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RN Job - Hammond, LA

Company: Oceans Healthcare Louisiana
Location: Hammond
Posted on: March 21, 2020

Job Description:

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS JOB!Use your RN and leadership skills to positively impact lives and change a community for the better when you join Oceans Healthcare, a national leader in behavioral healthcare services, in our Registered Nurse (RN) position!In this Registered Nurse (RN) role, you will enjoy job autonomy as you guide daily operations and patient care activities. You can be proud to lead and be part of an outstanding team that constantly lifts each other up and applauds individual accomplishments. Your team members will excel under your expert guidance and support, and together, you will make a lasting difference as you advocate for the underserved in your community. Here, your services will be appreciated by patients, and their friends and family who look to you for answers. Your contributions will reverberate beyond the facility, resulting in a better and healthier community for all, and career satisfaction for you.--Make a choice to grow with a company that is invested in your success! Apply today! --Essential Functions:Responsible for development and implementation of Annual Infection Control Plan and Annual Infection Control Program Evaluation based on recommendations from and approval of Infection Control Committee.Reviews, assesses and investigates lab data relative to infection rates, sources, and trends associated with specific objectives outlined in the Infection Control Plan; Formulates plans for corrections related to deficient infection control practices.Performs environmental inspections for adherence to infection control standards of practice.Works with all Department Managers to devise more efficient, reliable and cost effective ways to ensure the integrity of infection control activities and safety of the patients and staff.Responsible for the agenda, minutes, and infection control reports at the Infection Control Committee meetings.Serves as liaison for the Infection Control Committee with hospital committees/departments; Serves as liaison for the public health department in the reporting and follow-up of "Reportable Communicable Disease".Assists in the planning and presentation of orientation and in-service training programs for hospital staff and physicians.Works collaboratively with Employee Health on preventive actions, screening and monitoring of staff exposures to infectious diseases; Works collaboratively with the certified Infection Control Preventionist to control and prevent infections.Works collaboratively with plant operations to ensure patient and staff safety during construction projects by minimizing potential exposure.Screens new employees for communicable diseases and vaccination status; Conducts surveillance and follow-up of employee exposures to communicable diseases.Conducts TB surveillance program for all employees, volunteers, students, contractors and other personnel.Demonstrates awareness of adherence to legal requirements pertinent to employee health and safety.Maintains summaries and written reports required for employee illness/injury reporting; Trends employee illness/injuries to identify safety and health issuesManages situations in a reduced risk manner; functions within their scope of practice.Offers health promotion advice and educational materials.Plans, implements and conducts vaccination programs as directed by OSHA, CDC and other regulatory agencies.Provides initial assessment of employee injuries and refers as appropriate.Refers applicants with identifiable limitations and/or health risks to appropriate resources.Performs other related duties as requiredEducational/Experience Requirements:Education:--Associate Degree, Bachelor Degree or Diploma in nursing.Experience: One year of recent experience in a clinical setting. Two years' experience in Employee Health and/or Infection Control activities in a Behavioral Health hospital setting preferred.Required Licenses and Certifications:Valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse in state of practice.BLS - Basic Life Support Certification - issued by AHA-American Heart AssociationQualifications/Skills:Must be able to read and write.Good communication skill needed.Courtesy, adaptability, strong writing skills and medical terminology preferred.CPR certified.An Oceans Healthcare approved behavioral health de-escalation program

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