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The Infection Control / Employee Health Nurse / RN job will consult with physicians, managers, and staff for the management of infectious and/or immuno-suppressed patients. The Infection Control / Employee Health Nurse / RN implements an effective hospital-wide infection control program in keeping with Centers for Disease Control (CDC), JCAHO, and other regulatory agencies. The Infection Control / Employee Health Nurse / RN directs all functions of the Employee Health program.
• Develop, implements, and continually monitors the infection control policies and procedures for all departments. • Implement a surveillance system for detecting and monitoring hospital acquired and community infections. Ensures compliance to regulatory requirements. • Provide physicians and staff with updates of infection control policy changes. • Investigate outbreaks or clusters of infections. Monitors, analyzes, and interprets bacteriology reports and infection statistics, recommends appropriate control measures to prevent dissemination of resistant microorganisms and pathogens. • Consult with physicians, managers, and staff for the management of infectious and/or immuno-suppressed patients. • Participate in Infection Control Committees. • Collaborate with local and state health departments in the prevention, control, and appropriate reporting of communicable diseases. • The Infection Control / Employee Health Nurse / RN participates in ongoing infection control educational programs for employees, including TB, HIV/Hep/Universal Precautions. May educate patients as necessary.
• Bachelors Degree in nursing or healthcare related field. A Masters degree in a clinical specialty is preferred. • Equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may substitute for education requirements. • Current State RN license in the state in which they will be working. An ICP or related certification preferred. • A minimum of 1 year clinical experience in medical-surgical or critical care nursing. • Experience in Infection Control with basic knowledge of the principles of epidemiology and inctions, diseases, sterilization, sanitation, and disinfection practice preferred. • Experience in handling employee health preferred.