RN INFECTION PREVENTIONIST
Holly Heights Nursing Center is a 5-star facility and Gold Quality Award winner and is currently interviewing qualified candidates for our RN Infection Preventionist position.
Job Functions: Creating a system for preventing, identifying, reporting, investigating, and controlling infections and communicable diseases for all residents, staff, volunteers, visitors, and other individuals providing services under a contractual arrangement based upon the facility assessment… and following accepted national standards; • Written standards, policies, and procedures for the program, which must include, but are not limited to: • A system of surveillance designed to identify possible communicable diseases or infections before they can spread to other persons in the facility; • When and to whom possible incidents of communicable disease or infections should be reported; • Standard and transmission-based precautions to be followed to prevent spread of infections; • When and how isolation should be used for a resident; including but not limited to: • The type and duration of the isolation, depending upon the infectious agent or organism involved, and • A requirement that the isolation should be the least restrictive possible for the resident under the circumstances. • The circumstances under which the facility must prohibit employees with a communicable disease or infected skin lesions from direct contact with residents or their food, if direct contact will transmit the disease; and • The hand hygiene procedures to be followed by staff involved in direct resident contact. • A system for recording incidents identified under the facility’s IPCP and the corrective actions taken by the facility. • Personnel must handle, store, process, and transport linens so as to prevent the spread of infection. • The facility will conduct an annual review of its IPCP and update their program, as necessary.
Essential Job Duties: Must perform the following duties and responsibilities: • Collaborate with the facility leadership and the medical director to develop, implement, and evaluate the annual infection prevention goals and action plan • Partner with facility leaders, physicians, and local, state, and national agencies on activities related to infection prevention • Establish a facility-wide system for the prevention, identification, investigation, and control of infections of residents, staff, and visitors, including surveillance designed to identify possible communicable diseases or infections before they spread • Conduct outbreak investigations • Maintain a system for reporting possible incidents of communicable diseases to local, state, or national agencies as required • Oversee the antibiotic stewardship program and monitor residents’ antibiotic use • Assess the need for, develop, and present IPCP in-service education for individual departments, general orientation, and annual review as needed; education includes but is not limited to: • Hand hygiene • Cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization • Specific direct and indirect care settings • Therapeutic and diagnostic procedures and devices • Use of isolation/barrier precautions when indicated • Resident placement, transfer, and discharge • Environmental hazards • Use of patient care products and medical equipment • Resident immunization programs • Assess the need for, develop, and implement written policies and procedures for infection control, including those for standard precautions and for transmission-based precautions, including when these should be used, the duration of use, and the type of precautions needed for a particular infection or organism • Enforce policies prohibiting staff with communicable diseases or infected skin lesions from direct contact with residents and their food, and enforce hand hygiene policies consistent with accepted standards of practices • Serve as a member of the quality assessment and assurance committee • Be accountable for surveillance of healthcare-acquired and community-acquired infections for residents, staff, volunteers, and visitors • Maintain current knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations and ensure that the facility leaders are informed of appropriate issues; understand and comply with infection control, safety, and OSHA procedures and regulations.
We are a privately-owned facility with no corporate oversight. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. We have an environment where teamwork and hands on learning is encouraged.
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Holly Heights Nursing Center
6000 E. Iliff Ave.
Denver, CO. 80222
Equal Opportunity Employer
6000 E. Iliff Ave.
Denver, CO 80222