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RN Nurse Educator/ Infection Prevention Coordinator - Infection Control

Company: Texas Rehabilitation Hospital of Keller (FKA Evere
Location: Keller
Posted on: September 18, 2023

Job Description:

RN Nurse Educator/ Infection Prevention CoordinatorJob # 443162 Date posted 09/08/2022


Texas Rehabilitation Hospital Keller is located in beautiful Keller, TX that is a joint venture between Texas Health Resource and LifePoint Healthcare. It is a 36-bed rehabilitation hospital serve patients recovering from strokes and other long-term illnesses or injuries and feature specialized clinical programs. The Infection Control Nurse develops the annual hospital wide Infection Control Plan; evaluates the effectiveness of the program and reports findings to leadership and appropriate committees.

Education RN Job Specific:

Some but not all duties listed below:

* Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates education programs and orientation of staff, students, volunteers and contracted nursing staff.
* Uses independent judgement to plan, create, implement and excecute training content and programs.
* Consistently provides input into individual staff development during the orientation process and on an ongoing basis.
* Designs individualized orientations based upon specific position and assessment of competency.
* Participates in establishing goals, objectives, policies and procedures for staff development.
* Supports and aligns educational activities with best practice initiatives and hospital's quality improvement process.
* Serves as clinical education resource on current practices and procedures within the hospital.

Infection Control Job specific:

* Drives and assumes ownership of Infection Control Plan and activities in the hospital.
* Excercises independent judgement in analyzing and trending infection data and creates a plan to reduce and prevent invetions.
* Funtions as the content expert on Infection Prevention and Control for the hospital incuding determining course of action, planning, implementing and ensuring compliance to the plan.
* Develops the annual hospital wide Infection Control Plan; evaluates the effectiveness of the program and reports findings to leadership and appropriate committees.
* Assures systems are in place to report infection surveillance, prevention and control information to:
* appropriate staff in the hospital
* federal, state and local public health authorities in accordance with law and regulation
* accrediting bodies
* other referring or receiving hospitals or organizations needing information regarding the presence of infection in a patient received or transferred

* Identifies potential sources of nosocomial infection and implements actions to eliminate the source; and evaluates infection data to distinguish between nosocomial and community-acquired infection.
* Assists in identifying, monitoring and controlling outbreaks of nosocomial infection among patient and hospital personnel.
* Maintains surveillance in order to collect, analyze and trend data; provides accurate and timely reports to the Director of Continuous Quality and Performance Improvement, leadership and appropriate committees.
* Assures the hospital implements infection prevention and control activities to reduce the risk of infections associated with medical equipment, devices and supplies.
* Acts as a resource to hospital personnel in implementing isolation techniques or other infection control measures.
* In collaboration with hospital leadership and personnel from applicable departments or services, reviews and revises the program to improve outcomes.
* Provides education for employees regarding infection control during orientation and ongoing in-services as required.
* Works at maintaining a good rapport and a cooperative working relationship with physicians, departments and staff.
* Other duties as assigned.


* Graduation from an accredited Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Associate Degree in Nursing or Nursing Diploma program. Bachelors or Masters strongly preferred.
* Current state licensure as Registered Nurse.
* Demonstrated experience planning, coordinating, evaluating and/or directing educational activities of clinical personnel
* Minimum of 2 years' experience as a bedside RN
* CPR/BCLS certification. ACLS preferred.
* Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.

Keywords: Texas Rehabilitation Hospital of Keller (FKA Evere, Keller , RN Nurse Educator/ Infection Prevention Coordinator - Infection Control, Healthcare , Keller, Texas

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