Tunnell Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation
San Francisco, CA
Generations Healthcare is in search of an Infection Control Nurse to join our team. Our skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities have an outstanding reputation in the healthcare industry with an excellent rating for quality patient care.
We are committed to providing kind, competent and compassionate services to those entrusted to our care and an enjoyable work environment for our staff. If you are passionate about nursing and helping residents meet their full potential, then this is the right place for you.
The primary purpose of your job position is to plan, organize, develop, coordinate, and direct our infection control program and its activities in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern such programs, and as may be directed by the Administrator and the Infection Control Committee to ensure that an effective infection control program is maintained at all times.
Essential Duties (include but are not limited to):
Plan, develop, organize, implement, evaluate, coordinate, and direct our infection control program in accordance with current rules, regulations, and guidelines that govern such requirements in nursing care facilities.
Ensure that the facility is in compliance with current CDC, OSHA, and local regulations concerning infection control or standard/universal precautions.
Make written and oral reports/recommendations to the Administrator, as necessary/required, concerning the infection control program of this facility.
Develop, maintain, and periodically update infection control precautions and aseptic technique that successfully correct problem areas.
Ensure that residents with known communicable or infectious diseases are placed in isolation or on infection control precautions to include standard/universal precautions.
Monitor medication passes and treatments to ensure that appropriate hand washing/hand hygiene techniques are being followed in the handling and administering of drugs, medications, and treatments.
Review nurses notes of those residents in/on isolation precautions to ensure that they are informative and descriptive of the nursing care being provided and that they reflect the residents response to the care.
Assist nursing service personnel in performing nursing care procedures as necessary.
We offer competitive salary, rewarding healthcare benefits and excellent career growth opportunities.
Must possess, as a minimum, a nursing degree from an accredited school of nursing.
Must be a Licensed Vocational or Registered Nurse holding a valid California nursing license in good standing.
Must have, as a minimum, two (2) years clinical experience in a hospital, nursing care facility, or other related healthcare facility.
Must have, as a minimum, six (6) months training experience in rehabilitative and restorative nursing practices.
Must possess a working knowledge of epidemiology, microbiology, infectious diseases, and aseptic technique to include standard/universal precautions.
APIC Certification in infection control preferred, but not necessary.
Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age-related needs of the residents served.
Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public.
Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that pertain to nursing care facilities and infection control practices, to include standard/universal precautions.
Must possess leadership and supervisory ability and the willingness to work harmoniously with and supervise other personnel.
Must possess the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures, etc., that are necessary for preventing and controlling infections, to include the establishing of standard/ universal precautions.
Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult residents and staff.
Generations Healthcares Mission:
Generations Healthcare was founded upon the belief that caring for the sick, the elderly, and the infirm is a special and sacred stewardship. It is our mission to have this belief reflected in everything we do: in the presentation of our homes, in the professionalism of our staff, and in the daily delivery of care to our residents and their families. It is our purpose that whoever enters a Generations home will be met with kindness, competence and compassion.
We invite you to make a difference in the lives of others and our residents, who represent a Lifetime. Please visit our website for more information
Contact Eileen Anderson at 805-987-1506 for more information
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