Infection Control Nurse
Company: Berkshire Healthcare
Posted on: June 6, 2021
The primary purpose of your position is to plan, organize,
coordinate and direct our Infection Control Program and its
activities in accordance with current Federal, State, and local
standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern such
Essential Job Functions:
Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions
of this position. However, it in no way states or implies that
these are the only duties you will be required to perform. The
omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them
from the position if the work is similar, related, or is an
essential function of the position.
- Plan, develop, organize, implement, evaluate, coordinate, and
direct our infection control program in accordance with current
rules, regulations, and guidelines that govern such requirements in
the long-term care facility.
- Develop, maintain, and periodically update infection control
precautions and aseptic technique that successfully correct problem
- Make rounds to nursing units for the purpose of case findings,
review of environmental sanitation procedures, and supervision of
- Review and analyze infectious disease laboratory reports and
consult with the Director of Nursing in developing the care plan
for assuring that aseptic techniques as implemented.
- Provide the Director of Nursing Services with a report of
pertinent findings recommendations pertaining to nosocomial
- Maintain a written record of all residents placed in isolation
or on infection control precautions, as well as those residents and
employees who have nosocomial infections.
- Monitor infection control practices and procedures to ensure
that all personnel are implementing our Standard Operating
Procedure for Universal Precautions Categories I and II.
- Ensure that laboratory support is available, including
microbiological and serological services.
- Visit isolated residents daily to ensure that established
isolation precautions and aseptic techniques are followed.
- Perform periodic testing of the facility prepared sterile
packs, bundles, and supplies, including sterilization
- Monitor the designated shelf life of medical items wrapped and
sterilized at the facility. Reprocess, as necessary.
- Ensure that all personnel follow established procedure for the
disposal and removal of ineffective and contaminated materials from
- Assist in developing and implementing guidelines for the
decontamination and sterilization activities performed in the
- Assist the Director of Laundry Services in developing infection
control procedures for the handling of clean and soiled
laundry/linen, equipment cleaning, etc.
- Assist the Director of Housekeeping Services in developing
infection control procedures for the routine and terminal cleaning
of isolation rooms and areas, equipment cleaning, etc.
- Interpret infection control policies and procedure, as
- Prepare summaries of special investigations on the occurrence
of nosocomial and community-acquired infections.
- Prepare monthly summaries of all resident/personnel infections,
corrective action taken, and the results of the corrective
- Submit copies to the Administrator and Director of Nursing
- Maintain a reference library of written infection control
material that will assist the facility in meeting the day-to-day
needs of the isolated resident.
- Assist the Discharge Planning Coordinator in developing and
implementing discharge plans for the resident in isolation or on
infection control precautions.
- Report all reportable disease to the County and State Health
- Participate in surveys of possible carriers among residents and
personnel, and in tracing possible sources of infections within the
- Must possess, as a minimum, a Nursing Degree from an accredited
college or university
- Must possess a current, unencumbered, active license to
practice as a bachelor's degree RN in this state.
- Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English
- Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when
circumstances warrant such action.
- Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel,
residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel,
and the general public.
- Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and
procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that
pertain to long-term care.
- Must possess leadership and supervisory ability and the
willingness to work harmoniously with and supervise other
- Must possess the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement,
and interpret programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures,
- Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and
enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult
- Must be willing to seek out new methods and principles and be
willing to incorporate them into existing nursing practices.
- Must be able to relate information concerning a resident's
- Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other
individuals in the workplace.
Keywords: Berkshire Healthcare, Pittsfield , Infection Control Nurse, Other , Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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