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  • Infection Prevention Coordinator

    Job ID
    72539
    Location
    US-NJ-West Orange
    Experience (Years)
    3
    Category
    Non Clinical Acute Care Position - Quality / Infection Control
    Street Address
    1199 Pleasant Valley Way
    Company
    Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation
    Position Type
    Full Time-Regular
    Recruiter email address
    jklinek@kessler-rehab.com
  • Overview

     

    Consistently named to the prestigious "America's Best Hospitals" list by U.S. News & World Report, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation has set the gold standard in rehabilitation and is ranked as one of the leading rehabilitation hospitals in the country and the top rehabilitation hospital in the East.

     

    At Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation,our services have been designed for patients who need a longer rehabilitation hospitalization for their recovery.

     

     We are currently seeking an experienced Infection Prevention Coordinator (CIC) to  coordinate the Infection Control Program  on a hospital -wide basis. This includes frequent travel to our local hospital campuses and outpatient therapy facilities throughout the region.  

     

     

    Overview of Select Medical Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospitals

     

    Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation provides advanced treatment and comprehensive care to best address the medical, physical, emotional and vocational challenges for individuals with:

    • Cancer
    • Brain Injury
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Stroke
    • Amputation
    • Neurological Disorders
    • Orthopedic Conditions
    • Multiple Traumas

     

    Responsibilities

    An Infection Prevention Coordinator coordinates the Infection Control Program in accordance with the guidelines and regulatory requirements of the Center for Disease Control, Federal and State regulations on a hospital -wide basis. Develops and implements programs to promote prevention and control of infections. reviews policies and procedures to ensure compliance with all regulatory and accrediting standards. Reviews clinical practice and works with staff to find the best strategies or solutions as needed. Collects data to monitor compliance and or trends.

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     Specific responsibilities of the Infection Control Nurse include: 

     

            Conducting on-going surveillance

    • Collecting and interpreting data to determine specific problem areas
    • Conducting analysis of data to include risk assessment, prevention and control strategies
    • Compiling and interpreting surveillance reports to the Infection Control Committee and hospital staff
    • Directing investigations of clusters/outbreaks of hospital
    • Maintaining timely and proper documentation
    • Serving as a resource to all hospital staff on all issues related to infection control and employee health.
     

     

     

     

    Qualifications

    As an Infection Control Nurse, you must be able to deliver superior quality in all that you do. We are seeking a results-oriented team player who treat patients as if they were their own family members. Qualified candidates must be passionate about providing a superior quality of care. 

    Other requirements of the Infection Control Nurse role include: 

    • Bachelor's degree in a related field required
    • CIC Certification preferred
    • Previous experience in hospital Infection Control/Prevention required,including previous experience with DHSS and Joint Commission 
    • Positive, caring and customer-service oriented attitude
     

     

     

     

     

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    Benefits

     

     We offer a comprehensive benefits package with a variety of options to meet your healthcare needs including.

     

     

    • Excellent Orientation Program
    • Paid Time Off (PTO)
    • Extended Illness Days (EID)
    • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
    • Prescription Coverage
    • Life Insurance
    • Short- and Long-Term Disability
    • Continuing Education and Tuition Reimbursement
    • 401(k) Retirement Plan with company match
    • Personal and Family Medical Leave
    • Join the network of over 40,000 employees with huge growth and relocation opportunities