Community Rehabilitation Hospital North (7343 Clearvista Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46256), a joint venture with Community Health Network and Kindred Healthcare, is an inpatient acute facility that offers superior access and the latest equipment to improve the lives of individuals with a broad range of diagnoses - from brain and spinal cord injury to stroke and amputation. Community Rehabilitation Hospital North has an advanced accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) in Adult Inpatient Care and for their Inpatient Brain Injury Specialty Program and Stroke Specialty Program.
Assumes responsibility and accountability for the surveillance of infections and for the hospital Infection Prevention and Control Program. In collaboration with hospital leadership, develops implements and evaluates the Infection Control Program.
Develops the annual hospital wide Infection Control Plan; evaluates the effectiveness of the program and reports findings to leadership and appropriate committees.
Assures systems are in place to report infection surveillance, prevention and control information to:
appropriate staff in the hospital
federal, state and local public health authorities in accordance with law and regulation
other referring or receiving hospitals or organizations needing information regarding the presence of infection in a patient received or transferred
Plans, implements and directs the surveillance of infection of all departments and services that provide direct patient care or provide the support of patient care.
Collaborates with Employee Health/Human Resources in the prevention and surveillance of infections among hospital personnel; includes interventions for immunization and/or treatment to staff and licensed independent practitioners.
Coordinates immunization employee programs annually after orientation
Identifies potential sources of nosocomial infection and implements actions to eliminate the source; and evaluates infection data to distinguish between nosocomial and community-acquired infection.
Assists in identifying, monitoring and controlling outbreaks of nosocomial infection among patient and hospital personnel.
Leads Infection Control Committee. Reports and maintains surveillance in order to collect, analyze and trend data and reports through the Infection Control Committee. Provides accurate and timely reports to the Director of Continuous Quality and Performance Improvement, leadership and appropriate committees.
Assures the hospital implements infection prevention and control activities to reduce the risk of infections associated with medical equipment, devices and supplies.
Acts as a resource to hospital personnel in implementing isolation techniques or other infection control measures.
Communicates and collaborates with the Laboratory in order to identify significant laboratory information.
In collaboration with hospital leadership and personnel from applicable departments or services, reviews and revises the program to improve outcomes.
Provides education for employees regarding infection control during orientation and ongoing in-services as required.
Current licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse, issued by the Indiana State Board of Nursing.
Minimum of two (2) years of staff nursing.
Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, evaluate and direct activities of clinical personnel; effective oral and written communication skills, in English with additional languages preferred; proficiency in basic computer skills required.
Qualified Infection Control Practitioner, Certification Board for Infection Control (CBIC), preferred.
Job : Nursing Primary Location : IN-Indianapolis-Community North Rehab Hosp Organization : 4072 - Community North Rehab Hosp Shift : Day