Career Opportunities

Iron County Medical Care Facility — Infection Preventionist

The Iron County Medical Care Facility (ICMCF) seeks a dedicated professional for the position of full-time Infection Preventionist to join their team in Crystal Falls, Mich. This position reports to the Director of Nursing, Assistant Administrator, Administrator and Quality Assessment & Assurance Committee.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the infection control and prevention program designed to prevent the development and transmission of communicable diseases and infections
  • Serves as an active member on the quality assessment and assurance committee and regularly reports to the committee on the program
  • Serves as a resource to and collaborates with all facility departments and staff
  • Develops and implements an ongoing infection prevention and control program to prevent, recognize and control the onset and spread of infections in the facility
  • Establishes facility-wide systems for prevention, identification, reporting, investigation and control of infections and communicable diseases of residents, staff and visitors
  • Develops, implements, educates and performs ongoing review/revision of written policies/procedures for infection prevention and control in accordance with regulations, current standards of practice and recognized guidelines
  • Actively participates in committees/programs as assigned (antibiotic stewardship program, Quality Assessment & Assurance Committee)
  • Assists Director of Nursing with oversight of resident care activities (i.e. use/care of urinary catheters, wound care, incontinence care, performing finger sticks, central line care, oral care, feeding tube usage, medication administration, etc.); make recommendations for improvement

Qualifications:

  • Licensed Nurse in state of Michigan required; Registered Nurse preferred
  • Professional training in nursing, medical technology, microbiology, epidemiology or directly related field of study preferred, however, your experience, education or certification in infection control matters most and is highly preferred; CIC Certification is a plus
  • Previous experience working in epidemiology, a hospital laboratory, skilled nursing, public health or other related medical facility preferred
  • Exceptional verbal, written and presentation skills with a professional demeanor that ensures trust and competence amongst peers
  • Proficiency with computers
  • Ability to manage a diverse workload and prioritize tasks
  • Ability to physically and mentally carry out the functions of this position

Salary: Starting at $30 per hour with increase to $30.50/hour at 6 months and $31/hour at 1 year; comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, generous retirement plan, paid time off (vacation, sick days, holidays, personal days), short-term disability, life insurance and uniform allowance

How to apply:

Apply online at icmcf.hirescore.com.

Deadline: Nov. 20, 2020

Posted: Oct. 29, 2020