Genesis Healthcare Infection Control Nurse - RN in Hadley, Massachusetts
Genesis HealthCare is the nation's leading provider of healthcare services from short-term to long-term care and a wide variety of living options and professional clinical services. We are changing how care is delivered by bringing together people like you -- passionate, highly skilled and motivated to make a difference.
Protecting the safety and health of our patients/residents and employees is our utmost concern at Genesis. Join as an Infection Control Nurse -- RN to support that goal. In this role, you will serve as the nursing centers' prevention and control officer and function as a practitioner, resource, consultant, educator and facilitator. Your focus is infection prevention - control activities, outcome - process surveillance, outbreak management and employee health.
Position Highlights Oversee the nursing centers' Infection Control and Prevention Program to minimize the risk of infection. Manage the employee health program which includes the universal influenza program. Facilitate infection control training for all newly hired employees and conduct annual competency training for nurses administering tuberculosis testing. Review the immunization documentation/status for all new hires with the center to ensure compliance Develop education programs in response infection control needs identified through Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement, rounding and center quality measures
Why Genesis? We improve the lives we touch through the delivery of high-quality healthcare and everyday compassion! We Care Deeply about YOU! Guided by our Core Values, Code of Conduct and Ethics program, we foster a culture of care and compassion. We focus on improving the quality of care through creativity and innovation, honesty and integrity in all we do. We Develop YOU! We provide career ladders, education and training opportunities so you can build a long and successful career with Genesis. We Appreciate YOU! We value your contributions to the Genesis mission and vision and instill an environment of teamwork and enjoyment in working together. We recognize and celebrate our shared successes. We are Committed to YOU! We know you are the vital link between Genesis, our patients and residents! We inspire you to be your best self.
Qualifications: Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing with current registered nurse licensure by the State Board of Nursing. BSN preferred Infection Control and Prevention certification is strongly preferred. This specialty certification must be obtained within the first 2 years of employment if not already in place A minimum of three years full-time or equivalent nursing experience is required with a minimum of two years of nursing experience in long-term care nursing. One year experience in a management/administrative or supervisory capacity is preferred. Previous experience in infection control is preferred. Must work flexible hours in order to meet with employees working evening and night shifts. To protect the health and safety of our patients, residents, employees, family members, and the communities we serve, Genesis has implemented a universal COVID-19 vaccination requirement for employees, care partners and onsite vendors.
Requisition Number: 414179
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