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Forefront Living Infection Control Nurse Manager in Dallas, Texas

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Partners with the Medical Director, Director of Nursing and other key staff for Epidemiology/Infectious Disease to develop, implement and evaluate annual infection prevention goals and action plan

  • Partners with facility leaders, physicians, local, state, and national agencies on activities related to infection prevention

  • Oversees the operations of the infection prevention, epidemiology, industrial hygiene, and relevant safety programs

  • Accountable for surveillance of healthcare acquired and community acquired infections

  • Manages goal setting process for system, unit and physician goals related to healthcare acquired infections and conditions

  • Models a service and solutions oriented attitude towards others, takes ownership in solving problems and takes the initiative to make things better, is friendly and courteous to residents, patients and co-workers

  • Ensure resident/patient, visitor, and co-worker safety by remaining aware of and reporting any new or existing safety hazards

  • Maintain good attendance record

  • Notify Director of Nursing and Administrator of incident reports concerning abuse

  • Thoroughly investigate any complaints and concerns and report to Director of Nursing

  • Attend all assigned committee meetings, according to Director of Nursing directives

  • Make rounds to verify clinical compliance and quality of care and provide coaching and disciplinary action as indicated within the facilities policies and procedures

  • Ensures all Life Enrichment programs/QA monitors are implemented on assigned units

  • Perform change nurse duties, in cases of staffing emergencies, as required to meet the resident’s immediate needs

  • Other duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Valid Texas RN or LVN license

  • Demonstrated supervisory and managerial skills

  • Ability to rotate on-call duties

  • Ability to conduct all COVID testing for staff and residents

  • Ability to manage COVID test results, monitoring, reporting to HR

  • Knowledge of current professional nursing theory and practice

  • Have specialized training in infection prevention and control

  • Excellent technical, assessment and documented skills

  • Ability to organize work flow, respond to emergencies and note detail

  • Ability to maintain a positive, stable disposition in performing work in association with staff and residents

  • Ability to maintain a high level of performance in an environment of frequent demands and changes

  • Ability to read, write and effectively communicate in English

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to perform Essential Duties as outlined below

  • Genuine caring for and interest in the care of mature adults, handicapped people and hospice Patients

  • Ability to perform work tasks within the Physical Demand Requirements as outlined below

  • Ability to comply with the Resident Bill of Rights and Employee Responsibilities

  • Ability to comply with organizational and departmental safety policies and procedures

Shift: Day

External Company Name: Forefront Living

External Company URL: https://www.forefrontliving.org/

Street: 8600 Skyline Drive

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