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Infection Preventionist Nurse

Company: Merritt Manor Convalescent Hospital
Location: Tulare
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Job Description:

Sign On Bonus $$$Voted one of the best companies to work for by Modern Healthcare Magazine:Merritt Manor Convalescent Hospital is an award winning family company providing healthcare services including skilled nursing, assisted living and senior living communities.We believe that seniors are extraordinary people. Their lives are filled with achievements, contributions and wisdom. They have raised families, served their communities and country, lived history and ultimately set the stage for us. We are honored to provide their care, as they make the transition to the golden years, and when it becomes more challenging to care for one's self. From a short-term rehabilitation stay to long term nursing care, each of our clinical programs are designed to reduce hospitalizations so our patients can focus on achieving their individual care plan goals whether it's returning home or staying with us for their long term care needsOur commitment to superior quality of life is evident when you visit our family of centers. At our care center you will meet compassionate and professional team members who understand that finding the right skilled nursing setting and long-term care option could be difficult and confusing and are wanting to make a difference by providing the utmost care to genuinely help our patients and the community around them. If this sounds like a great fit for you, we would love to have you join our wonderful team!Compensation & Benefits:As a growing and essential company, we have many opportunities for growth and development within the medical industry and are committed to providing the resources and training you need.Pay is market competitive and negotiable based on your experience.Full-time employees will be eligible for a variety of comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance plans.We are looking for full-time Infection Control Nurse.Responsibilities:Plan, develop, organize, implement, evaluate, coordinate, and direct our infection control program in accordance with current rules, regulations, and guidelines that govern such requirements in nursing care facilities.Ensure that the facility is in compliance with current CDC, OSHA, and local regulations concerning infection control or standard/universal precautions.Make written and oral reports/recommendations to the Administrator, as necessary/required, concerning the infection control program of this facility.Develop, maintain, and periodically update infection control precautions and aseptic technique that successfully correct problem areas.Ensure that residents with known communicable or infectious diseases are placed in isolation or on infection control precautions to include standard/universal precautions.Monitor medication passes and treatments to ensure that appropriate hand washing/hand hygiene techniques are being followed in the handling and administering of drugs, medications, and treatments.Review nurses' notes of those residents in/on isolation precautions to ensure that they are informative and descriptive of the nursing care being provided and that they reflect the resident's response to the care.Assist nursing service personnel in performing nursing care procedures as necessary.Qualifications:Must possess, as a minimum, a nursing degree from an accredited school of nursing.Must be a Licensed Vocational or Registered Nurse holding a valid California nursing license in good standing.Must have, as a minimum, two (2) years clinical experience in a hospital, nursing care facility, or other related healthcare facility.Must possess a working knowledge of epidemiology, microbiology, infectious diseases, and aseptic technique to include standard/universal precautions.APIC Certification in infection control preferred, but not necessary.Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age-related needs of the residents served.Submit your application and join our award-winning team!We are an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to Equal Employment Opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, veteran status, disability, history of disability or perceived disability, and per the Fair Chance Ordinance will consider qualified applications with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the ordinance.INDHP

Keywords: Merritt Manor Convalescent Hospital, Tulare , Infection Preventionist Nurse, Healthcare , Tulare, California

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