Infection Control Coordinator-RN
Company: LifeCare Hospitals
Posted on: May 16, 2019
We have an immediate opportunity for Infection Control
General Summary: The Infection Control/Employee Health Nurse is
responsible for the infection control and employee health programs
of the hospital. The Nurse facilitates processes to reduce the
risks of endemic and epidemic nosocomial infections in patients and
health care workers through surveillance, prevention, and control
of infections. The Nurse is active in unit activities,
transdisciplinary team activities, and LifeCare activities to
ensure individualized, patient-centered health care for all patient
populations admitted to LifeCare Hospital.
Patient Population: Delivers direct patient care appropriate to the
patients served. The ages of the patients served are adult (18-65
years of age) and geriatric (65 and older).
- Demonstrates proper performance of skills reflected and
validated by the infection control nurse competency checklist.
- Plans, develops, and implements the Infection Control Program.
Initiates annual review/revision of the Infection Control Plan; TB
Plan; policies, and procedures as needed to maintain current CDC,
APIC, OSHA JCAHO, CMS, state department of heath, and DHH
requirements for infection control.
- Submits an annual report of effectiveness of the Infection
Control Program review.
- Compiles and analyzes surveillance data to identify
epidemiological variations in levels of disease and to develop
appropriate measures for prevention and control.
- Facilitates the planning, development and evaluation of the
Employee Health Program by developing objectives for employee
health services through a collaborative role with all hospital
departments, administration, and Medical Director.
- Develops, maintains and audits employee health records to
ensure employee confidentiality and feedback to management in
compliance with government regulations, company policy and
applicable Code of Ethics.
- Performs walk-through assessments to determine employee work
processes and potential sources of illness and injury; using
epidemiological methods to define and monitor the health and safety
needs of employees; contribute to the design of health controls and
surveillance of actual and potential toxic or hazardous conditions
in the work environment.
- Adheres to LifeCare policies, procedures, all safety plans, and
all standards imposed by regulatory organizations.
Experience: Six to twelve months of experience in a clinical
Education: Graduation from an accredited technical school of
nursing; BSN desired
- Current license in state where currently practicing
- BLS certification
- ACLS within six months of hire date
- Certification by the National Certification Board of Infection
Control or eligible for certification desired
A national leader in long term acute care, LifeCare was built on
the belief that early and aggressive intervention, coupled with a
personalized treatment plan that encompasses body, mind and soul,
can maximize a patient's potential for recovery.At LifeCare we
understand our greatest asset is our employees and that shows in
our commitment to you! We have multi-disciplinary treatment teams
directed by highly-trained, committed physicians that include
nurses, respiratory therapists, physical medicine specialists,
radiologists, pharmacists, dietitians and case managers.--At
Lifecare Hospitals we never forget the importance of our mission
and the responsibility that comes with it.
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