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Registered Nurse – RN – Infection Preventionist

ProMedica Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation

This is a Full-time position in Mountainside, NJ posted January 12, 2022.

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:

Acts as center?s resource for quality systems, clinical practice guidelines, specialty programs, regulations and enforcement, and clinical safe business practices.

Responsible to assess the training needs of nursing staff and developing, implement, evaluating, and documenting staff development programs including General Orientation, Job Specific Orientation, In-Service, and Continuing Education Programs for nursing department personnel.

Functions within the scope of the state?s Nurse Practice Act for R.N.

licensure.

A registered licensed nurse is designated to act as the coordinator of an infection prevention and control program to oversee the general application of the infection control guidelines.

Staff Development Responsibilities Oversees implementation of the orientation plan for nursing staff and contractors Participate in general orientation Acts as preceptor, coach, and resource person to assist nursing department employees to successfully complete orientation Oversees documentation of orientation of nursing staff including skill validation using Skills and Techniques evaluations Coordinates and assists with annual skills training/validation of nursing staff Oversees nursing assistant education including teaching/managing CNA classes; ensures in-service content meets the regulatory requirement and individual needs

Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement Responsibilities Functions as the facility abaqis coordinator ?

makes assignments for completion of assessments/interviews; tracks/validate sample completion; reports status during Eagle Room meeting weekly; replaces discharged patients in sample .

Provides ongoing education related to abaqis and quality improvement initiatives to facility staff Coordinates abaqis Investigation process with facility administration and clinical services team and coordinates and monitors follow-up response plan Initiates and monitors performance improvement plans in abaqis.

Infection Prevention Responsibilities Reports infection control trends through the use of an electronic surveillance system.

Reviews infection reports, analyzes data and makes recommendations to the Infection Control Committee or QAPI Committee and Antibiotic Stewardship Committee.

Assists in identification of infection control issues and conducts both process and outcome monitoring.

Coordinates and monitors monthly departmental infection control rounds processes.

Collects analyze and provide infection information on in-house infections to nursing staff and other healthcare practitioners Coordinates outbreak investigations with the director of nursing and medical director Assists with required COVID infection tracking /reporting and vaccine tracking/reporting.

Coordinates annual influenza prevention campaign for patients and employees.

Provides monthly, quarterly and annual reports for the Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement Committee.

Prepares recommendations for changes in center practice to the Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement Committee