Infection Prevention Coordinator (LPN or RN)

US-ID-Blackfoot
4 weeks ago
Job ID
2017-2084
# Positions
1

Overview

Per Diem position available.

 

Coordinate, implement, and evaluate the organization’s infection prevention and control program. Promotes and applies infection control measures to prevent and/or control infections among patients and employees.  Facilitates compliance with JCAHO and CMS regulations. Visit outpatient clinics for IC/Environmental rounds.   Work closely with and reports to the Infection Preventionist Nurse

Responsibilities

  • Perform infection control surveillance/environmental rounding for outpatient clinics.
  • Create and maintain an infection control plan for the Skilled Nursing Facility that complies with updated CMS standards; to include resident and staff education.
  • Perform other surveillance activities for the hospital and associated facilities per request.
  • Visit isolated residents to ensure isolation precautions and aseptic techniques are followed.
  • Review and analyze laboratory reports and consult with nurses and providers in developing the care plan
  • Participate in committee meetings as requested
  • Assist with employee health and new hire immunizations/health history as needed

Qualifications

Must have current Idaho RN or LPN license.

 

Possess either a baccalaureate degree (microbiology, pharmacy, nursing, or other health related degree) or be a Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN/LVN). 

 

Experience working with medical records, evaluating and presenting data.

 

NHSN experience preferred but not required.

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