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RN Infection Preventionist PRN

Company: LewisGale Medical Center
Location: Salem
Posted on: March 19, 2023

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Description Introduction LewisGale Medical Center is committed to investing in the latest technology enabling nurses to work more efficiently. Are you passionate about delivering patient-centered care? Submit your application for RN Infection Preventionist PRN position and spend more time at the bedside with the patient.Benefits LewisGale Medical Center, offers a total rewards package that supports the health, life, career and retirement of our colleagues. The available plans and programs include:Comprehensive medical coverage that covers many common services at no cost or for a low copay. Plans include prescription drug and behavioral health coverage as well as free telemedicine services and free AirMed medical transportation.Additional options for dental and vision benefits, life and disability coverage, flexible spending accounts, supplemental health protection plans (accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity), auto and home insurance, identity theft protection, legal counseling, long-term care coverage, moving assistance, pet insurance and more.Free counseling services and resources for emotional, physical and financial wellbeing401(k) Plan with a 100% match on 3% to 9% of pay (based on years of service)Employee Stock Purchase Plan with 10% off HCA Healthcare stockFamily support through fertility and family building benefits with Progyny and adoption assistance.Referral services for child, elder and pet care, home and auto repair, event planning and moreConsumer discounts through Abenity and Consumer DiscountsRetirement readiness, rollover assistance services and preferred banking partnershipsEducation assistance (tuition, student loan, certification support, dependent scholarships)Colleague recognition programTime Away From Work Program (paid time off, paid family leave, long- and short-term disability coverage and leaves of absence)Employee Health Assistance Fund that offers free employee-only coverage to full-time and part-time colleagues based on income. Learn more about Employee Benefits Note: Eligibility for benefits may vary by location.\n You contribute to our success let us contribute to yours! Whether you choose to focus on bedside care, a leadership or C-suite role, shape business and operational outcomes, or work to deliver clinical excellence behind the scenes in data science, case management or transfer centers. Unlock your potential at LewisGale Medical Center!Job Summary and Qualifications The Infection Prevention Coordinator is responsible for identifying, investigating, monitoring, and reporting healthcare-associated infections, and coordinating the facility wide infection prevention program. They collaborate with teams and individuals to create infection prevention strategies, provide feedback, and sustain infection prevention strategies. In collaboration with IP Director, develop, implement, and evaluate the organizational infection prevention program. Coordinate day to day activities related to the identification, surveillance, and prevention of infections/communicable diseases. Coordinate development of an annual surveillance plan based on the population(s) served, services provided, and analysis of surveillance data. Utilize epidemiologic principles to conduct surveillance and investigations. Evaluate and modify the surveillance plan as necessary. Develop, interpret and assist with implementation of infection prevention and control policies and protocols. Communicate infection prevention and control information and data to various committees and healthcare workers across the organization as assigned.Develops, implements, and maintains a reporting system for nosocomial infections/communicable diseases.Maintains communication with the medical staff and hospital staff regarding detection, surveillance and prevention of communicable diseases and other possible hazardous situations. Assist all department managers in developing, implementing and updating the infection control standards for their departments.Serves as a liaison to medical and hospital staff in the area of Infection Control. Also serves as the liaison with the Virginia Department of Health and CDC when appropriate and necessary. With IP Director, coordinates the facility's Infection Control Committee. With IP Director, supervises ICP staff, providing ongoing direction, guidance, and support. Assess and address learning needs of those served. Create educational goals, objectives, and strategies using learning principles and available educational tools and technology. Evaluate the effectiveness of educational programs and learner outcomes. Comply with regulatory and mandatory reporting requirements at the local, state and federal levels. Facilitate compliance with regulatory and accreditation standards. Stay current on infection prevention and control regulatory and accreditation standards. Utilize PI methodology as a means of enacting change. Define the scope of the project and select appropriate PI tools to aid in efficiency, reliability, effectiveness and ensure sustainability of the initiative. Ensure that customer needs and expectations are considered in the development of and continuous improvement of processes, products, and services. Monitor and analyze process and outcome measures to evaluate the effectiveness and sustainability. Participate in PI committees, teams and initiatives as indicated. \n What qualifications you will need: Have healthcare related and infection control experience; possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Proficiency in PC skills in a Windows operating environment. Experience with data management.Baccalaureate degree in nursing, public health, epidemiology, clinical laboratory science, medical technology or related field. Certification in Infection Control and Epidemiology (i.e.: CIC - preferred) or, attainment within 1 year after employment This role requires you to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 based on local, state and /or federal law or regulations (unless a medical or religious exemption is approved). LewisGale Medical Center has provided quality healthcare services since 1909. We give patient's access to trained physicians and advanced technology. Our---500+ bed hospital---is one of the leading acute care facilities in the Salem area. We specialize in---heart and vascular care-including the latest advanced technology available through our designated Heart Center-as well as---orthopedics and spine care, services for mental and behavioral health and cancer care. \n\n At LewisGale Medical Center, our care like family culture extends to our patients, our people and our community. We are committed to each other because when we join together, our patients are cared for in the safest and most compassionate way. \n\n HCA Healthcare has been recognized as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies - by the Ethisphere Institute more than ten times. In recent years, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.7 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses. "Across HCA Healthcare's more than 2,000 sites of care, our nurses and colleagues have a positive impact on patients, communities and healthcare. Together, we uplift and elevate our purpose to give people a healthier tomorrow."- Jane Englebright, PhD, RN CENP, FAAN Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive Join a family that cares about every stage in your career! We are interviewing candidates for our RN Infection Preventionist PRN opening. Apply today and a member of our Talent Acquisition team will reach out. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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