Top Reasons to Work at AdventHealth Care Center Overland Park
AdventHealth Care Center’s mission to “Extend the Healing Ministry of Christ”
The opportunity and encouragement to truly care for and love the patients/residents they serve
The opportunity to work with like-minded co-workers who believe and support the organization’s mission
The patient-centric focus of meeting the needs of the patient/residents
Being part of a large healthcare organization where we can be “Greater as a Whole”
Sign-on Bonus up to $5000 for eligible applicants (See eligibility below)
Shift - Full Time Days
The Infection Preventionist for the facility has the role of coordinating infection prevention and control duties and responsibilities.
These duties and responsibilities may be in conjunction with other designated roles, depending on facility size and services.
The duties and responsibilities are areas of accountability to the Quality Assessment and Assurance Committee (QA&A). The Infection Preventionist will coordinate these tasks through the Infection Control Committee.
Specific surveillance and reporting systems will be developed, implemented, and maintained through the facility Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) processes, and presented to the QA & A Committee monthly.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Infection Preventionist will act as facilitator in the Infection Prevention and Control Sub-Committee as a part of the facility’s ongoing Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QA/PI) processes and Quality Assessment & Assurance program to
accomplish the following:
Assist in the development and implementation of written policies and procedures for the prevention and control of infectious or communicable diseases within the facility;
Assist in the development and implementation of written policies and procedures for techniques and systems for identifying infections within the facility;
Assist in the development and implementation of the content and scope of the employee health program and disseminating current information on health practices to employees;
Identify and coordinate response to actual or potential outbreaks of communicable illness or condition s within the facility related to residents or staff, following established protocols and recognized industry standard of practice for continuous quality improvement, and make recommendations of changes if indicated
Notify facility administrator, Director of Nursing, and appropriate government agencies of contagious or infectious diseases;
*Up to $5,000 Sign-on Bonus available for eligible candidates (see terms below)
• 1 year of applicable experience required.
• Full Time employment contract required.
• Rehires within 12 months are not eligible.
• Internal Candidates are not eligible.
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
Must be 18 years of age or older.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
Must be licensed as a Registered Nurse or have obtained a temporary license in the State he/she will be working.
Must have completed specialized training in infection prevention and control per federal regulations.
Current enrollment in specialized training in infection prevention and control program may be considered with successful completion within 30 days of hire.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS PREFERRED:
Working knowledge of nursing techniques and the relation to medical/ clinical practices.
Ability to apply therapeutic clinical concepts and Carry out oral and written instructions.
Ability to maintain records and make reports.
Able to utilize appropriate resources and research applicable to infection prevention and control practices.
Able to work with staff, medical director and physicians in establishing infection control practices.
If not specifically trained as an infection control nurse, shall obtain specific training to meet qualifications required.
Ability to initiate, organize and maintain surveillance systems to track and identify facility infection prevention and control practices and trends.
Ability to cooperate with team members toward facility goals.
Good moral character and excellent physical and mental health.
At AdventHealth, Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ is our mission. It calls us to be His hands and feet in helping people feel whole. Our story is one of hope — one that strives to heal and restore the body, mind and spirit. Our more than 80,000 skilled and compassionate caregivers in hospitals, physician practices, outpatient clinics, urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and hospice centers are committed to providing individualized, wholistic care.