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Registered Nurse Educator/Infection Control - Senior Care Center - Bru

Posted on Apr 17, 2019 by Southeast Georgia Health System

Sea Island, GA 31561
Health Care
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time
Southeast Georgia Health System has an exciting opportunity for a Nurse Educator/Infection Control Coordinator to join our Senior Care Center - Brunswick team!

Summary: Monitors compliance related to practices associated with the prevention and control of healthcare associated infections. Abstracts clinical data on a retrospective basis as well as utilizing current data related to Infection Control issues. All team members of Southeast Georgia Health System will promote a culture of safety, follow established policies, and adhere to all state and federal regulatory requirements, Joint Commission requirements, and national patient safety standards.
  • Coordinates Quality Assurance and Infection Control activities for the long term care facility. Abstracts or obtains abstracted data-whether automated or manually, ensures data entry is completed timely, exports data to MyInnerview and/or GMCF, prints reports, researches edits and re-exports data. Develops, implements, and monitors surveillance of nosocomial infections and other adverse events to implement quality improvement activities designed to improve patient outcomes
  • Provides comparative data for Disease Management efforts to identify best practices. Prepares reports of quality indicators & submits to appropriate committee. Keeps staff and committees aware of publicly reported data reports.
  • Analyzes data and utilizes performance improvement tools and techniques, such as graphs, and charts for quality and performance improvement reports to Administration and the Quality Assurance Committee. Utilizes graphics when appropriate in presentations. Utilizes accurate methodology in the selection, risk adjustment and analysis of indicators
  • Manages data for required compliance with regulatory agencies, e.g. restraint data, falls, and pressure ulcers. Ensures all components are tracked and trended. Provides reports to appropriate committees and outside agencies as required at assigned frequencies. Summarizes findings, identifies trends and makes recommendations in defining areas for opportunity for improved efficiency and quality of care.
  • Assists in the development, review, and revision of policies and procedures based on scientifically valid infection control prevention and control measures that protect the health and safety of patients and caregivers.
  • Assists in the implementation and integration of the organization's Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Plan.
  • Intervenes directly to prevent transmission of infection by the identification and implementation of control measures during outbreaks or clusters of infectious diseases.
  • Communicates Infection Control information and interventions to the Health System Infection Control Coordinator.

The ideal Nurse Educator/Infection Control Coordinator should possess the following minimum qualifications:
  • Graduate of Associate's or Bachelor's Degree School of Nursing
  • Current RN license to practice in the state of Georgia
  • Long term care experience preferred
  • Current American Heart Association CPR Certification is required.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or national origin. EOE/AA: M/F/D/V

Primary Activities

  • Coordinates Quality Assurance and Infection Control activities for the long term care facility. Abstracts or obtains abstracted data-whether automated or manually, ensures data entry is completed timely, exports data to MyInnerview and/or GMCF, prints reports, researches edits and re-exports data. Develops, implements, and monitors surveillance of nosocomial infections and other adverse events to implement quality improvement activities designed to improve patient outcomes
  • Provides comparative data for Disease Management efforts to identify best practices. Prepares reports of quality indicators & submits to appropriate committee. Keeps staff and committees aware of publicly reported data reports.
  • Analyzes data and utilizes performance improvement tools and techniques, such as graphs, and charts for quality and performance improvement reports to Administration and the Quality Assurance Committee. Utilizes graphics when appropriate in presentations. Utilizes accurate methodology in the selection, risk adjustment and analysis of indicators
  • Manages data for required compliance with regulatory agencies, e.g. restraint data, falls, and pressure ulcers. Ensures all components are tracked and trended. Provides reports to appropriate committees and outside agencies as required at assigned frequencies. Summarizes findings, identifies trends and makes recommendations in defining areas for opportunity for improved efficiency and quality of care.
  • Assists in the development, review, and revision of policies and procedures based on scientifically valid infection control prevention and control measures that protect the health and safety of patients and caregivers.
  • Assists in the implementation and integration of the organization's Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Plan.
  • Intervenes directly to prevent transmission of infection by the identification and implementation of control measures during outbreaks or clusters of infectious diseases.
  • Communicates Infection Control information and interventions to the Health System Infection Control Coordinator.

Candidate Profile

Reference: 694509977

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