Medical Facilities of America

Infection Preventionist

Job Locations US-VA-Appomattox
Requisition ID
2021-9498
Center
Appomattox Health & Rehab Center
Category
Nursing LPN/RN
Position Type
Part-Time
Shift
Day

Overview

Appomattox Health and Rehab Center -a premier provider of post-acute care services in Appomattox, VA is searching for an Infection Preventionist

Responsibilities

The Infection Preventionist will coordinate, manage and implement the Center’s infection prevention and control program.  Under the leadership of the Director of Nursing and Administrator, the Infection Preventionist will work directly with all employees, patients, medical providers, and pharmacists to fully implement all aspects of the infection prevention and control program; which is designed to comply with all aspects of CDC, CMS, OSHA and other federal and state guidelines for long-term care.  The Infection Preventionist will provide training, supervision, and conduct compliance audits within the Center to validate the center’s adherence to the program. In addition, the Infection Preventionist will develop action plans to ensure regulatory compliance, patient, and employee safety.  The Infection Preventionist will work collaboratively with center employees to promote employee contributions to infection prevention and control planning at the center and corporate levels. The Infection Preventionist will work closely with the Corporate Clinical Education Specialist in the development of policies, procedures, protocols, and training programs to improve infection prevention and control activities that promote patient care and safety.

 

Qualifications

Position Requirements:

  • Medical technologist or Microbiologist with a thorough knowledge of standard methods and criteria for identifying health care associated infections using an approach that consists of surveillance, data collection, and trending for identification.

Education requirements: Associate degree required for Medical Technologist; Bachelor’s degree required for Microbiologist.

  • 1+ years of infection prevention control experience in an acute or post-acute care setting. Experience in a skilled nursing/long term care environment is preferred.
  • Must have completed or is willing to complete specialized training in infection prevention and control for long-term care. Infection Control Practitioner Certification (CIC) is preferred.
  • Experience in adult clinical education.
  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to proactively team build and develop positive working relationships at all levels of the organization. Demonstrated ability to interact proactively with a culturally diverse employee and patient populations.
  • Must be able to work independently, prioritize responsibilities and adjust to rapidly changing priorities.
  • Must be proficient in Excel.

Additional Information

 

We offer a competitive rate of pay and a comprehensive benefits package for full time associates which includes affordable health and dental insurance within 30-60 days of hire, free life insurance, paid time off, extra pay for holidays and 401K with a company match.

 

Covid-19 Precautions

Everyone at Appomattox HRC is working hard to keep our patients and employees safe.

  • We have increased social distancing and sanitation procedures for everyone's safety.
  • We have frequent deep-cleaning efforts in place to prevent the spread of germs and viruses.
  • We are following the U.S. CDC's guidelines for healthcare centers and provide PPE for our staff.
  • We are requiring anyone that enters our building to wear a mask, have their temperature taken and complete a questionnaire before entering.
  • We practice the 3 W's (Wear a mask, Wash your hands often and Watch your distance).

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