Infection Control CoordinatorFacility: St Catherine of Siena NH Location: Smithtown, NY Department: Nursing Administration Category: Nursing / Nursing Leadership Schedule: Full Time Shift: Day shift Hours: 9am to 5pm ReqNum: 4265010-2001
DUTIES: To assist in the collection and review of infection surveillance information and the education of staff on Infection Control issues. Assess Infection Control needs prior to admission in an effort to meet and/or determine Infection Control criteria. Manage a facility wide program to meet the Infection Control needs of resident/patient, visitor and staff. Establish surveillance objectives to ensure patient safety. Implement Performance Improvement initiatives based on identified Infection Control needs. Provide Infection Control orientation and PPD administration training while demonstrating knowledge of principles of adult/resident/patient training. Identify the content and vehicle for Educational Programs related to Infection Control. Plan and direct an Infection Control Program that is appropriate to the demographics of the organization and fulfill regulatory requirements. Collect and analyze surveillance information and develop objective to reduce risk for trends in and rates of Epidemiologically significant infections in residents/patients. QUALIFICATIONS: RN License, two years RHCF experience. Infection Control experience, APIC membership preferred. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: None.