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Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Internal Number: 425038
What makes Kindred Healthcare a great place to work? Our people, of course! Our clinicians answer this special calling because they have a fundamental, internal drive to directly help people. In return, we serve, develop and respect our employees in environments created to optimize their job effectiveness, experience, and satisfaction. This is who we are.
Who are you? To succeed in our high-energy, high-reward environment, our clinicians provide compassionate critical care and deliver exceptional patient experiences , meaningful outcomes, and bonds for life.
As our most acute level of care, Kindred's transitional care hospitals offer the same critical care patients receive in a traditional hospital or intensive care unit , but for an extended recovery period. Our clinicians play a vital role in the recovery process for chronic, critically ill and medically complex patients .
As an Infection Control Practitioner / RN in a Subacute Unit you will:
Consult with physicians, managers, and staff for the management of infectious and/or immuno-suppressed patients.
Develops, implements, and continually monitors the infection control policies and procedures for all departments.
Implements a surveillance system for detecting and monitoring hospital/subacute acquired and community infections. Ensures compliance to regulatory requirements.
Provides physicians and staff with updates of infection control policy changes.
Investigates outbreaks or clusters of infections. Monitors, analyzes, and interprets bacteriology reports and infection statistics, recommends appropriate control measures to prevent dissemination of resistant microorganisms and pathogens.
Participates in Infection Control Committees.
Collaborates with local and state health departments in the prevention, control, and appropriate reporting of communicable diseases.
Participates in ongoing infection control educational programs for employees, including TB, HIV/Hep/Universal Precautions. May educate patients as necessary.
Acts as a resource person for staff concerning infection control.
As an Infection Control Practitioner / RN in a Subacute Unit you will have:
Bachelor's Degree in nursing or healthcare related field. Master's degree in clinical specialty preferred. Equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may substitute for education requirements.
BLS Certification required.
Minimum of 1 year clinical experience in medical-surgical or critical care nursing.
Experience in Infection Control with basic knowledge of the principles of epidemiology and infections, diseases, sterilization, sanitation, and disinfection practice preferred.
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