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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Infection Preventionist

Company: Life Care Centers of America
Location: Richland
Posted on: January 9, 2021

Job Description:

The LPN Infection Preventionist evaluates the quality of resident care and outcomes as they relate to Healthcare AcquiredInfections (HAI) and Community Acquired Infections (CAI) in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, and LifeCare standards. Collects, prepares, and analyzes HAI data. Presents infection data and makes recommendations for actions.Monitors associate compliance with infection control standards through use of barriers and infection prevention measures.Prepares and presents education for the staff, residents, and families. Serves as a resource to all departments and personnel.
Education, Experience, and Licensure Requirements


  • Must have attended an accredited LPN program.

  • Must be currently licensed/registered in applicable State. Must maintain an active Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse(LPN/LVN) license in good standing throughout employment.

  • Must have CPR certification upon hire or obtain during orientation. CPR certification must remain current duringemployment.

  • Must have completed an approved Infection Preventionist Certification course (e.g., CIC, CBIC, IP-BC, IPCA, CDC).

  • Prior experience with geriatrics preferred.

  • Must have applicable certifications or training per State requirements (e.g., Certified TB Nurse).
    Specific Job Requirements

    • Serves as designated associate responsible for monitoring Public Health Advisories from local, state, and federal agenciesincluding the CDC

    • Serves as the on-site IPC for COVID-19 prevention and response activities, in accordance with current CDCrecommendations

    • Maintains a current knowledge of infection control trends, methodologies, and employee health practices

    • Performs work within the scope of his/her license

    • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action

    • Must be knowledgeable of Infection Prevention and Control practices and procedures as well as the laws, regulations, andguidelines governing nursing functions in the post-acute care facility

    • Must have the ability to implement and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures of the InfectionPrevention and Control Program

    • Must perform proficiently in all applicable competency areas

    • 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 Cares Code of Conduct and completes mandatory Code ofConduct and other appropriate compliance training
      An Equal Opportunity Employer

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Keywords: Life Care Centers of America, Richland , Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Infection Preventionist, Healthcare , Richland, Washington

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