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Infection Preventionist Registered Nurse (RN)

Company: Meadowbrook at Appleton
Location: Appleton
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Job Description:

SIGN ON BONUS AND COMPETATIVE WAGE!Description:The Infection Preventionist - Registered Nurse (IP-RN) provides oversight and creates procedures for ongoing infection recognition, tracking, and most importantly, prevention. This means using the knowledge and experience of a Registered Nurse certified in infection control to serve as the expert in this area, in addition to providing excellent direct care for our residents and supervising the day-to-day nursing functions performed by the Nursing Assistants (about 60/40% of the time split between the IP and Direct Care responsibilities). Job duties are in accordance with the appropriate State and Federal regulations.Job Duties and Responsibilities:Develop, implement, and maintain the facility Infection Prevention and Control Program (IPCP) as a part of the facility's ongoing Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QA/PI) processes in compliance with current CDC, OSHA, and local regulations concerning infection control or standard/universal precautions.Assist department heads in developing infection control procedures necessary for their department's areas, equipment and responsibilities.Make rounds to nursing units for the purpose of case findings, review of environmental sanitation procedures, and supervision of isolation precautions/practices.Prepare monthly summaries of all resident/personnel infections, corrective action taken, and the results of the corrective action for the Administrator, Director of Nursing and Chief Nursing Officer.Prepare summaries and maintain a record of special investigations on the occurrence of nosocomial and community-acquired infections for the Director of Nursing.Participate in surveys of possible carriers among residents and personnel, and in tracing possible sources of infection within the facility.Assist the Discharge Planning Coordinator in developing and implementing discharge plans for the resident in isolation or on infection control precautions.Meet with the staff to assist in identifying and correcting problem areas, and/or the improvement of services, as necessary.Perform administrative duties such as completing medical forms, reports, evaluations, studies, charting, etc., as necessaryProvide direct resident care and supervise care provided by Certified Nurse Assistants (CNAs).Develop and maintain a good working rapport with all disciplines to ensure that all aspects of resident needs can be adequately maintainedDevelop and conduct infection control in-services for all levels of center staffRequired licenses or certifications:Registered Nursing License in the State of Wisconsin requiredCertification specializing in Infection Control credentialed from the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (CBIC) preferred3 years of experience, preferredBenefits:Paid Vacation/Holiday/Sick timeMedical/Vision/DentalVoluntary Life Insurance and Short Term DisabilityPet InsuranceEmployee Discount Program401k (plus employer match)Supportive working environment and culture*We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.INDAPPNUR

Keywords: Meadowbrook at Appleton, Appleton , Infection Preventionist Registered Nurse (RN), Other , Appleton, Wisconsin

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