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Director of Infection Control

Health and Human Services

WARRENTON

Director of Infection Control

  • 494410
  • 4151 WEEKS DR , WARRENTON, Virginia, United States, 20187
  • Puller Veterans Care Center
  • Health and Human Services
  • Full-Time (Salaried)
  • Closing at: Feb 25 2023 at 23:55 EST

 

Title: Director of Infection Control

Hiring Range: $70,000 - $80,000

Agency: Dept of Veterans Services

Location: Vint Hill Center

Agency Website: www.dvs.virginia.gov

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties:

INFECTION CONTROL:
-Monitors and evaluates all infection control practices and procedures for the facility. Manages Antibiotic Stewardship program, ensuring compliance by staff and providers. Makes daily infection control rounds on units and offers updates to the Director of Nursing.

-Acts as facility subject matter expert, reporting to DON and the Administer as needed. Monitors, tracks, and identifies trends and takes appropriate action to prevent the spread of infection to residents and staff. Monitors residents requiring isolation to ensure established precautions are maintained. Develops and implements an effective infection control orientation program for all new hires. Stays current on CMS regulations regarding Infection Preventionist and Antibiotic Stewardship programs and guidelines.
-Conducts TB monitoring program for all residents and employees. Educates and offers various vaccinations to staff. Tracks staff and resident vaccination rates per regulations and guidelines. Monitors and tracks all employee exposure incidents and ensures appropriate lab work, treatment and education is offered per OSHA guidelines. Assist the Directors of Environmental Services and Food Service in developing infection control procedures for their departments. Monitors operations and interacts with all departments, and coordinates Infection Control related training for all staff. Participates as a member of the Safety Committee. -Enforces safety rules and regulations and assures that all work related incidents are reported and investigated in a timely and accurate manner. Participates as a member of the Quality Improvement committee, submitting monthly monitoring.


PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT:
-Monitors and evaluates performance of all nursing staff during tours of duty. Expectations are clear, well communicated, and related to the goals and objectives of the department or unit.
-Performance issues are addressed and documented as they occur. Receives and gives daily reports, make rounds, and conduct unit surveys and audits. Initiate, coordinate, or recommend corrective action to resolve observed or reported resident care, procedural, or physical problems.
-In the absence of the DON, the Nursing Supervisor will be responsible for Administrative and operational decisions of the facility. Coordinates with physicians and ancillary department in assessment of resident needs and treatments. Required to make immediate operational decisions regarding emergency care and resolving department staffing problems.
-May function as a Charge Nurse if necessary.


OTHER DUTIES:
-Performs other duties as may be assigned that are within the Nursing department’s mission and as situations warrant in meeting the overall needs of the facility.
-May be required to assist the agency or state government generally in the event of an emergency declaration by the Governor.
-Serves in the Nurse on-call rotation.

Minimum Qualifications

-Current State of Virginia RN license.
-Supervisory experience.
-One year in the nursing field with a genuine interest in the area of infection control.
-Experience working in a skilled nursing facility is mandatory
-Current or pursuing Infection Preventionist certification.

Preferred Qualifications:

-CPR certification required upon hire or willing to obtain.

Special Instructions: 

You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your account to check the status of your application for this position.

For consideration for this position, candidates MUST apply online at https://jobs.agencies.virginia.gov. Applicants are encouraged to be specific regarding job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities. Resumes are encouraged but do not substitute submittal of the online application. Applications submitted via postal mail, email, or fax will not be considered. Please contact Human Resources if you need assistance.

Contact Information:

Name:  ThermaJean Cossette, PHR CPSP

Email:  thermajean.cossette@dvs.virginia.gov

In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities, or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155.

 

Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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