HealthBridge Arlington Heights has an immediate opening for a Registered Nurse as the Infection Preventionist and Control Nurse with proven Infection Preventionist experience to drive our staff development, education and orientation related to our infection prevention program and initiatives. Responsibilities for this position include developing, monitoring and enforcing policies specific to Surveillance, Prevention and Control Programs as well as coordinating Infection Prevention and Control throughout the facility and monitoring the on-going effectiveness of these activities and interventions. In addition, this position is responsible for orientation and ongoing training programs for all employees.
- Education: RN required; Bachelor’s degree preferred; LPN with relevant experience will be considered
- Experience: Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in Infection Control in a skilled nursing setting; direct experience with NHSN data entry and reporting; experience with clinical surveillance system software
- Certifications: Certification in Infection Control (CIC) preferred
- Computer Skills: Strong working knowledge of clinical surveillance; Electronic Medical Record; other related software applications and Microsoft Office suite (MS Word, MS Excel, etc.)
HealthBridge offers the highest-quality complex care, transitional care and high-intensity rehab needed to serve our patients at every stage of their recovery. As a network of premier skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities, we specialize in addressing the many complex medical challenges patients face during recovery and rehabilitation for brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and for other medically complex illnesses. It starts with a strong medical team led by expert physicians, skilled nursing staff and well- trained health professionals, which includes physical, occupational, speech, respiratory and neuropsychological therapists. HealthBridge leads the skilled nursing industry in the medical and therapeutic management of complex care patients. Our HealthBridge name is really a reflection of how we support our patients. We are the bridge on a patient’s journey between the hospital and recovery. We provide that critical transition to optimal independence.