Nurse Manager/Infection Control in Norcross, GA at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 9/21/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description

  • Accountable for the standard of care at the facility, providing consultations and expertise in the delivery of care to the patients.
  • Serve as a clinical and service resource to nursing to nursing staff and other staff as assigned.
  • Supports Chief Nursing Officer and other Nursing administrative Team.
  • Analyze information/situation to choose the best solutions to solve problems.
  • Responsible for recruitment, hiring and training of new staff.
  • Identify the educational needs of others and develop educational or training programs.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of organizational policies and procedures for the facility.
  • Prepare report to inform management of the status and implementation of programs, services and quality initiatives of the unit.
  • Provide direct care to patients as needed.
  • Perform other functions and tasks as assigned.
  • Conduct ongoing surveillance of infections.
  • Gather and interpret data and keep accurate records of all infections.
  • Compile and present Infection Reports to the Safety/Infection Control Committee and Performance Improvement Council at assigned intervals.
  • Inspect environment and observe personnel activities for the purpose of detecting infection hazards.
  • Monitor and evaluate compliance with the standards set by facility policy and industry.
  • Monitor and update all facility department supervisors on all area-specific policies and procedures important to infection prevention principles. Investigate all 'exposure incidents,' oversee post-exposure evaluation and follow-up process in order to recommend appropriate actions to be taken.
  • Notify designated medical, administrative staff and appropriate health department authorities all reportable communicable disease.
  • Develop and provide in-service and orientation programs concerning prevention and control of infection, standard precautions, isolation techniques and education on current infectious disease. 
  • Responsibilities may also include gathering, analyzing and presenting data, facts and trends on infection prevention to facility or corporate leadership.
  • Train staff on infection prevention and control protocols.
  • Assess and re-enforce infection prevention practices. 
  • Communicate therapeutically and professionally with patients, visitors, coworkers and others in an effective manner.