Jun 20, 2019Full-time
Great opportunity for a Nurse Director of Infection Prevention & Epidemiology in the Las Vegas area of Nevada. Schedule: Full time – no weekends Offering Competitive Salary plus annual Bonus and Relocation Assistance Responsibilities of the Nurse Director of Infection Prevention & Epidemiology The Director of Infection Prevention & Epidemiology is responsible for facility-wide activities of evaluating and managing infection control risks to patients and personnel through extensive surveillance and an effective reporting system. The Director functions as the hospital-wide clinical expert in the prevention and control of infection and is responsible for the facility-wide planning and implementation of the facility-wide infection control program. The objective of the Infection Control Program is to minimize the probability of transmission of infection, thus providing a better and safer hospital for its patients and personnel. This position is responsible for the coordination of the Hospital’s Infection Control Program. Requirements of the Nurse Director of Infection Prevention & Epidemiology Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Nevada. Bachelors Degree from an accredited RN School of Nursing required; Master’s Degree related to Healthcare preferred. Minimum of two-year’s experience in Infection Prevention; Minimum of two-year’s acute care experience; Experience in education and statistical analysis desirable; Minimum of one-year experience in epidemiology, microbiology, and principles of asepsis. Current CIC Infection Control Practitioner certificate preferred. Completion of nationally recognized course in Fundamentals of Infection Control or having completed the CIC certification. If not CIC certified, must begin process for certification by attending initial APIC certification class within 90 days of hire and achieve CIC certification with 6 months after 2 years of hire (maximum of 2 attempts at passing CIC exam). Basic Life Support Certification (BLS) from the American Heart Association is required. This facility is located in Las Vegas offering a range of services to meet the needs of the community, including emergency care, neurology, and a Level II NICU.