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Infection Control Nurse (RN)

Company:
AVA Search Group
Location:
Visalia, California, United States
Posted:
November 05, 2018

Description:

Registered Nurse / RN - Infection Prevention

Located just 25 minutes from Madera, 45 minutes north of Visalia and 1 hour south of Merced

Job Summary: Responsible for planning, developing, directing, implementing, and evaluating the hospital-wide infection prevention program and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements.

25 beds with 13 OR Rooms and a surgical (med/surg) floor for post-surgical patients

Candidate Requirements:

BSN or Bachelors

Registered Nurse /RN

Experience in Infection Prevention, Healthcare Education, Epidemiology, Infection Diseases, Employee or Public Health required

CBIC certification preferred

Certification in Infection Control (CIC) upon hire or within three years of employment

Knowledgeable of Joint Commission, HIPAA, AAHC, APIC, AORN and state and federal

Teaching abilities to conduct educational programs for staff

California license

BLS

Duties include:

Collect, report, and present statistical information regarding infection control and other hospital quality measures

Maintain an active surveillance program utilizing epidemiological principles, infection prevention and control, and quality improvement in an effort to ensure high quality cost-effective health care and prevention of healthcare associated infections

Distribute findings make recommendations to appropriate individuals and committees

Oversight in conjunction with the Environmental Services Supervisor for management of the Environmental Service department