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Infection Preventionist/SDS
INFECTION PREVENTIONIST:
To develop and implement an ongoing infection prevention and control program while providing nursing care to residents as prescribed by the physician and by standards of nursing practices and regulations, and as may be directed by the Director of Nursing or Nursing department Managers; and, in doing so, to lead or direct licensed and non-professional nursing staff in the delivery or direct resident care and support functions.

STAFF DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR: 
Position: Infection Preventionist/SDS
Organization: Gold City Health & Rehabilitation
Location: Dahlonega,  GA 
United States
Salary: Starting 85K; Salary based on experience
Posting Start Date: 1/30/2024
Date Posted: 1/30/2024
Requirements INFECTION PREVENTIONIST: 
  • Develop and implement an ongoing infection prevention and control program to prevent, recognize, and control the onset and spread of infections to provide a safe, sanitary, and comfortable environment.
  • Establishes facility-wide systems for the prevention, identification, reporting, investigation, and control of infections and infectious diseases of residents, staff, and visitors.
  • Develop and implement written policies and procedures under current standards of practice and recognized guidelines for infection prevention and control.
  • Oversees the facility’s antibiotic stewardship program.
  • Oversees resident care activities that increase the risk of infection (i.e., use and care of urinary catheters, wound care, incontinence care, skin care, point-of-care blood testing, and medication injections).
  • Leads the facility’s Infection and Prevention Control Committee.  Develops action plans to address opportunities for improvement.
  • Participates in the facility’s QAA Committee.  Performs duties as assigned.
  • Implements an annual infection control risk assessment process and participates in the facility’s yearly facility assessment review process.
  • Reviews and revises the facility’s infection prevention and control program, its standards, policies, and procedures annually and as needed for changes to the facility assessment to ensure they are effective and under current standards of practice for preventing and controlling infections.
  • Provide education on infection prevention and control principles, policies, and procedures to staff, residents, and families (where appropriate).
  • Ensures public health is notified of reportable diseases.
  • Collaborates with other departments in fulfilling occupational health and safety requirements. (i.e., employee health).
  • Maintains documentation of infection prevention and control program activities.
  • Participates in facility surveys (inspections) made by authorized government agencies as necessary or as may be directed. 
  • Ensures the facility complies with current CMS, CDC, OSHA, and local regulations concerning reporting requirements, infection control, or standard/universal precautions.
  • Assists in developing and implementing a facility-wide TB management control program.  
Status: This listing expires on: 7/28/2024
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Organization Information
Name:
Gold City Health & Rehabilitation
Address:
222 Moore Drive

Dahlonega,  GA 30533
United States
Email:
michael.dykes@c-ross.com
Phone:
(706) 864-3045
Fax:
(706) 864-4535
Contact:
Michael Dykes