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Infection Control and Prevention Specialist

Company: Presbyterian Homes & Services
Location: Dubuque
Posted on: July 18, 2021

Job Description:


Presbyterian Homes & Services is seeking an Infection Control and Prevention Specialist for our team. This is an opportunity for a Registered Nurse to monitor and advice on infection control measures established through organizational policy and procedures in coordination with the PHS Clinical teams. 


REPORTING STRUCTURE: The Infection Control and Prevention Specialist reports to his/her assigned Regional Director of Operations, directly supervises all Quality Service Team Members, and indirectly supervises Accounting and Employee Health Services. The Site Leader oversees the use of contracted services.





Mount Carmel Bluffs is a shared ministry of the Sisters of Charity, BVM and Presbyterian Homes & Services, a new senior community in a beautiful and serene location atop the bluffs of Dubuque, Iowa, overlooking the Mississippi River.

As an employee you can take advantage of a variety of amenities such as: flexible scheduling, PTO, paid sick time, tuition assistance, nurse loan forgiveness.


This community offers the following care options: Residential Care Facility (RCF), Residential Care Facility (RCF) with Memory Care, Long Term Care/ Care Center





The Infection Control and Prevention Specialist is responsible for directing the infection prevention and control program and education. The Infection Prevention Specialist uses clinical knowledge and specialized training to coordinate, deliver and maintain efficient and effective infection prevention and control programs and conducts infection control research and serves as a consultant to other departments to ensure compliance with evidence-based infection control standards. The Infection Prevention Specialist provides clinical education to employees with the goal of providing services excellence and decreasing the risk of infectious disease transmission.


Minimum Qualifications:


  1. Must be a Registered Nurse (RN) licensed in the state in which you practice.
  2. 2+ years of healthcare/clinical experience preferred.
  3. Certification in Infection Prevention and Control or ability to obtain immediately after hire. 
  4. Knowledge in the field of infectious disease and epidemiology.
  5. Knowledge of State and Federal regulatory requirements for long-term care.
  6. Demonstrated ability to write and implement policies and procedures. Ability to apply experience with technology and IT based instruction.
  7. Must have or willing to obtain CPR certification.
  8. Excellent written, interpersonal, and communication skills; adaptability, flexibility, and creativity.  Ability to communicate with a variety of people.
  9. Demonstrated ability to read, write, speak and understand the English language to communicate with all customers.
  10. Demonstrated compatibility with PHS's mission and operating philosophies
  11. Demonstrates competency in teaching and applying adult education.


About PHS:

Rated #1 employer in Minnesota by Forbes!


Presbyterian Homes & Services (PHS), based in St. Paul, Minnesota, is a non-profit, faith-based organization providing a broad array of high quality housing choices, care and service options for older adults. Over 7,000 employees serve 27,000 older adults through 50 PHS-affiliated senior living communities in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa, and through OptageĀ® home and community services. PHS is also co-owner of Genevive, a progressive model of primary care, care navigation and value-based services for over 5,300 older adults in Minnesota. Established in 1955, PHS has earned the reputation as an innovative leader concerned with promoting independence, vitality and well-being for those they serve.


We believe employees are the most important resource in our ministry and we are committed to an environment where employees are valued and empowered to make a difference. With a strong commitment to grow our employees from within, the development opportunities with us are virtually unlimited. We offer competitive wages, opportunities for advancement, ongoing training, and incredible benefits like education assistance and nursing loan forgiveness.

If you have a desire to honor God by enriching the lives and touching the hearts of older adults, consider answering the call and join our team.

PHS is an EEO/AA employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance.

Keywords: Presbyterian Homes & Services, Dubuque , Infection Control and Prevention Specialist, Other , Dubuque, Iowa

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