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Infection Prevention Nurse

Company: Oak Park Oasis
Location: Oak Park
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Job Summary:
Infection Preventionist: term used for the person designated by Oak Park Oasis to be responsible for the infection prevention and control program (IPCP). This is designed to provide a safe, sanitary and comfortable environment and to help prevent the development and transmission of communicable diseases and infections. This person reports directly to the DON and partners with the Medical Director, Administrator, Infectious Disease Specialist, Lab and others to develop a system of care that promotes scientific infection prevention principles and practices. Through strategic planning, leadership and consultation, this person will identify and implement infection prevention goals and objectives throughout the facility. - - -
l - Must be a current active RN or LPN in the state of Illinois
l - Must be able to work full time with flexible hours as needed
l - Must be willing and able to travel between facilities as needed
l - Must be able to perform extended walking and standing periods
l - Must maintain current CPR card at all times with knowledge of managing codes
l - Must be able to foster effective working relationships
l - Must, at a minimum, possess the CDC Infection Preventionist Certification and CMS (QSEP) Training
l - Must be able to interpret labs, analyze data and form conclusions
l - Must be able to organize, plan and prioritize
l - Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English effectively
l - Must be accountable to abide by all rules of facility as any other staff member
l - Oversight of the IPCP
l - Perform all staff covid testing as scheduled
l - Perform all resident covid testing as scheduled
l - Perform annual staff and resident TB testing
l - Perform annual staff and resident flu vaccines
l - Maintain resident pneumonia vaccines as required
l - Maintain isolation tracking for all Covid positive and PUI residents and staff
l - Complete all weekly hand hygiene observations
l - Complete all monthly infrastructure observations
l - Complete all monthly QA requirements/forms
l - Conduct monthly inservices/education at a minimum on infection control
l - Perform all N95 Fit Testing for all staff
l - Organize any future vaccine clinics (if required)
l - Possess knowledge of Coronavirus, Antibiotic Stewardship and Infection Control policies
l - Complete annual LTC Facility Survey
l - Complete any contact tracing needed for any positive staff or resident covid case investigating the outbreak
l - Maintain surveillance/syndromic logs and report weekly to County Surveyors
l - Infection control rounds each visit
l - Monitor and oversee the Antibiotic Stewardship program
l - Attend monthly QA Meetings
l - Submit reports routinely to facility's Upper Management and Corporate Staff
l - Other duties as assigned by Upper Management within scope of nursing practice.
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Keywords: Oak Park Oasis, Oak Park , Infection Prevention Nurse, Healthcare , Oak Park, Illinois

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