(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Professional Summary
  • Over twenty years experience in nursing / health care industry to include Infection Control, Nephrology Nursing, Critical Care, and Peri-operative Nursing
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in multiple settings
  • Proficient skills in National Healthcare Safety Network definitions / standards, and reporting.
  • In depth knowledge of Joint Commission Standards, Pennsylvania Department of Health regulations, Centers Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regulations, and Pennsylvania Act 52 legislation
  • Expertise in infection surveillance
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office applications and proprietary patient-information software
  • Ability to analyze and solve complex challenges while prioritizing multiple responsibilities
  • Strong interpersonal/communication skills with colleagues, managers, and directors 
  • Professional Affiliation: Association for Professionals in Infection Control (APIC)
  • Current Certification: Infection Control (CIC)                               
Skill Highlights
  • Epidemiology / Infection Prevention and Control in in large urban university hospital settings
  • Infection Control specialty in Ambulatory Setting
  • Sub-specialty: Instrument Processing Education in out-patient clinical settings (sterilization / disinfection)  
  • Developed and implemented customized e-learning training series (instrument processing) with competency monitoring utilized by University of Pennsylvania Health System


  • Abstract poster presentation of e-learning instrument processing series at National APIC Conference 2014 
  • In-depth knowledge of Architectural Guidelines for Design and Construction of Healthcare Facilities as well as CDC / HICPAC Guidelines
  • Communicable disease exposure management
  • Infection Control education for staff and managers by both formal and informal modalities
Education and Training
Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia, PA Expected in 2005 Graduate classes : Nusring - GPA :

Epidemiology - 3 credits

Nursing leadership - 3 credits

Graduate Coursework 2004

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Stratford, NJ

Nursing Informatics 3 credits

Adult Health 3 credits

Bachelor of Science in Nursing 2002

Immaculata University 2002

Immaculata, PA

Associates of Applied Science in Nursing 1991

Gloucester County College

Sewell, NJ

Diploma - Practical Nursing 1984

Camden County Vocational and Technical School

Sicklerville, NJ


Professional Licenses

Pennsylvania Nursing License - current

New Jersey Nursing License - expired

* reinstatement application in process

Current Certification:

Infection Control

Professional Experience
Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania - Infection Control Specialist / Infection Preventionist
City, STATE, 11/2005 - Current
  • Daily surveillance of microbiology lab results to identify communicable diseases, and reporting to local and state health departments
  • Initiatation of proper isolation protocols for patients identified as having communicable disease
  • Management of exposed employees / patients in collaboration with Occupational medicine / patient physicians
  • Conduct environmental rounds of both in-patient and out-pt areas with direct communication of identified patient safety or regulatory concerns to managers
  • Education resource for infection control
  • Active participant in all phases of construction projects to include design to ensure compliance with state regulations and Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines. Also responsible to issue ICRA permit pre-construction.
  • Identification of hospital acquired infections with both internal and external (CDC / NHSN) reporting as required.
  • Infection Control Representative for Unit Based Clinical Leadership for assigned units to include both medical / surgical intensive care units as well as step down units.
  • Responsible for Infection control activities in > 90 out-patient practices.
  • Monitoring and measuring of hand hygiene compliance in ambulatory practices with report / presentations at bi-monthly to Infection Control Committee
  • Ongoing assessment of learning needs. Developed electronic training series with customized modules based on various needs of practice.
  • Infection Control Practitioner
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (TJUH) Philadelphia, PA
  • Surveillance activities, exposure managements, and education of staff
  • Collaborate in Performance Improvement Projects for units of assignment ensuring conformance to Performance, Design, Measure, Assess and Improve  format
  • Serve on Medical Products and Sharps Safety Committees
  • Medical Cardiac Care Unit Working Group Committee
  • Reporting of assigned specialty infection rates to Infection Control Committee

  • Charge Nurse - Acute Hemodialysis
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Physician Dialysis, Inc @ Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  • Position required high degree of flexibility with 50% on-call responsibility with 24 hour accountability and and and rotation between acute units @ Methodist Hospital Division of TJUH and TJUH Main Campus
  • Comprehensive nursing care to both acute and chronic hospitalized patients presenting with an array of medical / surgical needs.
  • Thorough physical assessment skills
  • Rendered treatments in all critical areas
  • Designed and implemented patient educational programs
  • Drafted, reviewed and revised departmental policies
  • Charge nurse responsibilities to include regulatory readiness, patient safety goals. and mentor for new per diem employees
  • Skilled in Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy
  • Responsible for inventory control and water maintenance

  • Staff Nurse Acute Dialysis
  • 1993 - 2002
  • Methodist Hospital Division, Tomas Jefferson University Hospital Philadelphia, PA
  • Responsibilities as above / Coverage for coordinator
  • Rotation to ICU / CCU per staffing needs
  • Charge Nurse Chronic Dialysis Unit
  • 1992 - 1993
  • BioMedical Applications (BMA) @ Episcopal; Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  • Per Diem charge nurse position in a hospital based twelve station chronic dialysis unit

  • Staff Nurse Operating Room
  • 1992 - 1993
  • SaintAgnes Medical Center Philadelphia, PA
  • Circulating and scrub nurse duties for various operative procedures
  • Frequent charge nurse responsibilities
  • Rotation to short procedure unit as needed

  • Staff Nurse Acute / Chronic Hemodialysis / Peritoneal Dialysis Unit
  • 1987 - 2003
  • Saint Agnes Medical Center Philadelphia, PA
  • Rotating charge nurse responsibilities in 18 station hemodialysis unit consisting of a mixed population (acute and chronic)
  • Bedside dialysis treatments rendered in all critical areas
  • Assisted staff development via formal and informal teaching modalities
  • Participated in all aspects of patient education
  • Implemented and coordinated a home training program for the peritoneal dialysis patient population as the hospital based peritoneal program was phased out.

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