Infection Prevention and Case Management Registered Nurse

Job Description

Pawnee County Memorial Hospital has a position available for a full-time Infection Prevention and Case Management Registered Nurse. This position is trained in hospital epidemiology principles and is responsible for the Analysis and Development of the Annual Infection Prevention Risk Assessment, Infection Prevention Plan and Infection Prevention Evaluation.  This position is also responsible for surveillance, analysis, interpretation, and reporting of hospital acquired infections (HAI); educating employees about infection prevention; and the development of policies and procedures to ensure rigorous infection prevention standards that meet OSHA, Centers for Medicaid/Medicare Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other nationally organized agencies recommendations and requirements.  The Infection Prevention and Case Management RN will also manage the organization’s Case Management duties. 

 Job Qualifications:

 ·         Graduate of accredited school of nursing

·         Currently licensed in the State of Nebraska

·         BLS, ACLS, TNCC, certification required

·         Must possess computer skills along with the ability to operate fax machines, copiers, multi-line phone system and printers.

·         Independent problem-solving skills and self-directed work experience

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills

·         Ability to maintain confidentiality

·         Demonstrated leadership skills

 Job Responsibilities:

·         Monitor hospital setting for Infection Outbreak and develops corrective action plan to further reduce future risks.

·         Identify and initiate isolation protocols and inform the appropriate state and county organizations of any reportable diseases.

·         Plan, organize, develop and implement educational programs related to infection prevention for all hospital employees.

·         Serve as a knowledgeable and available resource on infection prevention practices and policies to patients, families, staff, and employees.

·         Collect and Analyze Employee Illness for trends and Infection Risks.

·         Coordinate Employee Health through review of new hire Immunization status and coordination of annual Employee Physicals.

·         Review clinical information for concurrent reviews, extending the length of stay for inpatients as appropriate and documenting appropriately in the patient’s Electronic Medical Health Record.

·         RN floor duties as assigned.

·         Promotes and ensures patient safety in all aspects of responsibilities.

·         Assumes accountability for continual development of self and colleagues as professional practitioners

·         Other duties as assigned.

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Pawnee County Memorial Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Type: Full-time

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Pawnee County Memorial Hospital/Rural Health Clinic

Pawnee County Memorial Hospital is a 11 bed Critical access hospital located in Southeast Nebraska. Pawnee County Hospital offers general medical and surgical services normally associated with a rural Critical Access Hospital. A full range of radiology and laboratory services are available. The hospital and attached rural health clinic are staffed by two physicians and three mid-level practitioners as well as ER physicians on weekends. Specialists from Lincoln, Omaha and Beatrice hold outpatient clinics on a regular basis.

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