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Infection Preventionist, RN

Company: Rockwood Retirement Communities
Location: Spokane
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Job Description:

Job Description

This position will partner with the Medical Director for Epidemiology/Infectious Disease to develop, implement and evaluate annual infection prevention goals and action plan. They will also partner with campus leaders, physicians, local, state, and national agencies on activities related to infection prevention, COVID-19 interventions and regulations.

Full time: Monday - Friday

Responsibilities

Oversees the operations of the infection prevention, epidemiology, industrial hygiene, and relevant safety programs.

Accountable for surveillance of healthcare acquired and community acquired infections.

Participates in the national collaborative and external reporting to CDC NHSN system, and other post-acute-care specific quality organizations.

Authority and responsibility for ensuring appropriate education occurs with staff, volunteers and medical staff when healthcare infection trends, outbreaks or regulatory non-compliance of principles of infection control/OSHA are identified.

Responsible for education and counseling on infection prevention for staff, volunteers and medical staff.

Direct, support and participate in interdisciplinary performance and the quality improvement process by maintaining Quality Assurance Performance Improvement objectives and projects.

Maintains current knowledge of federal, state and local regulations and ensures that the campus leaders are informed of appropriate issues. Understands, complies with and directs efforts that ensure compliance with infection control, safety and OSHA/CMS procedures and regulations.

Required Skills and Experience

Current Washington State RN license

Bachelor of Science (BSN)

Special training in an Infection Prevention & Control from an accredited Continuing Education

Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification

3+ years experience in Long Term Care

Strong Critical Thinking Skills

Benefits

All employees regularly scheduled to work at least 30 hours a week, and have completed our waiting period of employment are eligible for the following benefits:

Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance

Wellworks Wellness Program [participation results in discounted monthly insurance premiums]

Vacation

Paid Sick Leave

Employee Assistance Program (LifeMatters EAP)

Flex Spending Accounts

403(b) with match and no waiting period to begin deferrals

6 Paid Holidays and 2 Personal Holidays Per Calendar Year

Holiday Pay

Group Life Term Insurance and AD&D (Emp., spouse and child(ren) -Employer Paid

Voluntary Life Insurance and AD&D

Jury Duty, Bereavement Leave, Pet Bereavement Leave, Personal Leave and Military Leave

Years of Service Bonus

Rockwood Retirement Residents' Foundation Funds for employees (e.g., Employee Assistance Fund, Employee Tuition Assistance, Employee Scholarship Fund)

Additional perks include:

Free soup and discounted meal prices [Coffee shop on site!]

Food Pantry - free to all team members in need

Employee Bus Pass Program – Deep discount

Verizon Employee Discount

Free Notary Service

Discounted Movie Tickets

Free access to our fitness facilities and a Plus One Program

Spokane Fitness Center membership – Deep discount

Free parking

Holiday celebrations

Employee Appreciation Events/Gifts

Employee Appreciation Award Cards

Employee Newsletter with monthly game/prize

Listening sessions to encourage and celebrate new ideas

Employee Referral Programs

Free Flu Shot

Free Hepatitis B Vaccination

Encourage promotion from within

Environment:

Fair, fun, kind, caring, safe, diverse, family-like atmosphere

Keywords: Rockwood Retirement Communities, Spokane , Infection Preventionist, RN, Other , Spokane, Washington

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