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Infection Prevention Coordinator , RN

Department: Nursing
Location: Jacksonville, FL

Park Ridge Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

Award Winning Facility

TOP PAY

Excellent Benefit Package, 401K, Paid Time Off 

 Infection Prevention Coordinator

 

Position Overview

The infection control manager is responsible for coordinating all activities of the infection prevention and control program that meets the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements, including but not limited to:

  • Setting standards and evaluating infection prevention practices and outbreak investigations;
  • Establishing and maintaining policies and procedures;
  • Educating staff;
  • Identifying and documenting infections (i.e. surveillance);
  • Analyzing infection and process measure data to evaluate performance;
  • Ensuring public health is notified of reportable diseases;
  • Writing and disseminating reports;
  • Active member of the quality assurance performance improvement (QAPI) committee and working with QAPI committee/program, and other key staff to strengthen infection prevention practices; and
  • Supporting antibiotic stewardship initiatives.

These responsibilities also include identifying when a resident will need to be placed on isolation precautions, working with environmental services to prevent cross-contamination in the care environment, developing action plans to address opportunities for improvement, coordinating with employee health as needed, and implementing an annual infection control risk assessment process. The position also works with community partners and other healthcare facilities to help prevent transmission of infection across the continuum of care.

Minimum Education and or Experience Requirements

  • Registered Nurse licensed in the state Florida
  • The individual will have completed the 16-hour Nursing Home Infection Prevention Program with an 80% or greater passing exam rate no later than November 1, 2019.
  • Must be knowledgeable of infection control, epidemiology, quality improvement, adult education principles, statistics, and microbiology.
  • Demonstrates excellent written, oral and presentation skills.

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