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INFECTION CONTROL NURSE EDUCATOR

Company: UHS Corporate Office
Location: Las Vegas
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

ResponsibilitiesABOUT SPRING MOUNTAIN:Since 2001, Spring Mountain has provided acute crisis stabilization and outpatient services to the Las Vegas community and beyond. We offer a caring and healthy environment, with 24-hour care that allows individuals to make positive changes in their lives. In addition to crisis stabilization for patients as young as age 5, we offer treatment and detox for co-occurring substance abuse issues in teens and adults. Spring Mountain Behavioral Services has two locations to serve the diverse community of Las Vegas, Nevada.With Spring Mountain Treatment Center and Spring Mountain Sahara, we have a wealth of resources to provide targeted care to children, adolescents and adults in the fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada Metropolitan area.Visit us online at:(https://springmountaintreatmentcenter.com/)JOIN OUR TEAM!Spring Mountain Treatment Center is currently seeking a dynamic professional to join our team as a RN Infection Control/Educator.Infection ControlExperience in Infection Control preferred with basic knowledge of the principles of epidemiology and infections, diseases, sterilization, sanitation and disinfections practices.Experience in handling employee health preferred.ICRN Certification preferred, must enroll in program within 6 months of hire.EducatorThe RN Educator supports the learning needs of staff and patients by providing opportunities for the acquisition of new knowledge, skills and behaviors in view of advancing technologies, changing health care delivery systems, expanding staff roles and evidence based practice. The RN Educator performs a range of clinical, consultative and educational activities. A key component of the role is developing and facilitating the nursing department's orientation; as well as, identifying and training staff on competencies for various regulatory agencies.JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITES:The Infection Control Nurse implements an effective hospital-wide infection control and prevention program in keeping with Centers for Disease Control (CDC), JCAHO and other regulatory agencies.Liaises with CNO specific to the Employee Health Program. Provides and coordinates staff education including new hire orientation and annual competency specific to infection control and prevention.The Clinical Nurse Educator acts as an expert clinician, educator and consultantModels excellence in nursing practice through the utilization of advanced concepts in the areas of assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation of clinical problems within defined patient population.Participates in the performance evaluation of clinical practicePlans, designs and implements educational activities in response to identified learning needs. Utilizes appropriate teaching/learning principlesDevelop preceptor program for new employee department orientation and maintain coaching role with new employeesUtilizes the research process in clinical program development. Ensures up-to-date clinical practices based on research findings, review of the literature, and/or participation in relevant specialty organizationsDemonstrates current, comprehensive, professional knowledge and skills in area of specialty. Applies knowledge of recognized nursing standards and department policies including JCAHO regulations, standards for nursing care, and the Nurse Practice Act ABOUT UHS:One of the nation's largest and most respected providers of hospital and healthcare services, Universal Health Services, Inc. has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Growing steadily since its inception into an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, our annual revenues were $11.4 billion in 2019. In 2020, UHS was again recognized as one of the World's Most Admired Companies by Fortune; in 2019, ranked #293 on the Fortune 500; and in 2017, listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of America's Top 500 Public Companies. Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 90,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates 26 acute care hospitals, 328 behavioral health facilities, 42 outpatient facilities and ambulatory care access points, an insurance offering, a physician network and various related services located in 37 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom.QualificationsREQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:Current Nevada RN licensureExperience in Infection Control preferred with basic knowledge of the principles of epidemiology and infections, diseases, sterilization, sanitation and disinfections practices. Experience in handling employee health preferred. Certification in area of specialization is highly desirableBachelor degree, Masters preferredMinimum of five years acute care nursing experience; demonstrated experience in program development, outcomes management, and teachingAble to demonstrate knowledge of current Nevada State Board of Nursing Practice and JCAHO Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care/service appropriate to the age of the patients servedAble to communicate effectively in English through written and verbal means.New hires are required to attend 1 full week of New Employee Orientation on day shift, normally 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday through FridayMust successfully pass background check (includes criminal history, Child Abuse and Neglect Registry, and ABI/FBI fingerprint check) and drug screenEEO STATEMENT:All UHS subsidiaries are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates. UHS subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and as such, openly support and fully commit to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion and compensation of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success.NOTICE:At UHS and all our subsidiaries, our Human Resources departments and recruiters are here to help prospective candidates by matching skillset and experience with the best possible career path at UHS and our subsidiaries. We take pride in creating a highly efficient and best in class candidate experience. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, etc. If you are suspicious of a job posting or job-related email mentioning UHS or its subsidiaries, let us know by contacting us at: https://uhs.alertline.com or 1-800-852-3449.

Keywords: UHS Corporate Office, Las Vegas , INFECTION CONTROL NURSE EDUCATOR, Healthcare , Las Vegas, Nevada

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