Registered Nurse - RN - Infection Preventionist
HCR ManorCare provides a range of services, including skilled nursing care, assisted living, post-acute medical and rehabilitation care, hospice care, home health care and rehabilitation therapy.
The Infectionist Preventionist is a registered licensed nurse designated to act as the coordinator of an infection prevention and control program to oversee the general application of the infection control guidelines.
In return for your expertise, you will enjoy excellent training, industry-leading benefits and unlimited opportunities to learn and grow. Be a part of the team leading the nation in healthcare.
RN license currently in this state. Prior infection prevention and control experience is required.
Job Specific Details:
Responsibilities: ? Identify and maintain effective methods to gather infection prevention and control related information ? Coordinate and monitor monthly departmental infection control rounds processes ? Collect, analyze and provide infection information on in-house infections to nursing staff and other healthcare practitioners ? Investigate and identify control procedures and risk minimizing measures, including employee health transmission and risk ? Monitor appropriateness of precautionary procedures for individual patients ? Maintain records of infections, procedures, outcomes related to infections and risk assessment, prevention and minimizing activities ? Coordinate completion of ongoing immunization tracking activities and implement measures to improve compliance, including influenza, pneumococcal and tuberculosis ? Review infection and prevalence rates monthly providing recommendations to the Infection Control or Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement Committee ? Recommend education for employees and other healthcare practitioners to minimize, prevent and control infections ? Educate newly hired center staff on infection prevention and control techniques including hand hygiene, blood borne pathogens, PPE utilization and sharps handling ? Collaborate with administrator, medical director or his/her designee, DON and department managers on infection prevention and control protocols and practices ? Collaborate with human resources manager on exposure control plan and follow-up ? Evaluate availability of materials and equipment for infection prevention and control ? Coordinate outbreak investigations with the director of nursing and medical director Position Title: Infection Preventionist Position Code: FA2006 ? Nurse Supervisor RN Reports To: Director of Nursing Department: Nursing 03/13 Rev 01/16, 06/17 ? Monitor changes in state and federal regulations and current industry-standard practices ? Contact state and local health departments for specific regional guidelines, such as tuberculosis, outbreak investigations, etc. ? Provide monthly, quarterly and annual reports for the Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement Committee ? Complete annual tuberculosis risk survey ? Prepare recommendations for changes in center practice to the Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement Committee ? Serves as co-champion of the facility Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee ? Partners with the facility medical director, director of nursing and consultant pharmacist to implement and maintain and antimicrobial stewardship program to ensure appropriate antibiotic utilization.
EducationLevel : RN license currently in this state. Certification in wound care preferred.