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Infection Control RN

Company: CARTI
Location: Little Rock
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Job Description:

DescriptionThe Infection Control Triage Nurse will be responsible for performing in-depth triage of patients via virtual or physical communication. This triage process may involve prescreening our patients, employees, and visitor population in order to pre-determine appropriateness in-person visits. Communicates well with infection control team and clinical teams regarding patient concerns. Follows appropriate procedures and protocols for triage process. Practices within the professional boundaries established by the Board of Nursing in assessing patients' needs, administering physician prescribed treatments, teaching patients and family members about their disease state and the corresponding treatments and side effects, counseling of patients and family members when appropriate and assisting the physician in the overall care of the patients. This position will work closely with the infection control nurse to ensure new processes are implemented and followed. A qualified candidate should demonstrate effective interpersonal skills and possess good oral and written communication skills. They should enjoy patient interaction and be able to communicate effectively with patients, families, and other team members. Applicants may be required to work indoor as well as outdoor, may be required to wear an N95 mask, face shield, and other PPE for long hours. RequirementsEDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, LICENSURE, REGISTRATION:1.ADN or BSN from an accredited College of Nursing2.BLS Certified 3.Valid and current Arkansas state nursing license4.Chemotherapy Certification (required within 90 days of employment)5.Valid Arkansas Driver's License (if travel is required) EXPERIENCE, SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE:1.2-5 years' clinical experience in direct patient care2.Maintain required number of continuing education units (CEU's) as specified by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing3.Excellent computer and other basic office equipment skills4.Expertise in IV therapy skills and injectionsOTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS: This position will be based out of the CARTI Cancer Center but could be asked to travel to satellites. They will train to chemo, phone triage and physician rooming.SummaryJOB SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:1.Monitor and respond to calls on the triage phone line.2.Prioritizes tasks and completes them in a timely manner.3.Assists with developing new policies and procedures.4.Strong communication skills are utilized to communicate and collaborate with appropriate physicians and/or team members.5.Assesses patient risk for Sars-Cov-2 exposure and infection per current guidelines.6.Identifies elevated risk patients and initiates appropriate measures including testing, isolation system, etc.7.Documents appropriately in EMR and any other related software.8.Coordinate COVID or other testing with appropriate facility as advised.9.Ensure practice of proper infection control techniques including donning and doffing PPE, hand hygiene, and other guidelines.10.Serves as clinical resource and professional role model for other team members.11.Communicates well with non-clinical prescreen teams as needed to ensure appropriate triage.12.Responsible for maintaining and disinfecting all equipment on a regular basis and between patients.13. Complies with all local state and federal guidelines for prescreen and safety.14.Complies with all Arkansas State Board of Nursing regulations and scope of practice.15.Follows appropriate organizational policies and procedures for triage, prescreen, and infection control.16.Participates in staff in-services and teaching/training requirements.This position is a Safety Sensitive Position. The essential functions, physical demands, and mental competencies of this job require the employee maintain the ability to work in a constant state of alertness in a safe manner.

Keywords: CARTI, Little Rock , Infection Control RN, Healthcare , Little Rock, Arkansas

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