Catholic Health Initiatives RN-Infection Preventionist-Quality Assurance in HOT SPRINGS, Arkansas

RN-Infection Preventionist-Quality Assurance

Description

JOB SUMMARY: Under supervision of Chairman of Infection Prevention and Control Committee and Manager of Infection Prevention participates in the execution of SVI infection control program including study, coordination, education, and evaluation of all aspects of hospital functions as related to prevalence of control of infection.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. PERFORMS DATA COLLECTION AND SURVEILLANCE

Reviews cultures reports, medical reports and census reports regarding hospital-acquired, as defined by governing bodies, and non-hospital-acquired infections.

Collects data for hospital-acquired and non-hospital-acquired infections.

Makes regular rounds of patient care areas.

Monitors isolation cases.

Maintains patient confidentiality during data collection activities.

  1. ASSIST WITH DATA ANALYSIS

Generates appropriate statistics as required by the Infection Prevention and Control Committee.

Assists in review of data for trends and problems concerning infection control.

  1. PARTICIPATE IN PREPARING REPORTS

Assist in submission of written reports concerning monthly surveillance data to the Infection Prevention and Control Committee and other committees as required.

Assist in preparing written reports on investigations of suspected outbreaks and other infection control issues.

Follows up with all suspected outbreaks of infectious diseases.

Report communicable diseases to Health Department as required by regulations.

  1. SERVES ON VARIOUS COMMITTEES, ASSISTS WITH FORMULATION, REVIEW & POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

Serves on Infection Prevention and Control Committee and attends at least 80% of the meetings.

Serves on Safety/Hazardous Waste Committee.

Assists with the OSHA Exposure Control Plan, Disease Specific Manual and other system policies concerning infection control as required.

  1. AIDS IN TRAINING AND SURVEILLANCE FOR FACILITIES NETWORKED WITH SVI

Assists with walk through in concern with infection control at various facilities connected with SVI at the request of that facility or Administration and gives feed back to facility.

Assists in preparing and performing annual OSHA/Infection Control training at these facilities.

  1. PARTICIPATES IN EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Participates in the planning of continuous education programs on infection control for staff, physician and community.

Presents inservices to all hospital staff covering OSHA, multi-drug resistant isolates and emerging pathogens.

Performs impromptu training concerning infectious disease issues for staff when necessary.

Is available to community organizations seeking information on infectious disease.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Healthcare related Bachelor’s Degree (including, but not limited to: RN, MPH, MT, IT)

Experience: Five years related hospital experience; experience in Infection Prevention preferred. CIC Certification within 3 years of employment.

Physical Requirements: This job requires, at various times, the following physical activities; climbing, balancing, stopping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, carrying, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, finger dexterity, grasping, feeling, talking, and hearing, sometimes exerting in excess of 20-100 pounds of force. The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform daily activities. May be subject to inside environmental conditions, hazards (including electrical currents and exposure to high heat and chemicals), infectious diseases, and may be required to function around prisoners and mental patients.

Job Nursing - RN

Primary Location ARKANSAS-HOT SPRINGS-CHI HOSPITAL HOT SPRINGS

Daily Schedule Full Time

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required Every Third

Req ID: 2017-R0090148