DEPARTMENT: Quality Improvement
REPORTS TO: Clinical Director
JOB TYPE: Full-Time/Non-Exempt/Permanent
OPEN DATE: December 6, 2022
CLOSE DATE: Until filled
Responsible for identifying, investigating, monitoring, and reporting healthcare-associated infections. The IPO collaborates with teams and individuals to create infection prevention strategies, provide feedback, and sustain infection prevention strategies.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop, implement, and evaluate the organizational infection prevention program.
Develop an annual surveillance plan based on the population(s) served, services provided, and analysis of surveillance data.
Utilize epidemiologic principles to conduct surveillance and investigations.
Evaluate and modify the surveillance plan as necessary.
Develop, interpret, and assist with implementation of infection prevention and control policies and protocols.
Communicate infection prevention and control information and data to various committees and healthcare workers across the organization as assigned.
Design and Deliver Education
Assess and address learning needs of those served.
Create educational goals, objectives, and strategies using learning principles and available educational tools and technology.
Evaluate the effectiveness of educational programs and learner outcomes
Comply with regulatory and mandatory reporting requirements at the local, state and federal levels.
Facilitate compliance with regulatory and accreditation standards.
Stay current on infection prevention and control regulatory and accreditation standards.
Performance Improvement (PI)
Utilize PI methodology as a means of enacting change.
Define the scope of the project and select appropriate PI tools to aid in efficiency, reliability, effectiveness and ensure sustainability of the initiative.
Ensure that customer needs and expectations are considered in the development of and continuous improvement of processes, products, and services.
Monitor and analyze process and outcome measures to evaluate the effectiveness and sustainability.
Participate in PI committees, teams and initiatives as indicated.
Participate in the development/review of occupational health policies and procedures related to IPC.
Assess risk of occupational exposure to infectious disease.
Develop (or assist with) rates and trends of occupational exposures.
Develop (or assist with) immunization and screening programs.
Apply work restrictions and recommendations related to communicable diseases or following exposure.
Performs other duties as assigned to maintain and enhance the operation of the program.
Graduate from an accredited nursing program with an associates or bachelor’s degree in nursing with a valid and active RN license.
Certification in Infection Control (CIC) is required within six months of hire, or when qualified to take the examination.
A minimum of three (3) years of acute care/infection control experience and/or data collection and performance improvement/risk management experience.
Experience with basic statistics and epidemiological principles.
Must be able to pass a criminal background check under the Indian Child Protection Act and Family Act (P.L.101-630).
Current BLS Certification or must be able to obtain it within 60 days of hire.
Competitive wages (no state or local tax)
18 different medical insurance packages
Dental and vision insurance
Retirement plan with 4% match
Leave Benefits to accommodate all employees’ needs for paid time off for: personal time, sick time, civic responsibilities.
Up to $25,000 per year student loan repayment program (certain eligibility requirements).
CME allowances for licensures.
IMPORTANT APPLICATION CRITERIA:
- Submit a complete application with supporting documents either online or to WRFCHC Human Resource Department located at 120 North 6th East St (Old DFS Bldg.), Riverton WY. Applicants must submit all supporting documents to be eligible for the position they are applying for.
- Supporting documents: Proof of Covid Vaccination and Booster, Driver’s License, Tribal ID, High School Diploma/GED, Degree or professional credentials, and other supporting documents that verify required qualifications.
- WRFCHC is a mandatory covid vaccine employer. All employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.
- Applicants not living in the local area may submit a cover letter, resume, and supporting documents in lieu of an application as an initial statement of interest for a particular job announcement. However, the applicant must follow-up with an official Wind River Family and Community Health Care job application.
- Applicants who have a current application on file are required to submit a letter of interest for each position in which they want to be considered for. The letter should address how they meet each qualification. Supporting documents must be attached to the letter of interest.
- Telephone calls are not accepted in place of an employment application or letter of interest.
- When the position qualifications require a driver’s license, education, or professional credentials, the applicant must submit copies of certificates, licenses, degrees, and other supporting documentation. Applicants who do not provide supporting documents will be disqualified.
- WRFCHC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Preference will be given to a qualified tribal member, then a qualified tribal member of a federally recognized tribe and then other qualified candidate.
- Qualified Indian Preference applicants must provide a copy of their tribal enrollment identification card or a Certificate of Indian Blood.
- Background investigation, drug and alcohol screening are required as a condition of employment. Refusal will render the applicant ineligible for employment.
- WRFCHC offers a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision, life, and a 4% 401(k) retirement plan. In addition, employees enjoy vacation and sick leave and 13 paid holidays.
For information or questions, please contact Human Resources at 307-856-9281 ext. 367.