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Infection Preventionist/RN

Avamere

This is a Contract position in Lake Oswego, OR posted December 2, 2020.

Overview

At Avamere, our mission is to enhance the life of every person we serve.

This includes our patients, residents, patient and resident family members, and our fellow co-workers.

WE OFFER:

Competitive Wages

Tuition Reimbursement

Growth Opportunities

Referral Bonuses

Annual Wage Increases

Infection Preventionist/RN

Full-time Position Available

The Pearl at Kruse Way
4550 Carman Drive
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
(503) 675-6055

The primary purpose of your job position is to plan, organize, develop, coordinate, and direct our infection control program and its activities in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern such programs, and as may be directed by the Administrator and the Infection Control Committee to ensure that an effective infection control program is maintained at all times.

Responsibilities/Qualifications/Skillset

Responsibilities:

  • Plan, develop, organize, implement, evaluate, coordinate, and direct our infection control program in accordance with current rules, regulations, and guidelines that govern such requirements in nursing care facilities.
  • Ensure that the facility is in compliance with current CDC, OSHA, and local regulations concerning infection control or standard/universal precautions.
  • Develop, maintain, and periodically update infection control precautions and aseptic technique that successfully correct problem areas.
  • Monitor infection control practices and procedures to ensure that all personnel are implementing our standard operating procedures for tasks involving exposure to blood/body fluids.
  • Serve on, participate in, and attend Infection Control Committee meetings.
  • Develop and implement a practical system of detecting, evaluating, recording, and reporting infections that originate with facility personnel.
  • Participate in the interviewing and selection of residents for admission to the facility.
  • Assist the Director of Nursing Services in preparing the budget for the department in relation to its infection control program and activities.
  • Develop and participate in the planning, conducting, and scheduling of timely in-service training classes and educational programs that provide instructions on “how to do the job” for all facility personnel.
  • Assist in the development, implementation, and maintenance of a written plan of care (preliminary and comprehensive) for each resident in isolation or on infection control precautions that identifies the problems/needs of the resident, indicates the care to be given, goals to be accomplished, and which professional service is responsible for each element of care.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of all resident care information including protected health information. Report known or suspected incidents of unauthorized disclosure of such information.
  • Identify, evaluate, and classify routine and job-related functions to ensure that tasks in which there is potential exposure to blood/body fluids are properly identified and recorded.

Qualifications:

  • Must possess a current, unencumbered, active license to practice as a Registered Nurse in this state.
  • Must have, as a minimum, two (2) years clinical experience in a hospital, nursing care facility, or other related healthcare facility.
  • Must have, as a minimum, six (6) months training experience in rehabilitative and restorative nursing practices.
  • Must possess a working knowledge of epidemiology, microbiology, infectious diseases, and aseptic technique to include Standard
  • Precautions.
  • Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that pertain to
  • nursing care facilities and infection control practices, to include standard/universal precautions.
  • Must maintain confidentiality of all resident care information in accordance with HIPAA guidelines.

Perks:

  • Tuition assistance
  • Mentorship opportunities
  • Employee assistance program featuring discounts on gym memberships, financial coaching, counseling services, and more
  • Generous employee referral program
  • Paid time off
  • 401K retirement plan
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Comprehensive benefits package with medical coverage, voluntary dental, vision, and life insurance, short-term disability, and AD&D coverage

Facility Information

The Pearl at Kruse Way is a 74-bed skilled nursing community caring for seniors in the Lake Oswego, Oregon area. Their services include: skilled nursing, rehabilitation, respite care , and an enhanced memory care unit.

The Pearl at Kruse Way team members value the warm, inviting atmosphere and culture of the community. Several employees have taken advantage of some of their many professional development opportunities, including tuition assistance and mentorship. Team members are also recognized through an employee of the month program.

Employees give back locally with their support of the Alzheimer’s Association and National Charity League.

The Pearl at Kruse Way’s dedication to quality care defines their culture. Their Bronze Commitment to Quality Award from the National Health Care Association and their 4-star Medicare rating both stand as a testament to their efforts to provide outstanding quality care. The American Health Care Association also recognized The Pearl at Kruse Way for quality care as part of the Quality Initiative Recognition Program .

Get to know more about the Pearl at Kruse Way on th eir blog and Facebook .

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