Infection Preventionist Nurse
Company: Alden Town Manor Rehabilitation and Health Care Ce
Posted on: September 22, 2022
JOB SUMMARY The Infection Prevention Nurse is responsible for
overseeing the Infection Control Program. The Infection Prevention
Nurse systematically collects and assesses data in collaboration
with the team to provide therapeutic, evidenced based care. The
Infection Control Nurse works collaboratively with the team to
develop plans of care and documents progress toward achieving
defined outcomes. This includes assessing the effectiveness and the
needs of the program, development and planning of services,
organizing and coordinating the implementation of services,
monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of the
programs and services. The position requires the knowledge of
epidemiology and application of public health practices in the
facility, with the goal of implementing effective and efficient
procedures and policies to combat disease transmission among
residents and staff. The Infection Preventionist Nurse is
accountable for maintaining compliance with current federal, state
and local standards, guidelines and regulations, facility policies,
and as directed by Alden Management Services. QUALIFICATIONS Prefer
a graduate of a four year college with one year's experience in the
health care or long term care field or have an equivalent
combination of education and experience.
Requires excellent communication skills, verbal and written.
Must possess a current, unencumbered license to practice as an RN
or an LPN in the state(s) where facility(s) are located.
Must be able to work scheduled hours, including some weekends.
Must have completed an approved Infection Preventionist course
requirements or attainment of such courses within 30 days after
Must be knowledgeable of short term practices and procedures, as
well as some familiarity with laws, regulations and guidelines
pertaining to Long Term care.
Must possess current CPR certificate or become certified within 90
days of employment.
Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and
Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when
circumstances warrant such action.
Leads and supervises to create a positive working atmosphere.
Committed to improving the quality of life for those we serve and
possess the ability to work in a team environment that is resident
Must have strong interpersonal skills and advanced customer service
Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with patients, family
members, hospital and facility personnel, visitors, government
agencies/personnel, and the general public.
Must possess leadership and supervisory ability and willingness to
work harmoniously with other personnel. * PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Must be able to move intermittently throughout the workday.
Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the
Must possess sight/ hearing senses or use prosthetics that will
enable these senses to function adequately so that the requirements
of this position can be fully met.
Must be in good general health and demonstrate emotional
Must be able to relate well and work with the ill, disabled,
elderly, emotionally upset and at times hostile people within the
Must be able to comply with facility Covid19 testing
Prolonged standing/walking is required.
May be required to lift, push, pull, and move equipment, supplies,
etc., in excess of 50 lbs throughout the day.
Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions,
etc., including exposure to the (HIV) AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Ensure that all infection control procedures
are followed in accordance with established company policies and
Work collaboratively with all disciplines within the facility.
Maintain current, accurate, and updated infection log
Oversee Antibiotic Stewardship Program
Ensure McGreer's criteria is followed through completion of the
infection report form.
Tracking and trending transmission based precautions & antibiotic
Daily observation on facility infection control process in all
Ensure active surveillance and education on infection control
practices on all shifts.
Assist nursing leadership with completing competencies for staff on
infection control practices.
Evaluate and assess all new and re-admissions for active
Oversees compliance of antibiotic tracking forms while residents
are on antibiotics.
Ensure care plans related to infection control are completed and
In-service and educate staff on Infection Control Program
Follow current established standards of nursing practices and
assist staff with implementation of practices
Collaborate with non-nursing departments on infection control
Work with facility to ensure XDRO registry is being checked prior
to admissions and readmissions.
Participate in staff meetings, QA meetings, team meetings,
in-services and other meetings as requested or needed.
Maintain a professional, cooperative relationship among facility
staff through communication, cooperation and teamwork.
Collaborate with Director of Nursing in the planning, coordination,
and implementation of the Infection Control Program.
Educate patients, families or responsible parties about the
facility infection control program and facility practices.
Accept and support the Alden Mission, Our Promise, Customer Service
Values and Motto.
Accepts and supports the Clinical Leadership & Administrator
Directly collaborates with employees and instruct staff providing
education and training to promote job knowledge related to
Infection Control program and services.
Identify problems, develop and implement solutions with the
assistance of the DON and Administrator.
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