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Infection Prevention Nurse (IP)

Company: Berkley East Healthcare Center
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Infection Prevention Nurse-IP needed for premier nursing facility. Come join our winning team!
Our Mission: We are professionals committed to serving others, nurturing life, and promoting an individual's ability to thrive.Position Summary:The Infection Control directs managerial functions of planning, organizing, coordinating, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating the Infection Control Program. The IP has the authority to take necessary steps to prevent and control the acquisition and transmission of infectious agents in the patient, staff, and visitor populations. The Infection Prevention (IP) is responsible for the surveillance, analysis, and reporting of hospital-acquired infections; educating employees about infection control; and developing organizational infection control standards that meet state and federal regulatory and accrediting bodies, CDC, OSHA, and APIC guidelines
If you meet the qualifications above, please apply now.Qualifications:

  • Current & unencumbered California license as a Registered Nurse or Licensed Vocational Nurse.
  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
  • Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that pertain to nursing care facilities and infection control practices, to include standard/universal precautions and guidelines for antibiotic stewardship.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills with ability to gather information, document, and report findings.
  • Good computer skills-including Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and PCC experience preferred.
  • APIC Certification in infection control preferred, but not necessary.Responsibilities:
    • Serves as designated associate responsible for monitoring Public Health Advisories from local, state, and federal agencies including the CDC
    • Serves as the on-site IPC for COVID-19 prevention and response activities, in accordance with current CDC recommendations
    • Maintains a current knowledge of infection control trends, methodologies, and employee health practices
    • Performs work within the scope of his/her license
    • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action
    • Must be knowledgeable of Infection Prevention and Control practices and procedures as well as the laws, regulations, and guidelines governing nursing functions in the post-acute care facility
    • Must have the ability to implement and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures of the Infection Prevention and Control ProgramBenefits:
      • Competitive pay
      • Health Benefits - Medical, dental, and vision coverages with company paying majority of costs for Medical HMO (with buy up plan options available)
      • 401(k) with company match (company match begins after 1 year of service)
      • Company paid Life and disability insurance
      • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick, Holiday)
      • Employee Assistance program
      • Identity Theft and Travel insurance protections
      • BeneHub employee sponsored discount programs and more---.We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
        • Benefits are available to full-time employees.About Berkley East Healthcare CenterWe are a skilled nursing facility located committed to serving others, nurturing life, and promoting an individual's ability to thrive. As a top-tier, 24-hour nursing home in Santa Monica, California, we pride ourselves on providing state-of-the-art rehabilitation and nursing services.Benefits:
          • Flexible schedule
          • Paid time off
          • Health insurance
          • Dental insurance
          • Vision insurance
          • Life insurance
          • Disability insurance
          • 401(k)
          • 401(k) matching
          • Referral program
          • Employee discountJob types: Full-timeEducation: Bachelor's degreeWork location: On-site

Keywords: Berkley East Healthcare Center, Santa Monica , Infection Prevention Nurse (IP), Healthcare , Santa Monica, California

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