Infection Control Nurse
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Carry out Infection Control Nurse duties:
Environmental Safety and Infection Control Chairperson
Coordinate surveillance of infection control functions in the facility
Detect and record nosocomial infections
Report any suspected infections to the physician
Calculate and monitor infection control rates in the facility
Review environmental cleanliness
Acquire knowledge/skills and demonstrate continued competency in infection control
Develop and revise forms needed to collect data related to the infection control program
Prepare monthly Environmental Safety and Infection Control Reports to present to the Environmental Safety and Infection Control Committee
Prepare quarterly Environmental Safety and Infection Control Reports to present to the Medical Executive Committee
Coordinate employee Flu program in adherence to Joint Commission guidelines.
Coordinate resident Flu program.
Coordinate hand washing compliance program for employees.
Coordinate TB certification for nurses.
Provide staff development inservice training for basic first aid, seizure disorder, proper lifting techniques, infection control and pain management, flu awareness.
Provide care and/or conduct patient/resident interactions in a manner appropriate for the age, culture, and population being served.
Ensure Millcreek’s immunization program is adhered to according to the Mississippi State Department of Health recommendations and company policy.
Schedule and attend psychiatric staffing for the ICF/MR ensuring all residents on psychotropic medications are staffed according to their individual needs, and the Mississippi State Board of Health regulations.
Follows all safety policies and adheres to all workers’ compensation program guidelines.
Other duties as assigned.
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