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Good Samaritan Society Infection Prevention Specialist - FT Days in Saint James, Minnesota

Join our not-for-profit organization that has provided nearly 100 years of housing and services to seniors with a commitment to quality care and service in a Christian environment.

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Facility: GSS MN St James Pleasant View
Location: Saint James, MN
Address: 1000 2nd St S, St James, MN 56081, USA
Shift: 8 Hours - Day Shifts
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 40.00

Department Details

Assists with QAPI and Infection Prevention. IP Certification training provided. Is involved with Leadership Team, QAPI, Safety, and Mission Committees.

Job Summary

Work collaboratively with infection and prevention and control staff under leadership, to accomplish the goals and objective of the Infection Prevention program. Evaluation of infection control trends, practices, and provide educational programs for employees.

Possess a basic understanding and working knowledge of microbiology and epidemiology.

Responsibilities include surveillance of health care associated infections and reportable illness, evaluation and reporting of statistical information, consultation of asepsis, disinfection, sterilization, isolation, disease transmission and related issues.

Monitors compliance standards and regulations, strategies, and evidence-based aspects.

Evaluates and improves performance of patient/resident outcomes.

Assists with research needs and special projects are assigned.

Understand or be willing to learn computer programs and applications necessary for data collection and analysis.

Possess good interpersonal skills as well as willingness to seek out new information and knowledge.

Able to think critically and problem solve effectively.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing, related clinical field, or graduate from an approved Masters of Public Health program preferred.

  • If degree is in nursing, graduate from a nationally accredited nursing program preferred, including, but not limited to, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), and National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA).

  • Two years’ of experience in a healthcare field required.

  • Board of Certification in Infection Control (CIC) by the Certification Board of Infection Control, Inc. (CBIC) is required. If certification is not obtained at the time of hire, a full time employed incumbent is required to sit for the exam within 36 months from date of hire. A part time employed incumbent is required to sit for the exam within 48 months from date of hire. A 12-month extension is allowed from the date of the first exam. At the end of the 12 months, if certification has not been obtained, an action plan will be devised by leadership in consultation with human resources.

  • If a licensed registered nurse (RN), currently hold an unencumbered RN license with the State Board of Nursing where the practice of nursing is occurring and/or possess multistate licensure if in a Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) state.

Benefits

The Good Samaritan Society offers an attractive benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, sick leave and paid time off. To review your benefit eligibility, visit https://good-sam.jobs/benefits .

The Good Samaritan Society is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application, please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to talent@sanfordhealth.org .

The Good Samaritan Society has a Drug Free Workplace Policy. An accepted offer will require a drug screen and pre-employment background screening as a condition of employment.

Job Function: Quality and Risk Management
Req Number: R-52988
Featured: No

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