Dignity Health East Valley Rehabilitation Hospital is hiring an Infection Control Coordinator
Dignity Health East Valley Rehabilitation Hospital is a joint venture operation and free-standing Post-Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital, between Dignity Health and Kindred Healthcare. Our two-story, 58,000-square-foot facility includes a stroke unit, therapy gym and 50 beds to serve patients recovering from significant neurological injury, illness and trauma and similar medical conditions.
This is a Full-Time position that resides at our rehab hospital located at 1515 W Chandler Blvd. in Chandler, AZ.
Assumes responsibility and accountability for the surveillance of infections and for the hospital Infection Prevention and Control Program. In collaboration with hospital leadership, develops, implements and evaluates the Infection Control Program.
Develops the annual hospital wide Infection Control Plan & Building Risk Assessments, such as HVA; evaluates the effectiveness of the program and reports findings to leadership and appropriate committees. This Includes the Flu campaign, Fit Testing and annual TB Assessment.
Assures systems are in place to report infection surveillance, prevention and control information to:
appropriate staff in the hospital
federal, state and local public health authorities in accordance with law and regulation
other referring or receiving hospitals or organizations needing information regarding the presence of infection in a patient received or transferred
Plans, implements and directs the surveillance of infection of all departments and services that provide direct patient care or provide the support of patient care.
Collaborates with Employee Health/Human Resources in the prevention and surveillance of infections among hospital personnel; includes interventions for immunization and/or treatment to staff and licensed independent practitioners, including the review of new employee PEP, Flu, outstanding vaccines and post exposure.
Identifies potential sources of nosocomial infection and implements actions to eliminate the source; and evaluates infection data to distinguish between nosocomial and community-acquired infection.
Assists in identifying, monitoring and controlling outbreaks of nosocomial infection among patient and hospital personnel.
Maintains surveillance in order to collect, analyze and trend data; provides accurate and timely reports to the Director of Continuous Quality and Performance Improvement, leadership and appropriate committees.
Manages the Infection Control Committee and participants in the Building and Patient Safety Committees.
Assures the hospital implements infection prevention and control activities to reduce the risk of infections associated with medical equipment, devices and supplies.
Acts as a resource to hospital personnel in implementing isolation techniques or other infection control measures.
Communicates and collaborates with the Laboratory in order to identify significant laboratory information.
In collaboration with hospital leadership and personnel from applicable departments or services, reviews and revises the program to improve outcomes.
Provides education for employees regarding infection control during orientation and ongoing in- services as required. This also includes monthly education and annual mandatories.
Current licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse, issued by the State Board of Nursing required.
Minimum of two (2) years of staff nursing.
Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, evaluate and direct activities of clinical personnel; effective oral and written communication skills, in English with additional languages preferred; proficiency in basic computer skills required.
Qualified Infection Control Practitioner, Certification Board for Infection Control (CBIC), preferred.
Job : Nursing Primary Location : AZ-Chandler-CHC PR & MSA-DIGNITY-KINDRED REHAB HOSP EAST VALLEY LLC Organization : 3199 - CHC PR & MSA-DIGNITY-KINDRED REHAB HOSP EAST VALLEY LLC Shift : Day