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RN Infection Preventionist

Company: S & S Consulting
Location: Tulsa
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Job Description:

The Infection Control Nurse Specialist applies knowledge and skills, professionally in daily performance of Infection Control activities. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to, surveillance, analysis, reporting, and recording activities as well as setting standards and evaluating compliance for practices that are associated with the prevention and control of health care associated infections. The coordinator complies with the mandates of required accrediting and regulatory agencies and communicates pertinent information to the members of senior management and medical staff. 1) Ensures the development of the Infection Control program and related policies. 2) Surveys hospital admissions and employee practices and takes action when necessary. 3) Provides consultation, including but not limited to, communicable diseases, infectious diseases, isolation and handwashing. Consultation includes, but is not limited to, all departments and medical staff. 4) Monitors Infection Control practices, i.e. isolation, standard precautions/transmission based precautions, aseptic techniques, sterile techniques, and environmental rounds. 5) Initiates control measures during outbreaks/exposures as appropriate. 6) Participates in Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee. 7) Reports statistics and related issues to appropriate committees. 8) Provides for reporting of communicable diseases as established by rules and regulations pertaining to communicable disease control adopted by the state's Department of Health. 9) Prepares and/or provides Infection Control educational opportunities based on individual/unity need which may be identified by PI activities or changes in patient populations served. 10) Must be able to take leadership role in implementation of strategies designed for cost-effective prevention of transmissible diseases. 11) Demonstrates knowledge of current accrediting bodies and regulatory agency requirements for Infection Control. 12) Demonstrates participation in performance improvement activities that meet current accrediting agency requirements and hospital needs. 13) Demonstrates awareness of epidemiologically sound infection control practices. 14) Assesses/compiles Infection Control data for reporting purposes. 15) Knowledge of surveillance of patients with resistant organisms. 16) Demonstrates a sound process for surveillance of nosocomial infections and actions taken to reduce risks. 17) Knowledge of monitoring community acquired diseases and correct use of isolation categories. 18) Demonstrates a knowledge of sterilization procedures and the monitoring associated with these procedures. 19) Knowledge of employee illness monitoring and reportable illnesses. 20) Knowledge of Infection Control Plan for hospital. 21) Knowledge of adult education methods and provision of orientation/annual education for staff. 22) Submits data to agencies as required meeting deadlines, i.e. NHSN, PHIDDO, OSDH, CDC. Technical/Formal Training: RN - graduate of an accredited nursing school. Experience: Preferred CIC. (Certification in Infection Control) HIGHLY competitive salary as well as SIGN-ON BONUS, relocation allowance and great benefits. Located in the beautiful 'Green Belt' of Oklahoma, surrounded by forests, lakes and rolling hills, rapidly growing Tulsa, Oklahoma is a true gem of a city. It is a community that consistently rates among America's Best/Most Livable cities. It boasts of a remarkably affordable cost of living, world class entertainment and arts, safe streets and excellent schools. Also available in Tulsa is an opportunity for Med/Surg RNs, so bring a friend!

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