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RN Infection Preventionist

Company: Virginia Health Services
Location: Hampton
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

Virginia Health Services is in search of an RN Infection Preventionist for Northampton Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center, a Long Term Care and Rehab Center located in Hampton, VA. This position is a Full Time Day opportunity that includes working Monday-Friday!!A career with VHS at North Hampton Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center (Hampton) means you'll be part of a collaborative Team whose dedication and compassion are recognized and valued.We believe in quality of life and want to help you live your best life too ? so, we offer opportunities to grow (tuition assistance, in-house training and more)Sign On Bonus! $4,500 + an iPad paid out in incrementsThe RN Infection Preventionist & Educator has the following responsibilities:

  • Partnering with the Medical Director and Director of Nursing to develop, implement and evaluate annual infection prevention goals and action plan.
  • Ensuring appropriate intervention and education occurs with staff, residents and visitors when healthcare infection trends, outbreaks or non-compliance to infection control/OSHA are identified.Surveying of healthcare acquired and community acquired infections.
  • Providing education and counseling on infection prevention to staff, volunteers, providers, residents and families through group and individual sessions.
  • Providing ongoing facility and company based inservice education to staff.
  • Monitoring facility and staff for infection control practices and provides education accordingly.
  • Monitoring and maintaining employee and resident immunization records.
  • Complying with all established policies and procedures.
  • Promoting and demonstrating positive customer service towards VHS, co-workers, residents and visitors.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.Requirements:
    • Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing and holds current Virginia RN license.
    • Experience/education in Gerontological Nursing required.
    • Certification in Infection Prevention and Control within 3 months of employment.
    • Computer knowledge preferred.
    • Current drivers' license in good standing.
    • Ability to read, write, analyze, and interpret information.
    • While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, turn, bend, stoop, lift, push, pull, reach, talk, hear, taste and smell.
    • Must be able to lift, push, pull and move up to 50 pounds.
    • Risk of exposure to blood borne pathogens and hazardous materials.Why join Virginia Health Services? Locally owned and operated for over 50 years, Virginia Health Services seeks kind and compassionate employees to join our family-like team. We take pride in delivering outstanding long-term care nursing services to our friends and neighbors in this community, just as we would want for our own family members. Likewise, we believe in supporting our staff with opportunities for personal growth and professional advancement, as well as providing excellent benefits!Recognizing you have many options; VHS offers many perks to being part of our team!
      • Rewarding & meaningful relationships with our residents and other mission-minded coworkers.
      • Competitive pay rates including higher entry-level salaries among major local health care providers.
      • Most full and part time employees are eligible for Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Group Health and Dental Insurance Programs.
      • Paid vacation, sick leave, and personal days to eligible full and part-time employees.
      • 401(k) retirement plan with an employee contribution annual basis.
      • Tuition reimbursement is available to qualified staff who further their job-related education.
      • State-of-the-art, Employment, Enrichment and Education Center to provide hands-on opportunities for training and development of our team!Learn more about caring community today: Virginia Health Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability or veteran status. We are a drug free workplace.

Keywords: Virginia Health Services, Hampton , RN Infection Preventionist, Healthcare , Hampton, Virginia

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