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Next Step Health Care RN Infection Control Preventionist and Wound Nurse up to $10,500 Sign on & Retention Bonus in Taunton, Massachusetts

Full Time Day Shift

RN Infection Control Preventionist and Wound Nurse for Wedgemere Healthcare

If you have a passion for helping people, for making them feel safe, respected, cared for and listened to, then your next step is with us.

At Next Step Healthcare, we know that working in the healthcare industry is more than just a job ? it?s a way of life reserved for the most compassionate, caring, and hard-working individuals. We are privileged to work alongside people who believe, like we do, that locally owned and operated healthcare facilities should go beyond simply ?meeting the needs? of its residents.

Why choose NSHC:

  • Tuition Forgiveness

  • Pay up to $10,500.00 Sign on & Retention Bonus

    Perks

  • Life Assistance Program

  • Home and Auto Insurance Discounts

  • Verizon wireless discounts (22% discount)

  • Six Flags discounts

    The Infection Control Preventionist is a dedicated nurse who is trained and responsible for preventing, identifying, reporting, investigating and controlling infections and communicable diseases for all residents, staff, volunteers, visitors, and contractors.

  • Implement the policies and procedures around infection control developed by Next Step Healthcare while reporting to Director of Nursing.

  • Create and implement training programs in conjunction with the Director of Clinical Education, for all staff and residents on infection control procedures.

  • Act as a consultant and resource to all staff and residents for problem solving, education, and interpretation and implementation of policies and procedures.

  • Remain knowledgeable of CDC, DPH and Local Board of Health regulations and reporting requirements as they apply to the infection control program.

  • Develop and implement an Infection Control quality assurance and improvement plan. Member of QAPI Committee.

  • Complete annual assessment based on facility assessment, with annual review of policies and procedures and infection control program.

  • Annual review of Antibiotic Stewardship program.

  • Monitor and interpret trends in infection control and communicable diseases as they relate to the facility.

  • Oversee infection control practices in all departments.

  • Ensure water management program is in place.

  • Onboarding and education of infection control practices for new employees.

  • In collaboration with the medical director, plan and implement epidemiologic investigations and evaluate for efficacy, such as contact tracing.

  • Coordinate and collaborate with other departments and positions to plan delivery of services, such as cohorting.

  • Consult inform Director of Clinical Quality and Outcomes on Infection Control status and program development.

  • Ensure all residents, staff, volunteers, visitors and contractors understand Infection Control Measures. Accountable for staff and resident immunizations to ensure that staff and residents have been vaccinated to prevent the spread of diseases.

  • Responsible for testing requirements per DPH, CMS

  • Maintain a line listing of all residents with infections placed in isolation or on infection control precautions, as well as those residents and employees who have nosocomial infections.

  • Monitor infection control practices and procedures through rounding to ensure that all personnel are implementing our Infection Control practices

  • Report all reportable disease to the County and State Health Department.

  • Report all cases utilizing the internal Company reporting form for all residents

  • Report all cases for staff to the VP of Administration/Compliance Officer and Director of Administration Work Environment:

  • Works in office area(s) as well as throughout the nursing service area (i.e., drug rooms, nurses' stations, resident rooms, etc.).

  • Is involved with residents, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc., under all conditions and circumstances.

    Qualifications:

  • Must possess, as a minimum, a Nursing Degree from an accredited college or university

  • Must possess a current, unencumbered, active license to practice as an RN in Massachusetts.

  • Infection Control experience- has or in process of attaining an Infection Control Preventionist Certification

  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.

  • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public.

  • Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that pertain to long-term care.

  • Must possess leadership and supervisory ability and the willingness to work harmoniously with and supervise other personnel.

  • Must possess the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures, etc.,

  • Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult resident

  • Must be willing to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing nursing

  • BLS (Required)

  • Registered Nurse (RN) (Required)

  • Wound/Ostomy Certification Required

    Benefits include but not limited to:

  • Paid time off (vacation, sick, holiday)

  • Medical through BCBS

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Life Insurance

  • 401(k)

    If you have a passion for helping people, for making them feel safe, respected, cared for and listened to, then your next step is with us.

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