|Title||Infection Control Nurse|
|Job Type||Full-Time (40hr/wk)|
|Shift||Days / On call|
2+ years’ experience with infection control in a skilled nursing/long term care organization
Additional Responsibilities: On-Call
Position Overview: This position is responsible for developing and maintaining an Infection Control Program designed to prevent and/or control infections among residents and employees.
Must conduct routine audits with the purpose of identifying problems, developing corrective action plans, implementing those plans, and evaluating the results.
Works closely with all levels of nursing staff to identify improvement methods in resident care and must be familiar with all regulations as they pertain to long term care.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated leadership skills. The candidate will be willing to put in time both in terms of working and learning. The candidate will be responsible for working non-traditional hours including being in the on-call rotation. Personal and professional learning will be a critical part of this position.
Education and/or Experience:
Graduate of Accredited School of Nursing
2+ years’ experience with infection control in a skilled nursing/long term care organization.
Computer skills required including experience with Microsoft Office, Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and web-based applications. Expertise in wound care, quality improvement, MDS, falls, hydration, etc. a plus.
Supervisory Responsibilities: Clinical review and management of nurses and nursing assistants working on a unit.
Language Skills: Strong written and verbal communication skills required.
License, Certificates, Registration: Current license as a Registered Nurse in Michigan.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to perform all aspects of the job.
OSHA OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE CATEGORY: After careful analysis, it has been determined that this position falls into OSHA Occupational Exposure Category A and requires the following protective equipment be worn by anyone filling this position.
GLOVES, GOWNS, MASKS, AND/OR GOGGLES: Training will be provided in how to properly and effectively use any necessary equipment, in addition to education regarding precautionary measures, epidemiology, modes of transmission and prevention of HIV/HBV.