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Sanford Health Infection Prevention Specialist - Sioux Falls Center - FT Days in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Careers With Purpose

Join our not-for-profit organization that has provided over 100 years of housing and services to seniors with a commitment to quality care and service in a Christian environment.

Facility: GSS SD Sf Ctr
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Address: 401 W 2nd St, Sioux Falls, SD 57104, USA
Shift: 8 Hours - Day Shifts
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 36.00
Salary Range: $31.00 - $49.50

Department Details

Our staff is compassionate and dedicated to the residents. The Good Samaritan Society is proud to be one of the largest non-profit providers of senior services in the US.

Since our founding in 1922, we have been driven by our mission and belief. We believe everyone deserves to be treated with respect, dignity, and compassion.

Some of the benefits to working at Good Samaritan Society are

  • Competitive Compensation

  • Direct access to your earnings daily

  • Shift Differential

  • Flexible Scheduling Options Available

  • Fun, Family Oriented Work Environment

  • Excellent Health, Dental and Vision Insurance

  • Health Savings Account

  • Company Matched 401(k) Retirement Plan

  • Paid Time Off

  • Salary Increases

  • Referral Bonuses

  • Advancement Opportunities

  • Compassionate Leave

  • Education Assistance

  • Scholarships and Sponsorships

  • Continuing Education

  • Years of Service Recognition Program

Shift times: primarily Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm, every fifth weekend is on call.

Job Summary

Work collaboratively with infection and prevention and control staff under leadership, to accomplish the goals and objective of the Infection Prevention program. Evaluation of infection control trends, practices, and provide educational programs for employees. Possess a basic understanding and working knowledge of microbiology and epidemiology. Responsibilities include surveillance of health care associated infections and reportable illness, evaluation and reporting of statistical information, consultation of asepsis, disinfection, sterilization, isolation, disease transmission and related issues. Monitors compliance standards and regulations, strategies, and evidence-based aspects. Evaluates and improves performance of patient/resident outcomes. Assists with research needs and special projects are assigned. Understand or be willing to learn computer programs and applications necessary for data collection and analysis. Possess good interpersonal skills as well as willingness to seek out new information and knowledge. Able to think critically and problem solve effectively.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in nursing, related clinical field, or graduate from an approved Masters of Public Health program preferred.

If degree is in nursing, graduate from a nationally accredited nursing program preferred, including, but not limited to, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), and National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA).

Two years’ of experience in a healthcare field required.

If working in an Acute setting, Board of Certification in Infection Control (CIC) by the Certification Board of Infection Control, Inc. (CBIC) is required. If certification is not obtained at the time of hire, a full time employed incumbent is required to sit for the exam within 36 months from date of hire. A part time employed incumbent is required to sit for the exam within 48 months from date of hire. A 12-month extension is allowed from the date of the first exam. At the end of the 12 months, if certification has not been obtained, an action plan will be devised by leadership in consultation with human resources.

If working in a Post-Acute setting, completion of an approved Infection Prevention course by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is required.

If a licensed registered nurse (RN), currently hold an unencumbered RN license with the State Board of Nursing where the practice of nursing is occurring and/or possess multistate licensure if in a Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) state.

Benefits

The Good Samaritan Society offers an attractive benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, and a generous time off package to maintain a healthy home-work balance. For more information about Total Rewards, visit https://sanfordcareers.com/benefits .

The Good Samaritan Society is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application, please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to talent@sanfordhealth.org .

The Good Samaritan Society has a Drug Free Workplace Policy. An accepted offer will require a drug screen and pre-employment background screening as a condition of employment.

Req Number: R-0186671
Job Function: Quality and Risk Management
Featured: No