2012 - 2017 DuPage Eye Surgery Center, Wheaton, IL Quality Improvement Coordinator Pioneered a Quality Improvement program including writing policies and procedures, administering quality of care studies and audits, and ongoing staff education and practice changes. Facilitated accreditation for AAAHC and CMS, including a working knowledge of standards of care, supporting literature reviews, writing policies and procedures.Manage risk with ongoing auditing of clinical processes and incident reports.
2008 -2017 DuPage Eye Surgery Center, Wheaton, IL Infection Preventionist Pioneered an Infection Control Program including formulating an ongoing audit program with appropriate forms, working knowledge of pertinent standards, and managing staff education and practice changes.
2007 -2017 DuPage Eye Surgery Center, Wheaton, IL Staff RN Cared for primarily postoperative patients after cataract, vitrectomy, glaucoma, and corneal transplant surgeries, and some work in preoperative care.
2004-2006 Special Hospital for Rehabilitation, Kristiansand, Norway Staff RN Cared for primarily stroke, amputee, joint replacement, and car accident patients. Participated in the pioneering project of transitioning care planning to an EMR system and event only documentation.
1991-1995 West Suburban Medical Center, Oak Park, IL Emergency Room Staff RN Cared for and triaged patients suffering heart attacks, motor vehicle accidents, gunshot wounds, strokes, systemic infections, deteriorating elderly patients from home and nursing homes, pediatric fevers, seizures, sickle cell crises, emboli. Updated and maintained crash cart equipment and supplies.
1989-1991 Agency Staff RN, Multiple Agencies Cared for patients in various hospitals around Chicago area in ICU, CCU, Neuro ICU, Telemetry Step-down , Medical/Surgical units.
1985-1989 St. Anne's Hospital, Chicago, IL Staff RN Heavy medical and step-down cardiac care