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Infection Control Nurse RN

Company: Cornerstone Specialty Hospitals
Location: Austin
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

$15,000 Sign on Bonus The Infection Control Nurse will Assess, plan, develop, organize, implement, evaluate, coordinate and direct the infection control and employee health programs in accordance with local, state and federal regulations specifically CIHQ standards; CDC, OSHA and local regulations concerning infection control, blood and body fluids and universal precautions. The Infection Control Program is directed by a Medical Director to ensure and maintain an effective infection control program.. The Infection Control Nurse duties include: Overseeing the annual development, implementation, and evaluation of Infection Prevention goals and objectives, and conducting planning and risk assessment to reduce and control the risk of health care associated infections
Maintaining an effective hospital-wide program for the surveillance, prevention and control of infections, in accordance with Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) recommendations and CIHQ standards
Integrating infection control into all hospital activities and developing awareness about the Infection Prevention and Control Program.
Maintaining regular communication with agencies, healthcare facilities, and federal, state, and local public health authorities
Preserving and improving the quality of care by sharing information with all relevant departments
Managing the collection and analysis of healthcare associated infection data, as well as the development and presentation of reports and educational programs for personnel and patients
Ensuring that requested patient information is provided to the Department of Health Services, and recommending to local leadership/Risk Management when Public Health/Dept. of Health should be notified in the event of an outbreak
Overseeing infection prevention and control practices, as well as assisting departments in survey readiness and preparation for regulatory standard reviews, accreditation and licensure surveys in both the acute and ambulatory care areas (e.g. CIHQ, OSHA, DPH, CMS, etc.)
Perform additional duties assigned. Minimum Qualifications: Ability to project a professional image.
Knowledge of regulatory standards and compliance requirements.
Working knowledge and ability to apply professional standards of practice in job situations.
Strong organizational and analytical skills.
Ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant .
Working knowledge of personal computer and software applications used in job functions (Word processing, graphics, databases, spreadsheets, etc.)
Persons who have been found guilty by a court of law of abusing, neglecting, or mistreating individuals in a health care related setting are ineligible for employment in this position.
Freedom from illegal use of drugs.
Freedom from use of and effects of use of drugs and alcohol in the workplace. Education and/or Experience: Graduate of an accredited nursing program. Minimum nursing degree from an accredited school or nursing. Must have a minimum of two (2) years clinical experience in an acute hospital or other related healthcare facility. Must possess a working knowledge of epidemiology, microbiology, infectious disease, and aseptic technique to include standard/universal precautions. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Current, unencumbered, active license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state employed. APIC Certification in infection control preferred, but not necessary. Must maintain current Provider CPR Certification throughout employment. About Us Cornerstone Healthcare Group, based in Dallas, Texas, was founded in 1990 and provides excellent healthcare services to our patients, residents and their families. Our employees make a difference, join us so you can too! We pride ourselves on our quality of care, responsive service, and commitment to excellence. We treat each employee, patient and resident like we would a member of our own family, and measure our success by the direct impact we have on improving the quality of life for our employees, patients and residents. IND2#LI-1

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