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RN Infection Preventionist

Company: AbleHearts
Location: Northbrook
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Conveniently located in Northbrook, a suburb of Chicago, Deerfield Crossing of Northbrook has 147 well-appointed beds in a home-like environment designed for function and comfort. With individualized meals served restaurant style in our elegant dining room, Deerfield Crossing's specially trained staff provides quality person-centered care. Deerfield Crossing of Northbrook is truly a place where people matter. -RN Infection PreventionistCertification in Infection Prevention and Control (CIC) strongly preferred -The RN Infection Preventionist, working with the Director of Nursing, is responsible for the development of performance improvement/patient safety initiatives and implementing and maintaining the multiple facets of an Infection Control Program. This individual maintains a routine surveillance program of patients, staff, and the environmental problems that present a real or potential threat to the welfare of patients, visitors, or staff throughout our community. They will promote a facility-wide understanding of the overall quality and patient safety program and culture. Additional responsibilities of the Infection Control Specialist:

  • Participate in the development, implementation and maintenance of written policies and procedures that govern day-to-day activities of Infection Control in the facility
  • Responsible for periodic evaluation and revision of policies and procedures and programs as needed to improve departmental functions and to ensure the departments are meeting the needs of the resident, their family, the facility, and regulatory agencies
  • Ensure compliance with government and accrediting agency standards and regulations pertaining to Infection Control
  • Facilitate timely and effective resolution of patient care issues
  • Serve as a resource to all levels of the organization relative to infection control and quality improvement activities, conducting or providing education as requested by staff or leadership
  • Coordinate teams as needed to drive change towards desired outcomes using appropriate performance improvement methodologies -What's in it for you? - -
    • Earned Wage Access - Next Day Pay!
    • Robust Tuition Advancement Program!
    • Career Ladders and scholarship opportunities!
    • 401k with Match After Only 90 Days! - 100% match up to 3%; 50% match up to 5%
    • Medical (several great plans to choose from), dental, vision and life insurance
    • Paid Time off and/or Vacation Time and Holiday Pay
    • Continuing education creditsBenefits may vary based on employment status
      • Must be a Registered Nurse (RN) in good standing and currently licensed in our state
      • Certification in Infection Prevention and Control (CIC) strongly preferred
      • At least one-year experience in a long-term skilled nursing community -
      • Nursing management experience preferred
      • Demonstrated understanding of state and federal rules and regulations that govern the practices of the facility
      • Able to relate positively and favorably to customers and families and to work cooperatively with others
      • We are a vaccinated care facility. New hires will need to provide proof of vaccination or other acceptable documents prior to starting employmentCome join our family -where our -team members dedicate themselves to love without limits and -where they -live -by -the standards -of -our safety-first, -family always philosophy -Click Apply to join us!Go to our website for more info and career opportunities -

Keywords: AbleHearts, Chicago , RN Infection Preventionist, Healthcare , Northbrook, Illinois

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