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RN, Registered Nurse - Infection Control and Employee Health

Location : Oklahoma City OK 73141
Job Type : Direct
Reference Code : 16955
Hours : Full Time
Travel : No
Relocation : No
Job Industry : Healthcare - Health Services
Job Category : Nursing

Job Description :

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Under the direction of the Clinical Operations Officer this position is responsible for new hire and annual health screenings, immunizations, job hazard analysis, work related injuries, facilitates injury reduction programs, develops and implements an effective infection prevention and control program, including surveillance for healthcare-associated infections, monitoring of specific environmental issues, management of clusters/outbreaks, compliance with accrediting and regulatory agencies, overseeing isolation precautions and designing educational programs that inform and instruct employees and physician partners in patient care practices that prevent healthcare-associated infections.


 


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES



  • Performs annual infection control risk assessment and surveillance plan along with mid-year evaluation of the plan.

  • Plans and facilitates the monthly Infection Control Committee (ICC) meeting at respective ministry.

  • Collaborates in the development and delivery of educational programs and/or tools that relate to infection prevention, control, and epidemiology.

  • Reports infection surveillance, prevention and control information to local, state and federal public health authorities in accordance with law and regulation.

  • Participates in the development of special studies designed to identify unusual epidemic situations or to evaluate the impact of new products, equipment or delivery of patient care. Reports results to Infection Control Committee and other appropriate departments and/or committees.

  • Responsible for the  quality  assurance program  of  the employee  health  service, such as  monthly statistics  on  tuberculosis  exposure/screening,  hepatitis  screening, rubella exposure/screening, aids  exposure/screening  and of  employees  seen  in the  employee  health clinic.

  • He  or she  is  an active participant  in  the  hospital  safety  and infection  control  committees  and must interface with the  personnel  responsible  for those committees.  

  • The employee  health  coordinator  will  be  responsible for developing  and  implementing  a  wellness program  for the  employees  of  the hospital  and  other  organizations  as  appropriate  and for coordinating  the  activates  of  such programs.  

  • Coordinates  the  daily  activities  of  the  employee health  clinic  to  allow  for routine  physical examinations,  treatment of  acutely  ill  employees,  epidemiological  follow-ups, routine  screenings for tuberculosis,  hepatitis, rubella, and  AIDS, employee education,  and  wellness  related  activities.  

  • The Employee  Health  Coordinator  is  responsible for giving  complete  and  comprehensive  preemployment physical  examinations  and  to  document findings  in a  systematic  manner  on  a problem  oriented  medical  record.

  • The  Employee Health Coordinator  shall  maintain the  privacy  of the  patient  and  the  confidentiality  of  the medical  record. 

  • He  or she  will  be responsible  for immunizations  as  recommended  by  the Centers  for Disease Control  (CDC)  and  the Infection Control  Committee. 

  • In  addition  to  the  above responsibilities, the  incumbent  will  be responsible for any  other duties  as  deemed  appropriate. Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications :

Knowledge and Skills Required



  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing, BSN preferred

  • One year of previous related experience in addition to three months learning on the job.

  • Knowledge of surveillance equipment and computer software

  • Current licensure in the State of Oklahoma as a registered nurse; current BLS certification; ACLS required within 90 Days of employment

  • Effective communication skills; both orally and written. Computer skills required

  • Ability to manage a team and work together with peers & other departments

  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills


 
 
Benefits:
 
Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug, Life Insurance/AD&D,
Supplemental Group Life, Short and Long-Term Disability, Paid Time Off, Extended Illness
Bank (EIB), Flexible Spending, Employee Assistance Program, and company discounts.



 

 
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