We are pleased that you are exploring employment opportunities with Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center (AVRMC). AVRMC is located in La Junta, Colorado, just east of the Rocky Mountains. We provide a range of services and serve the Southeastearn Region. We are looking for compassionate, ambitious, and talented professionals to join our team. We hope that you will join our mission to provide extraordinary care. Applicants may obtain an application through our website: www.avrmc.org. All applications may be emailed to email@example.com. Thank you for your interest in AVRMC!
The Infection Preventionist is a qualified individual with knowledge of CDC guidelines and definitions of healthcare-associated infections, TJC standards, federal and state regulations. She/He is responsible for the identification, investigations, reporting, prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections among patients and personnel. By authority of the Infection Control Committee, she/he may institute collection of cultures and initiate appropriate isolation precautions. She/He is responsible for assisting with in-service programs related to infection prevention and control.
Duties/Responsibilities *Must have comprehensive knowledge of complete infection control processes in the health care setting. *Must understand the standard and isolation precautions as set forth by the CDC. Must attend continuing education programs and maintains current knowledge of all aspects of infection control. *Must have ability to teach principals and practical application of infection control to all levels of health care personnel. *Must have knowledge of microbiology and modes of transmission of disease entities. *Must develop infection control policies and procedures. *Develop and implement the Employee Health Program and assist with follow-up of accidental exposure incidents. *Complete required reports of reportable conditions to the Public Health Department in a timely and accurate manner. *Prepare statistics and other pertinent data and reports to the infection control committee at least quarterly.
*Preferred minimum of five years experience in supervisory position in a hospital or five years in infection control. *Working knowledge of microbiology, epidemiology, infectious diseases, aseptic techniques and current practices. * Current Colorado Registered Nurse license - Required * Current BLS certification * Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing. * Additional languages preferred * Strong written and verbal skills * Basic Computer knowledge
Additional Salary Information: Health, dental and vision insurance, 401K, life insurance, paid time off
Internal Number: 6015.030016
About Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center
Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center is a community-owned organization providing high-quality, respectful, and compassionate health care services to individuals and families in southeastern Colorado.