Description Interested in a career with Kindred Hospitals a place where you can put your heart into and make a real difference in our patients lives. Come and grow your career with Kindred Hospitals, a division of Kindred Healthcare. Our culture of caring for our patients and residents begin with our core values our employees. We are committed to fostering professional growth and dedicated healthcare teams that make us the provider of choice. We embrace a diverse workforce and understand that hiring outstanding people is the key to providing quality care and quality care is what we do every day! Join us! Summary: The Infection Control / Employee Health Nurse / RN job will consult with physicians, managers, and staff for the management of infectious and/or immuno-suppressed patients. The Infection Control / Employee Health Nurse / RN implements an effective hospital-wide infection control program in keeping with Centers for Disease Control (CDC), JCAHO, and other regulatory agencies. The Infection Control / Employee Health Nurse / RN directs all functions of the Employee Health program.
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The Infection Control / Employee Health Nurse / RN will have a Bachelors Degree in nursing or healthcare related field. A Masters degree in a clinical specialty is preferred. Equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may substitute for education requirements.
The Infection Control / Employee Health Nurse / RN will have a current State RN license in the state in which they will be working. An ICP or related certification preferred.
A minimum of 1 year clinical experience in medical-surgical or critical care nursing. Experience in Infection Control with basic knowledge of the principles of epidemiology and inctions, diseases, sterilization, sanitation, and disinfection practice preferred. Experience in handling employee health preferred.If you are a current Kindred/RehabCare employee .