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Infection Control RN

RML Specialty Hospital - Corporate ·Employee – Hinsdale , IL



Identifies, investigates and reports infections and outbreaks of communicable disease among patients and hospital staff, especially those occurring in clusters.



Salary : $50000 - $80000  / YEAR

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Assists with the review and revision to the organizational Infection Control program to ensure compliance with all federal, state and external regulatory requirements. In collaboration with the Manager of Infection Control, develops, revises and implements site specific infection control plans. Assists in the development, revision, and implementation of policies and procedures regarding asepsis and infection control in accordance with accepted current standards of practice. Maintains a system to reduce the spread of infection and communicable disease among patients, visitors and staff. In collaboration with Manager of Infection Control, compiles and analyzes surveillance data to identify epidemiologically significant problems; develops appropriate measures for prevention and control of these problems.  Identifies and assists with implementation of improved surveillance and reporting processes. Prepares infection control reports to the Pharmacy, Nutrition, Therapeutics - Infection Control Committee and the Organizational Performance Improvement Committee (OPIC). Identifies, investigates and reports infections and outbreaks of communicable disease among patients and hospital staff, especially those occurring in clusters. Leads performance improvement teams and/or work groups related to infection control/prevention issues. Monitors patient care activities to identify methods, techniques, equipment, supplies or new products, which may constitute a risk of infection or those that may help reduce nosocomial infection. Investigates patients, staff and visitors exposure to communicable diseases, e.g., chickenpox and tuberculosis.  Serves as facility liaison to the Employee Health Nurse related to employee infection control issues. Communicates findings with Manager of Infection Control. Investigates epidemiologically significant issues and develops appropriate measures for prevention and control of the problem identified.  Reports findings and interventions to Manager of Infection Control. Responsible for review of internal and external construction and issuing of infection control construction permits.  Communicates all construction activity to Manager of Infection Control on a regular basis. Interacts with regulatory agencies on reporting communicable diseases and conditions. Responsible for communicating all Department of Public Health alerts to the organizational leaders as appropriate. Insures regulatory compliance in maintaining Infection Control environmental requirements and all other related compliance issues. Reviews and disseminates current infection control informa

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