Infection Preventionist/Training Coordinator

Summary:
Responsibilities include collecting, analyzing, and providing infection data and trends to nursing staff and health care practitioners; consulting on infection risk, prevention, and control strategies; providing education/training; and implementing evidence-based infection control practices.

Will provide leadership by making sure all required in-services are completed as well as create a framework of educational services that promote the growth and development of its licensed and unlicensed staff through new hire orientation, skills check-offs, and staff education.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform surveillance and investigation to prevent (to the extent possible) the onset and spread of infection
  • Prevent and control outbreaks and cross-contamination using transmission-based precautions in addition to standard precautions
  • Use records of infection incidents to improve the infection control processes and outcomes by taking corrective actions as indicated
  • Implement hand hygiene practices consistent with accepted standards of practice
  • Monitor the proper cleaning, storage and handling of items such as linens, equipment, etc.
  • Collect, analyze & provide infection data/trends to nursing staff and health care practitioners
  • Provides education, training and implementation of evidence-based infection control practices, including those mandated by regulatory and licensing agencies, and guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Promotes and participates in ongoing education, inside and outside the facility, to maintain and enhance knowledge of current/new regulations.
  • Assists in planning, developing, conducting, implementing, and evaluating educational programs for licensed and non-licensed staff in all necessary mandatory education
  • Performs and coordinates the orientation program for new hires.
  • Identify, assist, counsel and refer employees who have been exposed to blood/body fluids.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • Primary training in either medical technology, microbiology, epidemiology, or registered nurse
  • Must have certification in infection control or acquire certification within 90 days of employ.
  • Experience in infection control development, implementation, and maintaining an Infection Prevention and Control Program
  • Experience in long term care preferred
  • Experience in staff training coordination preferred

 

To Apply:

Email resumes to: recruiting@scls.org

EOE

To Apply:

Sisters of Charity, Mother House
Attn:  HR Director
4200 South 4th Street
Leavenworth, KS. 66048
Fax: 913-680-2344
or
Email: recruiting@scls.org

EOE

Or submit the form below

Employment Opportunities

  • Max. file size: 2 GB.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
X