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Infection Control RN/ Presurgical Planning Supervisor

To us, it's about living life to the fullest while serving our patients, teammates, neighbors and friends. We are dedicated and passionate in everything we do, seeking challenge and appreciating the routes that got us here. Whether our path is clinical or not, we all came to find balance and meaning in our lives within the work we are passionate about and the adventures we live.

Vail Health has become the world’s most advanced mountain healthcare system. Our updated 520,000-square-foot hospital opened in December 2020.  This state-of-the-art facility provides exceptional care to all of our patients, with the most beautiful views in the area, located centrally in Vail.

 Pay Range: Min: $ 43.54 Max: $65.31. Pay is based upon relevant education and experience.

POSITION PURPOSE: 

The Infection Control RN/Presurgical Planning Supervisor will set standards and evaluate compliance for practices that are associated with the prevention and control of health care associated infections (HAI). These responsibilities include, but are not limited to; surveillance, analysis, reporting, and recording activities. Additionally, coordinate and provide education and training needs specific to presurgical planning systems. Operates independently, acting as a consultant for clinical areas, directors and mangers as assigned for all surgery centers; Vail Valley Surgery Center (VVSC) Vail and Edwards, Dillon Surgery Center and Steadman Philippon Surgery Center.

 ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Performs infection control surveillance responsibilities including reporting to governing agencies.
  2. Investigates all identified potential/actual HAI's for all surgery centers, VVSC Edwards and Vail, Dillon Surgery Center and Steadman Philippon Surgery Center.
  3. Communicates with staff (nursing and physician) regarding pertinent infection control issues and develops collaborative solutions.
  4. Prepares reports regarding surgical site infections and other infection control issues to be reported to Leadership/Management, the Medical Quality Assurance Committee and the Governing Council.
  5. Performs Infection Control Program assessment, develops annual IC risk assessment & revises the Infection Control & Prevention Plan, as indicated.
  6. Provides annual education to members of the medical staff & periodic education to clinical staff regarding infection control & epidemiologic issues.
  7. Collaborates with the Facilities Department regarding construction, renovation & other facilities-related issues.
  8. Supervise presurgical planning employees throughout all surgery centers, VVSC Edwards and Vail, Dillon Surgery Center and Steadman Philippon Surgery Center to ensure streamline patient screening and facilitate ongoing educational training on current software utilized.
  9. Supervisory responsibilities to include but not limited to: orientation and training, written employee evaluations, maintain employee records, motivate, counsel and discipline employees as necessary.
  10. Participates in unit and organizational quality improvement processes. Role models the principals of a Just Culture and Values. Perform other duties as assigned. Must be HIPAA compliant.

 This description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.

 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Experience:
    • 5 years of experience in healthcare required
    • Minimum 2 years supervisory experience
    • Presurgical planning experience preferred
    • Infection prevention experience preferred
  • License(s):
    • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Colorado or from a valid compact state, required.
  • Certification(s):
    • Basic Life Support (BLS) required
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) required
    • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) required
    • Certified Ambulatory Infection preventionist (CAIP) preferred but not required.
  • Computer / Typing:
    • Must possess, or be able to obtain within 90 days, the computers skills necessary to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc.
  • Must have working knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing, and speaking English.
  • Education:
    • Minimum of Associate Nursing Degree for positions hired after 07/01/2018.

 

 

Benefits at Vail Health 

  • Competitive Wages & Family Benefits: Competitive wages, parental leave, housing programs and childcare reimbursement to support the cost of living in a mountain community.
  • Comprehensive Health Benefits: Top-quality health care package including vision, dental and medical with options of flexible spending and health savings accounts.
  • Education Assistance: We are proud to offer tuition and student loan assistance programs.
  • Paid Time Off: Roughly five weeks in your first year of employment and continues to grow each year.
  • Retirement & Supplemental Insurance: 403(b) Retirement plan with matching potential, life insurance, short and long-term disability, and more.
  • Recreation Benefits, Wellness & More: Recreation discounts, pet insurance and a $1,000 annual wellness reimbursement program.

 

As a condition of employment, Vail Health requires COVID-19 vaccination of all clinical and non-clinical staff.

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