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Job Summary:

The Infection Control Nurse is responsible for inservice-education and coordinating inservice-programs for all levels of the organization, new hire orientation and is the primary instructor for the Nursing Assistant 100-hour training program.

Shift: 8am - 4pm Monday - Friday

Qualifications:

  • Education and Training - Registered nurse with current New York State registration. BSN preferred, knowledge of communicable and infectious disease processes required. Current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification issued by either the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross. Completion of a professionally recognized course in teaching adult learners or New York State Education Department teacher certification preferred.
  • Experience - Five years of experience teaching nursing or nursing related programs to adults in an academic setting approved by the State Education Department or other recognized accrediting body; or two years of experience teaching nursing aides in a residential health care facility.
  • Characteristics: Excellent verbal, written and computer skills required. Problem solving, ability to educate staff effectively and ensure highest standards or educational programming is maintained.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

The Infection Control Nurse is supervised by the Director of Nursing. The job duties and responsibilities are to be performed while observing the following standards: job standard (knowledge, ability, skills), technical skill, quality, quantity, judgement/problem solving, decision making, and initiative. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Conduct an Annual Infection Control Inservice appropriately based on deficiencies in audits, resident/employee statistics and trends that may have developed.
  • Leads and plans the new hire general orientation program in accordance with other department heads.
  • Plan and implement primary inservice (orientation) for all Schofield Residence, Schofield Adult Day Health Care Program, and Schofield Certified Home Care employees.
  • Collaborating an ongoing annual clinical skills competency testing for nursing staff
  • Conducts BLS certification program as indicated.
  • Serves as the instructor for the Nursing Assistant 100-hour Training Program:
  • Schedule and facilitates all program classes
  • Develop, implement and document nursing training program
  • Coordinates Prometric testing for Nursing Assistant Trainees once training program is complete and records their certification.
  • Plan and coordinate the provision of annual mandatory 12-hour continuing education for certified nurse's aides.
  • Generate reports utilizing Relias LMS and enrolling staff in Relias progams, tracking module completion and compliance.
  • Leading IV certification program based on facility needs.
  • Providing education, resources and mentor-ship for Nurse Preceptors and new nurses in the facility.
  • Designed instructor for the New York State Approved Feeding Assistant Training Program.
  • Serve on appropriate committees including but not limited to, Quality Assessment and Assurance, Employee Retention, and Employee Recognition
  • Conduct an annual inservice on blood borne disease (Exposure Control Manual) and T.B. Maintain and update manual.
  • Make reports to New York State Department of Health on communicable diseases and/or exceeded norms of an individual kind of infection after consulting with Director of Nursing.
  • Act as a resource person for infection control issues, researching, teaching, supervising and providing guidance to staff.
  • Maintain and update all infection control policies and procedures, including Exposure Control Manual at least annually.
  • Develop and maintain an Infection Control Quality Assurance Program.
  • In regard to employee health:
    • Schedule initial physical examination.
    • Schedule and complete annual health reviews.
    • Schedule and complete initial PPD x2, then annually.
    • Administer flu vaccine annually.
    • Administer Hepatitis B vaccines.
  • In regard to resident/registrant health:
    • Schedule and administer two PPDs on admission then annually for each resident.
      • Pneumovax - screen new admission for appropriateness, request M.D. order and administer.
  • Administer flu vaccine to all residents annually.
  • Function as a liaison between Infectious Disease Consultant Physician and nursing/medical staff.

The Schofield Residence provides excellent wages and benefits including but not limited to:

  • Excellent Medical/Dental/Optical Insurance
  • Pre-tax Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 401(k) employer matching program
  • 403(b) Tax Shelter Annuity
  • Extensive Paid Time Off
  • Great work/life balance with a Monday- Friday schedule
  • Voluntary insurance program

Job Type: Full-time

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