Infection Preventionist (ICP Registered Nurse)

  • 3311 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60616, USA
  • Full-time
  • Department: Nursing
  • Job Title: Infection Control & Prevention (ICP) Nurse
  • Status of Employment: Full Time
  • Shift Type: Days
  • Name of Location/Facility: Southview Manor
  • Represented position?: This is a Non-Union position.

Company Description

  • Start Date:  ASAP, within next 1-2 weeks 
  • Schedule:  full time, 40 hours per week

Our leadership: 

Transitional Care Management has 12 different locations throughout Chicagoland.

  • Multiple centers give you the opportunity for advancement.  In fact, 16 of our current DONs & ADONs were promoted from within.
  • The culture that surrounds us is one of great patient care, and has the feeling of true support by those who work beside you. 
  • You have direct access to our executive team via our “iCare Line”, so you can openly express concerns or compliments.

Our center:

Southview Manor is a SNF that has 200 beds, multiple levels of care and a 5 Star Quality Measure rating

Location:  We are located in the Bronzeville neighborhood, just south of downtown Chicago, near the White Sox Stadium at E 33rd Blvd & S Michigan Ave.  This is a neighborhood that is becoming re-gentrified and easy to commute to from Chicago or the suburbs.  The Metra and the Green Line are just a few blocks away.

Job Description

Infection Preventionist (ICP - Registered Nurse)

What you'll do:

  • Plan, develop, organize, implement, evaluate, coordinate, and direct the infection control program in accordance with current rules, regulations, and guidelines that govern such requirements in the long-term care facility.
  • Monitor the facility to evaluate compliance with current CDC, OSHA, and local regulations concerning infection control and provide education and training as needed
  • Perform Infection Surveillance; tracking and trending infections and developing action plans to decrease infections
  • Prepare Infection Control reports at facility and staff level and present at the QAPI meetings
  • Lead the weekly Infection Control QAPI
  • Lead the facility pandemic team by preforming testing, surveillance, education and reporting to all required entities.
  • Become the expert with the POC test.
  • Lead the Antibiotic Stewardship team; reviewing new antibiotics; tracking physician prescribing practices and educating and training on appropriate antibiotic use.
  • Make frequent rounds of the facility to look for infection control opportunities.
  • Develop and participate in the planning, conducting, and scheduling of in-service training classes and educational programs for all facility personnel.
  • Coordinate the facility vaccination program.

What’s in it for you:

  • High quality standards; in fact, many of our centers have a 5-star quality rating
  • Employee recognition & referral programs
  • Annual merit increase opportunities
  • We focus on building relationships with our residents and families.  In time, you may feel like they are your family too
  • Our Activities/Events department goes beyond bingo.  We focus on the individual patient and as a result they are more engaged with you

What our employees may say to you (excerpts from our employee survey):

  • “I feel like I make a difference here.”
  • “People here are willing to give a little extra to get the job done right.”
  • “When I look at what we accomplished, I feel a sense of pride.”

Qualifications

Infection Preventionist (ICP - Registered Nurse)

What we need from you: 

  • Registered Nurse (RN) in IL
  • Must have certification in infection control (ICP) or complete the certification within 60 days of hire
  • Experienced in Long Term Care or Post-Acute Care preferred
  • Must have experience with an electronic documentation system, preferably PCC

Additional Information

What we’re doing to keep you safe:

  • PPE:  No PPE Shortages here!  We have PPE (including N95 & Surgical masks) for our team members.  Join us and we’ll keep you protected!
  • Virtual interviews, utilizing ‘video chat’ apps and software
  • Temperature screenings and routine health checks
  • And more …

Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with the job.

  • Join us and love what you do again!

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