Five-star Rating, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Top 100 Community Hospitals, Becker’s Hospital Review
Top 100 Rural Hospitals, Becker’s Hospital Review
Located in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains
Co-workers that feel like family
You Will Be Responsible For:
Surveillance of infection and management of data.
Utilizes Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Criteria to identify and evaluate selected nosocomial infections, and to differentiate between nosocomial and community acquired infections.
Collects, aggregates and analyzes nosocomial infection data. Accurately computes selected nosocomial infection rates and prepares graphic reports of these finding for the Performance Improvement Committee quarterly.
Implements or instructs staff regarding prevention measures to be implemented to contain the spread of infection or disease to patients, visitors and staff.
Reviews cases of epidemiological significant organisms. Identifies outbreaks and clusters of significant infections. Recommends control measures necessary to contain the spread of the outbreak, coordinates implementation of these measures and coordinates the formal outbreak investigation.
Reviews selected isolation cases to assess appropriateness, identify compliance issues, and identify practices that may result in the spread of infection.
Submits timely, thorough and accurate data to NHSN as outlined by regulatory agencies.
Conducts surveillance rounds, provides education and follows up on identified opportunities for improvement to ensure compliance. Notifies Director, Chief Nursing Officer, Chief of Staff, and Chief Executive Officer of unresolved identified deficiencies and/or deficiencies identified with the need for immediate action.
Coordinates activities, monitors performance and follows up on applicable areas related to TJC National Patient Safety Goals (Infection Prevention)
What You Will Need:
Associate Nursing Degree
Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in healthcare
One year or more experience in an RN role outside of bedside nursing (Case Management, Quality Control, etc)
Prior Infection Control Experience Highly preferred.
Manages and leads the hospital Infection Control and Prevention Program for AdventHealth Gordon and AdventHealth Murray. Designated as the individual with clinical authority over the infection control and prevention program along with responsibility for daily management activities. These responsibilities include developing and implementing policies governing control of infections and communicable diseases along with developing a system for identifying, reporting, investigating, and controlling infections and communicable diseases. Facilitates communication among all members of the healthcare team, including physicians and community agencies. Acts as a consultant to the medical staff, and hospital professional and technical staff regarding infection prevention and control measures in order to coordinate safe delivery of patient care. Plans, develops and conducts educational classes, including infection control and prevention orientation for new employees and volunteers, blood borne pathogen orientation for hospital staff in conjunction with Employee Health, infection prevention principles and isolation practices program for new nursing staff and local area nursing students. Ensures compliance with CMS, TJC, HFAP and other regulatory agencies.
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