Infection Control and Prevention Specialist

Job ID
2023-21743
Category
Nursing Leadership
Job Location : City
Marion
Job Location : State
IA
Campus
HallMar Village
Type
Full Time

Overview

Presbyterian Homes & Services - HallMar Village in Marion, Iowa, is seeking an Infection Control and Prevention Specialist for our team. This is an opportunity for a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse to monitor and advice on infection control measures established through organizational policy and procedures in coordination with the PHS Clinical teams. 

 

Reporting Structure: The Infection Control and Prevention Specialist reports to the Clinical Administrator. 

 

Schedule / Hours: This is a full-time position working 30 hours per week.

 

ABOUT THIS COMMUNITY

 

HallMar Village is a joint ministry of Mercy Medical Center and Presbyterian Homes & Services. This senior living community will offer independent living, assisted living, and memory care apartment homes as well as long term care suites. With the Village Center at its heart, the community offers inviting and comfortable living spaces along with outdoor elements including patios, courtyards, gardenening spaces, and walking trails.

Responsibilities

The Infection Control and Prevention Specialist is responsible for implementing the infection prevention and control program and education. The Infection Control and Prevention Specialist uses clinical knowledge and specialized training to coordinate, deliver and maintain efficient and effective infection prevention and control programs and conducts infection control research and serves as a consultant to other departments to ensure compliance with evidence-based infection control standards. The Infection Control and Prevention Specialist provides clinical education to employees with the goal of providing services excellence and decreasing the risk of infectious disease transmission.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

 

  1. Must be a licensed nurse in the state in which you practice.
  2. 2+ years of healthcare/clinical experience preferred.
  3. Certification in Infection Prevention and Control or ability to obtain immediately after hire. 
  4. Knowledge in the field of infectious disease and epidemiology.
  5. Knowledge of State and Federal regulatory requirements for long-term care.
  6. Demonstrated ability to write and implement policies and procedures. Ability to apply experience with technology and IT based instruction.
  7. Must have or willing to obtain CPR certification.
  8. Excellent written, interpersonal, and communication skills; adaptability, flexibility, and creativity.  Ability to communicate with a variety of people.
  9. Demonstrated ability to read, write, speak and understand the English language to communicate with all customers.
  10. Demonstrated compatibility with PHS's mission and operating philosophies
  11. Demonstrates competency in teaching and applying adult education.

 

About PHS

Presbyterian Homes & Services (PHS), based in St. Paul, Minnesota, is a non-profit, faith-based organization providing a broad array of high quality housing choices, and care and service options for older adults. Over 7,100 employees serve more than 26,000 older adults through 59 PHS-affiliated senior living communities in Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin, and through Optage® home and community services. PHS is also co-owner of Genevive, the largest geriatric primary care practice in Minnesota, providing comprehensive care for over 15,000 older adults. Established in 1955, PHS has earned the reputation as an innovative leader dedicated to promoting independence, purposeful living, and overall well-being for those they serve. Today, PHS is one of the largest nonprofit providers of senior housing and services in the nation.

We believe employees are the most important resource in our ministry and we are committed to an environment where employees are valued and empowered to make a difference. With a strong commitment to grow our employees from within, the development opportunities with us are virtually unlimited. We offer competitive wages, opportunities for advancement, ongoing training, and incredible benefits like education assistance and nursing loan forgiveness.

If you have a desire to honor God by enriching the lives and touching the hearts of older adults, consider answering the call and join our team.

PHS is an EEO/AA employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance.

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