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Registered Nurse Infection Control Nurse (Full-Time / Day Shift)


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Job Description

Hours: Full-time 1.0 FTE (80hrs/2wks); Monday - Friday; varying start times b/t 6:00am-8:00am; 8-hr shifts.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Infection Control RN assumes responsibility and accountability for patient infection control surveillance.  Patient care includes care to patients in the following age groups: Patient care includes care to patients in the following age groups: neonatal (birth to 30 days), pediatric (30 days through 12 years), adolescent (13 through 18 years), adult (19 through 64 years), and geriatric (65 years and above).

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Qualified individuals must have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following duties:

  • Plans and implements the day-to-day infection surveillance activity of all departments and services that provide direct patient care or provide the support of patient care.

  • Collaborates with the Employee Health Nurse in the surveillance of infections among hospital personnel.

  • Assists the Supervisor, Infection Control in identifying, monitoring and controlling outbreaks of nosocomial infection among patient and hospital personnel.

  • Maintains a surveillance worksheet in order to collect data.

  • Assesses and evaluates infection data with the Supervisor, Infection Control to distinguish between nosocomial and community-acquired infection. 

  • Submits surveillance data so that the monthly Nosocomial Infection Report is complete.

  • Identifies potential sources of nosocomial infection and implements actions to eliminate the source.

  • Acts as a consultant to nursing units and other departments in implementing isolation techniques or other infection control measures.

  • Communicates and collaborates with the Laboratory in order to identify significant laboratory information.

  • Communicates with the State Health Department in reporting diseases according to established policies.

  • Communicates with Nurse Managers, physicians, department directors, hospital personnel and other health care providers to maximize patient outcomes.

  • Participates in providing education for employee regarding infection control during orientation and ongoing in-services as required.

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Current licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse, issued by PA State Board of Nursing

  • Certification in Infection Prevention and Control (CIC) is preferred on hire and required upon completion of two (2) years of experience as an Infection Control RN (internal and/or external to LGH).  The Eligibility Requirements for the certification are set by the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc (CBIC)

  • Two (2) years of staff nursing

  • A health care provider in good standing with Medicare, Medicaid and other federal and state health insurance programs, i.e. not excluded from participation in Medicare, Medicaid or any other federal or state health insurance program

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • One (1) year of experience working in epidemiology.

  • Experience with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and EPIC.

This position is located in Lancaster, PA

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Benefits At A Glance:

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH offers the following benefits to employees:

  • 100% Tuition Assistance at The Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
  • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
  • Shift, Weekend and On-Call Differentials
  • Health, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Retirement Savings Account with Company Matching
  • Child Care Subsidies
  • Onsite Gym and Fitness Classes

Disclaimer

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to hiring a diverse workforce. All openings will be filled based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.

 

Search Firm Representatives please read carefully: PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this employment opportunity. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH via-email, the Internet or directly to hiring managers at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for that position will be deemed the sole property of PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH as a result of the referral or through other means.

LGH Full Time Posted on 02/11/2022