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Quality Assurance Nurse

Company: Sayre Christian Village
Location: Lexington
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

The Quality Assurance (QA) / Infection Control Nurse ensures compliance with State and Federal regulations through direct observation, monitoring and auditing of Medical Records. The QA/ Infection Control nurse performs Daily, Weekly, Monthly and Quarterly audits designed to assure quality patient care and compliance with survey regulations. The QA / Infection Control Nurse tracks and trends all infections and reports results to the Monthly QA Committee Meeting. The QA/ Infection Control nurse is involved in the Nutritionally At Risk program, tracking and trending weight loss and attends these weekly meetings. In addition, the QA/ Infection Control nurse is a member of the weekly Standards of Care meetings and the monthly Safety meetings.Salaried position M-F 8a-5pESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSCompletes daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly audits per facility protocol and gives copies to the Director of Nursing and the Unit Managers after completion for any corrections needed.Completes QA audit on all admissions and gives audits to the DON for any corrections needed.Tracks all data for the Monthly DON report and submits this information to the DON.Attends the Weekly Standards of Care meetings and submits tracking and trending information including the Infection Control report for this meeting.Attends the weekly Nutritionally At Risk meetings and tracks and trends weight changes and interventions.Attends the Monthly Quality Assurance Committee meeting and reports status of audits. Submits the Infection Control report and any concerns identified.Attends the Monthly Safety Committee meetings and reports any safety concerns identified from the QA process.Involved with correction of any State and Federal survey deficiencies.Reports any patient care, documentation or survey concerns to the DON and/or Administrator immediately.Reports to the Administrator for requested time off or any personnel concerns.Comply with facility HIPAA Security Policies & Procedures by using only protected health information (PHI) needed to perform designated job responsibilities which include accessing any information contained in patient records when required for the purpose of supervising staff or complying with licensing and other regulatory requirements.Rotating On-Call schedule. SKILLS & ABILITIESKnowledge and understanding of accident protocol.Must possess verbal and written communication skills.Ability to work independently and with others.Ability to build trust and rapport with residents and families.Ability to work collaboratively with residents and Nursing Home employees as needed.Must be able to work a varied schedule to include weekends, evenings and overnight.Must obtain a thorough knowledge of residents' rooms, files and medical supplies.Must obtain medical knowledge to ensure proper care is given to all residents.EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS2-3 years of experience in an Assisted Living /Nursing Home facility.Registered Nurse LicensePHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS ESSENTIAL TO PERFORM THE DUTIES OF THE JOBFrequently communicates with employees, residents, family members, physicians etc. Occasionally lifts objects weight up to 100 pounds.Frequently remains in a standing position.Frequently stoops, kneels, or bends when assisting residents and coworkers with resident needs.Must be able to use all body limbs up to 100 percent capacity.Frequently works in a well-lit, tempered room. PI133065533

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