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Infection Preventionist/RN

Company: Avamere
Location: Medford
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Job Description:

Job Description: Overview At Avamere, our mission is to enhance the life of every person we serve. This includes our patients, residents, patient and resident family members, and our fellow co-workers. WE OFFER: Competitive Wages Tuition Reimbursement Growth Opportunities Referral Bonuses Annual Wage Increases Infection Preventionist/RN Full-time Position Available Avamere Health Services of Rogue Valley 625 Stevens Street Medford, OR 97504 (541) 779-3551 The primary purpose of your job position is to plan, organize, develop, coordinate, and direct our infection control program and its activities in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern such programs, and as may be directed by the Administrator and the Infection Control Committee to ensure that an effective infection control program is maintained at all times. Responsibilities/Qualifications/Skillset Responsibilities: * Plan, develop, organize, implement, evaluate, coordinate, and direct our infection control program in accordance with current rules, regulations, and guidelines that govern such requirements in nursing care facilities. * Ensure that the facility is in compliance with current CDC, OSHA, and local regulations concerning infection control or standard/universal precautions. * Develop, maintain, and periodically update infection control precautions and aseptic technique that successfully correct problem areas. * Monitor infection control practices and procedures to ensure that all personnel are implementing our standard operating procedures for tasks involving exposure to blood/body fluids. * Serve on, participate in, and attend Infection Control Committee meetings. * Develop and implement a practical system of detecting, evaluating, recording, and reporting infections that originate with facility personnel. * Participate in the interviewing and selection of residents for admission to the facility. * Assist the Director of Nursing Services in preparing the budget for the department in relation to its infection control program and activities. * Develop and participate in the planning, conducting, and scheduling of timely in-service training classes and educational programs that provide instructions on "how to do the job" for all facility personnel. * Assist in the development, implementation, and maintenance of a written plan of care (preliminary and comprehensive) for each resident in isolation or on infection control precautions that identifies the problems/needs of the resident, indicates the care to be given, goals to be accomplished, and which professional service is responsible for each element of care. * Maintain the confidentiality of all resident care information including protected health information. Report known or suspected incidents of unauthorized disclosure of such information. * Identify, evaluate, and classify routine and job-related functions to ensure that tasks in which there is potential exposure to blood/body fluids are properly identified and recorded. Qualifications: * Must possess a current, unencumbered, active license to practice as a Registered Nurse in this state. * Must have, as a minimum, two (2) years clinical experience in a hospital, nursing care facility, or other related healthcare facility. * Must have, as a minimum, six (6) months training experience in rehabilitative and restorative nursing practices. * Must possess a working knowledge of epidemiology, microbiology, infectious diseases, and aseptic technique to include Standard * Precautions. * Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that pertain to * nursing care facilities and infection control practices, to include standard/universal precautions. * Must maintain confidentiality of all resident care information in accordance with HIPAA guidelines. Perks: * Tuition assistance * Mentorship opportunities * Employee assistance program featuring discounts on gym memberships, financial coaching, counseling services, and more * Generous employee referral program * Paid time off * 401K retirement plan * Flexible spending accounts * Comprehensive benefits package with medical coverage, voluntary dental, vision, and life insurance, short-term disability, and AD&D coverage Facility Information Avamere Health Services of Rogue Valley is a progressive skilled nursing facility in Medford, OR that serves the community with both sub-acute and long-term care in a beautiful 91-bed facility. We boast a spacious courtyard, experienced therapists, caring and skilled nursing staff and an open and updated facility. We are committed to providing quality, 5-star care and feel strongly that with a positive, supportive and welcoming environment our team will perform at the highest level to serve our residents. Our leadership is progressive and dynamic and have set the standard of excellence with strong communication and support for all residents and staff. We are

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