The Infection Control (IC) Registered Nurse will be located in Greenville Health Care Center, North Carolina, under the direction of the Infection Control Service in Durham North Carolina. The RN for IC will demonstrate leadership in the development, implementation, and coordination of infection control policies, procedures, and activities throughout the Medical Center. This program is responsible for inpatient and outpatient clinical settings, to include the Outpatient Clinics and other remote care sites. Responsibilities include: Conducts surveillance as determined by the risk assessment for the facility, including high risk, high volume and problem prone patient care activities. Report's findings to pertinent departments. Conducts active surveillance for communicable diseases and reports appropriately to the public health department. Demonstrates experience and creative approaches to management of complex patient care. Works effectively with all levels of staff and as a member of the infection control team. Plans and implements learning activities appropriate to the clinical area and level of staff expertise. Educates patients, families, visitors and staff on infection prevention/control processes and procedures. Is a member of committees, facility and service level, where Infection Control expertise is needed Serves as an infection control liaison to the Medical Center, with VISN 6, the state/local Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control. Applies principles and current practices of infection prevention and control in supporting the health care delivery system. Provides leadership in the application of the Infection Control Plan that will consist of effective infection prevention and control practices that are specific to the practice setting, the population served, and the continuum of care. Satisfactorily integrates findings of surveillance into the organization's quality improvement activities. Applies the nursing process to all Infection Control activities to positively enhance patient care outcomes Considers both clinical outcomes and financial implication when making recommendations for changes in Infection Control practices. Evaluates use of newly developed infection control technology or products for cost-effectiveness. Integrates cost accounting data into the analysis of Nosocomial infection reports. Annually documents cost reduction through infection control program activities. Accurately communicates resource variance to administration Modifies the Infection Control Plan if needed Work Schedule: Monday- Friday, 8:00AM to 4:30PM, occasional evening, night or weekend telephone consultation, no on-call pay Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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