Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Infection Preventionist
Company: Life Care Centers of America
Posted on: January 9, 2021
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
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,
Maintains confidentiality of all proprietary and/or confidential
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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