Position : Infection Control Employee Health Nurse
The Infection Control/ Employee Health Nurse Provides nursing care/health education and guidance for the facility's employees through a program that includes first aid, care, and assistance to employees who become ill or are injured at work; facility wide immunizations/inoculations to prevent spread of communicable diseases;
monitoring of employee health to protect patients and employees, prevent accidents and illness; ongoing health in-service.
Provides guidelines for the verification of the physical and mental fitness of prospective employees and existing employees to perform assigned duties, consistent with current legal and regulatory requirements.
Promotes health and safety in the work place.
Evaluates patient care and patient outcomes as they relate to healthcare-associated infections; collects, prepares and analyzes healthcare-associated infection data: presents infection data and makes recommendations for actions; monitors employee compliance in use of barriers and infection prevention measures; prepares and presents educational offerings for the staff; serves as a resource to all departments and personnel; implements programs to protect the health care workers, visitors and others in the healthcare environment; sets and recommends policies and procedures to prevent adverse events; provides internal and external reporting of information and data; promotes compliance with regulations, guidelines and accreditation requirements.