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Infection Preventionist - RN - Weekly Pay!!

Company: Schofield Care
Location: Buffalo
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

In 1910, Dr. Jennie Schofield and a group of community volunteers founded the "Wheel Chair Home" as a not-for-profit home for seniors in Western New York. Today, Schofield continues to provide high quality health care services in our rehab and nursing facility and community-based health care programs.We strive to always follow our mission: _ Provide knowledgeable and compassionate care that enhances the lives of those we serve . _If you are looking for a role that continually gives back with what we strive to do, please apply!Our employees enjoy numerous benefits and perks including: Health insurance Dental insurance Vision insurance 401k with a company match PTO Employee Assistant Program Referral Bonuses Sign-on Bonuses and more!There's never been a better time to join our team!We're looking for a registered nurse (RN) with ample SNF experience to champion our infection control and in-service operations at Schofield Residence! The Infection Preventionist is a critically important position responsible for maintaining a rigorous degree of safety throughout the facility and provides staff with the knowledge and skills needed to deliver the highest quality of care. Role & Responsibilities: Is responsible for developing a system for preventing, identifying, reporting, investigating, and controlling infections and communicable diseases for all residents, staff, volunteers, visitors, and any other individuals providing services under a contractual arrangement and following accepted national standards. Ensures compliance with regulations and requirements from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and any other accrediting healthcare organizations and state regulations. Systematically collects, analyzes, and interprets health data in order to plan, implement, evaluate, and disseminate appropriate health practices. Conducts rounds in order to monitor infection prevention practices with staff and collect infection data from all departments. Maintains records for each case of healthcare-associated infection, conducts outbreak investigations and trains staff on implementation of infection prevention practices such as isolation, barrier precautions, etc. Determines type and duration of any isolation making it the least restrictive to the resident as possible while maintaining proper infection control practices. Conducts ongoing review of policies, procedures, and guidelines to identify infection prevention discrepancies and implements revisions. Interacts with all Medical and Nursing staff, Department Heads, Supervisors, Employee Health, and other professional/non-professional staff to provide resource information, resolve infection prevention and control issues, and identify new opportunities to improve services and reduce cost. Works with all Departments and staff, and independent practitioners to effectively apply policies and procedures that will ensure compliance with the CDC, CMS, all local, county, state, and federal regulatory and/or accrediting agencies. Develops reports and statistical data to be shared with Administration and other committees as needed as well as reporting any and all possible incidents of communicable diseases to local, state, or national agencies. Coordinates the Infection prevention program throughout the facility, implementing the program by evaluating policies and procedures related to patient care infection prevention measures._ Must be able to _: conduct analysis and formulate conclusions identify occurrences, reservoirs, incubation periods, periods of communicability, modes of transmission, signs and symptoms, and susceptibility associated with the infectious disease process interpret laboratory and diagnostic tests, differentiate between colonization and infection differentiate between prophylactic, empiric, and therapeutic uses of antimicrobials_ Must be able to use information management systems for _: data entry and retrieval data collections and organization data analysis and evaluation required reporting integration of diverse sources of data_ Job Requirements: _ Registered Nurses should have a broad level of experience including critical care, emergency medicine, and medical/surgical. MUST have 3-5 years previous long-term care experience Bachelor's Degree in Nursing. Must have current NYS license.If you feel like you are a great fit for our Infection Preventionist position, please apply todayJob Type: Full-timePay: From $75,000.00 per yearBenefits: 401(k) 401(k) matching Dental insurance Employee assistance program Flexible spending account Health insurance Life insurance Paid time off Referral program Vision insuranceMedical specialties: Geriatrics Medical-SurgicalPhysical setting: Nursing home Rehabilitation centerSchedule: 8 hour shift Monday to Friday Weekend availabilitySupplemental pay types: Signing bonusAbility to commute/relocate: Buffalo, NY 14217: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)Application Question(s): Do you have a valid RN License? Are you able to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19?Work Location: One location

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