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Assistant Director of Nursing/Infection Prevention + BONUS

at Volunteers of America

Posted: 11/16/2020
Job Reference #: 3539/7230
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Job Description

Maplewood Care Center is part of the Maplewood Campus, providing full circle care and housing to seniors on the East Side of Saint Paul. We are looking for a compassionate Assistant Director of Nursing/Infection Control to provide exceptional care to our residents!


The primary purpose of the Assistant Director of Nursing Services/Infection Prevention is to assess, plan, implement and coordinate the clinical care program in conjunction with the Director of Nursing Services to ensure the highest quality of care is maintained at all times. Additional responsibilities of relaying health care associated (HAI) infections; collects prepares and analyzes HAI infection and surveillance data; presents infection data and makes recommendations for actions. The Assistant Director of Nursing Services/Infection Prevention will also supervise the day to day nursing activities in accordance to compliance and monitors employee compliance in use of PPE and use of transmission precautions barriers and infection prevention measures; prepares and presents educational offerings for the staff and serves as a resource to all departments and personnel.

Pay: starting at $83,200.00/year

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Directs and oversees day-to-day functions of the nursing staff and nurse managers to ensure compliance with current rules, regulations and guidelines that govern this long-term care facility
  • Provide leadership that includes the administrative and supervisory principles essential for your assigned Staff Nurses and other staff
  • Make daily rounds on the assigned unit to assure that nursing service personnel are performing required duties and to assure that appropriate nursing care is being provided.
  • Meet with the nursing staff (professional/non-professional) as well as support personnel in planning the department's services, programs and activities.
  • Provide support to the facility by working on-call as directed by the Director of Nursing.
  • Provides input for employee's performance evaluations and disciplinary actions as assigned by the Director of Nursing Services.
  • Assist the Education Director in identifying educational and ongoing training needs.
  • Monitor nursing service personnel to assure they are following established safety regulations in the use of equipment/supplies.
  • Assesses infection prevention and control problems and makes recommendations for corrective action.
  • Prepares agenda for the Infection prevention and control Committee.
  • Monitors and audits infection prevention and control practices and employee compliance.
  • Initiates and revises infection prevention and control policies and procedures.
  • Conducts outbreak investigation and initiates control measures.
  • Analyzes health care associated infection prevention and control data to establish trends.
  • Reports communicable disease to the state as required by law.
  • Provides a quarterly summary of resident and staff infections for QA meeting.
  • Participates in short and long range planning for the infection prevention and control department.
  • Performs tracking for employee and resident immunizations.
  • Initiates and coordinates annual flu shots for residents and staff.
  • Ensure the environment and work areas are maintained in a safe and sanitary manner.
  • Perform unit rounds to identify infection prevention and control issues and educational needs.
  • Maintain the Antibiotic Stewardship Program and track Duration of Treatment along with standard metrics for Infection Prevention and Control.
  • Must be a member of and attend the QAPI meeting.



QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing and currently registered with the State of Board Examiners for Registered Nurses. Current CPR certification.
  • Registered Nurse with minimum of two (2) years experience in nursing supervisory or nursing management in a long-term care setting or equivalent
  • Demonstrates knowledge of gerontology, rehabilitative, and medical-surgical nursing care, Antibiotic Stewardship, Infection Prevention and Infection Control
  • Ability to effectively manage staff, act as a team player and serve as a resource to staff
  • Knowledge of State and Federal regulatory requirements for long-term care

EOE M/F/Vets/Disabled

Application Instructions

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