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Infection Preventionist (RN, PT, OT & SLP)

Company: Erickson Living
Location: Catonsville
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Charlestown is a beautiful 110-acre continuing care retirement community located just minutes from Baltimore in the charming neighborhood of Catonsville, Maryland. We're part of a growing network of communities managed by Erickson Living, a national provider of senior living and health care with campuses in 11 states-and growing.

Charlestown is looking for everyday heroes who want to make a real impact in the lives of seniors. If you're ready to take your career to new heights, join us. In addition to a rewarding career, you'll enjoy an industry-leading total rewards package that includes a competitive salary, an impressive package of health and dental benefits, paid time off and volunteer hours, tuition reimbursement, 401(k) with employer contribution, opportunities for career growth and advancement, and much more!

Erickson Living is looking for talented, motivated and driven Infection Preventionists to educate, develop and enhance our enterprise infection prevention programs. The Infection Preventionist leads and promotes the Erickson culture of prevention in infection disease management across the community and will consult with all levels of the community leadership, working closely with the medical team on all key decisions.

How you will make an impact:

  • Manages and implements a campus-wide integrated infection control and management program based on a culture of prevention and evidence-based guidelines.
  • Collaborates with Corporate Infection Prevention designee to validate Erickson standards & guidelines to ensure compatibility with regulatory/governmental agencies and design and implement ongoing infection prevention programs in partnership with Erickson Health and Medical Group and Erickson Health and Wellness Center.
  • Responsible for the delivery of educational and training program for campus staff on infection control/prevention and mitigation practices.
  • Oversees the infection surveillance program to guide interventions and assists with identification of potential infectious disease/detect outbreaks.
  • Collaborates with Corporate Infection Prevention designee in enhancing the process for data collection, analysis and communication across the community. Conducts and implements audits for all lines of business.
  • Assists Corporate Infection Preventionist to disseminate infection prevention guidelines and recommendations on evidence-based practices including PPE, source control and containment procedures during any infectious disease outbreak.
  • Collaborates with campus leader to provide recommendations for resource allocation during a pandemic and/or outbreak that are compatible with national guidelines and Erickson culture.
  • Responsible for the monitoring/review of the campuses' infectious disease data and outcomes. Analyzes data from individual departments to validate effective compliance with policies and interventions.
  • Responsible for the identification of infectious disease outbreaks and surveillance and manages the process for epidemiologic investigation.
  • Collaborates in the development and implementation of the annual infection prevention plan and updates the Enterprise emergency preparedness plan (EPP) in conjunction with each individual department leader as needed.
  • Incorporates the Infectious Control and Management program into the Community Quality Assurance Performance Improvement Program (QAPI) program. Presents and provides reports on community outcomes.

What we offer:

  • Tuition reimbursement, certification reimbursement and student loan refinancing partnership programs are available.
  • Fully supplied, state of the art buildings
  • Growth opportunities throughout the enterprise - Independent Living, Continuing Care and Corporate
  • A great benefits package including medical, dental and vision
  • Onsite wellness visits and sick care available for all employees over 18 years of age

What we need:

  • Graduate from Accredited School of Nursing RN Program (BSN or MSN are preferred) or Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech/Language Therapy
  • Must possess valid, current state license in which the community provides service (RN, PT, OT or SLP)
  • Experience with electronic medical record preferred.
  • Minimum of three (3) years' experience in healthcare leadership role
  • Minimum Five (5) years of experience in healthcare in clinical area required.
  • Preferred candidate will have Current Certification by the National Certification Board (CIC) or comparable certification
  • Expert level knowledge of TJC, CDC, OSHA and related regulatory standards.

Erickson Living, its affiliates, and managed communities are Equal Opportunity Employers and are committed to providing a workplace free of unlawful discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, veteran status, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.

Keywords: Erickson Living, Catonsville , Infection Preventionist (RN, PT, OT & SLP), Other , Catonsville, Maryland

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