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Infection Preventionist RN

Company: SavaSeniorCare
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: January 5, 2021

Job Description:

About This Center Bethesda Health and Rehabilitation Center in Bethesda, MD is a 195-bed center offering a variety of individualized, health care services for our patients and residents. We are seeking a qualified and committed team member to join our efforts in providing quality care in all aspects of the patient journey. Please consider the following team member opportunity and apply today! SUMMARYEvaluates quality of resident care and resident outcomes as they relate to healthcare associated infections. Collects, prepares and analyzes healthcare associated infection data. Presents infection data and makes recommendations for actions. Monitors employee compliance with the use of barriers, standard precautions, transmission-based precautions, and infection prevention measures. Prepares and presents educational offerings for staff regarding infection prevention and control. Serves as a resource to all departments and personnel regarding infection control and prevention. Implements programs to protect the healthcare workers, visitors, and others in the healthcare environment. Serves as a member of the Antibiotic Stewardship Program Committee and Quality Assurance Performance Improvement Committee. Provides internal and external reporting of information and data. Promotes compliance with regulations, guidelines, and accreditation requirements. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Performs on-going monitoring of healthcare associated infections.Assesses infection prevention areas for improvement and makes recommendations for corrective actionPrepares infection prevention summary reports for the QAPI Committee.Monitors or oversees infection prevention practices and employee compliance for all departments and personnel.Serves as an educational resource for all departments and personnelProvides infection surveillance data reporting to the Antibiotic Stewardship Program Committee routinely.Conducts outbreak investigation and initiates control measuresReports communicable diseases to the local, state and federal agencies as required by law.Provides educational offerings for orientation and ongoing training needsConsults with center leadership and physicians as needed to improve infection prevention and control practicesInitiates follow-up on employee/resident exposures to communicable diseases Participates in performance improvement activitiesInteracts with occupational health on issues related to exposures to communicable diseases and to bloodborne exposures.Leads short and long-term planning for the infection prevention departmentParticipates in the completion of annual and periodic updates/changes to the Facility Assessment.Performs other duties as directed. ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS Holds a current state license as a registered nurse. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES Assists the DON in the supervision of nursing staff and others for whom they are administratively or professionally responsible. PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENT Shift work may be required. Employee is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands or fingers, reach with hands and arms, feel, talk and hear. Employee will occasionally assist to lift and / or transfer patients weighing between 100 to 250 pounds. Employee is occasionally exposed to blood or other body fluids, fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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