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Registered Nurse Infection Preventionist

Company: On With Life
Location: Ankeny
Posted on: January 9, 2021

Job Description:

Only a few can do what we do. If you have a desire to be extraordinary, embrace the challenge and join our team!Under the direction of the Director of Nursing and in collaboration with other members of the rehabilitation team, the Infection Preventionist leads and directs a robust team in the identification and implementation of infection prevention goals and objectives throughout the facility, including:

  • Partnering with the Medical Director or designee to develop, implement and evaluate annual infection prevention goals and action plan
  • Partnering with facility leaders, physicians, local, state, and national agencies on activities related to infection prevention
  • Overseeing the operations of the infection prevention, epidemiology, industrial hygiene, and relevant safety programs
  • Being accountable for surveillance and reporting of healthcare acquired and community acquired infections
  • Managing the goal setting process for system, unit and physician goals related to healthcare acquired infections and conditions
  • Leading our industrial hygiene program to anticipate, recognize, evaluate, mitigate, and control workplace conditions
  • Participating in national collaboratives and external reporting to the CDC NHSN system, IDPH, and other post-acute care specific quality organizations
  • Authority and responsibility for ensuring appropriate intervention and education occurs with staff, volunteers and medical staff when healthcare infection trends, outbreaks or non-compliance to infection control are identified.
  • Ensuring that education and counseling on infection prevention is available for staff, volunteers, medical staff, patients and families.
  • Supporting and participating in interdisciplinary performance and quality improvement process.
  • Maintaining current knowledge of federal, state and local regulations and ensures that the facility leaders are informed of appropriate issues. Understands and complies with infection control procedures and regulations.An excellent candidate for this position meets the following criteria:
    • Is willing to be a daily champion for our persons served
    • Is team-oriented, a lifelong learner, and an excellent communicator in all formats: in-person, phone, email, etc.
    • Is a positive and compassionate person
    • Is a servant leader who puts others before her/himself, treating all with dignity & respect
    • Has some personal or professional experience with individuals with disabilities or special needs
    • Is comfortable working with computers and electronic records
    • Is an excellent educator and passionate about providing encouragement
    • Minimum six months experience in infection prevention preferred.
    • Specialty training in Infection Prevention and Control through accredited continuing education or willingness to pursue.
    • Must be nationally certified in Infection Prevention and Control or completion of certification within 6 months of employmentQualified applicants must have:
      • Graduated from an accredited school of nursing with current licensure in good standing to practice as a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Iowa
      • CPR certification.On With Life is an Equal Opportunity Employer; we make all employment-related decisions based on your competencies, talents and professional potential.508114

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