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Infection Control Registered Nurse Opportunity

Company: Northeast Healthcare Recruitment
Location: Sierra Vista
Posted on: September 6, 2020

Job Description:

We are searching for a Registered Nurse to develope and maintain an evidence-based wide infection control and compliance program. The Infection Control RN will create a population/community level infection surveillance plan for Covid-19 and other population-level infectious disease epidemics. You will also establish professional forums to both track and coordinate regarding infectious disease of concern. Below is a brief outline of some of the essential duties you will perform. Infection Control Essential Job Duties: Will be required to establish and implement infection control orientation programs, alongside the departmental leaders, throughout the facility. Will be required to establish standard methods of care, utilizing evidence-based practice and best practice standards. Responsible for policies and procedures within the organization related to infection control. Ensures compliance with state and federal requirements and accreditation bodies. Participates as an integral team member, collaborating with various departments and colleagues, including Clinical Leadership, Operations, Corporate Compliance/Risk Management, Human Resources, Quality, and others as needed. Will be responsible for all pre-employment testing and vaccination processes, annual N95/TB/Influenza testing and/or vaccinations, and the management of potential blood exposures, employee illnesses and disease outbreaks. Responsible for coordinating the infection control program which includes surveillance, development of reports, and analysis of data. Community Infection Testing, Control, Reporting and Surveillance In coordination with the Covid-19 Task Force Team, develop and implement evolving strategy for an ongoing testing program, to include both population level testing as well as strategic testing of high-risk populations in all areas. Establish and sustain a working relationship with third party testing laboratories, the county health department, ADHS, hospitals and other vested entities. Provide up-to-date information and educations to employees, the public and the media. Organize community testing events, including all preplanning (development of agreements), day of testing and follow-up. Ensure that all persons tested are informed of their result in a timely and effective manner utilizing all resources possible, including public safety officers. Maintain current knowledge of evolving Covid-19 testing technologies. Adapt the above to any future community infectious disease concerns or epidemics. Establish Infectious Disease Forums Establish and maintain regular internal infectious disease data dashboards focused on selected HEDIS and non-HEDIS measures. Establish and maintain regular internal Infectious Disease Committee that regularly analyzes, discusses, and strategizes around internal dashboards and available external infectious disease data.Establish and maintain regular infectious disease advisory committee that regularly utilizes public health infectious disease data originating from both US and Sonora, Mexico -- Required Education, Experience, Certificates & Licenses: -- Current RN license (Associate or bachelors program). -- Masters in public health, Masters in Epidemiology, or other relevant public health or healthcare degree. Advanced education and/or certification in infection control principles and practice highly desirable. Advanced education and experience in community health, public health, epidemiology and/or data analysis desirable. Demonstrate problem solving skills including planning and establishing priorities. Excellent critical thinking skills and strong written and verbal communication skills. Outstanding organizational skills. Ability to utilize Electronic Medical Records and data base management. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. Must be proficient and have a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, etc.). Valid Fingerprint Clearance Card.

Keywords: Northeast Healthcare Recruitment, Sierra Vista , Infection Control Registered Nurse Opportunity, Healthcare , Sierra Vista, Arizona

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