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Infection Control RN Full Time

Hughston Clinic

Hughston Clinic

Phenix City, AL, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2024

Shift: 8:00AM - 5:00PM ET

Position Goal

The Infection Control Nurse is responsible for facilitating and coordinating the infection surveillance, prevention and control program. Responsible for promoting safe, effective control practices and for assuring facility infection control compliance with regulatory agencies. Coordinates and executes activities necessary for implementation of the Infection Control and Employee Health Program. Collaborates with administration, medical staff, managers, nursing and ancillary personnel to organize the resources necessary for providing quality services and a safe environment. The Infection Control/Employee Health Nurse demonstrates personal and professional responsibility, participates in caring atmosphere of respect, recognition and acceptance and assumes responsibility for own professional development.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Serves as a principle member of the Quality and Environment of Care Committees
  • Influences, coordinates, implements, and evaluates policies and procedures pertaining to job functions
  • Collects, compiles and analyzes data for reports and studies. Maintains records and reports for ongoing data retrieval. Facilitates and coordinates infection control and employee health quality management activities and communicates to appropriate personnel and agencies.
  • Develops appropriate informational materials at appropriate level of understanding and need for staff, patients and medical staff.
  • Serves as a resource person to department heads/staff by providing guidance and direction relative to Infection Control and Employee Health activities.
  • Serves as a knowledgeable and available resource on infection control practices and policies to patients, families and employees.
  • Assesses, monitors, measures and investigates infections. Evaluates outcomes on a continuous basis and reports this information to Quality.
  • Develops education and training programs for general information, prevention and control of infection for hospital personnel as well as patients.
  • Reports infections or communicable diseases to the appropriate public health authority as required by State Regulations.
  • Maintains compliance with national standards and regulatory bodies, including Joint Commission and OSHA.
  • Monitors and investigates potentially harmful infectious exposures
  • Provides care, within scope of practice, to employees for work related illness, injuries, and exposures
  • Identifies work-related infection risks and institutes appropriate measures

Experience:

Required:

  • 5+ years of varied clinical experience, including documented management responsibilities and involvement in quality monitoring activities.
  • Experience with a wide range of cultural, age and educational diversities within a patient population.

Preferred:

  • Prior experience as an Infection Control Nurse

Education:

Required:

  • Basic education necessary for Registered Nurse licensure required

Preferred:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred

Special Qualifications:

Required:

  • Current Alabama or Multi-State licensure as a Registered Nurse
  • BLS certification
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and satisfactory Motor Vehicle Record (MVR).

Preferred:

  • Certification in Infection Control preferred

The Hughston Clinic, The Hughston Foundation, The Hughston Surgical Center, Hughston Clinic Orthopaedics, Hughston Medical, Hughston Orthopaedics Trauma, Hughston Orthopaedics Southeast and Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital participate in E-Verify. This company is an equal opportunity employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.