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Registered Nurse - RN - Infection Preventionist

Company: ProMedica Senior Care
Location: Holmdel
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

DescriptionProMedica Senior Care, formerly 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.Location551 - ProMedica Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation - Mountainside, NJEducational RequirementsRN license currently in this state. Certification in wound care preferred.Position RequirementsRN license currently in this state. Prior infection prevention and control experience is required. Job Specific Details:The Infection Preventionist has oversight over all infection control-related activities within the organization. Directs the efforts of all the performance improvement initiatives to ensure overall compliance with all regulatory standards including national, state, CMS, and other agencies. He/She works with clinicians and administrators to improve overall patient safety and systems-level outcomes.Benefits:Fantastic SalaryOpportunity for GrowthGreat work environmentPTO- Vacation, Sick & Holiday PayMedical, Dental, & Vision InsuranceAccident, Cancer, Short Term Disability, and Life Insurance AvailableResponsibilities:Responsible for coordinating the infection control program which includes surveillance; analysis of data; development reports, policies, and procedures.Use epidemiological principles and statistical methods to design, implement and evaluate infection prevention and control strategies.Provides consultation and education to staff, physicians, and community leaders with respect to Infection Prevention & Control.Coordinate with the Infection Prevention and Control Committee to determine the direction of surveillance activities and actively evaluate the effectiveness of the Infection Prevention and Control Plan annually.Conduct risk assessments at least annually and as needed with consideration of served populations, regional vulnerabilities, relevant statistical data, and new and emerging infectious diseases.Notify the County and/or State Health Department of any reportable diseases, adhering to all internal county and state procedures.Develop and implement continuously improved patient care procedures and control mechanisms relating to quality, compliance, and infectious diseases.Participate in infection prevention and control education of all employees during orientation and annually thereafter, including classes in infection prevention and control practices and employee health.Ensure the infection prevention and control procedures meet CMS, county and state, and CDC regulations, standards, or guidelines.Organize Infection Prevention and Control Committee meetings and maintain all meeting minutes.Staff Development ResponsibilitiesOversees implementation and documentation of the orientation plan for nursing staff and contractorsOversees nursing assistant education including teaching/managing CNA classes; ensures in-service content meets the regulatory requirement and individual needsCollaborates with leadership and assists in planning, coordinating, and conducting training related to federal, state, local, and company requirementsServes as facility liaison to approved student affiliations ? provides orientation of students to facility and clinical processes; communicates with the instructor regarding student observations; validates students? compliance with facility prerequisites

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