Infection Preventionist, RN - Performance Excellence - Full Time DaysMercyOne, Dubuque, IA
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MercyOne Dubuque/Dyersville Medical Center Minimum Wage: $15.00/hr.
MercyOne Dubuque/Dyersville Medical Center is a not for profit Catholic hospital serving the tri-state area of Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin since 1879. MercyOne – Dubuque has 263 beds while MercyOne – Dyersville is a critical access hospital with 25 beds and a 40-bed nursing home.
MercyOne offers a full range of acute care services, including invasive cardiology and open-heart surgery, Level II trauma center, Level II regional neonatal intensive care unit, general and orthopaedic surgery, psychiatric services and inpatient physical rehabilitation. MercyOne also operates two hospital-based skilled nursing units, extensive outpatient rehabilitation services, home health care, retail pharmacy and a wide range of outpatient, community and business services. MercyOne’s 1,500 full- and part-time employees and medical staff of 230 care for more than 56,000 inpatients and outpatients each year.
The hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission and achieved Magnet designation, the gold standard of patient care, in 2004 and was redesignated a Magnet hospital for the fourth time in 2019.
MercyOne Dubuque/Dyersviile Medical Center is a member of Mercy Health Network in Iowa and is a Ministry Organization of Trinity Health based in Novi, Michigan.
MercyOne is an organization that values and encourages diversity. To learn more about Mercy and its opportunities for employment, please see the postings listed on this site or visit our website at https://www.mercyone.org/dubuque/.
The Infection Preventionist is responsible for implementing and coordinating the program of infection control, prevention, and surveillance approved by the Infection Control Committee both in the inpatient and outpatient settings at Mercy Medical Center (MMC) - Dubuque and Dyersville. The Chairman, Infection Control Committee (physician advisor) shall provide consultation. The Infection Preventionist detects and analyzes the distribution of infectious disease, both potential and real, affecting all age groups within the hospital environment, and implements the appropriate control measures as set forth by regulatory bodies and the Infection and Environmental Control Officer and Committee. The Infection Preventionist has administrative authority to institute infection control measures, when it is reasonably felt to be a danger to patients or associates until such a time as advice can be obtained from a physician member of the Infection Control Committee. This individual is also responsible for reviewing and formulating policy or organizational changes and making recommendations for final approval by the department director and Executive Team.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing required. Master of Science in Nursing preferred. Licensed to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Iowa. Current Infection Control Certification required, or obtained within 5 years of hire.
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