Posted 1 week ago

RN – Infection Control/Prevention Coordinator

Company: DuPage County
Category: Healthcare


Type: Full Time

DuPage County seeks a RN-Infection Control/Prevention Coordinator for the Kenneth Moy DuPage Care Center. This position is responsible for addressing and managing infection prevention and control issues, infection control and risk activities, quality and performance initiatives and related programs. The RN-Infection Control/Prevention Coordinator is responsible for the infection prevention and control issues with a focus on staff education, consultation, program evaluation, infection prevention and control practice, epidemiology, and surveillance. Manages inflection control surveillance and risk reduction activities. Oversees quality assurance and performance improvement (QAPI) initiatives focused on clinical care outcomes, resident centered care, innovative health care models, and quality improvement data analysis. Monitors, implements, and evaluates processes and programs to meet regulatory, accreditation and standards of practice. Below lists some responsibilities.

  • Monitors and investigates known or suspected sources of infections to determine the source and ensure control.
  • Reviews, analyzes, and implements infection control regulations, standards, and/or guidelines of applicable governmental agencies (i.e. IDPH, OSHA, etc.) and professional organizations.
  • Consults with local health department, Medical Director and the Illinois department of Public Health to develop infection control policy and procedures.
  • Contributes in the development and delivery of educational programs and/or tools that relate to infection prevention, control, and epidemiology.
  • Reports infection surveillance, prevention and control to local, state and federal public health authorities in accordance with law and regulation.
  • Provides assistance throughout the facility to ensure infection control practices and concerns are addressed
  • Assists in the maintenance of universal precaution practices in all departments through regular trainings, in services, and assuring competency with infection control measures.