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Prof Development Coord./ Infc in Hartford, CT at Trinity Hill Care Center

Date Posted: 1/11/2019

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Professional Development & Infection Control Coordinator

iCare Health Network is seeking a dynamic and experienced PDC & Infection Control Coordinator to join our team. We are pleased to share that we have some of the best PDC & Infection Control Coordinators in the state who have devoted their professional goals to enrich the lives of the people we entrusted in our care. Come and join our progressive and impressive team of professionals. We offer a competitive salary and the potential for advancement and professional growth. 

We’re looking for a PDC & Infection Control Coordinator. Currently our opening is:

  • Full Time- 40 Hours -- Monday- Friday (8a-4p)

Our PDC & Infection Control Coordinators are responsible for:

  • Developing and implementing quality in-service education programs for staff, as may be required in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Evaluating quality impact of in-service programs, amends as required based on outcome. 
  • Spending a majority of time on the nursing units to evaluate and correct nursing care as needed. 
  • Ensuring that the facility is in compliance with current CDC, OSHA, state & federal regulations. 
  • Developing, maintaining, and periodically updating infection control precautions.
  • Interpreting infection control policies and procedures as necessary.
  • Performing periodic testing of facility prepared sterile packs, bundles and supplies.
  • Ensuring that staff are implementing standard operating procedures for tasks involving exposure to blood/body fluids.
  • Assisting in developing and implementing guidelines for the decontamination and sterilization activities performed in the facility.
  • Coaching employees on proper nursing practices and procedures.
  • Making house rounds regularly throughout the shift and consults with RN Supervisor and Charge Nurses on education needs and infection control practices.
  • Ensuring educational programs are current and in line with government regulations, company policies and procedures, mission and goals.
  • Providing appropriate climate for learning and facilitates the adult learning process
  • Assisting adult learners to identify both their learning needs and the effective learning activities required to meet clinical needs. 
  • Available to respond to clinical emergencies, regulatory agency visits, surveys and issues outside of normal work hours as needed; participates in on-call rotation for clinical emergencies and other clinical/facility issues.
  • Assisting the DNS in on-going training of nursing staff to support clinical services and to meet and exceed established clinical competency levels; monitors and assists in the training of specialty unit personnel to maintain active competencies and/or certifications required for the specific unit.

They must also have: 

  • Must have at least 2 years of increased responsibility in a supervisory position in long term care and/or rehabilitation facility or hospital setting or equivalent nursing education degree program.
  • Six (6) months of training experience in rehabilitative and restorative nursing practices preferred.
  • Knowledge of epidemiology, microbiology, infectious diseases, and aseptic techniques preferred.
  • IV Certification required.
  • Experience with state survey process, survey tag numbers, and quality measures preferred. 

When you provide us with the above, we provide you with:

  • A base pay of: Based on Experience.
  • Opportunities for continuing education with monthly PDC & Infection Control meetings, excellent benefits, and more.
  • Excellent growth and advancement opportunities.