The Staffing Development/IPCO nurse is responsible for developing staff and implementing a comprehensive Infection Prevention program at a long term care facility that complies with federal, state and facility requirements.
1. Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing – BSN preferred. Must have a current, valid RN license in Delaware.
2. Must be able to communicate effectively in the English language verbally and in writing.
3. Must possess current, comprehensive knowledge of nursing theory and practice. Must demonstrate excellent clinical skills and judgment, including comprehensive nursing assessments; safe medication administration, intravenous therapy, enteral feedings, and treatments per infection control standards; and transcribing and implementing physicians orders accurately.
4. Most possess a working knowledge of epidemiology, microbiology, infectious diseases and current OSHA and CDC standards of practice.
5. Must have two years nursing experience. Must have knowledge of Federal and State regulations, laws and guidelines related to skilled nursing.
6. Must possess leadership and supervisory skills and the ability to work collaboratively with professional and nonprofessional personnel.
7. Must possess the ability to plan, organize, develop and implement training programs for a variety of staff, residents and families.
8. Must be able to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
9. Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, regulatory agencies and the general public.
7. Must be compassionate and understanding of the needs of the elderly and disabled.
8. Must support and promote the core vision, mission and values of the long term care facility.
9. Must comply with HIPAA regulations related to confidentiality of all resident care information.
10. Must possess computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office
1. Plan, develop, implement and evaluate the facility infection control program in accordance with current rules, regulations and guidelines provided by CDC, OSHA and State public health agencies.
2. Maintain and update as needed the facility Infection Control Manual.
3. Interpret infection control policies, in conjunction with the Medical Director, as necessary.
4. Assist all departments in evaluating and classifying routine and job-related functions to ensure that tasks involving exposure to blood/body fluids are properly identified.
5. Monitor the number and types of infections daily. Reports findings to the risk management committee weekly and the QAPI committee monthly.
6. Responsible for Employee Health and facility immunization programs.
1. Identify staff education needs.
2. Develop and present in-services.
3. Co-ordinate vendor and outside provider in-services.
4. Complete annual skills demonstration by CNAs and Licensed Staff.
5. Coordinate new hire orientation and mandatory review training.
6. Record and maintain staff in-services.
7. Develop and submit for approval to the Division of Long Term Care Residents Protection continuing education programs for certified nursing assistants.
8. Track continuing education hours for each certified nursing assistant using the State of Delaware database and ensure certifications are up to date.
9. Serve as a liaison between the facility and educational institutions for which Kutz is a clinical site.
Salary: $95,000.00 per year