Infection Control Practitioner - Aurora, CO

Kindred Healthcare Aurora, CO
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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.

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Education:

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.

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