infection prevention specialist resume example with 8+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Over 10 years of experience in ambulatory and bedside care settings providing nursing care across the life span. Specialized practice in primary care, pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, and immediate care settings. Skilled in provided nursing leadership and educational support to established and new hire clinical staff as organizational initiatives, policies, and evidence -based standards of care are implemented. Specialized focus on infection prevention and control practices.

  • Mentoring
  • Goal Setting
  • Organization and Planning
  • Shared Governance
  • Nursing staff leadership
  • Professional Development
  • Clinical and didactic instruction
  • Verbal communication
  • Competency-based education
  • Curriculum Development
  • Infection Control and Aseptic Procedures
  • Triaging
  • Medication Administration
  • Patient Information Collection
Work History
Infection Prevention Specialist, 07/2020 to Current
HcaOviedo, FL,
  • Assist Director of Infection Prevention with implementation of infection prevention and control policies and protocols
  • Utilize epidemiologic principles to conduct surveillance and investigations
  • Identify healthcare associated infections according to standard definitions
  • Report required healthcare associated and community acquired infections to local, state, and national entities
  • Communicate infection prevention and control information and data to various committees and healthcare workers across organization
  • Monitor infectious disease activity locally, nationally, and globally
  • Comply with regulatory and accreditation requirements for infection prevention
  • Educate outpatient office personnel in procedures that will prevent transmission of infectious diseases
  • Respond to environmental incidents that may lead to transmission of infectious disease
  • Perform outbreak investigations as necessary
  • Establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with clinical staff, practice managers, providers, academic partners, and others
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to ensure changes are vetted by all stakeholder groups
  • Consider financial/safety implications and clinical outcomes when making recommendations, evaluating technology and products, and developing policies and procedures
Registered Nurse, Immediate Care, 05/2013 to Current
Lincoln TechSloatsburg, NY,
  • Perform in-person and telephone triage on incoming patients to determine severity of illness and injuries while utilizing established protocols
  • Assist with examinations, procedures, and treatment as indicated by provider
  • Counseled patients according to established guidelines and provider-established plans of care
  • Relayed triage information and facilitated communication between provider and patient concerning patient disposition
  • Administer oral, intramuscular, and subcutaneous medications, vaccinations, and treatments to patients and monitor responses
  • Gather lab specimens and conduct point-of care testing and procedures as indicated or ordered by provider
  • Conduct ongoing assessments to evaluate effectiveness of medications and treatments
  • Partner with multidisciplinary team to develop, initiate, manage and modify individual plans of care
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary team to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions
  • Accurately document all elements of nursing assessment, including treatment and medications administered, discharge instructions and follow-up care
  • Educate patient/family/caregiver on plan of care including discharge plan objectives, self-care, safe medication use, and disease management
  • Kept optimal supply levels in treatment rooms, and other areas to meet typical patient loads.
Nurse Educator, 11/2016 to 07/2020
AdvisacareGaylord, MI,
  • Assessed knowledge levels, abilities, and care gaps of ambulatory care clinic staff using Gemba walks, gap analysis, and one-on-one evaluation
  • Created and implemented interactive educational and clinical learning experiences to help optimize training and achieve maximum retention of objectives
  • Organized short-term educational programs such as lectures, workshops, and in-services to address specific clinical topics
  • Identified process improvements in day-to-day functioning of nursing education department
  • Liaised with medical and nursing personnel to evaluate and improve nursing practices
  • Strived to continuously deliver education based on current trends and technological advancements in healthcare
  • Spearheaded and implemented standardized processes to control supply and inventory management
  • Led planning and achievement of goals and objectives consistent with organizational mission and philosophy
  • Collaborated with multi-disciplinary leadership teams to determine system-level initiatives
  • Remained up to date on clinical protocols, procedures and developments within ambulatory care to serve as informational resource to clinic staff
  • Continually improved knowledge, skills and performance based on feedback and self-identified professional developmental needs
  • Contributed to committees in effort to promote standardize practices and procedures across multi-specialty ambulatory care settings
  • Collaborated with senior leadership to devise initiatives for improving nursing satisfaction, retention and morale
Hospice Registered Nurse Case Manager, 06/2012 to 01/2014
Sol Amor HospiceCity, STATE,
  • Established and maintained successful relationships with hospice and palliative patients, families and physicians by utilizing exemplary communication and active listening skills
  • Partnered with physicians, social workers, therapists, and case managers to develop and implement individualized care plans for each hospice patient
  • Communicated with healthcare team members to plan, implement and enhance treatment strategies
  • Taught family members and caregivers various ways to manage patients' pain, how to check for vital signs and proper methods for dressing changes
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, and disease process
  • Provided high level of quality, compassionate care to patients and caregivers during each nursing shift
  • Protected privacy and delivered comfort to preserve dignity of dying patient and family members
Master of Science: Nursing, Expected in to American Sentinel University - Aurora, CO
  • Currently perusing a dual degree: Masters in Nursing Leadership & Organizational Management and Masters in Business Administration
Bachelor of Science: Nursing, Expected in 2014 to Southern New Hampshire University - Hooksett, NH
  • Graduated summa cum laude
Associate of Science: Nursing, Expected in 2009 to Saint Joseph School Of Nursing - Nashua, NH
Associate of Science: General Education-Health, Expected in 2006 to Nashua Community College - Nashua, NH

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Basic Life Support Certification - American Heart Association


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School Attended

  • American Sentinel University
  • Southern New Hampshire University
  • Saint Joseph School Of Nursing
  • Nashua Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Infection Prevention Specialist
  • Registered Nurse, Immediate Care
  • Nurse Educator
  • Hospice Registered Nurse Case Manager


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Science
  • Associate of Science

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