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Registered Nurse (RN) Infection Preventionist

Company: San Luis Care Center
Location: Alamosa
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

Sign On Bonus $7,000 The RN Infection Preventionist evaluates the quality of resident care and outcomes as they relate to Healthcare Acquired Infections (HAI) and Community Acquired Infections (CAI) in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, and Life Care standards. Collects, prepares, and analyzes HAI data. Presents infection data and makes recommendations for actions. Monitors associate compliance with infection control standards through use of barriers and infection prevention measures. Prepares and presents education for the staff, residents, and families. Serves as a resource to all departments and personnel.Education, Experience, and Licensure RequirementsNursing diploma (associate's or bachelor's degree in nursing)Currently licensed/registered in applicable State. Must maintain an active Registered Nurse (RN) license in goodstanding throughout employmentCPR certification upon hire or obtain during orientation. CPR certification must remain current duringemploymentCompleted an approved Infection Preventionist Certification course (e.g., CIC, CBIC, IP-BC, IPCA, CDC)Prior experience with geriatrics preferredApplicable certifications or training per State requirements (e.g., Certified TB Nurse)Specific Job RequirementsServes as designated associate responsible for monitoring Public Health Advisories from local, state, and federal agenciesincluding the CDCServes as the on-site IPC for COVID-19 prevention and response activities, in accordance with current CDCrecommendationsMaintains a current knowledge of infection control trends, methodologies, and employee health practicesPerforms work within the scope of his/her licenseMake independent decisions when circumstances warrant such actionKnowledgeable of Infection Prevention and Control practices and procedures as well as the laws, regulations, andguidelines governing nursing functions in the post-acute care facilityImplement and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures of the InfectionPrevention and Control ProgramPerform proficiently in all applicable competency areasMaintains professional working relationships with all associates, vendors, etcMaintains confidentiality of all proprietary and/or confidential informationUnderstand and follow company policies including harassment and compliance proceduresDisplays integrity and professionalism by adhering to Life Care's Code of Conduct and completes mandatory Code ofConduct and other appropriate compliance trainingAn Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: San Luis Care Center, Pueblo , Registered Nurse (RN) Infection Preventionist, Healthcare , Alamosa, Colorado

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