Posted in Other 2 days ago.
Professional, detail oriented Registered Nurse who implements the infection prevention program and employee health program for Kentucky Correctional Psychiatric Center. Candidate will also serve as a shift supervisor when needed.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Direct, maintain and review hospital infection control, exposure and TB control program. Report communicable diseases to proper authorities within established time frames. Ongoing infection control surveillance and data collection. Develop standards of practice and risk assessments related to infection surveillance. Employee health monitoring, includes but not limited to-vaccination program, respiratory program (Fit testing and TB screening), Post-Exposure program and communicable disease testing. Maintain employee health records and database. Responsible for the administration of the department's CEU program. Provide infection prevention/control orientation for new employees. Responsible for quality care for patients and assure a safe environment in the hospital. Provide first level supervision to nursing staff. Perform duties of unit registered nurse as needed. Demonstrate interpersonal skills that enhance communication with both internal and external customers. Complete annually required training according to established time frames. Adhere to zero tolerance for patient abuse and maintains ethical standard for treatment of patients. Follow established regulatory personnel and department standards that include guidelines for proper professional development and maintenance of competent skill levels.
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from an accredited nursing school and holds a Kentucky registered nursing license or valid work permit issued by the Kentucky Board of Nursing. Advanced knowledge of psychiatric nursing. Demonstrates competence in a range of nursing skills and advanced clinical skills. Good interpersonal and communication skills. Strong leadership qualities and supervisory skills.
BSN with four years' nursing experience or Associates Degree in nursing with five years' experience including three years in psychiatric nursing experience required. Candidate must demonstrate leadership characteristics.
Position requires lifting 50 pounds maximum, with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds. Working conditions involve continuous or near-continuous exposure to extreme levels of temperature, noise, air pollution, or chemical gases or substances. Normal work tasks may involve a high level of frequent and ongoing exposure to blood, body fluids or tissue.
Within the bounds of their respective job descriptions, all staff are expected to exercise principle-centered leadership, focused on customer service responsiveness, with a continuous quality improvement orientation. Additionally, all staff are expected to develop a working knowledge of and follow all policies and procedures related to safety management and other JCAHO standards.
Time Type:Full time
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