CO SDC/IP RN

Thornton, CO

Posted: 01/11/2023 Job Number: 22831184 Pay Rate ($): 53.0

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY
Provides necessary orientation, educational and learning opportunities within a supportive environment that will assist personnel in gaining knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to perform assigned duties safely and effectively. Monitors the activities of nursing personnel to ensure quality care that complies with state, federal and corporate standards. Directs the infection prevention and 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 Director of Nursing, to ensure that an effective infection prevention and control program is maintained at all times. Also, responsible for the facility Infection Prevention and Control Program (IPCP), which is designed to provide a safe, sanitary, and comfortable environment and to help prevent the development and transmission of communicable diseases and infections.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Models a positive and professional image that emulates the organization' s mission and encourages a spirit of cooperation with co-workers. Provides assistance to co-workers and promotes teamwork by sharing information useful to achieving desired results.
Ensures that all residents are treated fairly, with kindness, dignity, and respect, and their rights are protected at all times.
Respects and upholds all residents' personal and property rights whenever carrying out duties, including knocking before entering a resident' s room.
Complies with all company and departmental policies and procedures.
Utilizes regulations, policies, procedures and job descriptions to define, plan, implement and evaluate learning opportunities.
Assesses learning needs of personnel in order to meet the needs of the resident, organization and employee
Demonstrates commitment to company' s mission, values and standards of ethical behavior.
Develops, implements, evaluates, and directs the facility' s infection prevention and control program in accordance with current company policies and procedures, ensuring that facility is in compliance with current CDC, OSHA, and local regulations concerning infection prevention and control.
Participates in facility surveys made by authorized government agencies as requested.
Monitors infection prevention and control practices and procedures to ensure that all personnel are implementing standard operating procedures for tasks involving exposure to blood/body fluids.
Makes rounds of nursing units for the purpose of case findings, review of environmental sanitation procedures, and supervision of isolation precautions/practices.
Reviews and analyzes infectious disease laboratory reports and consults with DON to assure that aseptic techniques are implemented.
Ensures that all personnel follow established procedures for disposal of infective and contaminated materials.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & QUALIFICATIONS
1-3 years' experience providing direct care to multiple patients/residents preferred; previous experience as Charge Nurse in Skilled Nursing environment desirable; supervisory experience preferred
Nursing degree from accredited college or graduation from am approved RN program required
Current unencumbered license to practice as an RN in Colorado
Current, valid CPR certification
Knowledge of, or training in, adult learning or previous training experience preferred
If performing infection prevention and control duties must possess a working knowledge of epidemiology, microbiology, infectious diseases, and aseptic technique to include universal precautions.
Supervisory and training experience highly desirable



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