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Infection Control/Nurse Educator - IRFKeller, Texas

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Job # 423724 Date posted 12/22/2021

Description

Texas Rehabilitation Hospital Keller is located in beautiful Keller, TX that is a joint venture between Texas Health Resource and Kindred Healthcare.  It is a 36-bed rehabilitation hospital serve patients recovering from strokes and other long-term illnesses or injuries and feature specialized clinical programs.  The Infection Control Nurse develops the annual hospital wide Infection Control Plan; evaluates the effectiveness of the program and reports findings to leadership and appropriate committees.

Infection Control Job specific:

  • Drives and assumes ownership of Infection Control Plan and activities in the hospital.
  • Excercises independent judgement in analyzing and trending infection data and creates a plan to reduce and prevent invetions.
  • Funtions as the content expert on Infection Prevention and Control for the hospital incuding determining course of action, planning, implementing and ensuring compliance to the plan.
  • Develops the annual hospital wide Infection Control Plan; evaluates the effectiveness of the program and reports findings to leadership and appropriate committees.
  • Assures systems are in place to report infection surveillance, prevention and control information to:
    • appropriate staff in the hospital
    • federal, state and local public health authorities in accordance with law and regulation
    • accrediting bodies
    • other referring or receiving hospitals or organizations needing information regarding the presence of infection in a patient received or transferred
  • Identifies potential sources of nosocomial infection and implements actions to eliminate the source; and evaluates infection data to distinguish between nosocomial and community-acquired infection.
  • Assists in identifying, monitoring and controlling outbreaks of nosocomial infection among patient and hospital personnel.
  • Maintains surveillance in order to collect, analyze and trend data; provides accurate and timely reports to the Director of Continuous Quality and Performance Improvement, leadership and appropriate committees.
  • Assures the hospital implements infection prevention and control activities to reduce the risk of infections associated with medical equipment, devices and supplies.
  • Acts as a resource to hospital personnel in implementing isolation techniques or other infection control measures.
  • In collaboration with hospital leadership and personnel from applicable departments or services, reviews and revises the program to improve outcomes.
  • Provides education for employees regarding infection control during orientation and ongoing in-services as required.
  • Works at maintaining a good rapport and a cooperative working relationship with physicians, departments and staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Associate Degree in Nursing or Nursing Diploma program.  Bachelors or Masters strongly preferred.
  • Current state licensure as Registered Nurse.
  • Demonstrated experience planning, coordinating, evaluating and/or directing educational activities of clinical personnel
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience as a bedside RN
  • CPR/BCLS certification. ACLS preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.

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  • Benefits and Recognition

    Benefits & Recognition Our goal is to offer valuable compensation and incentive programs that enables us to attract, reward, retain, and motivate highly qualified individuals. Compensation can include bonus plans and recognition for going above & beyond.

  • Healthcare

    Healthcare We offer a variety of Health Savings Account (HSA) and PPO plan options.

  • 401(k) Plan

    401(k) Plan Employees can contribute pre-tax dollars through payroll deduction.

  • Paid Time Off

    Paid Time Off Your work/life balance is important to us. We offer our employees a flexible Paid Time Off program.

  • Wellness Program

    Wellness Program We offer tools, resources and support for weight loss, stress reduction, smoking cessation and making overall healthier choices.

  • Community

    Community Community involvement is consistent with our company's principles and with our mission of customer service and quality care.

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Texas Rehabilitation Hospital of Keller is dedicated to providing superior care to our patients in a warm, nurturing environment. We provide comprehensive medical rehabilitative care so that our patients achieve their highest level of wellness and independence. Texas Rehabilitation Hospital of Keller is a 36-bed acute care rehabilitation hospital located in Keller, specializing in Stroke, Brain Injury, Neurological, Amputation and Orthopedic rehabilitation.

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