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Infection Preventionist Registered Nurse (RN)

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1335 S Oneida St,
Appleton, Wisconsin 54915
United States

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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 necessary
  • Provide 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 maintained
  • Develop and conduct infection control in-services for all levels of center staff

Required licenses or certifications:

  • Registered Nursing License in the State of Wisconsin required
  • Certification specializing in Infection Control credentialed from the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (CBIC) preferred
  • 3 years of experience, preferred

Benefits:

  • Paid Vacation/Holiday/Sick time
  • Medical/Vision/Dental
  • Voluntary Life Insurance and Short Term Disability
  • Pet Insurance
  • Employee Discount Program
  • 401k (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.

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