Infection Control Nurse

Location US-NY-New York
Posted Date 1 week ago(6/10/2021 4:09 PM)
Job ID
2021-14925
# Positions
1
Facility
ArchCare at Terence Cardinal Cooke
Experience (Years)
5
Category
Nursing
Work Days Per Week
5
Shift
D
Shift Start Time
8a
Shift End Time
4p
Type
Full-Time
# Hours
37.5

Overview

Bring your skills, knowledge and drive to The Infection Control Nurse position at Archcare at Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center where you will be challenged daily as you assist our bedside practitioners do their jobs in caring for our residents.  TCC is a dynamic community serving diverse populations in a very fast paced environment.  If you like a challenge and teamwork and you possess the necessary credentials - this could be your next career step! 

 

Responsibilities

-Ensuring that the infection prevention and control program at ArchCare (aka PROTECT ArchCare) is followed and maintained in the nursing home.

-Assists in developing and implementing program initiative, policies, and education related to infection prevention for associates and patients.

-Monitor patterns, prevalence and trends, conduct surveillance and evaluate healthcare associated infections using epidemiologic principles by review and interpretation of microbiology, laboratory and diagnostic reports and medical records in the community programs. Monitors the effectiveness of the PROTECT ArchCare program in the nursing home.

-Supports teamwork essential for compliance with accrediting and regulatory agency standards through surveillance, effective prevention and control activities specific to a variety of practice settings, and accurate reports.

-Assists in developing for the nursing home an education and training program on infection prevention and control, in conjunction with the infection and prevention medical director, the corporate infection and prevention and control nurse and ArchCare’s education and training department.

-Participate in said educational and training sessions as indicated.

-Monitors and evaluates prevalence of healthcare associated infections in the nursing home.

-Activities may include:

  1. Application of the nursing process in assessing, planning, and evaluating the PROTECT ArchCare program.
  2. Communicate with appropriate sources in response to clusters, outbreaks as well as emergency situations.
  3. Participates in the PROTECT ArchCare committee.
  4. Perform Infection Control Risk Assessments in the nursing home as necessary and monitor.
  5. Participate in facility-wide Emergency Preparedness activities related to infection control measures relating to communicable disease outbreaks.

- Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

-Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing.

-a minimum of five years of current experience and ideally, within the last three years, in a comparable job classification

-Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in New York State

-Certificate in Infection Prevention and Control (CIC)

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