At Avamere, our mission is to enhance the life of every person
This includes our patients, residents, patient and resident
family members, and our fellow co-workers.
Annual Wage Increases
Full-time Position Available
Avamere Transitional Care of Puget Sound
630 S Pearl Street
Tacoma, WA 98465
The primary purpose of your job position is to plan, organize,
develop, coordinate, and direct our infection control program and
its activities in accordance with current federal, state, and local
standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern such programs,
and as may be directed by the Administrator and the Infection
Control Committee to ensure that an effective infection control
program is maintained at all times.
Plan, develop, organize, implement, evaluate, coordinate, and
direct our infection control program in accordance with current
rules, regulations, and guidelines that govern such requirements in
nursing care facilities.
Ensure that the facility is in compliance with current CDC,
OSHA, and local regulations concerning infection control or
Develop, maintain, and periodically update infection control
precautions and aseptic technique that successfully correct problem
Monitor infection control practices and procedures to ensure
that all personnel are implementing our standard operating
procedures for tasks involving exposure to blood/body fluids.
Serve on, participate in, and attend Infection Control Committee
Develop and implement a practical system of detecting,
evaluating, recording, and reporting infections that originate with
Participate in the interviewing and selection of residents for
admission to the facility.
Assist the Director of Nursing Services in preparing the budget
for the department in relation to its infection control program and
Develop and participate in the planning, conducting, and
scheduling of timely in-service training classes and educational
programs that provide instructions on "how to do the job" for all
Assist in the 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.
Maintain the confidentiality of all resident care information
including protected health information. Report known or suspected
incidents of unauthorized disclosure of such information.
Identify, 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.
Must possess a current, unencumbered, active license to practice
as a Registered Nurse in this state.
Must have, as a minimum, two (2) years clinical experience in a
hospital, nursing care facility, or other related healthcare
Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and
procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that
pertain to nursing care facilities and infection control practices,
to include standard/universal precautions.
Must maintain confidentiality of all resident care information
in accordance with HIPAA guidelines.
Employee assistance program featuring discounts on gym
memberships, financial coaching, counseling services, and more
Generous employee referral program
Paid time off
401K retirement plan
Flexible spending accounts
Comprehensive benefits package with medical coverage, voluntary
dental, vision, and life insurance, short-term disability, and
People come to Avamere Transitional Care of Puget Sound for
first-class healing amongst beautiful surroundings - both in and
outside the building. Their services include: skilled nursing,
rehabilitation, long-term care, and respite care.
This 60-bed skilled nursing community features a gym surrounded
by glass for an open feel and a 24-hour bistro open to employees.
Work with seniors in a resort-like setting at Avamere Transitional
Care of Puget Sound.
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