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Infection Control-Employee Health Nurse - Kindred Hospital Stoughton

Infection Control-Employee Health Nurse - Kindred Hospital Stoughton

Job Description

IT'S SIMPLE. You want to work in a hospital setting where you are valued and appreciated - where you receive respect from your superiors and co-workers as well as the patients you treat.
 
You want to be challenged by your job without being overwhelmed by it.  You want to play an instrumental role in helping a patient recover, sometimes against strong odds, and go home. What you want is Kindred Healthcare.
 
Our mission is to promote healing, provide hope, preserve dignity and produce value for each patient, resident, family member, customer, employee and shareholder we serve.  Join us!
 
  Summary:
The Infection Control / Employee Health Nurse / RN 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 develops, implements, and continually monitors the infection control policies and procedures for all departments.
  • The Infection Control / Employee Health Nurse / RN 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 provides physicians and staff with updates of infection control policy changes.
  • The Infection Control / Employee Health Nurse / RN 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 consults with physicians, managers, and staff for the management of infectious and/or immuno-suppressed patients.
  • The Infection Control / Employee Health Nurse / RN participates in Infection Control Committees.
  • The Infection Control / Employee Health Nurse / RN collaborates 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.

Job Requirements

Qualifications:

Education:

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.

Licenses/Certification:  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.

Experience:  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 Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Health Care
Education Not Specified
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel None
Job ID 160051
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Infection Control-Employee Health Nurse - Kindred Hospital Stoughton


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