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Infection Preventionist - Full-time 40 hrs

Company: Jewish Senior Services
Location: Bridgeport
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Summary: Responsible for the monitoring of infections and infection trends and coordinating the systems and training to prevent and/or reduce widespread infections at JSS.

Reports To: Nursing Director


1.Develops a system for detection of breakdown of Infection Control measures.

2.Confers with department heads, nurses, and nursing personnel and solicits their counsel concerning the techniques, procedures, products and equipment used as it relates to the departments infection control program.

3.Works closely with the Director in reviewing and revision of nursing procedures as related to infection control.

4.Participates in the evaluation of sanitation needs through the use of statistics, records, surveys and personnel conferences.

5.Participates in the development of applicable techniques and procedures for maintaining a high level of infection control in all areas.

6.Maintains confidentiality at all times.

7.Maintains effective communication with all department heads


Minimum Qualifications: Education Graduate of school of professional nursing; BSN preferred Experience 1 year experience in Infection Control in a LTC setting Licensure RN, State of Connecticut, Certification in Infection Control preferred

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Ability to handle multiple demands and deadlines; Ability to communicate effectively; Ability to utilize various software packages to carryout position responsibilities. Physical and Mental Demands: This description of responsibilities is intended to reflect the major responsibilities and duties of the job, but is not intended to describe minor duties or other responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time.

Jewish Senior Services is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Accordingly, all applicants for employment and all persons employed in any capacity are treated without regard to race, color, national origin, religious affiliation, age, gender, sexual preference, marital status, ancestry, genetic predisposition or carrier status, physical or mental disability, Vietnam Era Veteran or other veteran status or any other legally protected class. The fair and equitable treatment imposed by this policy encompasses, but is not limited to, all aspects of the employment process including: personnel recruitment, advertising, all hiring practices, promotions and transfers, rates of pay and other forms of compensation, benefits, selection for training, layoff and terminations, and all facility sponsored social and recreational programs.

Jewish Senior Services will strive to make a reasonable accommodation, as required by law, for qualified individuals with known disabilities to enable them to perform the essential functions of the position for which he/she is applying or in which he/she is currently employed unless doing so would result in an undue hardship on the operation of its business. Any individual who believes they may require such accommodation should contact Employee Relations at 203-365-6457.

It is the responsibility of all staff to conform to both the letter and spirit of this Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement. The designated person at Jewish Senior Services for issues concerning Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity is Soncerria Holland, 203-365-6456, .

Keywords: Jewish Senior Services, Bridgeport , Infection Preventionist - Full-time 40 hrs, Other , Bridgeport, Connecticut

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