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Infection Control Nurse

Company: SAUK COUNTY HEALTH CARE CENTER
Location: Reedsburg
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

JOB REQUIREMENTS: Interview and provide training for all nursing staff at the Health Care Center. Plans and conducts in-service training for all staff in consultation with the Administrator, Director of Nursing, and Assistant Director of Nursing and other leadership staff. Researches and prepares in-service training materials. Analyzes nursing and nursing assistant\'s performance evaluations to determine weaknesses and in-service emphasis. Conduct nursing and nursing assistant training sessions and arrange competency testing to ensure the highest standards of care, per federal and state regulations, are being maintained. Screen new employees upon hire and staff annually, under the direction of the Medical Director, for communicable diseases including but not limited to tuberculosis and then deliver vaccinations to employees and maintain employee vaccination records. Maintain knowledge of current training requirements for staff training and certification. Maintain knowledge of current nursing and CNA training materials, professional literature and texts. Assist Administrator, DON, ADON, and Medical Director to develop, implement, and update policy and procedures. Observe and monitor nursing, dietary, housekeeping, and laundry tasks for compliance with Infection Control procedures as directed by the Director of Nursing. Maintain Occupational Health considerations (e.g., employee vaccinations, exposure control plan, tuberculosis prevention, and work exclusions) Maintain resident and staff infection control line list Reporting weekly to NHSN. Gather data and submit reports at QAPI meetings. Ensures that education and counseling on infection prevention is available for staff, volunteers, medical staff, patients and visitors. Support and participate in interdisciplinary performance and quality improvement process. Maintains current knowledge of federal, state and local regulations and ensures that the facility leaders are informed of appropriate issues. Understands and complies with infection control, safety and OSHA procedures and regulations. Maintain nurses and CPR licenses. Document nursing and nursing assistance in-service training according to state and federal program regulations. Update nursing and nursing assistant training documents and informs all staff of training progress. Complete and maintain fit testing records for all staff. Acts as a unit nurse or supervising nurse as shortages occur. Acts as a back-up for ADON with the completion of MDS assessments and participate in care plan conferences. Report required NHSN data and all COVID regulatory management duties: testing, vaccine, and exemptions. Be up to date on implementations of regulations/policies. Obtain logins to WIR and NHSN. Provide non nursing staff with completed in-service documentation. And other duties as assigned. ***** OTHER EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Associate\'s degree in Nursing 5 years of supervisory experience in nursing Licenses/Certifications: Registered Nursing License (RN) Preferred: Bachelor\'s degree in Nursing Nursing experience with the geriatric population Previous training experience Any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered. ***** APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Apply Online: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/saukwi

Keywords: SAUK COUNTY HEALTH CARE CENTER, Madison , Infection Control Nurse, Healthcare , Reedsburg, Wisconsin

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