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Employee Health Infection Prevention Nurse

Company: Marin General Hospital
Location: Novato
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

About MARINHEALTH a UCSF Affiliate:Ambulatory, Outpatient, Employee HealMarinHealth Medical Network is a medical foundation representing the physicians, their care teams and office staff, who previously operated under Prima Medical Foundation or the Marin Healthcare District. With a network of clinics across many different medical specialties throughout Marin and Southern Sonoma County, MarinHealth Medical Network functions as an extended family of healthcare advocates who take pride in knowing that we aren't just making a living; we're making a positive impact on the health of our patients and their families. Come and join us in touching and transforming lives every day!External hires are subject to a background check and pre-employment medical screen. Qualified applicants with arrest records and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal, state and local laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability status and any other classifications protected by federal, state & local laws.JOB SUMMARY:In collaboration with the MHMC Infection Prevention Team ensure Infection Prevention Practice for the MarinHealth Medical Network as it realtes to Employee Health. Coordinates hospital and network activities directed toward the surveillance, prevention and control of infection to minimize the risk of acquiring new infection for patients, staff, and community. Maintains compliance with standards and regulations pertaining to infection control of accrediting and governing authorities.JOB SPECIFICATIONS:EDUCATIONOne required and / or ability to obtain within assigned timeframe: RN, BSN Preferred a Masters in Healthcare and CIC certificationEXPERIENCE Two (2) years of recent experience in employee health and/or infection prevention. Two (2) years' experience in the acute care or ambulatory clinic settings.PREREQUISITE SKILLS:Required Understands basic medical microbiology and the mechanisms for the transmission of infection. Understands isolation precautions for infectious diseases. Understands emerging infectious diseases and emergency management as it pertains to infection prevention and control in employee health. Ability to effectively collaborate with all leadership in the Network and Hospital acute care, outpatient settings on education, hand hygiene, and infection prevention and control practices. Understanding of adult learning theory, management theory and project or change implementation. Demonstrated oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to develop, organize, and lead special projects. Ability to create reports, and review or revise policies and procedures based on current scientific evidence and/or best practice information. Ability to effectively turn data into information needing to be presented to varying audiences. Skills in data management, collecting, analyzing, and presenting data to groups and individuals. Knowledge of The Joint Commission, CMS, OSHA, CalOSHA, and Title 22 regulations: specifically related to infection control, sharps safety, blood borne pathogens, management of medical waste, COVID-19, and PPE. Experience working with EVS on issues related to cleaning procedures, cleaning products, laundry facilities, education, training, and audits. Experience working with the Safety department on emergency management issues. Ability to be innovative and create new processes/programs within the department to address HAI prevention. Ability to effectively interpret CDC, CDPH, and Marin County Department of Health and Human Services guidance on infectious diseases, including rapid changes pertaining to COVID-19. Comfortable and confident presenting to large groups on infection prevention and control issues, including interpreting data, and new guidance.LICENSE/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION: Certification in Infection Control Preferred. If Registered Nurse - must hold current California Registered Nursing License BLSPRIMARY CUSTOMER SERVED (Age Specific Criteria0:(X) Infants Birth up to 1 year(X) Adolescents 12 up to 18 years(X) Toddlers 1 up to 3 years(X) Early Adults 18 up to 45 years(X) Preschool Children 3 up to 6 years(X) Middle Adults 45 up to 61 years(X) School Age Children 6 up to 12 years(X) Late Adults 61 up to 80 years(X) Late, Late Adults 80 years and upEmployees in this position must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care and/or service based on the physical, psycho/social, educational, safety, and related criteria appropriate to the age of the patients served.PATIENT PRIVACY (HIPAA Compliance):Employees in this position have access to protected health information. The protected health information a person in this position can access includes demographics, date of service, insurance/billing, medical record summary information, and all other information that may be contained in patient records This position requires patient health information to perform the functions outlined as part of this position description.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:ESSENTIAL (not modifiable)Surveillance Plans, develops, implements, and evaluates surveillance activities to identify incidence, trends and variations in levels of disease or infection. Analyzes, reports surveillance findings and develops appropriate plans, measures for prevention. Oversight of employee health including prevention of employee exposures and identifying and potentially treating exposed employees. Ensures and/or reports infections/communicable diseases to Public Health Department; works with local, state, and national health agencies in the study and prevention and control of infections.Consultation Serves as a resource to MHMN staff, physicians, and to extended healthcare facilities in the ongoing effort to minimize the risk of infection to patients and staff. Disseminates current infection control information to MHMN staff and physicians. Collaboratively designs educational programs with the MHMN Clinical Operations and MHMC IP Team(s) to meet objectives required in the Infection Prevention and Control Plan. Works to minimize costs associated with occurrence and the prevention of infection.Prevention Provides infection control, prevention in-services, and other related infectious disease education to all areas of the organization and the community. Works collaboratively with Departments to identify and minimize the risk of infection resulting from work activities within their areas. Assists department leadership in designing and monitoring systems to comply with standards and regulations pertaining to infection control. Assists departments in implementing prevention initiativesControl Employee Health oversight including annual flu clinic and any other employee vaccine clinics. Employee Health/Provider/Volunteer Screening for TB-QFT New Hire Clearances Liaison with HR and Contracted Occupational Health Services (Kaiser On-the-Job San Rafael). Performs Infection Prevention Site Visits for the Hospital outpatient centers including those under the Network. Oversees and manages the process during outbreaks of infection, including documentation and reporting of actions and results.Program Management Works independently to manage an organization-wide program. Collaborates with leaders and managers to implement Infection Prevention and Control activities at the departmental level. Manages sensitive or confidential information appropriately. Responsible for developing and implementing the infection control plan annually, as well an annual evaluation of the plan. Investigates, analyzes, and recommends products to reduce infections in patients and to reduce risk of infection transmission to staff. Stays current with the most up-to-date scientific research and legislation. Appropriately applies knowledge and skills to achieve desired program outcomes. With the IP Team and Leadership facilitates organizational compliance with Infection Prevention and Control standards of The Joint Commission, CDPH, OSHA, CMS, and NHSN and other regulatory agencies. Provides and documents the education of all personnel in infection prevention and control practices. Attends meetings on a regular basis with the infection prevention and control team.SECONDARY (modifiable) Special projects and other duties as assigned.MarinHealth remains committed to the health and safety of our employees, patients, and the entire community. As such, MarinHealth requires employees to receive all required immunizations, including, MMR, flu (seasonal availability), and COVID-19 vaccine + booster, as a condition of employment and annually thereafter, as required. Any exemptions from these requirements may be granted for limited and specific situations.Ambulatory, Outpatient, Employee Health, OP,

Keywords: Marin General Hospital, Novato , Employee Health Infection Prevention Nurse, Healthcare , Novato, California

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