Infection Preventionist - RN at EagleCare LLC in Indianapolis, Indiana

Posted in Science 13 days ago.

Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

For additional information, please contact:
Susan Ford, Talent Acquisition Partner


Call/text: 317-754-8515  


Bring your heart to work! Caring people make the difference at American Senior Communities!


Compassion, Accountability, Relationships and Excellence are the core values for American Senior Communities. These words not only form an acronym for C.A.R.E., they are our guiding principles and create the framework for all our relationships with customers, team members and community at large.


We are committed to the safety and health of our team members, residents, and families we serve. As such, ASC is proud to have implemented a mandatory vaccination policy, requiring COVID-19 vaccination(s) for all employees, including contracted third-party staff, and new hires effective June 1, 2021. In accordance with our mission to compassionately serve every resident with quality care and excellence, we firmly believe that vaccinating all employees is essential for our customer’s safety and health. Should you have any questions regarding this, please speak with your recruiting contact directly.


The Company understands and respects that a limited number of candidates may have personal reasons for not receiving the vaccine. As such, we are asking those candidates who wish to request an exemption from being required to be vaccinated, submit a request for their exemption through their Executive Director once hired.


American Senior Communities has proudly delivered patient centered care since the year 2000, with a long history of excellent outcomes. Each of our 80+ American Senior Community is part of the neighborhood in which it exists. Our leaders and staff live in surrounding areas and know the community well. We value the same things in life that you do. The foundation of our senior living communities is based on the knowledge that we’ll be part of your neighborhood for many, many years. We take great pride in our hospitality and it is ingrained in everything we do.  As partners in senior care, we are not just doing a job, but following a calling.


Our commitment to our team members:



  • PayActiv – Have immediate access to up to 50% for your pay pre-hire

  • Medical/Dental/Vision insurance available - Plans starting as low as $20 a week

  • Tuition assistance and up to $500 for certifications

  • Telehealth options also available

  • Nurse & CNA preceptor program – Become a mentor and get paid!

  • Grow our staff thru the O2NE program that offers fully paid LPN or RN higher education and training

  • 401k

  • Paid Time Off

  • Generous Employee Referral Program

  • Workforce Chaplains: Confidential, non-denomination resource available for anyone in the ASC family

 


What will you be doing and how will you make a difference at American Senior Communities?


The Infection Preventionist is responsible for the facility’s Infection Prevention and Control Program.  The Infection Preventionist is responsible for matching the learning needs of nursing staff and non-nursing staff with educational programs designed to meet dynamic resident care demands.  The Infection Preventionist is responsible for assessing educational needs of staff, coordinating programs based upon identified needs, and ensuring compliance with all State and Federal guidelines for infection prevention and control,  in-service education and new employee orientation.  May serve as the Clinical Education Nurse for the facility.



  • A member of the facility’s QAPI program and reports to the committee on the Infection Prevention and Control Program (IPCP) and Antibiotic Stewardship Program on a routine basis and as needed.

  • Monitor and tracks healthcare associated infections.

  • Provide on-site management of the facility COVID-19 prevention and response activities.

  • Conducts infection prevention and control surveillance activities and audits adherence to recommended infection control practices.

  • Provides competency-based training of healthcare personnel on infection prevention and control practices.

  • Completes Infection Prevention and Control/Antibiotic Stewardship and Clinical Education QAPI summary minutes and makes recommendations for corrective action.

  • Monitors antibiotic usage and follows Antibiotic Stewardship Program

  • Monitors immunization and TB screening for residents and employees. Includes tracking and administering all PPDs and HBV for all staff and new hires.  Tracking and administering all PPDs, TB screening, Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccinations for residents.

Requirements



  • Indiana State License as a Registered Nurse

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.

  • Clinical experience with an ongoing interest and enthusiasm for creating educational programs that address the unique issues associated with care of the aged.

  • Advanced training in infection prevention and control by certificate or through CDC training program. 

We are Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran and other protected categories.

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