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Infection Control Nurse

Job Description

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD), is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Infection Control Nurse at Georgia Regional Hospital At Savannah (please visit www.garegionalsavannah.com for more information about the hospital).

Job Description:

Directs and coordinates infection control program in the hospital: Compares laboratory reports with communicable diseases list to identify conditions that require infection control procedures. Advises and consults with physicians, nurses, and hospital personnel concerning precautions to be taken to protect patients, staff, and other persons from possible contamination or infection. Investigates infection control problems. Instructs hospital personnel regarding infection prevention and control matters. Conducts employee physicals and maintains employee health records.

Job Responsibilities & Performance Standards:

1. Performs on-going surveillance of infections by collecting, compiling, reviewing and analyzing all infection control related data to identify hospital/community acquired infections, trends, clusters, and potential epidemics. 2. Develops, implements and utilize programs and methods to prevent the spread of infection; applying recommended CDC, federal, state, and other regulatory agency guidelines. 3. Uses a variety of established prevention methods in order to prevent and control infections. 4. Develops monitors and reports compliance with Infection Control policy and procedure ensuring that CDC and all current guidelines, regulations and laws are implemented in practice. 5. Serves as a consultant for infection control to hospital and other agencies. 6. Observes nurses and visits consumers to ensure that proper nursing care is provided as it relates to Infection Control. 7. Provides education to consumers and staff. 8. Conducts employee physicals and maintains employee health records.

When you send your resume saved in format compatible with MS Word 2007 version to the email address listed below, you must include in the subject line the hospital location and position title.

Qualifications

Current Georgia license to practice as a registered professional nurse AND Two or more years of experience in a managerial, supervisory or leadership role

Preferred Qualifications

Must obtain the Safety Cares certification by completion of new employee orientation. Certification in Infection Control and Epidemiology (would be a plus but not required), experience coordinating the Infection Control Program for a hospital organization. Completion of a Master's degree in Nursing, (would be a plus but not required); AND one year experience preparing organizations to meet the requirements of the Center of Medicare and Medicaid, The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Office of Regulatory Services and any other applicable regulatory agencies or guidelines.

Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary (Salary Depends On Skills And Experience), we offer a generous benefits package that includes a flexible schedule, training opportunities, employee retirement plan, deferred compensation, 12 paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, dental, vision, long term care, and life insurance.

This position is a pay grade 16 on the statewide salary plan.

Employment Information

This position is located at Georgia Regional Hospital at Savannah in Savannah, Georgia.

Since opening in 1970, GeorgiaRegional Hospital at Savannah (GRHS) has stood as a beacon of hope for consumers in need of mental health, developmental disability and addictive disease services in the southeast region of the state of Georgia.

Savannah, Georgia's First City is first, in family fun for the summer! With more than 50 cultural and historic attractions, there are plenty of museums, galleries, great entertainment and tours to keep busy and beat the heat!

Come join our team of professional staff and make a difference.

Applying for this job

Please email your cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word format to: RNJobsSAV@dbhdd.ga.gov

To ensure proper routing/handling of your credentials, copy/paste or type the following title in the subject line of your email: Infection Control Nurse If you are currently employed by DBHDD, please include "Internal Employee" in the subject line as well.

You may be subject to a Drug Screen. You may be required to submit fingerprints to check for the existence of Criminal History Record Information through the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. You do have the right to challenge the contents of any Criminal History that is located, should you choose to do so.

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities provides services to ensure the health and welfare of Georgians. As an employee of DBHDD, in the event of an identified emergency you may be required, as a term and condition of employment, to assist in meeting the emergency responsibilities of the department.