We have an immediate opportunity for Infection Control/Employee Health Nurses
General Summary: The Infection Control/Employee Health Nurse is responsible for the infection control and employee health programs of the hospital. The Nurse facilitates processes to reduce the risks of endemic and epidemic nosocomial infections in patients and health care workers through surveillance, prevention, and control of infections. The Nurse is active in unit activities, transdisciplinary team activities, and LifeCare activities to ensure individualized, patient-centered health care for all patient populations admitted to LifeCare Hospital.
Plans, develops, and implements the Infection Control Program. Initiates annual review/revision of the Infection Control Plan; TB Plan; policies, and procedures as needed to maintain current CDC, APIC, OSHA JCAHO, CMS, state department of heath, and DHH requirements for infection control.
Compiles and analyzes surveillance data to identify epidemiological variations in levels of disease and to develop appropriate measures for prevention and control.
Facilitates the planning, development and evaluation of the Employee Health Program by developing objectives for employee health services through a collaborative role with all hospital departments, administration, and Medical Director.
Develops, maintains and audits employee health records to ensure employee confidentiality and feedback to management in compliance with government regulations, company policy and applicable Code of Ethics.
Performs walk-through assessments to determine employee work processes and potential sources of illness and injury; using epidemiological methods to define and monitor the health and safety needs of employees; contribute to the design of health controls and surveillance of actual and potential toxic or hazardous conditions in the work environment.
As assigned, performs all tasks associated with the hospital’s quality reporting requirements, to include gathering and tracking relevant quality data and outcomes, inputting data into appropriate systems, filling reports with various agencies, and following up to ensure all quality-related reports are filed correctly and in a timely fashion.
This description is a general statement of required essential functions performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.
Experience: Minimum of two years' experience in a clinical setting. Must have hospital infection control experience. Experience in an acute or LTACH setting is preferred.
Education: Graduation from an accredited technical school of nursing; BSN desired
Current license in state where currently practicing
ACLS within six months of hire date
Certification by the National Certification Board of Infection Control or eligible for certification desired
Additional Salary Information: Negotiable - DOE
Internal Number: 22318
About LifeCare Hospitals of North Texas - Plano
Body, Mind & Soul
Improving the lives of people with severe illness or injury takes more than skill and compassion - it takes innovation.
A national leader in long term acute care, LifeCare was built on the belief that early and aggressive intervention, coupled with a personalized treatment plan that encompasses body, mind and soul, can maximize a patient's potential for recovery.
Our multi-disciplinary treatment teams are directed by highly-trained, committed physicians and include healthcare professionals involved in all aspects of a patient's care: nurses, respiratory therapists, physical medicine specialists, radiologists, pharmacists, dietitians and case managers.
Our philosophy has impacted the lives of thousands of LifeCare patients, resulting in improved outcomes, shorter hospital stays and more cost-effective treatment.
Based in Plano, Texas, the LifeCare Family of Hospitals includes both freestanding and "hospital-in-hospital" acute care hospitals designed to treat medically complex patients who require acute care hospital services for an extended period of time. Currently, our network includes 24 hospitals in nine states.