Corporate Director of Infection Prevention, Registered Nurse in Waltham, MA at Benchmark Senior Living

Date Posted: 9/16/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Want to make your Mark? At Benchmark, we impact lives through human connection. We are thought leaders creating quality experiences and inspiring personal growth for all who engage with us. We just happen to imagine, build and manage beautiful, private-pay communities geared toward older adults. Are you Called to Care about your work, other people and making a difference? Do you believe that people and teams are Better Together than going it alone? Are you always striving to Be the Benchmark by which all others are measured? Then our core values match. Connect with us –and to what truly matters!

The Corporate Director of Infection Prevention reports to the Vice President of Resident Care and partners with the Quality and Risk staff, and other stakeholders to develop a system of care that promotes sound and scientific infection prevention principles and practices.

This individual is accountable for oversight of the incidence and transmission of infectious diseases between patients, staff, visitors and the community. Through strategic planning, leadership and consultation, you will collaborate with a robust team in the identification and implementation of infection prevention goals and objectives throughout the organization. In addition, the Infection Preventionist will work to develop standards using epidemiologic principles to develop an organization wide infection control program and then to train and educate our staff at our individual community locations. The Infection Preventionist will work as an educator and mentor to staff members providing them with the necessary tools to create a healthy environment.

Position Responsibilities:

In this key position, essential job duties and responsibilities include:

  • Partners with Community leaders, 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
  • Lead industrial hygiene program to anticipate, recognize, evaluate, mitigate and control workplace conditions
  • Authority and responsibility for ensuring appropriate intervention and education occurs with staff, volunteers and resident care staff when healthcare infection trends, outbreaks or non-compliance to infection control/OSHA are identified
  • Ensures that education and counseling on infection prevention is available for staff, volunteers, medical staff, patients and parents
  • Support and participate in interdisciplinary performance, policy creation/updating and quality improvement process as it related to infection control
  • Maintains current knowledge of federal, state and local regulations and ensures that the facility leaders are informed of appropriate issues. Understands and complies with infection control, safety and OSHA procedures and regulations

Job Requirements

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LICENSURE- CERTIFICATICATION

  • Must be a Registered Nurse in MA, other states are a plus.  BS or BA minimum
  • IP certification is a must
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience as an Infection Control Nurse preferred
  • Knowledge and experience in Assisted Living industry 
  • Travel 50% of the time to community location within New England and Long Island
    • Must have valid driver's license.