Position is based out of Bemidji, MN and will support our Long Term Care Facility as well as our Critical Access Hospital. This role plays an integral part in educating team members on infection prevention practices as well as providing support while staying current with practices and recommendations from the CDC and MDH. Must be able to travel 1 – 2 times per week to Bagley. Mileage reimbursement provided.
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8a-5p with the potential of hours outside of the core hours due to business needs.
Work collaboratively with infection and prevention and control staff under leadership, to accomplish the goals and objective of the Infection Prevention program. Evaluation infection control trends, practices, and provide educational programs for employees. Possess a basic understanding and working knowledge of microbiology and epidemiology. Responsibilities include surveillance of health care associated infections and reportable illness, evaluation and reporting of statistical information, consultation of asepsis, disinfection, sterilization, isolation, disease transmission and related issues. Monitors compliance standards and regulations, strategies, and evidence-based aspects. Evaluates and improves performance of patient outcomes. Assists with research needs and special projects are assigned. Understand or be willing to learn computer programs and applications necessary for data collection and analysis. Possess good interpersonal skills as well as willingness to seek out new information and knowledge. Able to think critically and problem solve effectively.
Graduate from a National League for Nursing (NLN) or American Association of Colleges for Nursing (AACN) accredited nursing program is strongly preferred. Bachelor’s degree in Nursing preferred.
Two years of nursing experience required. Current or unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) is required. If applicable, an additional RN state licensure of graduate from an approved Masters of Public Health program may be required, when applicable for practice environment. Two years’ experience in a healthcare field preferred.
Registered Nurse (RN) – Board of Certification in Infection Control (CIC) by the Certification Board of Infection Control, Inc. (CBIC) is required. If certification is not obtained at the time of hire, incumbent has 36 months from date of hire to obtain certification. Current RN license in state of practice is required. Master of Public Health (MPH) - Board certification in Infection Control (CIC) by the Certification Board of Infection Control, Inc.(CBIC) is required. If certification is not obtained at the time of hire, incumbent has 36 months from date of hire to obtain certification.
Internal Number: R-24968
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Sanford Health, one of the largest health systems in the United States, is dedicated to the integrated delivery of health care, genomic medicine, senior care and services, global clinics, research and affordable insurance. Headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the organization includes 44 hospitals, 1,400 physicians and more than 200 Good Samaritan Society senior care locations in 26 states and nine countries. Nearly $1 billion in gifts from philanthropist Denny Sanford have transformed how Sanford Health improves the human condition.