Infection Control Nurse

Paladina Health

Denver, CO, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Life Sciences R&D/Engineering
  • Post Date: 03/19/2021
  • Website: www.paladinahealth.com
  • Company Address: 1400 Wewatta St, Suite 350, Denver, Colorado 80202, US

About Paladina Health

The U.S healthcare system is the most expensive in the world, yet it underperforms relative to other countries on most dimensions of health outcomes, access, efficiency and quality performance. Paladina Health’s mission is to deliver a new and fundamentally superior value to the way healthcare is delivered, financed and experienced, fixing what is broken. Our model was designed from the ground up with the goal of comprehensively addressing the main causes of poor quality and escalating costs in the healthcare system such as lack of physician access, fee-for-service billing that leads to the wrong provider incentives, lack of care coordination, lack of transparency into cost and quality, and lack of standards in care delivery.

We believe that by fixing these broken incentives, we can flip traditional healthcare on its head. We focus on the incentive structure between all parties - the physician, the patient, the organization providing benefits and ourselves as the provider of services. Our payment and care model have been developed to create a true partnership with our clients and are working together to engage patients and drive significant change to health outcomes, patient satisfaction, and cost.

Job Description

Everside Health is expanding our Quality Department and we are excited to announce an opportunity for an Infection Control Nurse. At Everside Health, we challenge ourselves to fix America’s broken health care system and we are continuing to build an expansive on-site, near-site, and virtual direct primary care network. As an integral part of this work, the Infection  Control RN will develop and manage Everside’s infection prevention and control program in-line with evidence-based standards. This position also includes supporting employee health initiatives related to infection prevention and control and developing training and assessment content for infection prevention and control.

Responsible for Infection Prevention and Control

  • Establish infection prevention and control program, including Exposure Control Program, utilizing evidence-based practice and best practice
  • Responsible for policy and procedure content and management within the organization related to infection prevention and control.
  • Ensure infection prevention and control program is in compliance with state and federal requirements, accreditation bodies, and Everside’s policies.
  • Participate as an integral team member of the Quality Department, collaborating with various departments and colleagues, including Clinical Leadership, Human Resources, Operations, IT, Human Resources, and others as needed to advocate for employee health and safety.
  • Responsible for coordinating the infection control program which includes surveillance; analysis of data; developing reports, policies and
  • Responsible for implementation and validation of the program
    • virtual and in person communication/training of programs
    • development of competency assessments and skills checklists
    • Train team that performs observed clinical skills checkoffs

Responsible for employee health initiatives related to infection prevention and control

  • Develop and manage employee health initiatives and programs, including, but not limited to, annual influenza vaccinations, PPE testing.
  • Responsible for policies and procedures within the organization related to employee health, including pre-employment testing and vaccination, accidental exposures, and employee illness and disease outbreaks.
  • Responsible for the management of potential blood exposures, employee illnesses and disease outbreaks.
  • Use epidemiological principles and statistical methods to design, implement and evaluate infection prevention and control strategies.
  • Provide consultation and education to clinic and operations team members in respect to Infection Prevention and Control.
  • Ensure employee-health initiatives are in compliance with state and federal requirements, accreditation bodies, and Everside’s policies.
  • Organize Infection Prevention and Control Committee meetings and maintain all meeting
  • Responsible for implementation and validation of the program
    • virtual and in person communication/training of programs
    • development of competency assessments and skills checklists
    • Train team that performs observed clinical skills checkoffs

Perform other duties as assigned or requested.

Qualifications

  • Current nursing license (RN) for state is required
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Must be proficient and have a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word).

PAY RANGE: $60,000 - $70,000 PER YEAR

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