RN – Infection Preventionist / Employee Health

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Job title: RN – Infection Preventionist / Employee Health

Company: Prime Healthcare

Job description: Responsibilities

The Infection Preventionist assists with policy and procedure development and implementation while maintaining CDC, OSHA, AOA, HFAP/TJC/CMS/local regulatory and other regulatory agency standards or directives. The RN in this position acts as a primary education consultant to hospital employees, physicians, patients, volunteers and visitors, and coordinates all hospital infection control activities with the Infection Prevention and Control Committee (IPCC), medical staff and hospital employees. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • surveillance, prevention and control of infection
  • responds to potential exposures by communicating with patients, physicians, employees, volunteers and regulatory agencies
  • coordinates employee annual physical examination, new hire physical clearances, and some workers compensation issues as requested by Human Resources
  • provides emergency evaluation and treatment for work related injuries, assures cost effective coordination of treatment and referral to preferred providers
  • collaborates with management in development of objectives for employee health services to be compatible with the goals and objectives of the hospital
  • records and helps to maintain required confidential employee and administrative records
  • performs safety rounds of the physical plant to ensure basic infection prevention and safety practices are adhered to in all hospital departments

Qualifications

Qualifications and Education:

  • graduated from an accredited college with a Bachelor’s degree in nursing, medical laboratory technology/clinical laboratory sciences, clinical microbiology, public health or other life science related field
  • Indiana RN license, required
  • current BLS (AHA) certificate, or obtain within 2 months of hire
  • minimum of two (2) years’ experience in acute care setting required, with at least one (1) year in infection control or employee health, preferred
  • successful completion of formal APIC EPI 101 course (or similar offering) in Infection Control desirable
  • CIC certification preferred (successfully become CIC certified within two (2) years of hire date)
  • national APIC membership required, upon hire

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status, disability, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or other protected characteristics. If you need special accommodation for the application process, please contact Human Resources. EEO is the law:

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Expected salary:

Location: Bloomington, IN

Job date: Tue, 20 Sep 2022 07:12:01 GMT

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