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Infection Control RN in Texarkana, AR at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 1/7/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Texarkana, AR
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 1 year(s)
  • Date Posted:
    1/7/2019

Job Description

Infection Control Nurse

The Infection Control RN is responsible for conducting ongoing surveillance of infections.  Gathering and interpreting data and keeping accurate records of all infections.  Accountable for inspecting environment and observing staff activities for the purpose of detecting infection hazards.  Additionally, compiling and presenting infection reports to the safety/infection control committee and the performance improvement council at assigned intervals as well.

Develops and provides in-service and orientation programs concerning prevention and control of infection, standard precautions, isolation techniques and education on current infectious disease.  Communicates thearapeutically and professionally with patients, visitors, coworkers and others in an effective manner.

Requirements:

Graduation from an accredited school of nursing, Bachelor's degree preferred. Minimum one year experience as an RN preferably in a behavioral healthcare setting.

Must have working knowledge of agents which cause disease, reservior, knowledge of spectrum of disease disease carriers, and the infectious disease process.

Licenses/Designations/Certifications

Current RN license required, First Aid, CPR, de-escalation and restraint certification required (training available upon hire and offered by facility).

Competitive salary and benefits package

Medical benefits, dental, vision and 401(k) with company match, PTO, Holiday pay and Employee Assistance Program available.

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