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Registered Nurse - RN - Infection Preventionist

Company: ProMedica Senior Care
Location: Bayonne
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Job Description:

Description

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.

Location

551 - ProMedica Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation - Mountainside, NJ

Educational Requirements

RN license currently in this state. Certification in wound care preferred.

Position Requirements

RN license currently in this state. Prior infection prevention and control experience is required.

Job Specific Details:

Identify and maintain effective methods to gather infection prevention and control-related information. -Coordinate and monitor monthly departmental infection control rounds processes -Collect, analyze and provide infection information on in-house infections to nursing staff and other healthcare practitioners -Investigate and identify control procedures and risk-minimizing measures, including employee health transmission and risk. -Monitor appropriateness of precautionary procedures for individual patients. -Maintain records of infections, procedures, outcomes related to infections and risk assessment, prevention, and minimizing activities. Coordinate completion of ongoing immunization tracking activities and implement measures to improve compliance, including influenza, pneumococcal, and tuberculosis. -Review infection and prevalence rates monthly providing recommendations to the Infection Control or Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement Committee -Recommend education for employees and other healthcare practitioners to minimize, prevent and control infections. -Educate newly hired center staff on infection prevention and control techniques including hand hygiene, blood-borne pathogens, PPE utilization, and sharps handling. -Collaborate with the administrator, medical director or his/her designee, DON, and department managers on infection prevention and control protocols and practices. -Collaborate with human resources manager on exposure control plan and follow-up. -Evaluate availability of materials and equipment for infection prevention and control . -Coordinate outbreak investigations with the director of nursing and medical director

Keywords: ProMedica Senior Care, Bayonne , Registered Nurse - RN - Infection Preventionist, Healthcare , Bayonne, New Jersey

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