We have an immediate opportunity for Infection Control/Employee Health Nurses.
Complex Care Hospital at Tenaya Now Hiring!
The Infection Control/Employee Health Nurse is responsible for the infection control and employee health programs of the hospital.
The Nurse facilitates processes to reduce the risks of endemic and epidemic nosocomial infections in patients and health care workers through surveillance, prevention, and control of infections.
The Nurse is active in unit activities, transdisciplinary team activities, and LifeCare activities to ensure individualized, patient-centered health care for all patient populations admitted to LifeCare Hospital.
Patient Population: Delivers direct patient care appropriate to the patients served. The ages of the patients served are adult (18-65 years of age) and geriatric (65 and older).
Demonstrates proper performance of skills reflected and validated by the infection control nurse competency checklist.
Plans, develops, and implements the Infection Control Program. Initiates annual review/revision of the Infection Control Plan; TB Plan; policies, and procedures as needed to maintain current CDC, APIC, OSHA JCAHO, CMS, state department of health, and DHH requirements for infection control.
Submits an annual report of effectiveness of the Infection Control Program review.
Compiles and analyzes surveillance data to identify epidemiological variations in levels of disease and to develop appropriate measures for prevention and control.
Facilitates the planning, development and evaluation of the Employee Health Program by developing objectives for employee health services through a collaborative role with all hospital departments, administration, and Medical Director.
Develops, maintains and audits employee health records to ensure employee confidentiality and feedback to management in compliance with government regulations, company policy and applicable Code of Ethics.
Performs walk-through assessments to determine employee work processes and potential sources of illness and injury; using epidemiological methods to define and monitor the health and safety needs of employees; contribute to the design of health controls and surveillance of actual and potential toxic or hazardous conditions in the work environment.
Adheres to LifeCare policies, procedures, all safety plans, and all standards imposed by regulatory organizations.
At least one year of infection control experience and six to twelve months of experience in a clinical setting
Graduation from an accredited technical school of nursing; BSN desired
Current license in state where currently practicing
Must obtain CIC within one year of hire date
ACLS within six months of hire date
Certification by the National Certification Board of Infection Control or eligible for certification desired
Additional Salary Information: Top Salary and Benefits Package
Internal Number: 111518
About Complex Care Hospital at Tenaya
Body, Mind & Soul - Improving the lives of people with severe illness or injury takes more than skill and compassion - it takes innovation.
A national leader in long term acute care, LifeCare Health Partners was built on the belief that early and aggressive intervention, coupled with a personalized treatment plan that encompasses body, mind and soul, can maximize a patient's potential for recovery.Our multi-disciplinary treatment teams are directed by highly-trained, committed physicians and include healthcare professionals involved in all aspects of a patient's care: nurses, respiratory therapists, physical medicine specialists, radiologists, pharmacists, dietitians and case managers. Our philosophy has impacted the lives of thousands of patients, resulting in improved outcomes, shorter hospital stays and more cost-effective treatment.
Apply today to see where a career with the Lifecare Health Partners can take you!
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