Kindred Hospital cares for complex, critically ill and/or injured patients who require specialized and aggressive goal-directed care over an extended recovery period. Typical patients have multiple co-morbidities, multi organ system failure, and significant loss of independence, following a traditional hospital stay. Our mission is to promote healing, provide hope, preserve dignity and produce value for everyone we serve.
Interested in a career with Kindred Hospitals – a place where you can put your heart into and make a real difference in our patient's lives.
Come and grow your career with Kindred Hospitals, a division of Kindred Healthcare. Our culture of caring for our patients and residents begin with our core values – our employees. We are committed to fostering professional growth and dedicated healthcare teams that make us the provider of choice. We embrace a diverse workforce and understand that hiring outstanding people is the key to providing quality care – and quality care is what we do every day! Join us!
The Infection Control / Employee Health Nurse / RN/Educator 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.
The Infection Control / Employee Health Nurse / RN/Educator develops, implements, and continually monitors the infection control policies and procedures for all departments.
The Infection Control / Employee Health Nurse / RN/Educator implements a surveillance system for detecting and monitoring hospital acquired and community infections. Ensures compliance to regulatory requirements.
The Infection Control / Employee Health Nurse / RN/Educator provides physicians and staff with updates of infection control policy changes.
The Infection Control / Employee Health Nurse / RN/Educator investigates 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.
The Infection Control / Employee Health Nurse / RN/Educator consults with physicians, managers, and staff for the management of infectious and/or immuno-suppressed patients.
The Infection Control / Employee Health Nurse / RN/Educator participates in Infection Control Committees.
The Infection Control / Employee Health Nurse / RN/Educator collaborates with local and state health departments in the prevention, control, and appropriate reporting of communicable diseases.
The Infection Control / Employee Health Nurse / RN/Educator participates in ongoing infection control educational programs for employees, including TB, HIV/Hep/Universal Precautions. May educate patients as necessary.
Coordinates and teaches continuing education and in services education for the hospital, including General Orientation. Develops monthly education calendar. Conducts corporate compliance agreement training and other needed staff education. Participates in development of short and long term educational goals based on identified needs through Quality council and annual assessments. Collaborates with managers to evaluate staff competency.
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The Infection Control / Employee Health Nurse / RN will have a 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.
The Infection Control / Employee Health Nurse / RN will have a 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.
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Job : Nursing Primary Location : TX-Webster-Kindred Rehab Hospital-Clear Lake Organization : 4832 - Kindred Rehab Hospital-Clear Lake Shift : Day