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Director of Infection Prevention and Staff Develop

Company: The Redwoods
Location: Mill Valley
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description THE COMPANYJoin our mission driven company. We are a continuing care community located on 10 beautiful acres in Mill Valley, CA. We maintain a creative and affordable community that promotes good health, well-being, and security for a diverse group of seniors. The Redwoods was founded in 1972 and operates as a stand-alone care community that supports financial health for seniors by offering HUD financial assistance, Medicare rehabilitation, and Medi-Cal for long term care. SUMMARYThis position manages the Infection Prevention and Antibiotic Stewardship Programs as well as staff development and training for team members in the Health Care Center. This position ensures the community meets all regulatory and reporting requirements including mitigation plans, certification and training programs, screening, testing and other policies and procedures. May be required to fulfill the duties of a Charge Nurse on occasion. Staff Development:

  • Oversees the Relias training for all HCC team members. Tracks participation and follows up to ensure all team members are compliant with the policies of The Redwoods, CDPH MCDPH and others
  • Provide infection control related training as requested.
  • Works with the DON and Charge Nurses on assignment sheets for vitals, showers and other tasks to make sure they occur as scheduled and staff are properly trained.
  • Prepares required paperwork for CAN re-certifications.
  • Submits all required training plans to CDPH.
  • Assists in survey preparation,
  • Maintains all training and in-service records. Serves as Infection Preventionist:
    • Manages the PPE inventory with the Director of Facilities and DON to insure adequate supplies.
    • Adheres to all state and county guidelines and directives.
    • Reads all CDPH AFLs and DSS PINS and notifies the HCC team and other relevant staff of important changes.
    • Participates in all important COVID-19 zoom calls with Marin County DPH and notifies the HCC team and other relevant staff of important changes.
    • Updates and revises the COVID-19 Mitigation Plan and Infection Control Policies and Procedures.
    • Ensures all line lists and other required reports are submitted accurately and timely.
    • Advises on the Employee Screening, Testing, Return to Work and Travel Policies.
    • With the Health Services Team communicates and coordinates campus-wide policies and testing efforts and vaccination efforts.
    • Develops and ensures all team members follow infection control procedures including isolation precautions and transmissible disease such as COVID PPE, flu and other requirements.
    • Ensure that all personnel wear and/or use safety equipment and supplies (e.g. PPE, back brace, mechanical lifts, etc.) when appropriate.
    • Provides input and guidance on isolation and required types of precautsions.
    • Participates as an integral team member, collaborating with various departments and colleagues, including Safety Officer, Human Resources, Quality Officer and others as needed to advocate for employee health and safety.
    • Coordinates the development and implementation of all employee health initiatives and programs.
    • Will develop, alongside Human Resources, policies and procedures for pre-employment and on-boarding processes for employees on the campus.
    • Participates in all required meetings and committees such as Infection Control and QAPI and prepares and presents appropriate reports. Qualifications:
      • Must possess a current, unencumbered, active CA license to practice as an LVN/RN.
      • Must demonstrate excellent skills in reading writing, speaking and understanding the English language. Other languages a plus.
      • Ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
      • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public.
      • Must be able to effectively use the electronic medical record software (MatrixCare) and other machines including but not limited to such as fax/copier, or phones. Proficient in Microsoft Outlook.
      • Must be able to effectively use medical equipment and supplies in order to teach and train others.
      • Must demonstrate the ability to teach and train others calmly, clearly and patiently. Benefits
        • Competitive Pay
        • Fully paid medical, vision, and dental insurance for 24+ hours per week
        • Paid Vacation, Sick Leave, Holidays
        • Employer retirement plan contribution EEO Employer

Keywords: The Redwoods, San Francisco , Director of Infection Prevention and Staff Develop, Executive , Mill Valley, California

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