NHS Solutions has a fantastic opportunity for an Experienced Interim Nurse Leader in Infection Prevention. The Patient Safety & Infection Control Coordinator assists the Vice President, Quality Services in assessing, implementing, and evaluating the culture of safety within and across the continuum of care and is responsible for identifying, recommending and facilitating change within the organization to improve patient safety.  Serves as the Patient Safety and Safety Officer for the organization.

The Patient Safety & Infection Control Coordinator serves on organizational and network committees and projects, will lead and/or facilitate others/teams within the facility to detect identification, investigations  and process/performance improvement activities that will support the reduction of medical/health care errors and other factors that contribute to unintended adverse patient outcomes, facilitates safety assessments, including RCA analysis, routine investigations, and manages the Event Reporting system.

The Patient Safety & Infection Control Coordinator is an active participant in educating staff on system-based processes and causes for medical errors, consults with management and staff, and communicates literature-based ideas regarding effective patient safety strategies to others within the organization.

The Patient Safety & Infection Control Coordinator is responsible for the Infection Control Program, performing a variety of assigned infection control duties including, but not limited to: surveillance, inspection, case finding, reporting, analysis, implementing control measures, evaluating, educating and making recommendations to Administration. In addition, the Patient Safety & Infection Control Coordinator is available to all employees and volunteers, providing infection control information and education. The Patient Safety & Infection Control Coordinator has clinical authority over the Infection Control Program.

Key Requirements:

  • Associates degree
  • 2 years quality, infection prevention or related experience
  • Experience in hospital setting preferred
  • Licensed Registered Nurse in the state or current valid licensure as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist
  • Certification in Infection Control preferred
  • Quality or Patient Safety Certification preferred

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