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    Summary

    The Iowa City VA Health Care System (ICVACS) is currently recruiting for one (1) Registered Nurse to work as the Patient Safety and Infection Control Coordinator in Iowa City, Iowa. ICVAHCS is in Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 23.

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    Responsibilities

    The major duties of the Patient Safety RN include, but are not limited to:

    • Identifying risk and analyzing an organization's exposure to loss
    • Examines alternative risk technique, select best technique, implements, monitors and makes any necessary changes
    • Collaborates with other disciplines.
    • Provides leadership and coaching in the application of processes/systems changes to improve outcomes at the program and/or service level.
    • Functions as the point of contact for infection control policies and activities
    • Assists to build and implement patient infection control systems and promote the culture of safety within VA facilities and for VA patients in all healthcare settings.
    • Conducts active surveillance to identify and reduce risk of acquiring and transmitting infections among patients, employees, visitors and students.
    • Disseminates patient safety alerts and lessons learned regarding effective system modifications from other facilities
    • Completes Proactive Risk Assessments, RCAs and implementing practices that have been shown to be effective in preventing adverse events.
    Work Schedule: Monday through Friday; 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    00

  • Job family (Series)

    0610 Nurse

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/564394400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.