Infection Control / Quality Coordinator

Select Medical Corporation Birmingham , AL 35202

Posted 2 months ago

Overview

Critical Illness Recovery Hospital

Part - Time

Infection Control / Employee Health Nurse (RN)

At Select Specialty/Regency Hospitals, a division of Select Medical, we care for chronically and critically ill or post-ICU patients who require extended hospital care. Select Medical employs over 48,000 people across the country and provides quality care to approximately 70,000 patients each and every day across our four divisions.

Our mission is to provide an exceptional patient care experience that promotes healing and recovery in a compassionate environment. Each employee plays a vital role in doing that by living our cultural behaviors - celebrating success, owning the future, being patient-centered, creating change, thinking first and building trust.

Are you resourceful in overcoming obstacles? Are you a results-oriented team player? If you answered 'yes', consider an opportunity with us!

Responsibilities

We are looking for valued employees who will be Champions of the Select Medical Way, which includes putting the patient first, helping to improve quality of life for the community in which you live and work, continuing to develop and explore new ideas, providing high-quality care and doing well by doing what is right.

In this role, you will plan, organize, implement, evaluate, and direct the Infection Control Program.

  • Conducting ongoing surveillance using NHSN definitions, through review of admission diagnosis, microbiology results, physician orders, patient medical records and clinical staff discussion.

  • Collecting and interpreting data to determine specific problem areas.

  • Conducting analysis of data to include risk assessment, prevention and control strategies.

  • Ensuring appropriate precautions are in place to reduce infection risks, including hand hygiene compliance and PPE compliance.

  • Compiling and interpreting surveillance reports to the Infection Control Committee and hospital staff.

  • Participating in quality improvement activities by assessing and measuring HAI rates and evaluating outcomes on a continuous basis.

  • Directing investigations of clusters/outbreaks of hospital.

  • Participating in new employee orientation and annual training.

  • Serving as a resource to all hospital staff on all issues related to infection control and employee health.

  • Maintaining compliance with all Infection Control policies, procedures, rules, regulations and standards.

  • Maintaining Infection Control Survey Readiness Manual.

Qualifications

You will demonstrate an understanding of patient needs, ensuring that each patient feels informed and understood, as well as heard. You are passionate about providing superior quality care and you are an inventive problem solver who thrives in a dynamic environment.

Minimum requirements:

  • AD required.

  • One (1) year of related experience.

  • Valid State RN License

  • BLS certification required upon hire.

Preferred qualifications that will make you successful:

  • BSN preferred.
  • CIC Certification preferred.

Additional Data

Select Medical strives to provide our employees with a solid work-life balance, as we understand that happy employees have both fulfilling careers and fulfilling lives beyond our doors.

  • An extensive and thorough orientation program.

  • Work jointly with an interdisciplinary team, consisting of registered nurses, physical and occupational therapists, speech language pathologists and physicians to assist patients in regaining their independence.

  • Develop collaborative relationships with patients and their families.

  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Extended Illness Days (EID).

  • Health, Dental, and Vision insurance; Life insurance; Prescription coverage.

  • A 401(k) retirement plan with company match.

  • Short and Long Term Disability.

  • Personal and Family Medical Leave.

We'd love for you to join the team!

Select Medical is committed to having a workforce that reflects diversity at all levels and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment, and employees are treated during employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

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