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Nebraska Spine Infection Control RN

Company: CHI Health Immanuel
Location: Omaha
Posted on: September 14, 2021

Job Description:


CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


Nebraska Spine Hospital - Nationally Recognized Spinal Care.

The choice for complex elective spine surgeries.

Located in the CHI Health Immanuel Medical Center, Omaha, NE




This position is responsible for contributing to the CHI Health mission and vision by providing expertise in, and coordination of the program development, policy and procedure review, process improvement, and oversight, as well as prioritizing and monitoring regulatory and accreditory compliance, in the area of Infection Prevention.  All efforts must be done in a coordinated fashion to support the strategic and operational needs of the organization focusing on patient safety, environment of care safety, quality and cost-efficiency.


  1. Implement’s the division’s planning, documentation, implementation and evaluation of the Infection Prevention Program within the facility for the prevention of infection, including but not limited to
  • Risk Assessments
  • Infection Prevention Plan
  • Program evaluation
  1. Provides consultation to departments, facility leaders, and employees on matters of Infection Prevention implementation, education, outbreaks, and potential transmission of communicable disease.
  2. Leads the facility’s Infection Prevention team in implementation of the division’s best-practices, including leading committees, providing education, facilitating  product changes, and implementing policies in the following areas:
    • Employee health and safety
    • Construction
    • Reduction of Healthcare acquired infections
    • Investigation and resolution of outbreaks and communicable disease exposures
    • Compliance with accreditory and regulatory standard
  3. Ensures the Infection Prevention data prepared and presented to facility committees, leaders, and other key stakeholders is complete, accurate, and timely, including clinical staff, staff, including but not limited to:
    • Infection Prevention surveillance software
    • NHSN and other reporting software
    • reports of quality outcomes
  4. Collaborates with division Infection Preventionists and the division Infection Prevention Coordinator and facility leaders to implement Infection Prevention best-practices within the facility.
  5. Implements policy, procedure, standards, guidelines or training materials consistent with the facility’s needs.
  6. Keeps division Infection Prevention Coordinator and hospital Quality Director informed of important Infection Prevention initiatives, deficiencies, and vulnerabilities.


Active RN licensure in the state of Nebraska, Iowa or nurse licensure compact.

Licensed Registered Nurse, BSN or BSN must be obtained in 5 years

Must be able to effectively operate in a multi-manager supervisory structure.  Must possess strong knowledge of infection principles and strategies, and be well-versed on the ethical implications, clinical ramifications in an adverse healthcare situation; excellent management skills; computer literacy; excellent communication skills; an ability to present complex issues in an understandable fashion; strong change management skills; must demonstrate personal traits of a high level of motivation; team orientation; professionalism and role model; trust; and place a high value on treating others with dignity and respect.

Master’s preferred.   Certified in Infection Prevention and Control (C.I.C.) preferred

Keywords: CHI Health Immanuel, Omaha , Nebraska Spine Infection Control RN, Other , Omaha, Nebraska

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