Life Care Center of Stoneham

RN - Staff Development Coordinator/Infection Control Nurse

Stoneham, MA

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RN - Staff Development Coordinator/Infection Control Nurse
Life Care Center of Stoneham

Position type: Full-time

Position Summary
The RN - Staff Development Coordinator/Infection Control Nurse plans, organizes, develops, and directs all in-service education in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, and Life Care standards and must follow accepted national standards, be based upon the facility assessment and include a system for addressing, preventing, reporting, investigating, and controlling infections and communicable diseases for all residents, staff, volunteers, visitors, and other individuals providing services.

Education, Experience, and Licensure Requirements

  • Must possess a nursing diploma (associate's or bachelor's degree in nursing)
  • Must be currently licensed/registered in applicable State. Must maintain an active Registered Nurse (RN) license in good standing throughout employment.
  • One (1) year geriatric nursing experience preferred
  • Teaching/education experience preferred
  • Must have CPR certification upon hire or obtain during orientation. CPR certification must remain current during employment.
  • Must follow written standards for infection control, including a system of surveillance designed to identify possible communicable disease or infections

Specific Job Requirements

  • Must have the desire and ability to effectively train and educate all nursing associates and other associates as applicable
  • Must have expert knowledge in field of practice
  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action
  • Must be knowledgeable of practices and procedures as well as the laws, regulations, and guidelines governing functions in the post-acute care facility
  • Must have the ability to implement and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures of the department
  • Must perform proficiently in all competency areas including but not limited to: training,, nursing administration,, clinical skills,, functions of nursing care of the patients, patient rights, and safety and sanitation
  • Maintains professional working relationships with all associates, vendors, etc.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all proprietary and/or confidential information
  • Must understand and follow company policies including harassment and compliance procedures
  • Displays integrity and professionalism by adhering to Life Care's Code of Conduct and completes mandatory Code of Conduct and other appropriate compliance training
  • Must observe trending and tracking of infections and reporting requirements to state or CDC for possible incidents of communicable disease or infections; standard and transmission-based precautions to prevent the spread of infections 
  • Must follow antibiotic stewardship program that includes antibiotic use protocols and systems for monitoring antibiotic use and recording incidents identified as well as corrective actions taken by the facility.

Essential Functions

  • Must be able to plan, develop, direct, conduct, evaluate, and coordinate staff training, education, in-service, and orientation
  • Must maintain associate training and in-service records
  • Must be able to perform functions of a staff nurse as required
  • Must exhibit excellent customer service and a positive attitude towards patients
  • Must be able to assist in the evacuation of patients
  • Must demonstrate dependable, regular attendance
  • Must be able to concentrate and use reasoning skills and good judgment
  • Must be able to communicate and function productively on an interdisciplinary team
  • Must be able to sit, stand, bend, lift, push, pull, stoop, walk, reach, and move intermittently during working hours
  • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language

Benefits for Full-Time Associates

  • medical, dental, vision, life and short-term disability coverage
  • 401(k)
  • paid vacation, sick days and holidays

 

An Equal Opportunity Employer

LCAD 115337

Stoneham, MA

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