Infection Control Nurse (Las Vegas)
WHAT IT TAKES TO BE PART OF OUR TEAM
Are you an exceptional Infection Control Nurse who absolutely thrives on being part of an accountable team? Can you dedicate yourself to being part of a team serving the needs of children and their families? Do you bring the highest standards of integrity and professionalism to your team? Do you thrive in an environment where you are valued and appreciated for who you are, how hard you work and for that something special you bring to the teams you choose to work with? Are you looking for an organization that offers competitive compensation and one of the broadest and most comprehensive benefit packages available in the field of healthcare?
This is a role that requires a multi-disciplinary team approach to solving problems and patient challenges. We frown upon elitists who often use the phrase "that's not my job" or "someone else can do it". The primary goal is to bring the best patient care and experience for our area's sickest children, not about feeding anyone's ego.
The Infection Control Nurse is responsible for effective direction, management, and operation of the infection prevention and control program including education of employees on infection prevention and control measures and ensures compliance of regulatory standards for infection prevention. This position has direct oversight of infection prevention measures, outbreak investigations, employee health requirements, antibiotic stewardship program and overall direction of the infection control program. This position works hand in hand with the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) and Manager of Clinical Services and Quality to ensure compliance with the infection prevention program.
This is a salaried, exempt position that reports directly to the CNO.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
a) Establishes, implements and administers infection prevention and control.
b) Ensures that annual infection control goals are created and met.
c) Conducts ongoing review of organizational infection control policies, procedures, and guidelines to identify discrepancies and implements revisions as necessary.
d) Works with department managers, supervisors, and providers to provide resource information and provide new opportunities to improve the infection control program.
e) Directs and assists in preparing reports and statistical data for infection control committee, antibiotic stewardship program, and other committees as needed.
f) Makes recommendations regarding construction, renovation, environmental rounds, and ensures compliance with professional standards.
g) Acts as Chair of the Infection Prevention and Control Committee.
h) Completes departmental infection control training for onboarding.
i) Oversees and coordinates all employee health requirements for new hires and annual health requirements.
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