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Corizon Health Regional Infection Control Coordinator in Hagerstown, Maryland

About Corizon Health

Correctional healthcare is not just a job. It’s a calling.

By choosing a career with Corizon Health, you are choosing the opportunity to truly make a difference in the health, well-being, and future of the patients you serve. We take pride in being a pioneer provider of correctional healthcare. As a Corizon Health professional, you have access to the resources and support to enhance your skills, build a solid foundation to reach your career potential, and contribute to the care and well-being of an underserved population. There is no greater calling. Join Corizon Health today and be part of our legacy of innovation and clinical expertise.

Responsibilities

Below is a list of your responsibilities as a Regional Infection Control Coordinator with Corizon Health:

  • Serves as Lead infection Control Coordinator.

  • Supports statewide Infection Control Initiatives at the direction of the Regional Director of Nursing.

  • Coordinate infection control program for state.

  • Track and ensure appropriate isolation/negative pressure room maintenance.

  • Activate surveillance during peak times of infectious diseases or during an outbreak.

  • Track rates and types of infection through surveillance systems and report findings to the Regional Medical Director and Regional Director of Nursing.

  • Evaluate risk of patients, employees, and custody staff after exposure to an infectious disease.

  • Complete and maintain the annual risk assessment.

  • The Infection Control Nurse will review entire exposure process and assure appropriate documentation.

  • Develop innovative teaching methods and plans for teaching the concept of universal precautions.

  • Maintain documentation on infectious disease trainings.

  • Coordinate a series of educational classes to meet the infection control needs of a given population, as needed.

  • Acts on recognized trends of disease to establish control programs.

  • Provide fit testing for employees, as needed.

  • Oversees fit testing program for state.

  • Perform TB testing and annual vaccination, as assigned.

  • Participate in committee discussion and offers suggestions and interventions as necessary.

  • Develops policies and procedures using the literature and the national guidelines.

  • Communicate with staff about infection control problems, provides literature to support advice and action problems to establish protocols.

  • Use medical literature to establish protocols for appropriate culturing of environment and patient.

  • Review literature and use key information to develop data collection form; refines data collection process as the process unfolds; and presents data for trending analysis with proposed interpretation.

  • Analyze nosocomial infection surveillance data, performs statistical analysis, and analyze information during discussions.

  • Develop interventions for isolation in unique situations.

  • Provide consultation while triage of call and takes problem solving action.

  • Initiate new programs based on microbiology report findings.

  • Document and identify problems, initiate memos, fliers, and educational material.

  • Discuss problems involving outside agencies with administration and recommend plans to resolve.

  • Participate in CQI/Infection Control committees and establish action plans, as needed.

  • Coordinate departmental projects.

  • Adhere to internal controls established for department.

  • On call 24/7 for infectious disease and assisting in infirmary placement for isolation needs.

  • CPR Certification.

  • Comply with Correctional Facility’s policies and procedures.

  • Maintains confidentiality of inmate records.

  • Makes suggestions for improving work conditions, as appropriate.

  • Ensures compliance with all infection control activities required by the RFP/Contract.

  • Collaborate with co-workers and coordinate internal projects, as directed.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Travel between all sites in state as needed to support Infection Control program as needed, may require overnight travel.

Corizon Benefits

  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance

  • Life and Disability Insurance

  • Generous PTO plan

  • 401k with matching funds

  • Employee Discount and Rewards Program

  • Tuition Assistance

  • Continuing Education Reimbursement

Experience & Requirements

  • Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing, Infection Control or five (5) plus years commiserate experience

  • Current CPR Certification

  • Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing

  • Minimum of one (1) year of clinical experience preferred

  • Knowledge of microbiology, epidemiology, and antibiotic use, a plus

  • Strong technical experience (Microsoft word, excel, etc.)

  • Correctional Experience, a plus

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Possess cognitive skills necessary to understanding terminology, medical records, and instructions

  • Possess skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, staff, and custody

  • Possess ability to organize and carry out work assignments with minimal supervision and to prioritize work assignments and departmental responsibilities

  • Strong researcher in infection prevention and control

  • Demonstrated experience maintain multiple deadlines

  • Ability to competently manage multiple priorities simultaneously

  • Ability to work in a stressful environment

  • Respect and maintain confidentiality

A background check, security clearance and drug screening are required for this role.

Corizon Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. In compliance with federal and state employment opportunity laws, qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, Vietnam era veteran, or disabled Veteran status. EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans.

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ID 2022-12049

Job Locations US-MD-Hagerstown

Category Nursing & Nursing Assistant

Position Type Regular Full-time

Shift / Schedule Day

Location ID 91214