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RN Infection Prevention - Tiffin-Willard

Tiffin, Ohio

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RN Infection Prevention - Tiffin-Willard

Requisition R112778 Market Tiffin, Ohio Department SS Quality - Clinical Outcomes Shift Days Schedule Part-time

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The Mercy Health, Tiffin and Willard RN Infection Preventionist provides coordination and supports implementation of a system wide infection control and prevention program to identify and prevent or reduce causes and/or sources of infection. They will also assist in the implementation of processes, to reduce hospital-associated infections. Implementing mitigation strategies in the event of communicable disease outbreaks within the healthcare facilities and/or the community, will also be a top priority. They will assist with the collection, analysis and reporting of infection prevention data to groups through chart abstraction and communication including verbal, written, and group presentation processes.

  • Supports the goals and objectives for infection control and prevention; maintains policies and procedures to ensure technological advances in infection control and prevention are incorporated in a safe and cost-effective manner and are in compliance with Joint Commission, OSHA, and other regulatory bodies.

  • Utilizes current literature, professional organization recommendations and national experts to ensure that best practices are implemented throughout the program. Participates in divisional and corporate infection prevention and control committees.

  • Implements a surveillance program to assess and manage healthcare associated infections including activities related to detection, recording, and analyzing data. Supports epidemiological investigations of significant clusters of infection above expected levels or by atypical pathogens.

  • Monitors environmental concerns, provides consultation of preventive/corrective measures, provides recommendations to construction projects, product recommendations and coordinates trials of new products to reduce risk of infection in the healthcare facilities. Participates in environmental rounds in all facilities to improve patient quality and safety and reduce risk of infection.

  • Reviews all blood and body fluid exposures for the region; monitors for trends and assists in the analysis of data related to exposures. Assists in implementing recommendations for reduction in exposure.

  • Assists department/facility representatives in the development and review of infection prevention and control policies and procedures. Supports policy and procedure implementation and acts as liaison with the state and local health department, community and other regulatory agencies.

  • Monitors for uncontrolled introductions of pathogens or communicable illness into the healthcare environment. Develops strategies to assess for risk and monitoring of exposed patients, visitors and/or employees for secondary illness. Participates as a team member and subject matter expert in root cause analysis for healthcare associated infections.

  • Assists in the implementation of educational programs on infection prevention and control for orientees and annual updates for physicians and employees. Assists in the preparation of education programs on infection prevention and control for services throughout the organization as requested. Assists in the distribution of timely and relevant infection prevention and control information. Maintains regular updates to organization leadership of infection prevention and control activities through the annual Infection Control Risk Assessment, Infection Control Plan, and the Infection Control Committee and it's minutes.

Employment Qualifications

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or a health related field required

  • Graduate Degree in Nursing or a health-related field preferred

License and Certifications:

  • Current RN State Licensure if a Nursing degree required

  • Certification by the Board of Infection Control (CBIC) upon hire or within three years of job acceptance required

Years of Experience:

  • Two or more years of clinical direct patient care, and/or infection control/prevention preferred

Mercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.

Many of our opportunities reward* your hard work with:

  • Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Life insurance w/AD&D
  • Employer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligible
  • Paid time off
  • Educational Assistance
  • And much more

*Benefits offerings vary according to employment status

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

20

Work Shift:

Days

Department:

SS Quality - Clinical Outcomes

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you’d like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for  Mercy Health – Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours – Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, please email recruitment@mercy.com. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at recruitment@mercy.com

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  • Paid Time Off

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