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Infection Control/Nurse Educator RN
Universal Health Services Leesburg, VA

Infection Control/Nurse Educator RN

Universal Health Services
Leesburg, VA
Expired: April 07, 2024 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Medical , Paid Time Off , Retirement
  • Full-Time
Job Description
Company Info
Responsibilities

Now Hiring Infection Control/Nurse Educator RN, full time positions!

  • 5,000 sign on bonus! *

North Spring Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. is an 87-bed, Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services licensed, Joint Commission accredited psychiatric residential treatment facility and a 40-bed acute psychiatric hospital serving children and adolescents with a broad spectrum of psychiatric service needs. Our strategic plan for the past two years has been centered on improving fidelity to our evidence-based clinical methodology.

Location:

  • Beautiful Leesburg, Virginia, 40 mile northwest of Washington, DC. Named one of the best places to live by Money magazine.
  • 45-acre campus in a rural area on the northern edge of Leesburg with a gymnasium, beautiful outdoor camps and high ropes course.
  • Excellent public school system.

Compensation package:

  • Competitive salary
  • Employee benefits available include health insurance after 30 days, Paid Time Off available after 90 days and a 401(k) plan after 30 days with a company match.

Key Responsibilities:

Infection Control Nurse:

1. To conduct ongoing surveillance of infections in patients and employees (in conjunction with HR), vaccination status of patients and employees, compile and interpret this data, and present it to the Safety Committee each month. To inspect all on and off-site areas, observe for employee activities to detect any potential infection hazards, and evaluate compliance with standards. Compile and present this data to the Safety Committee.

2. Investigate the clusters of infections above expected levels. Survey for outbreaks, evaluate and give recommendations for the prevention of further spread of infection and to disseminate this information to the Infection Control Committee.

3. Educate staff and patients on the specific policies and procedures involved in infection control, implements best practice such as universal precautions, blood borne pathogens, tuberculosis, etc.

4. Communicate all reportable diseases to the local Health Department in a timely manner.

5. Reviewing and develop written policies and procedures related to infection control.

6. Coordinate with nursing leadership regarding orientation and education of new hired nursing staff.

Clinical Nurse Educator:

1. Responsible for training/educating nursing staff on the nursing process and in compliance with facility policies and procedures.

2. Organize, schedule, and present continuing education for nurses and other facilitate personnel on nursing related topics.

3. Collaborate with nursing leadership and administration on facilitating continuing education training.

4. Track and ensure nursing personnel meet continuing education requirements, including self.

5. Primary educate nursing staff with varying levels of education and experience.

6. Research and update methods of training/ education to keep nurses current with new developments in their field.

7. Monitors, reports, and documents the patients’ behavior and physiological status.

8. Administers medications and performs treatments/procedures in compliance with facility and nursing services, policies, and procedures.

9. Guides the response to residents who are behaviorally out of control or who may be experiencing a medical or behavioral crisis in collaboration with the nurse manager and physician.

10. Reports accurately and concisely to oncoming shifts regarding conditions of patients.

11. Cover assigned duties and responsibilities for both RTC and Acute Psychiatric Services as needed.

 


Qualifications

Qualifications: Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

Excellent verbal, written skills, interpersonal interaction, and educating skills. Excellent skills in organization, research, and mentoring. Flexibility to teach when nurses are available to learn may be evenings/weekends. Ability to maintain confidentiality of patient and employee information. Strong attention to detail. Must consistently exhibit mental and emotional ability to understand and perform the essential functions of the job. Leadership experience is required.

Education: Graduate of accredited school of nursing with minimum of Bachelor degree. Registered RN. Master degree in nursing preferred. BCLS certification. APIC certified preferred/ must obtain APIC certification (CIC) within first year of hire.

Licensure/ Certification: Licensed by a state participating in the Nurse Licensure Compact as a Registered Nurse, CPR certification, or able to complete certification.

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