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Infection Prevention Nurse

Company: Apostolic Christian Highland Oaks
Location: Elgin
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Description Highland Oaks is small, 52-bed long-term care, skilled nursing facility with a family-like atmosphere looking to hire an Infection Preventionist who can help us fulfil our mission of providing 'Loving Care to the Glory of God. We are a 5-star CMS rated facility that is located on the west side of Elgin, just past Randall Road. Responsibilities

  • Create and maintain the facility's Infection Control policies.
  • Manage the facility's COVID-19 program, including tracking staff and resident COVID-19 cases and maintaining the weekly staff testing logs.
  • Manage the facility's Antibiotic Stewardship program.
  • Define the frequency and nature of surveillance activities and perform and document the monitoring.
  • Educate and remind staff on acceptable hand hygiene practices.
  • Identify and communicate information about residents with potentially transmissible infectious agents.
  • Instruct staff on caring for a resident on contact precautions and ensure protocols are being followed.
  • Instruct on essential steps to cleaning equipment.
  • Participate and report on the Infection Prevention and Control Program at the quarterly QAPI meeting.
  • Take continuing education courses and watch CMS & IDPH webinars to keep current on infection control regulations. Hours A minimum of 3 days (24 hours) per week must be spent on Infection Control in accordance with CMS regulations. Additional days are available to fill-in as the Clinical Care Coordinator and/or Staff/Floor Nurse. Requirements Active RN/LPN License in Illinois COVID-19 and Influenza Vaccine Love of the geriatric population PI199158658

Keywords: Apostolic Christian Highland Oaks, Elgin , Infection Prevention Nurse, Healthcare , Elgin, Illinois

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