DearbornHeightsRecruiter Since 2001
the smart solution for Dearborn Heights jobs

Infection Preventionist $5000.00 Sign on Bonus

Company: SKLD Plymouth
Location: Dearborn Heights
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Description:Position Summary:In keeping with our organization's goal of improving the lives of the Residents we serve; the Infection Preventionist plays a critical role in the facility's Infection Prevention and Control Program (IPCP), which includes but is not limited to surveillance, analysis, interpretation and reporting of facility acquired infections. The IP will safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of all Residents, staff, volunteers, and visitors by following applicable laws, regulations, and established nursing policies and procedures. Principal Duties and Responsibilities:Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Responsible for identifying, controlling, and preventing outbreaks of infections in the facility.
  • Collects and analyzes infection control data.
  • Develops, revises, and implements infection prevention and control policies and procedures.
  • Develops, implements, and maintains ongoing training and educational programs for all facility personnel in relation to infection prevention and control topics.
  • Acts as an infection prevention and control educational resource for residents, employees, volunteers, and visitors.
  • Provides education to staff and assists in the development, implementation, and enforcement of infection prevention and control policies and procedures.
  • Ensures facility compliance with federal, state, and local infection control standards.
  • Participates in federal, state, and local agency annual surveys.
  • Review with appropriate department heads any deficiencies noted by government agencies during inspections.
  • Answer and respond to call lights promptly and courteously when working in resident care areas.
  • Maintain own professional requirements for continuing education and staff development by participating in work related seminars, etc.
  • Promotes compliance with accident prevention procedures, safety rules, and safe work practices to prevent employee injury and illness and control worker's compensation costs.
  • Ensure equipment is used in a safe manner and report any maintenance concerns to the Director of Maintenance. Reports all hazardous conditions, damaged equipment, and supply issues to the appropriate persons.
  • Adheres to the Nurse Practice Act.
  • Maintains the comfort, privacy and dignity of Residents and interacts with them in a manner that displays warmth, respect and promotes a caring environment.
  • Communicates and interacts effectively and tactfully with Residents, visitors, families, peers, and supervisors.
  • Maintains a high level of confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA guidelines at all times and protects confidential information by only providing information on a need-to-know basis.
  • Attend staff meetings and in-services as requested. Attends in-service and education programs and attends continuing education required for maintenance of professional certification or licensure.
  • Understands Infection Control and follows the Company's Infection Control guidelines, such as hand washing principles, understanding of isolation and standard precautions, recognizing signs and symptoms of infection, demonstrating and understanding of the process for identifying and handling infectious waste and cross contamination, maintaining personal hygiene, and complying with OSHA standards in the workplace.
  • Promotes and Protects Resident Rights by assisting Residents to make informed decisions, treating Residents with dignity and respect, protecting Residents' personal belongings, reporting suspected abuse or neglect, avoiding the need for physical restraints in accordance with current professional standards, and supporting independent expression, choice and decision-making consistent with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Performs other tasks as required.Supervisory Responsibility:This position has indirect supervisor responsibilities for CNAs/STNAs and other nursing personnel. #INDPLYN#PM22Requirements:Education, Training, and Experience:
    • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, or related field.
    • Graduate from an accredited Nursing program.
    • Current state license as a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse & CPR Certification
    • Five years of experience as an RN; one year of experience in an infection control position.
    • Completed specialized training in infection prevention and control.
    • Knowledge of federal and state infection control regulations.Specific skills, knowledge, and abilities:
      • Knowledge of current federal and state laws and regulations that apply to the practice of nursing in a long-term care setting.
      • Has strong organizational and time management skills and the ability to prioritize responsibilities.
      • Ability to provide effective education and guidance on infection prevention and control practices.
      • Basic computer knowledge is required.PI216438859

Keywords: SKLD Plymouth, Dearborn Heights , Infection Preventionist $5000.00 Sign on Bonus, Other , Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Click here to apply!

Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!

I'm looking for
in category

Log In or Create An Account

Get the latest Michigan jobs by following @recnetMI on Twitter!

Dearborn Heights RSS job feeds