Acadia Healthcare Infection Control Nurse (RN or LPN) in LaPlace, Louisiana
The Infection Control Nurse is accountable for the development, supervision and implementation of sound established IC practices hospital-wide to provide for the safety of staff, patients, visitors and the community at large. The IC Nurse assures primary leadership/decision making for ensuring IC practices are enforced. Works in conjunction with the medical staff, consulting physicians, Director of Nursing and Risk Manager to maintain a quality facility. Assumes, as needed, supervisory duties of the nursing units as assigned. Interprets age/disability specific and culturally sensitive information on all employees, patients and visitors. Maintains professional development, continuing education and licensure.
Develops, revises and reviews all policies and procedures for identifying, reporting, controlling known or suspected infections and reducing the risk of infection.
Participates in the departmental development of the Quality Plan and works to meet identified goals.
Actively participates as a member of the Performance Improvement Committee.
Conducts surveillance utilizing benchmarks.
- Performs employee health screens
Develops, provides and maintains an on-going educational program which addresses current educational needs identified through assessment processes.
Ensures identified customers are educated on infection control issues while serving as a resource on the latest information available to customers.
Provides Infection Control part of the general orientation process and provides in-services to staff and other identified customers as requested.
Maintains patient confidentiality and rights of patients