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Registered Nurse (rn) Infection Prevention Job in SAINT LOUIS, MO

Registered Nurse (rn) Infection Prevention Job in SAINT LOUIS, MO

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $69,017.00 to $109,221.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 11/10/2017 Close Date 11/24/2017
Who may apply Public

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


  • Open & closing dates

    11/10/2017 to 11/24/2017

  • Salary

    $69,017 to $109,221 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    VN 00

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - Full Time

  • Appointment type

    Permanent - Excepted Service Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


Announcement number


Control number


  • Duties



    OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.


    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service.

    The VA St Louis is a full-service health care facility providing inpatient and ambulatory care in medicine, surgery, psychiatry, neurology, and rehabilitation, as well as over 65 subspecialty areas. It is a two-division facility that serves veterans and their families in east central Missouri and southwestern Illinois.

    The John Cochran Division has all of the medical center's operative surgical capabilities, the ambulatory care unit, and a six-story Clinical Addition that includes surgical facilities, intensive care units, outpatient psychiatry clinics, and expanded laboratory.
    The Jefferson Barracks Division provides psychiatric treatment, regional spinal cord injury treatment, a nursing home care unit, geriatric health care, rehabilitation services, and a rehabilitation domiciliary program for homeless veterans.
    The St. Louis VA Medical Center is associated with Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) in Belleville, IL; O'Fallon, MO (St. Charles County); and St. Louis, MO (North St. Louis County); and Washington, MO.

    VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.  The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. 

    Learn more about this agency


    The duty station is the John Cochran Division; however, the duty station may be changed to one or multiple associated VAMC locations within the metropolitan St. Louis, MO area based on the needs of the medical center.  This position is in the bargaining unit.  This announcement may be used to fill identical positions vacated within 90 days of any selections made from the original announcement.


    The Infection Prevention Registered Nurse (IP RN) reports directly to the Associate Director Patient Care Services.  The incumbent is responsible for clinical and administrative processes of the Infection Prevention Program.  The IP RN is responsible for the planning, organizing, developing, managing, and evaluating the day to day operations.  The incumbent will assure that all program elements are implemented to support the patient care needs in a safe, efficient and timely manner that meets acceptable standards of care and expectations of VHA directives and Handbooks, accreditation standards and regulations.   

    Duties include but are not limited to::

    1.     Serves in capacity of consultant to administrative and clinical staff providing structure and maintenance of the Infection Prevention Program in order to accomplish quality patient care in the most cost effective manner.

    2.     Coordinates administrative and surveillance functions of infection prevention and control, supports continuous improvement in patient care, organizational functions and major structures with important functions: VA mandated programs, accreditation standards, and other external requirements.

    3.     Promotes the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations

    5.     Develops, implements, maintains and evaluates facility wide programming for Infection Prevention program.

    6.     Conducts an annual organizational risk assessment to direct surveillance and infection control program priorities and strategies.

    7.     Utilizes sound epidemiological principles in conducting surveillance and investigation of infections.

    8.     Provides consultation and guidance on infection risk, prevention and control strategies.

    9.     Develops and provides source educational materials and education programs.

    10.  Serves as a resource to staff, patients and families related to Infection Prevention and Control.

    11.  Collects and analyzes infection data.

    12.  Initiates interventions according to direct improvements in organizational practices, the environment of care, and patient care outcomes.

    13.  Monitors key components of program for compliance with established performance guidelines.

    14.  Maintains data records and correspondence pertinent to Infection Prevention and Control programming and assigned clinical reviews.

    15.  Conducts systematic reviews of clinical processes as assigned.

    16.  Identifies opportunities to improve the Infection Prevention and Control Program.

    17.  Reduces health-care acquired infections and employee risks to improve customer service.

    18.  Demonstrates commitment to safety and highest quality of care and the ability to lead programs and/or teams

    Relocation expenses are not authorized.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

  • Job family (Series)

    0610 Nurse

  • Requirements
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  • How to Apply
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/483173000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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