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Infection Preventionist

Company: Prestige Care-Discovery
Location: Vancouver
Posted on: May 11, 2024

Job Description:

Centrally located in Vancouver just off Interstate 5 at 5220 NE Hazel Dell Avenue, the 5-Star 89-bed skilled nursing care community at Discovery Nursing & Rehabilitation of Vancouver boasts a great leadership team and commitment to quality resident and patient care. Team members experience a variety of opportunities to work in short-term, transitional care as well as with long-term placements.Prestige Care is a family of over 75 skilled nursing + post-acute care centers, as well as assisted living and memory care communities in 8 Western states. We are an organization of over 5,000 team members who serve thousands of residents, where we have the privilege of personally touching their lives every day. Summary of Benefits: Full-time team members are eligible for Prestige's comprehensive benefit package including choice of medical plans, HSA/FSA accounts, dental and vision insurance, and company paid life and AD&D insurance. All team members are eligible to participate in the company's retirement plans with a company match for those who meet the hours and service requirements. Additional benefits include Employee Assistance Program and Education Reimbursement program. Paid Time Off: Hourly - Full-time and Part-Time team members (over 20 hours/week) accrue PTO at rate of 0.0423/hour during their first year. Salaried - Accrue PTO at a rate of 0.065 per hour/16 days. POSITION SUMMARY The Infection Preventionist is responsible to plan, organize, develop, coordinate, and direct the infection control program and its activities in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations, and in partnership with the Administrator and Central Support clinical team. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Maintains knowledge of current regulations and standards of practice relevant to infection prevention and control. Plans, organizes, implements, evaluates, coordinates, and directs the center's infection control program Coordinates and monitors compliance with current CMS, CDC, OSHA, and local regulations, guidelines, and standards of practice concerning infection control and facilitates related training and education programs. Coordinates and maintains team member and resident health programs including coordination of immunization and vaccination program. Facilitates regular review of the infection control program and interprets infection control policies and procedures as necessary. Leads the Infection Control and Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee. Reports on infection control trends and makes recommendations to the Center Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement committee. Reviews and analyzes infectious disease reports and diagnostics. Confirms completion of all appropriate follow up, intervention, documentation, and reporting associated with infections occurring among residents and team members. Tracks and trends infection occurrences and rates. Prepares summaries of infection data, with written and oral reports and recommendations to the Director of Nursing, Administrator, and regional leadership. Coordinates and facilitates the center's outbreak and infection trend response and serves as a primary point of contact with local and state public health offices. Develops, coordinates, and implements process improvement to address infection control work practices and infection trends. Assists departments managers in evaluating and classifying job-related functions and tasks involving potential exposure to infectious disease and blood/body fluids and monitors infection control practices among team members for adherence to standard operating procedures to reduce exposure risk. Reports occupational exposures to blood, body fluids, infectious materials, and hazardous chemicals in accordance with policies and procedures governing accidents and incidents. Monitors compliance with guidelines for the decontamination and sterilization activities, disposal of contaminated or infective materials performed in the center. Solicits feedback and staff engagement to identify and correct areas of concern and to develop process improvement for the safe delivery of care and services. Develops, implements, and maintains orientation and ongoing education program for team members relative to infection control and team member health program. Education & Experience you need to qualify: You need to have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or Associate Degree in Nursing. You must have an unencumbered license as a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse in the state of practice. Minimum of one year of nursing experience in acute or long-term care. One year in a supervisory or management position with experience with staff development, training and scheduling preferred. Individual must be a team player, well organized, and flexible._EOE/M/F/VETS/DISABLED__Prestige is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics._Job Type: Full-timePay: $38.00 - $58.00 per hourExpected hours: 40 per weekBenefits: 401(k) Dental insurance Health insurance Life insurance Paid time off Vision insuranceSchedule: 8 hour shift Day shiftWork Location: In person

Keywords: Prestige Care-Discovery, Vancouver , Infection Preventionist, Other , Vancouver, Washington

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