Pediatric Infection Control PNP for Cancer Care Facility (Las Vegas)

WHAT IT TAKES TO BE PART OF OUR TEAM
Are you an exceptional APRN who absolutely thrives on being part of an accountable team? Can you dedicate yourself to being part of a team serving the needs of children and their families? Do you bring the highest standards of integrity and professionalism to your team? Do you thrive in an environment where you are valued and appreciated for who you are, how hard you work and for that something special you bring to the teams you choose to work with? Are you looking for an organization that offers competitive compensation and one of the broadest and most comprehensive benefit packages available in the field of healthcare?

This PNP role requires a multi-disciplinary team approach to solving problems and patient challenges. "That's not my job" or "someone else can do it" is not in our team vocabulary because we are here to be of support to each other. The primary goal is to bring the best patient care and experience for our area's children.

The Infection Control PNP is responsible for effective direction, management, and operation of the infection prevention and control program including education of employees on infection prevention and control measures and ensures compliance of regulatory standards for infection prevention. This position has direct oversight of infection prevention measures, outbreak investigations, employee health requirements, antibiotic stewardship program and overall direction of the infection control program. This position works hand in hand with the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) and Manager of Clinical Services and Quality to ensure compliance with the infection prevention program.

SUMMARY:
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Establishes, implements and administers infection prevention and control.
Ensures that annual infection control goals are created and met.
Conducts ongoing review of organizational infection control policies, procedures, and guidelines to identify discrepancies and implements revisions as necessary.
Works with department managers, supervisors, and providers to provide resource information and provide new opportunities to improve the infection control program.
Directs and assists in preparing reports and statistical data for infection control committee, antibiotic stewardship program, and other committees as needed.
Makes recommendations regarding construction, renovation, environmental rounds, and ensures compliance with professional standards.
Acts as Chair of the Infection Prevention and Control Committee.
Completes departmental infection control training for onboarding.
Oversees and coordinates all employee health requirements for new hires and annual health requirements.


EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: The Pediatric APRN/RN is responsible for providing direct patient care; Graduate of an accredited school of nursing and current NV license or a valid temporary license required; At least one (1) year of inpatient pediatric experience preferred. Minimum of one (1) year bedside nursing in past 2 years preferred.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
3-5 years in healthcare experience required.
Active Registered Nurse license in the state of Nevada required, APRN license preferred.
Bachelor’s Degree required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Ability to efficiently and effectively manage multiple clinical tasks
Ability to educate other healthcare professionals
Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team, ensuring that other departments and services are included in the healthcare plan
Knowledge and skill in effective communication and interpersonal skills
Knowledge and skill to use a computer
Skill and capability to efficiently make decisions independently
Knowledge and experience in staff education and training
Knowledge and demonstrated experience in quality management and assurance practices
Ability to maintain quality safety and infection control standards

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; exhibit independent judgment in the development, implementation, and evaluation of plans, procedures and policies; and interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business and medical periodicals, professional journals, financial reports, legal documents, technical procedures, or governmental regulations; write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals; efficiently respond to questions from membership, staff, and members of the community; communicates effectively in both written and oral form; and, effectively presents information to membership, top management, public group, and/or board of directors.
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