INFECTION PREVENTION&CONTROL RN (HJ)
Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center - Lafayette, CO

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Our hospital system is not just buildings, or remodeled nursing units, or the latest pieces of technology. Our hospital system is not defined by the awards we have earned or the number of patients we serve. What gives meaning to Exempla Healthcare is our people! Its our physicians, staff and volunteers who display their commitment to our mission and our values in exceptional ways every day. The actions of our people help bring a sense of belonging and hope to our patients; they give a sense of home and family that can be felt. We are Exempla Healthcare and we invite you to join us. The following department is looking for an individual to join their team. They are looking for someone who will share the same passion and commitment demonstrated everyday by their service. This individual needs to be committed to delivering the best possible healthcare for our patients.

SITE DESCRIPTION:

Now youre ready for even greater things. Imagine: the opportunity to work in a beautiful new hospital with all the latest technological advances and experience a culture that places the patient first! Imagine: the chance to expand your role, take on new responsibilities and be a part of an exceptional team. Thats the extraordinary opportunity offered by Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center and the other members of Exempla Healthcare: Saint Joseph Hospital and Lutheran Medical Center. Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center, located in the Boulder County community of Lafayette, opened in the fall of 2004. This 234-bed facility has the potential to expand as the community grows. It has already expanded twice since opening in 2004 which is evidence that the community truly supports the hospital. It offers spacious, private rooms and state-of-the-art equipment that will reflect our focus on healing. It offers breathtaking views, walking trails and natural building materials, as well as a central garden, soothing waterways and colorful flowers. If you are genuinely excited by the prospect of applying your proven expertise to the challenges of a thriving hospital, we invite you to apply today. Come join our family of service heroes at Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center. The heart and soul of the hospital are its peopleempowered, respected and motivated to excel on behalf of their patients.

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JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Infection Prevention and Control Specialist has the following responsibilities. Implements the Exempla Infection Prevention Plan and contributes to development; Assists in the annual program plan review; Assists in the maintenance and updating of policies and procedures relative to the infection control program.
Ensures compliance with applicable regulatory guidelines and requirements. Collaborates with others such as Occupational Health for program effectiveness, infection prevention and control practice. Reviews and recommends new or revised practices or procedures based on currently accepted, evidence-based infection prevention and control strategies, current scientific literature; regulations, standards and/or guidelines of applicable professional organizations, and governmental agencies
Develops a site-specific surveillance plan based on the populations served, services provided, and previous data where available; ensures consistency with the selected internal or external comparative databases; Uses appropriate statistical techniques to describe the data, calculate rates, and critically evaluate significance of findings
Analyzes surveillance data, including calculation of risk-adjusted rates appropriate to the indicator(s) when sufficient data are available; Uses standardized definitions for the identification and classification of events, indicators, or outcomes; Reports epidemiologically significant findings to appropriate customers as defined within the Infection Control Plan; Periodically evaluates the effectiveness of the surveillance plan and modifies as necessary
Routinely assesses the educational needs of customers relative to infection prevention, control, and epidemiology and creates educational objectives to meet the needs cost effectively. Collaborates in the development, delivery, and evaluation of educational programs or tools

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Certification in Infection Control preferred.
  • Registered Nurse; Strongly preferred . Bachelor's Degree in health related field required.
  • Minimum 3 years experience in an infection prevention role.
  • Completion of a surveillance course preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience in areas of patient care practices, microbiology, asepsis, disinfection/sterilization, infectious diseases, program administration and epidemiology.
  • Effective analytical, data interpretation, report, technical, and writing skills.
  • Effective computer skills including applications and database management.
  • Effective presentation, interpersonal, adult learning/teaching, and communication skills.
  • Ability to function autonomously.
  • Manual dexterity and physical agility to operate all equipment and perform all procedures.
  • Completes identified role specific competencies/skills by the end of orientation.
  • Ongoing demonstration of role specific competencies/skills.


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    SUMMARY:

    At Exempla we believe our patients deserve nothing but our very best. If excellence inspires you and belonging motivates you, we welcome you to join us. We are Exempla Healthcare!

    Shift: Day Shift
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Job Family: Nursing - RN & LPN

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