Cape Cod Health - Falmouth, MA

Infection
control preventionist

Job Summary

Infection control
Preventionist

We are looking for a registered nurse to fill the role of Infection Control Preventionist at Cape Cod Health. This JML Care Center is a 132 bed nursing/rehab center located at Falmouth, Massachusetts. The facility has an average daily census of 75 beds due to streamlined staffing and you will report to the Director of Nurses & Executive Director. 

You will need at least two years of college and sufficient previous experience in clinical health care, including direct experience in Performance Improvement. A certification to meet the CMS guidelines to perform as an Infection Control Preventionist is also required.

About
Cape Cod healthcare

JML Care Center provides personal care and state-of-the-art treatment for patients facing post-hospital rehabilitation, long-term care, sub-acute and palliative care.

JML is Medicare/Medicaid certified and is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare, an independent, national organization recognizing the highest in quality healthcare. Our 132-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility is located on the Falmouth Hospital campus and provides a transition for patients recovering from surgery or medical conditions requiring complex medical care.

 

About the town

Falmouth, MA

a-

Public Schools

C

Housing

a-

Good for Familes

B-

Jobs

C+

Cost of Living

A-

Outdoor Activities

b-

Crime & Safety

b+

Nightlife

B-

Diversity

B

Weather

A

Health & Fitness

B+

Commute

Leapfrog Hospital Safety Scores

Cape Cod Hospital

MeasureThe Hospital’s ScoreWorst Performing HospitalAvg. Performing HospitalBest Performing HospitalData SourceTime Period Covered
Dangerous object left in patient’s body What’s This?0.0000.3590.020.000CMS07/01/2017 – 06/30/2019
Air or gas bubble in the blood What’s This?0.0000.036.00040.000CMS07/01/2017 – 06/30/2019
Patient falls and injuries What’s This?0.2821.7780.420.000CMS07/01/2017 – 06/30/2019
Infection in the blood What’s This?1.1683.4200.810.0002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey04/01/2019 – 12/31/2019 and 07/01/2020 – 9/30/2020
Infection in the urinary tract What’s This?2.0702.6440.750.0002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey04/01/2019 – 12/31/2019 and 07/01/2020 – 9/30/2020
Surgical site infection after colon surgery What’s This?1.3992.8870.800.0002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey04/01/2019 – 12/31/2019 and 07/01/2020 – 9/30/2020
MRSA Infection What’s This?1.9153.0550.840.0002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey04/01/2019 – 12/31/2019 and 07/01/2020 – 9/30/2020
C. diff. Infection What’s This?0.6431.9490.540.0002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey04/01/2019 – 12/31/2019 and 07/01/2020 – 9/30/2020
Death from treatable serious complications What’s This?125.36206.08159.6795.65CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
Harmful Events What’s This?0.963.351.000.60CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Dangerous bed sores What’s This? *0.468.800.580.04CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Collapsed lung What’s This? *0.200.480.230.12CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Falls causing broken hips What’s This? *0.100.160.090.07CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Blood Leakage What’s This? *1.925.582.541.26CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Kidney injury after surgery What’s This? *1.173.451.420.58CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Serious breathing problem What’s This? *4.8917.095.181.66CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Dangerous blood clot What’s This? *4.868.413.611.65CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Sepsis infection after surgery What’s This? *4.439.734.962.31CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Surgical wound splits open What’s This? *0.781.540.860.57CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Accidental cuts and tears What’s This? *1.123.971.210.37CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
* This measure is a part of the Harmful Events Composite and is not used for scoring.

Process measures include the management structures and procedures a hospital has in place to protect patients from errors, accidents, and injuries.

MeasureThe Hospital’s ScoreWorst Performing HospitalAvg. Performing HospitalBest Performing HospitalData SourceTime Period Covered
Doctors order medications through a computer What’s This?100585.771002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Safe medication administration What’s This?75583.251002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Specially trained doctors care for ICU patients What’s This?100562.821002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Effective leadership to prevent errors What’s This?120.0046.15116.85120.002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Staff work together to prevent errors What’s This?110.000.00116.49120.002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Enough qualified nurses What’s This?94.1217.6598.16100.002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Handwashing What’s This?Not Available1574.361002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Communication with nurses What’s This?927391.1098CMS01/01/2019 – 12/31/2019
Communication with doctors What’s This?928091.0098CMS01/01/2019 – 12/31/2019
Responsiveness of hospital staff What’s This?836084.3894CMS01/01/2019 – 12/31/2019
Communication about medicines What’s This?775377.6692CMS01/01/2019 – 12/31/2019
Communication about discharge What’s This?906786.5196CMS01/01/2019 – 12/31/2019

Hospital Leadership

MEET THE staff

Nicholas Berardi, PHR

Talent Acquisition Manager

Monica Zeferino, MSN, CIC, RN

Senior Infection Preventionist

Official job description

infection Control preventionist -
Cape Cod Healthcare

Purpose of Position:
Plan, organize, develop, coordinate, and direct our facility’s infection control programs in accordance with current applicable federal, state, and local standards, guidelines and regulations, and as may be directed by senior administration, to assure that the highest degree of quality resident care and safety can be maintained at all times.

Description:

  • Plan, organize, and direct infection control programs and activities.
  • Plan, develop, organize, implement, coordinate, and direct programs designed to enhance infection control practices, in accordance with current rules, regulations, and guidelines that govern nursing care facilities. (Hand Hygiene, Vaccines, Blood borne pathogens, FLU Program)
  • Develops infection control training objectives, strategies, policies, and programs, in line with Staff Development of the employees of the facility.
  • Coordinate concurrent review studies performed within the infection control program, and prepare resulting reports as required.
  • Coordinates with the SDC the implementation of policies and procedures related to infection control training and educational programs for the employees of an organization.
  • Establish and maintain tracking systems for recommendations of groups involved in infection control.
  • Heads environmental rounds for infection control purposes.
  • Conducts needs evaluation and designs curricula and courses to meet those needs.
  • Liaison with management to ensure training and educational programs achieves corporate goals.
  • Directs analysis and design of materials and programs and suggests enhancements.
  • Prepares reports for management as necessary. (Bench Marking Infections, Annual PI Report etc.)
    Serves as chairperson of the infection control committee. Serve on various committees of the facility (e g safety committee, QAPI, RISK etc.).
  • Assists in the nursing care plan function development, implementation, and maintenance of a written plan of care (preliminary and comprehensive) for each resident in isolation or on infection control precautions that identifies the problems/needs of the resident, indicates the care to be given, goals to be accomplished, and which professional service is responsible for each element of care.
  • Assists with budgetary and budgetary planning functions; including but not limited to assisting the Director of Nursing Services in preparing the budget for the department in relation to its infection control program and activities.
  • Must maintain the confidentiality of all resident care information including protected health information. Report known or suspected incidents of unauthorized disclosure of such information; and adhere to Resident’s rights.
  • Assists with Safety and Sanitation included by not limited to identifying, evaluate, and classify routine and job-related functions to ensure that tasks in which there is potential exposure to blood/body fluids are properly identified and recorded.
  • Assist Director of Nurses in Narcotic destruction per DEA regulatory guidelines in lieu of SDC.
  • Investigation/report to Federal/State Agencies as needed infection outbreaks.
  • Work with Local Board of Health and State Agencies as needed.
  • Performs other work related duties as assigned in job description or requested.


Qualifications:
Must possess, as a minimum, two (2) years college. RN License current.
Sufficient previous experience in clinical health care including direct experience in Performance Improvement.
Certification to meet the CMS guidelines to perform as an Infection Control Preventionist.
Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action in a timely fashion.
Must be a supportive team member, contribute to and be an example of teamwork and team concept.
Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public.
Must be knowledgeable of performance improvement, staff development and infection control procedures.
Must possess leadership and supervisory ability and the willingness to work harmoniously with other personnel.
Must possess the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the goals, objectives, policies, procedures, etc., for quality management and outcomes.
Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm as well as the willingness to handle difficult residents and staff.
Must be willing to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing practices.
Must be able to relate information concerning a resident’s condition.
Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.
Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds and meet all other Physical and Sensory requirements.

Schedule Details:
24 hours per week, Rot. Days, 8a-4p, Occ. Weekends and off shift hours to meet the needs of the facility, Rot. Holidays

Organization: JML Care Center
Primary Location: Massachusetts-Falmouth
Department: JML-Nursing Administration
Employee Classification: Regular-Regular
Shift: Day
Weekend Shifts: Occasional
Holiday Shifts: Rotating

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Most frequent questions and answers

Yes. All of our open positions come with some sort of relocation allowance to help with the expenses of relocating. 

Yes. We will prep you for every interview you take. We know what our clients are looking for, so we will let you know what to expect and what experiences and accomplishments you should be sure to communicate to them in an interview.

Yes. If you connect us with another Infection Prevention professional that is interested in this position, and ultimately gets hired – we will send you a $500 referral bonus. 

Of course. We work to get you the highest possibly financial package – and communicate our progress throughout the process. We are financially incentivized to get you the most lucrative offer possible. 

Absolutely. We will review your resume before we submit it to the client to make sure it communicates everything it needs to.

First, everything we offer to our candidates is completely FREE. 

We operate as advisors and consultants for your Infection Prevention career. We’ve recruited in this industry for a long time and understand the profession as well as anyone.

If you decide you’d like us to represent you and apply for a position, the first thing our team will do is examine your resumé closely. We will fix up your resumé to ensure it communicates exactly what our client is looking for – demonstrating not only what you’ve been responsible for in previous Infection Prevention positions, but also how effective you’ve been in those roles. 

We have direct access to the hiring managers in the positions we search on which allows us to present your resumé directly to them, knowing exactly what they want to see in a candidate. We will keep you in the loop when this happens and what their initial feedback is. No more waiting in the dark hoping to hear back from HR.

Because of our relationships with the hiring manager, we have the ability to make a case for them to speak with you. It also allows us to get quick, honest feedback following each interview you have. And we will provide that feedback to you, good or bad.

In addition to preparing your resumé and presenting directly to the hiring manager, we also will prep you for each and every interview. Again, we know what our clients are looking for, so we will let you know what to expect and what experiences and accomplishments you should be sure to communicate to them in an interview.

In terms of the interview process, we’ll work with you and the client to get those scheduled during a time that makes sense for you.

Perhaps the most beneficial piece of being represented by Clutch Recruitment is that we’ll negotiate an offer for you – securing the highest possible offer the client can make. Don’t worry about your salary demands rubbing your future employer the wrong way;  we do all of that for you, ensuring a completely fair offer, without the awkwardness that potentially comes with it. We are financially incentivized to get you the highest possible offer, and we will ensure that happens.

Once you accept an offer, our work doesn’t stop. We’ll be there to talk you through your resignation and prepare you for how to handle a counter offer, along with all other complications that may arise. 

We have a large in house sourcing team that collects information from various databases online including LinkedIn, certification boards, and professional associations. 

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