Infection Control (RN)

Medilodge of Farmington
Farmington, MI 48335
United States
Category
Job Description





Infection Control – Infection
Preventionist RN



MediLodge is
proud to have received the 2023 Michigan Employer of the Year Award through the
MichiganWorks! Association!


Are you looking for a rewarding career and a stable
company to call home? MediLodge of Farmington is ready to teach,
train, and help you become a more well-rounded nurse leader. We offer a
rewarding experience to work with other warm-hearted team members who will
support and guide you along your career path. At the end of each day, your
professional success and personal fulfilment will be your reward for making a
difference in the lives of our residents.


Why Choose
MediLodge? No matter where you reside or consider relocating to, we are the
largest provider of skilled nursing long-term care and short-term
rehabilitation services with 50 centers located throughout Michigan.


While you
contribute to the compassionate care for our residents, we strive to provide
support and training for you to achieve your career goals. MediLodge offers
U.S. Department of Labor approved apprenticeship programs to prepare non-certified
staff to become CNAs and mentor nurses along their clinical career path to
become Unit Managers, Assistant Directors of Nursing, and Directors of Nursing.


Healthcare
and Specialty Benefits:


  • Effective
    2024 we are pleased to offer our full-time employees a variety of medical
    coverage options through Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield.

  • Affordable
    Medical, Prescription Drug, Dental, and Vision insurance benefits through
    leading insurance providers to meet your healthcare needs and preferences for
    you and your family.

  • We
    know your pet is family too! Three Pet Insurance options available to choose
    from.

  • We
    provide an intercompany Employee Benefits Concierge to assist you in navigating
    and maximizing your benefits, should you have any questions.

  • Flexible pay options; get paid
    daily, weekly, or bi-weekly with pay advances through UKG Wallet

  • Company
    paid vacation days with rollover option and sick time.

  • Employee
    Assistance Program

  • Excellent
    career advancement opportunities

  • Tuition
    Reimbursement and Student Loan Repayment programs

  • Company
    Paid Life Insurance

  • 401K
    retirement program

  • Health
    Saving Account (HSA), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), and Dependent Care FSA.

  • Unlimited
    Referral Bonuses and more!

Achieve your success with us! Apply Today!

Summary:


Serves as the coordinator of an Infection Prevention and Control Program. Coordinates and provides total nursing care for residents and provides supervision and guidance to clinical staff members in relation to Infection Prevention and Control Program. Scope of work may be modified by state specific rules under the Nurse Practice Act.


Qualifications:


Education:


  • Graduate of accredited School of Nursing.



Licenses/Certification:


  • Valid license in the state employed.

  • Valid CPR certification.



Experience:


  • Two years of nursing experience preferred with training in Infection Control



Essential Functions:



  • Collecting, analyzing, and providing infection data and trends to nursing staff and health care practitioners

  • Consulting on infection risk assessment, prevention, and control strategies

  • Providing education and training; and implementing evidence-based infection control practices, including those mandated by regulatory and licensing agencies, and guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Oversees essential elements of a surveillance system which include :

    • Use of standardized definitions and listings of the symptoms of infections, use of surveillance tools such as infection surveys and data collection templates.

    • Walking rounds throughout the facility, identification of resident populations at risk for infection, identification of the processes or outcomes selected for surveillance, statistical analysis of data that can uncover an outbreak.

    • Feedback of results to the primary caregivers so that they can assess the residents for signs of infection.



  • Ensures the facility’s infection control reports describe the types of infections and are used to identify trends and patterns.

  • Provides the facility with summaries of :

    • Observations of staff practices

    • The investigation of the causes of an infection and

    • Identification of underlying cause(s) of infection trends.



  • Defines how often and by what means surveillance data will be collected.

  • Monitors practices to ensure consistent implementation of established infection prevention and control policies and procedures based on current standards of practice.

  • Share surveillance reports with appropriate individuals including, but not limited to, the director of nursing and medical director.

  • Because of increases in MDROs, review the use of antibiotics (including comparing prescribed antibiotics with available susceptibility reports) is a vital aspect of the infection prevention and control program.

  • Monitors implementation of standard precautions that constitutes the primary strategy for preventing healthcare-associated transmission of infectious agents among residents and healthcare personnel.

  • Implements transmission-based precautions for residents who are known to be, or suspected of being infected or colonized with infectious agents, including pathogens that require additional control measures to prevent transmission.

  • Plans for containing outbreaks usually include efforts to prevent further transmission of the infection while considering the needs of all residents and staff.


Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:



  • Skilled in directing and motivating the workforce.

  • Ability to work cooperatively as a member of a team.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with residents and their family members, and at all levels of the organization.

  • Ability to react decisively and quickly in emergency situations.

  • Knowledge of training techniques for clinical staff.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.


Disclaimer: This description is designed to indicate the general nature and level of work for this position. It is not intended to describe minor duties or other responsibilities that may be periodically assigned.