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Infection Preventionist (RN)

Yuma, AZ

Posted: 06/20/2024 Industry: Healthcare Job Number: 38982 Compensation: 89,000

Job Description

Job Overview - Infection Preventionist (RN):
Join our healthcare client's dedicated team as an Infection Preventionist. The Infection Preventionist is responsible for developing and maintaining infection prevention policies, performing surveillance activities, and providing education to healthcare workers and the community. If you have experience in infection prevention in an acute hospital setting, we encourage you to apply!

Location: Yuma, AZ
Compensation: $89,000 - $115,000/year
Schedule: Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Responsibilities as the Infection Preventionist (RN):
  • Policy Development: Develop and maintain infection prevention policies and procedures that comply with regulatory agencies.
  • Surveillance Activities: Perform infection prevention surveillance at the hospital and outpatient settings.
  • Patient Care: Assist the healthcare team with the care of infected patients, including isolation procedures.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with Employee Health on programs for influenza vaccination and tuberculosis screening.
  • Education and Recommendations: Provide information, education, and recommendations to prevent the spread of infection among patients, visitors, healthcare workers, and the community.
  • Hand Hygiene and Control Evaluation: Round on acute units and ambulatory areas to evaluate hand hygiene and infection control practices.
  • Infection Surveillance: Review labs and suspected hospital-acquired infections, report and record required items for the state health department.
  • Consultation: Act as a consultant for infection prevention throughout the hospital as requested.
Qualifications for the Infection Preventionist (RN):
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.
  • Licensure: Registered Nurse (RN).
  • Certification: Certification in Infection Control (CIC).
  • Experience: Minimum of 3 years of experience, with at least 2 years working as an Infection Prevention RN in an acute hospital of similar size.
  • Skills: Strong critical thinking and communication skills, with the ability to work closely with other clinicians and providers in acute and ambulatory settings.
Application Notice: Qualified candidates will be contacted within 2 business days of application. If an applicant does not meet the above criteria, TAG MedStaffing will keep your resume on file for future opportunities and may contact you for further discussion.
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