Infection Preventionist - Avamere
- Plan, develop, organize, implement, evaluate, coordinate, and direct our infection control program in accordance with current rules, regulations, and guidelines that govern such requirements in nursing care facilities.
- Ensure that the facility is in compliance with current CDC, OSHA, and local regulations concerning infection control or standard/universal precautions.
- Develop, maintain, and periodically update infection control precautions and aseptic technique that successfully correct problem areas.
- Monitor infection control practices and procedures to ensure that all personnel are implementing our standard operating procedures for tasks involving exposure to blood/body fluids.
- Serve on, participate in, and attend Infection Control Committee meetings.
- Develop and implement a practical system of detecting, evaluating, recording, and reporting infections that originate with facility personnel.
- Participate in the interviewing and selection of residents for admission to the facility.
- Assist the Director of Nursing Services in preparing the budget for the department in relation to its infection control program and activities.
- Develop and participate in the planning, conducting, and scheduling of timely in-service training classes and educational programs that provide instructions on “how to do the job” for all facility personnel.
- Assist in the development, implementation, and maintenance of a written plan of care (preliminary and comprehensive) for each resident in isolation or on infection control precautions that identifies the problems/needs of the resident, indicates the care to be given, goals to be accomplished, and which professional service is responsible for each element of care.
- Maintain the confidentiality of all resident care information including protected health information. Report known or suspected incidents of unauthorized disclosure of such information.
- Identify, evaluate, and classify routine and job-related functions to ensure that tasks in which there is potential exposure to blood/body fluids are properly identified and recorded.
- Must possess a current, unencumbered, active license to practice as a Registered Nurse in this state.
- Must have, as a minimum, two (2) years clinical experience in a hospital, nursing care facility, or other related healthcare facility.
- Must have, as a minimum, six (6) months training experience in rehabilitative and restorative nursing practices.
- Must possess a working knowledge of epidemiology, microbiology, infectious diseases, and aseptic technique to include Standard
- Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that pertain to
- nursing care facilities and infection control practices, to include standard/universal precautions.
- Must maintain confidentiality of all resident care information in accordance with HIPAA guidelines.
- Tuition assistance
- Mentorship opportunities
- Employee assistance program featuring discounts on gym memberships, financial coaching, counseling services, and more
- Generous employee referral program
- Paid time off
- 401K retirement plan
- Flexible spending accounts
- Comprehensive benefits package with medical coverage, voluntary dental, vision, and life insurance, short-term disability, and AD&D coverage