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RN - Infection Prevention & Associate Safety Coordinator

Company:
SCL Health
Location:
Miles City, MT
Post Date:
November 10, 2019
Job Status:
Full-Time
Description:

You.

 

You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Coordinator of Infection Prevention and Associate Safety.

 

You know when to move quickly. When to sit quietly. When to laugh loudly.

 

Youre equally comfortable with data analysis, infection surveillance / monitoring, and risk assessments.

 

Youre great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.

 

Us.

 

Holy Rosary Healthcare is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 25-bed acute care hospital, residential living community and clinic provide eastern Montana with comprehensive services in one beautiful location. We are fully dedicated to providing care aligned with community needs, and are proud to treat the poor, the vulnerable, our community and each other.

 

Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, weve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.

 

We.

 

Together well align mission and careers, values and workplace. Well honor each others dignity and surpass the standards we set. Well encourage joy, demand safety and take pride in our integrity.

 

Well laugh at each others jokes (even the bad ones). Well hello and high five. Well celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.

 

Were proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.

 

Your day.

 

As a Coordinator of Infection Prevention and Associate Safety you need to know how to:

 

  • Develop and coordinate a comprehensive and proactive Infection Prevention and Control Program Plan and Risk Assessment, using application of epidemiological principles and surveillance.
  • Act as a resource to providers and staff regarding the reduction and management of risks of disease transmission.
  • Advise and consult with providers, nurses and other healthcare personal concerning precautions to be taken to protect patients, staff, and visitors from possible contamination or infection.
  • Conduct infection surveillance/monitoring through interaction with patient care areas and staff members.
  • Analyze data and trends from surveillance/monitoring and collaborate with and assist department leaders with performance improvement activities.
  • Routinely conduct Infection Control/Isolation rounds, assessing appropriateness of isolation precautions, patient placement and other matters of concern throughout the organization.
  • Actively participate in and monitor infection control recommendations related to construction and renovation projects including Infection Control Risk Assessments and compliance with regulations.
  • Act as the liaison between Holy Rosary Healthcare and the County/State Health Departments regarding Infection Prevention and Control issues.
  • Participate in the development and review of associate safety and health related organizational goals and implement a comprehensive and proactive associate safety and health program to include organizational strategic goals.
  • Manage risk assessments/surveys and audits and prioritize and communicate opportunities for performance improvement.
  • Develop and facilitate associate training and education of associate safety and associate health programs.
  • Coordinate the Associate Health screening programs for new associates, vendors, contractors, volunteers, providers and students to include TB testing, Immunization/vaccination program, respiratory fit testing and coordinating drug/alcohol screenings.
  • Work in conjunction with Human Resources to provide all necessary documentation for eligible associate verification.
  • Maintain compliance as required by state and federal agencies including associate health file audit and maintaining and updating of confidential records.
  • Develop and review policies and procedures related to Associate Safety and Health practices in accordance with regulatory guidelines and state and federal agencies.
  • Facilitate coordination of Associate Health and Wellness Programs as directed by SCL Health.

 

Your experience.

 

We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:

 

  • Graduate of an accredited nursing school, required
  • Bachelors degree in nursing or successful completion of accredited program within 5 years of your hire, required
  • Current, unencumbered Montana state license as a registered nurse, required
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, required
  • Current Infection Prevention and Control certification or successful completion of certification within 5 years of hire into position, required
  • Current certification in safety, hazard management or industrial hygiene or successful completion of certification in safety related fields within 2 years of your hire, required
  • Minimum of three (3) years of clinical nursing experience, required
  • Previous Infection Control experience, preferred
  • Previous experience with regulatory agencies such as CMS, The Joint Commission and OSHA, preferred
  • Previous experience in healthcare safety and occupational safety and health, preferred

 

Your next move.

 

Now that you know more about being a Coordinator of Infection Prevention and Associate Safety on our team we hope youll join us. At SCL Health youll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.

 

 

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