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Infection Preventionist Nurse - IP Nurse

Company: Magnolia Gardens Skilled Nursing Facility
Location: San Fernando
Posted on: May 11, 2024

Job Description:

We are seeking to hire an IP Nurse to join our team! We are a skilled nursing facility looking for dynamic associates to join our clinical team and provide our residents with a best-in-class care experience! Whether you are just starting your career or have years of experience we want to meet you!The IP Nurse is responsible for the implementation of the Infection Control program of the facility including antibiotic stewardship program. Employee will also be responsible in keeping facility staff and residents compliant with immunization program as required by Title 22 regulations and CDPH directives.WE CARE ABOUT YOUR GROWTH! Grow as a leader and impact lives while getting paid excellent wages in a dynamic team environment.IP Nurse RequirementsActive Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) or Registered Nurse (RN) in CaliforniaFully vaccinated against COVID-19 including Booster shotsKnowledge of long-term care patient needsCurrent First Aid and CPR CardAttended Antibiotic Stewardship Certification or Infection Control Training Program.RN or LVN from an accredited school or have a Professional training in nursing, Medical technology, Microbiology, epidemiology, or another related field.Employee should have completed specialized training infection prevention and control.Demonstrated ability to deal with fast-paced environmentPrimary IP Nurse ResponsibilitiesComplies with the facilitys attendance policy requiring regular, reliable, and punctual attendanceParticipate in the Antibiotic stewardship program of the facility to support the safe and appropriate use of antibioticsReview and monitor antibiotic usage patterns in the facilityReview antibiotic resistance patterns especially MDRO (MRSA, VRE, CRE, ESBL, etc.)Maintain infection Log and surveillance report for each resident that had infectionResponsible for the collection and gathering of data for review of the Antibiotic Stewardship CommitteeResponsible for the coordination and consultation with the Pharmacy consultant with the with the use of antibiotic in the facilityResponsible with communicating to Infection Physicians and Attending Physicians regarding the appropriate use of antibiotic medicationsReview every antibiotic order in the facility ensure that each medication has proper indication for use and is appropriate for the residentsReview of residents assessments, by facility nurse, for appropriateness of residents care with regards to infection control and adherence to isolation policies and procedures according to evidence-based practices. January 27, 2022Responsible also for reviewing Laboratory provider with any results that are flagged out with MDROPerform daily rounds in the facility to assess and identify infection control related issues and problems. Conduct staff in-service education / training when needed, to abate known problemsPerform hand hygiene observations and document findings of all departments including clinicians and outside contractual providersActs as Infection Control supervisor, making sure all policies and procedures, regarding Infection Control are carried outConfirm, investigate and report OutbreaksManage and follow up on employee and resident exposures to infectious diseases.Complete the Infection Risk scale upon admission, quarterly and when changes in condition occursConduct resident screening for TB during admission and annually using a 2-step tuberculin skin test, and Chest X-ray when skin test is positiveDirects the implementation of the Immunization program for Flu and Pneumonia, ensure the completion of the informed consent and maintain a current log for immunizationPerform surveillance of residents (and staff, when indicated) reported to have infections by collecting and analyzing and interpreting data documentedSummarize data for a monthly and quarterly reportMaintain infection control log for each infection occurring in the facility monthlyMaintain tracking log for MDRO infections in the facilityCollect and review types of antibiotics used in the facility, and cost of the treatmentReview orders for antibiotic treatment if cultures were done prior to treatment and which physician started the therapyReview also antibiotic orders for length of therapy and any changes in the antibiotic during the course of treatmentAttend quarterly QA meetings and participate as a member of the Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) Committee. Report findings of review and analysis to the Quality Assurance committeeResponsible for sharing feedback to Physicians regarding individual prescribing patterns of cultures ordered and antibiotic prescribedAssist DSD in the education program for the clinical staff, residents and families concerning the appropriate use of antibiotic and proper infection control practicesOther duties may be assignedPAY SCALE:Depending on a number of factors, including, but not limited to location, regularly scheduled work shift, knowledge, skills, experience, and expertise#NURSINGby Jobble

Keywords: Magnolia Gardens Skilled Nursing Facility, Los Angeles , Infection Preventionist Nurse - IP Nurse, Healthcare , San Fernando, California

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