Barksdale Air Force Base, LA
Full-time


About Us:
Fidelity Partners is a leading national healthcare, technology and logistics services company supporting both private and government sector clients. We are committed to the highest levels of professionalism and work ethic to cultivate long-term relationships.
We are currently accepting qualified applications for an Infection Preventionist (Registered Nurse) to support one of our Government clients at Barksdale AFB in Louisiana.

*POSITION SUMMARY:
*The Infection Preventionist (IP) serves as the facilities’ Infection Prevention and Control Officer and functions as a practitioner, resource, consultant, educator and facilitator for all staff in multiple locations focusing on the following areas:
Infection Prevention & Control Activities at the center level
Outcome & Process surveillance
Outbreak Management
Employee Health

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Supports Welcoming program/ general orientation by providing infection control training for all newly hired employees.

  • Reviews the immunization documentation/status for all new hires with the center to ensure compliance upon hire
  • Ensures necessary TB screening and documentation is completed per regulatory requirements
  • Ensures Hepatitis B vaccination is offered and initiated or declination signed, for new hires, within regulatory requirements
  • Develops education programs in response to identified infection control needs identified through QAPI, rounding, center quality measures, or any other means
  • Teaches staff current accepted patient care and center practices as they relate to infection control

Performs rounds on units to:

  • Review & monitor infection control issues
  • Monitor/observe infection control practices to identify educational needs
  • Identify environmental issues that could contribute to the spread of infectious diseases and discuss findings
  • Evaluate compliance with Standard and Transmission-based Precautions & provide education regarding appropriate use when needed

Infection Control and Employee Health:
Provides oversight of the Centers’ Infection Control and Prevention Program and activities with the goals of the program being the following:

  • Preventing,
  • Preventing the spread of infections for both residents/patients and staff
  • Identifying
  • Reporting
  • Investigating
  • Controlling
  • Minimizing the risk of infection-related outbreaks within the center
  • Completes surveillance and tracking
  • Maintains infection control records per policy and regulatory requirements
  • Analyzes & identifies and presents center trends/variances and develops plans in conjunction with the center QAPI process
  • Completes the Infection Control Risk Assessment of the Center’s resident population and facility.
  • Integrates the Infection Control and Prevention program with the facility’s QAPI processes.
  • Oversees the facility antimicrobial stewardship program that includes antibiotic use & prescribing protocols, laboratory communication, and a system for monitoring antimicrobial use.
  • Directs implementation of Infection Control and Prevention policies and procedures and periodically reviews and updates the program as needed;
  • Provides oversight to Employee Health Program to include:
  • Tracking of TST administration and interpretation and/or IGRA blood tests for Tuberculosis screening and Hepatitis B vaccine series administration and regulatory documentation for all employees;
  • Training/ Competency testing of all licensed nurses upon hire and annually, who administer and record, in mm of induration, the results of Tuberculin skin tests
  • Oversight of Universal Influenza program & tracking of influenza immunizations for all employees;
  • Reviews “Initial Health Survey” completed by all new employees and requests appropriate documentation.
  • Serves as an ad hoc member and resource for the facility Infection Control and Prevention Committee/QAPI

Puts Customer Service First:
Ensures that customers and families receive the highest quality of service in a caring and compassionate atmosphere which recognizes the individuals’ needs and rights;
Minimum Qualification Requirements:
Education:Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, Public Health, Epidemiology or Microbiology from a nationally recognized accredited college program. Certification in Infection Prevention (CIC) or the DOD Epidemiology, Prevention, and Infection Control Course.

Experience:Minimum of two (2) years of current experience in infection prevention and control

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