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Infection Control Preventionist (RN) (LVN)

Company: The Plaza at Lubbock
Location: Lubbock
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

The Plaza at Lubbock - Infection Control Preventionist (RN) (LVN)
The Plaza at Lubbock
Lubbock, TX
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The Plaza at Lubbock, -in Lubbock, TX has an opportunity for an Infection Control Preventionist (RN) or (LVN) to join our team! -
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The Infection Control Preventionist (RN) or (LVN) will promote, coordinate, and monitor our state-of-the-art infection control program within assigned skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. - Under the leadership of our Chief Clinical Officer and Director of Infection Control Programming, the Regional IC Consultant will work directly with Regional Nurse Consultants, Regional Directors of Operations, and facility Administrators, Directors of Nursing, Infection Control Specialists and other staff members to ensure that each facility has fully implemented all aspects of our infection control program which is designed to comply in all respects with CDC, CMS, OSHA and other federal and state guidelines. -
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The -Infection Control Preventionist (RN) or (LVN) will provide training and supervision to facility-based Infection Control Specialists and will be responsible for evaluating each facility's adherence to the program and designing remedial action plans to ensure regulatory compliance and resident and staff safety. -
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Working alongside other -The Plaza at Lubbock executive staff members, the company's IC Preventionist will be significant contributors to infection control planning at the corporate, regional and facility levels to include the development of policies, protocols, and training programs to improve patient care and safety.
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Be a part of a team that is recognized for their contributions and achievements and for the impact they have on our residents. - Join the team at -The Plaza at Lubbock in our -Lubbock, TX -market. - We look forward to you joining our team!
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Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Investigates, monitors, and communicates known or potential sources of suspected infections to determine sources and minimize spread.
Demonstrates strong knowledge of standard methods and criteria for identifying nosocomial infections using an epidemiological approach that consists of surveillance, data collection, and trending for identification.
Instructs and counsels patients and staff on Infection Control issues and concerns.
Collaborates with other members of the team to follow up on exposure incidents.
Serves on the Quality Committee.
Provides Infection Control monthly summaries and any additional Infection Control Alerts to the facility leadership and Quality Committee monthly and to include an annual summary.
Utilizes computerized documentation systems to access relevant patient data.
Provide new staff orientation and ongoing mentoring regarding infection control practices.
Follows Standard Precautions and appropriate CDC recommended isolation categories using personal protective equipment as required.
Ensures process in place to identify and monitor those patients requiring isolation for an infectious disease.
Responsible for the implementation of the Infection Control Policy manual.
Provide ongoing education to nursing and ancillary staff on Infection Control practice, current CDC guidelines and regulatory standards.
Coordinates annual review, revision, and evaluation for the Infection Control plan
Participates in staff meetings, patient care conferences and other committees as required
Participates in mandatory department and facility in-services and education programs
Maintains on-going education to improve job performance
Demonstrates sensitivities to culturally diverse patient population
Proactively seeks team building and positive working relationships with all facility and medical staff
Participates in facility or departmental performance improvement activities, and seeks opportunities to improve department and inter-department processes
Demonstrates flexibility regarding assignments
Perform special assignments as needed/requested

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Minimum Position Requirements:

Infection Control Certification and experience is strongly desired
Current RN or LVN license in the State of Texas is required
Good interpersonal, and verbal & written communication skills
Able to work independently and prioritize responsibilities

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Keywords: The Plaza at Lubbock, Lubbock , Infection Control Preventionist (RN) (LVN), Healthcare , Lubbock, Texas

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