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Regional Infection Control RN

Pittsburgh, PA

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Hiring Company

Wexford Health

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Full Time

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Position Description

POSITION: Statewide Infection Control Registered Nurse

LOCATION: Statewide, New Mexico

Wexford Health Sources, Inc. is a member of the Wexford family: a group of the nation's leading innovative correctional health care companies.  At Wexford Health Sources, Inc., our philosophy is that health care should not be considered a luxury for anyone. We simply care for those in need and the corrections environment is our venue.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Infectious Disease Nurse plans, develops, organizes, directs, implements and evaluates infection prevention across the state.  This position serves to instruct staff in proper infection control procedure, identify infection trends, and investigates infection control problems.  In addition, the incumbent generates reports containing data used to analyze trends. 

BENEFITS

Wexford Health offers a competitive benefits package including:

  • Performance check-ins with annual merit increase
  • Generous paid-time off program that combines vacation and sick leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Comprehensive health insurance through BlueCross BlueShield
  • Dental and Vision insurance
  • 401(k) retirement saving plan
  • Company-paid short-term disability
  • Healthcare and dependent care spending account
  • Continuing education options

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Evaluates risk of patients and employees after exposure to an infectious disease.  Evaluates and recommends appropriate prophylaxis, reviews entire exposure process and assures appropriate documentation.
  • Develops innovative teaching methods and plans for teaching universal precautions.  Maintains documentation on infectious disease trainings.
  • Coordinates the infection control program including developing educational classes to meet the infection control needs of a given population.
  • Acts on recognized trends of disease to establish control programs.
  • Participates in committee discussion and offers inventions as necessary.
  • Communicates with all staff about infection control problems, provides literature to support advice and action problems to establish protocols.
  • Uses medical literature to establish protocols for appropriate culturing of environment and patient.
  • Track and ensure appropriate isolation/negative pressure room maintenance
  • Activates surveillance during peak times of infectious diseases or during an outbreak.  Tracks rates and types of infection through surveillance systems and report findings to the Program Medical Director and Program Director of Nursing.
  • Completes and maintains the annual risk assessment
  • Reviews entire exposure process and assure appropriate documentation. 
  • Provides fit testing for employees.
  • Performs TB testing and annual vaccination, as assigned
  • Participates in environmental rounds, completing and maintaining environmental lists and cognizes risks and hazards that may be described in the literature but not listed on a checklist or in a policy.
  • Analyzes nosocomial infection surveillance data, performs statistical analysis, and analyze information during discussions.
  • Participates in CQI/Infection Control committees and establish action plans, as needed
  • Ensures compliance with all infection control activities required by the RFP/Contract.

Upon receiving the necessary training and/or instruction, performs other related duties as required or assigned

Travel through the state required 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION:

Graduate from an accredited school of nursing. Associate’s Degree required; Bachelors’ Degree preferred.

EXPERIENCE:

Minimum one (1) year of clinical experience; correctional nursing experience a plus. Knowledge of microbiology, epidemiology and antibiotic us a plus.

CERTIFICATION:

Current CPR Certification

LICENSURE:

Current, valid New Mexico Registered Nursing License

OTHER KNOWLEDGE/ SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • General math and analytical skills, and planning, administrative and organizational skills essential.
  • Strong technical experience (Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, etc.)
  • Demonstrated experience maintaining multiple deadlines.  Must ensure documents are ready for review well in advance of any deadline.
  • Ability to competently manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Ability to work in a stressful environment

·Must be able assist staff with various policies, administrative and organizational projects. "team-player" as this position requires daily coordination with other coworkers.


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