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Infection Preventionist Registered Nurse RN

Company: SavaSeniorCare
Location: Silsbee
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

EMPLOYER PAID HEALTHCARE PREMIUMS!Summary/ObjectiveEvaluate quality of resident care and resident outcomes as they relate to healthcare associated infections. Collects, prepares and analyzes healthcare associated infection data. Present infection data and make's recommendations for actions. Monitor employee compliance with the use of barriers, standard precautions, transmission-based precautions, and infection prevention measures. Prepare and present educational offerings for staff regarding infection prevention and control. Serve as a resource to all departments and personnel regarding infection control and prevention. Implement programs to protect the healthcare workers, visitors, and others in the healthcare environment. Serve as a member of the Antibiotic Stewardship Program Committee and Quality Assurance Performance Improvement Committee. Provide internal and external reporting of information and data. Promote compliance with regulations, guidelines, and accreditation requirements.Essential Functions

  • Perform on-going monitoring of healthcare associated infections.
  • Assess infection prevention areas for improvement and makes recommendations for corrective action.
  • Prepare infection prevention summary reports for the QAPI Committee.
  • Monitor or oversee infection prevention practices and employee compliance for all departments and personnel.
  • Serve as an educational resource for all departments and personnel.
  • Provide infection surveillance data reporting to the Antibiotic Stewardship Program Committee routinely.
  • Conduct outbreak investigation and initiates control measures.
  • Report communicable diseases to the local, state and federal agencies as required by law.
  • Provide educational offerings for orientation and ongoing training needs.
  • Consult with center leadership and physicians as needed to improve infection prevention and control practices.
  • Initiate follow-up on employee/resident exposures to communicable diseases.
  • Participate in performance improvement activities.
  • Interact with occupational health on issues related to exposures to communicable diseases and to blood borne exposures.
  • Lead short and long-term planning for the infection prevention department.
  • Participate in the completion of annual and periodic updates/changes to the Facility Assessment.
  • Perform other duties as directed.Required Education and Experience
  • Holds a current state license as a registered nurse.
  • CDC certification in infection prevention is required.
  • Candidate will be given three (3) months to complete such certification if he/she does not currently hold it.
  • Associate-Infection Prevention and Control) a -IPC certification is required.
  • Candidate will be eligible after the first six (6) months of employment and the certification must be completed within one (1) year.
  • Ability to teach and evaluate clinical performance as it relates to infection prevention and control.
  • Solid communication skills.
  • Computer skills required for the position (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).Supervisory ResponsibilityAssist DON in the supervision of nursing staff and others for whom they are administratively or professionally responsible.Work EnvironmentShift work may be required. Employee is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands or fingers, reach with hands and arms, feel, talk and hear. Employee will occasionally assist to lift and/or transfer patients weighing between 100 to 250 pounds. Employee is occasionally exposed to blood or other body fluids, fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Pine Arbor in Silsbee, TX is a 90-bed center offering a variety of individualized, health care services for our patients and residents. We are seeking a qualified and committed team member to join our efforts in providing quality care in all aspects of the patient journey. Please consider the following team member opportunity and apply today!We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Keywords: SavaSeniorCare, Beaumont , Infection Preventionist Registered Nurse RN, Healthcare , Silsbee, Texas

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