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Infection Control / Risk Management Registered Nurse Full-Time

Company: Chamberlin Park
Location: Cincinnati
Posted on: June 1, 2024

Job Description:

Chamberlin Healthcare Center,* a member of the *CommuniCare Family of Companies,* is currently recruiting for an *RN Infection Control Nurse, Risk Management Nurse* to join our team.
The RN Infection Prevention Nurse evaluates quality of resident care and resident outcomes as they relate to healthcare associated infections. They collect, track and trend antibiotic use, prepare and analyze healthcare associated infection data; present infection data and make recommendations for actions
In addition they monitor employee compliance in use of barriers and infection prevention measures; prepare and present educational offerings for the staff; implements programs to protect the healthcare workers, visitors, and others in the healthcare environment
They develop and recommend policies and procedures to prevent adverse events; provide internal and external reporting of information and data; promote compliance with regulations, guidelines, and accreditation requirements; and participate in the facility QAPI program.
*Performs on-going monitoring of healthcare associated infections
* Assesses infection prevention areas for improvement and makes recommendations for corrective action
* Prepares the agenda for the infection prevention committee
* Monitors or oversees infection prevention practices and employee compliance for all departments and personnel either by direct contact or through other administrative personnel.
* Initiates, reviews, and revises infection prevention policies and procedures
* Reports communicable diseases to the local, state and federal agencies as required by law.
* Consults with department heads, pharmacists and physicians as needed to improve care
* Initiates follow-up on employee/resident exposures to communicable diseases
* Attends the facility QAPI program and participates in performance improvement activities as well as antibiotic stewardship programs.
* Reporting monthly infection and antibiotic use data at monthly QAPI. Issues and concerns discussed with the Medical Director and pharmacist.
* Interacts with occupational health on issues related to exposures to communicable diseases and to bloodborne exposures.
* Participates in short- and long-range planning for the infection prevention department
* Have a primary professional training in nursing, medical technology, microbiology, epidemiology, or other related field.
* Be qualified by education, training, experience or certification.
* Have completed specialized training in infection prevention and control.
* Ability to teach and evaluate clinical performance
* Computer skills required for the position
*We offer full time employees a menu of benefit options from life and disability plans to medical, dental, and vision coverage from quality benefit carriers. We also offer 401(k) with employer match and Flexible Spending Accounts.
*A family-owned company, we have grown to become one of the nation's largest providers of post-acute care, which includes skilled nursing rehabilitation centers, long-term care centers, assisted living communities, independent rehabilitation centers, and long-term acute care hospitals (LTACH).
Since 1984, we have provided superior, comprehensive management services for the development and management of adult living communities. Through this effort we create "Caring Communities" where staff, residents, clients, and family members care for and about one another.
Job Type: Full-time

Keywords: Chamberlin Park, Cincinnati , Infection Control / Risk Management Registered Nurse Full-Time, Executive , Cincinnati, Ohio

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