered Nurses License: RN 530749L
ACLS Certified: Active
BLS Certified: Active