Provides assistance and coverage for both Infection Prevention and Employee Health Programs as needed. Performs as proxy either as Employee Health or Infection Prevention Nurse when assigned. Acts as a health and safety resource for both Employee Health and Infection Prevention for the organization during the assigned shift.
Essential Functions: Infection Prevention Department
Daily infection prevention surveillance, interaction with staff to assure patient and staff safety
Scheduled and impromptu rounding for safety and compliance validation
Communicable disease reporting to the Public Health Department and Healthcare Providers
Outbreak management for infectious diseases
Chart review based on infection surveillance definitions from the CDC National Health and Safety Network (NHSN). Reporting in, and use of the NHSN web-based software.
Conduct continuing education training and skills validation
Promote best practice and evidence-based patient safety measures
Chart Review and evaluation of infection prevention and control healthcare measures and performance
Data entry and analysis, creation and delivery of reports and presentations
Maintains compliance with infection prevention standards, stays aware of trends and current issues
Support Employee Health Coordinator as appropriate, including:
Who We Are
Jefferson Healthcare is one of the Top Employers on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula and in close proximity to Seattle, Victoria, BC and Vancouver. We are a DNV accredited, 5 Star rated 25-bed Critical Access Hospital with six rural health clinics and a wide scope of specialty services; we provide exceptional care for more than 25,000 residents of East Jefferson County. We have numerous accreditations and awards and are recognized as Achieving Best Care by the Washington State Hospital Association. If you are looking to work with an exceptional team of professionals, we encourage you to consider Jefferson Healthcare. Work where your talent is truly appreciated.
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