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Infection Control Practitioner

Company: Kindred Healthcare
Location: Chicago
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Job Description:

DescriptionInterested in a career with Kindred Hospitals ' a place where you can put your heart into and make a real difference in our patient's lives.Come and grow your career with Kindred Hospitals, a division of Kindred Healthcare. Our culture of caring for our patients and residents begin with our core values ' our employees. We are committed to fostering professional growth and dedicated healthcare teams that make us the provider of choice. We embrace a diverse workforce and understand that hiring outstanding people is the key to providing quality care ' and quality care is what we do every day! Join us!Summary:Infection Control Practitioner job consults with physicians, managers, and staff for the management of infectious and/or immuno-suppressed patients. Develops, implements, and continually monitors the infection control policies and procedures for all departments.* Implements a surveillance system for detecting and monitoring hospital acquired and community infections. Ensures compliance to regulatory requirements.* Provides physicians and staff with updates of infection control policy changes.* Investigates outbreaks or clusters of infections. Monitors, analyzes, and interprets bacteriology reports and infection statistics, recommends appropriate control measures to prevent dissemination of resistant microorganisms and pathogens.* Consults with physicians, managers, and staff for the management of infectious and/or immuno-suppressed patients.* Participates in Infection Control Committees.* Collaborates with local and state health departments in the prevention, control, and appropriate reporting of communicable diseases.* Participates in ongoing infection control educational programs for employees, including TB, HIV/Hep/Universal Precautions. May educate patients as necessary.Infection Control Practitioner, ICP, APIC, Infection, Clinical Nurse, ICU, Critical Care, Intensive Care Unit, RN, Registered Nurse, Critical Care RN, Medical Surgical Nursing, Hospital, Healthcare, Long Term Acute Care, Transitional Care Hospitals, Registered Nurse / RN, RN, R.N., Registered Nurse, Med Surg, Med Surge, Medical Surgical, Medical/Surgical, Med/Surg, Med/Surge, ICU, CC, CCU, Critical Care, telemetry, acute care, intensive care unit, post-acute, emergency room, E.R., ER, step down, transitional care, nurse, nursingQualificationsEducation:Bachelors Degree in nursing or healthcare related field.Licenses/Certification:Current State RN license.Experience:Minimum of 1 year clinical experience in medical-surgical or critical care nursing.If you are a current Kindred/RehabCare employee Click Here.

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