Correct Care Solutions Certified Infectious Disease Coordinator, MADOC in Westborough, Massachusetts

Overview

Our Infectious Disease Coordinator serves as leader, mentor, and role model for the infection control program; maintains a knowledge base of current infection prevention and control information; and provides professional education for health care, correctional, and other staff as required maintaining an effective infection control program.

Qualifications

Education:

  • Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing

  • Bachelor's degree preferred

Experience:

  • Five (5) or more years of clinical experience preferred.

  • Knowledge and experience in areas of patient care practices, microbiology, asepsis, disinfecting/sterilization, adult education, infectious diseases, communication, program administration and epidemiology.

  • Attends a basic infection control training course within the first year of entering the profession, preferred.

Licenses/Certifications:

  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in Massachusetts.

  • Current CPR Certification.

Responsibilities

  1. Establishes and maintains the site Infection Control Program.

  2. Conducts surveillance and investigations by using epidemiological principles and uses appropriate statistical techniques to describe the data, calculate rates, and critically evaluate significance of findings.

  3. Develops a surveillance plan based on the population served, services provided, and previous surveillance data. Selects indicators based on the projected use of the data and uses standardized definitions for the identification and classification of events, indicators, or outcomes.

  4. Analyzes surveillance data and reports epidemiological significant finds to appropriate customers. Periodically evaluates the effectiveness of the surveillance plan and modifies as necessary.

  5. Routinely assess the educational needs of staff and patients and develops educational objectives and strategies to meet those needs. Collaborates in the development, delivery, and evaluation of educational programs or tools that relate to infection prevention, control and epidemiology.

  6. Must be able to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety of practical and emergent situations and accurately follow standardized procedures that may call for deviations.

  7. Must be able to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of instructions and apply knowledge to different factual situations.

  8. Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to details.

  9. Must be able to work under stress on a regular or continuous basis.

  10. Perform other duties as assigned.

CCS is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer

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Job 18-52096

Location MA, Westborough

Facility Massachusetts Regional Office, MA DOC

Type Regular Full-Time

Shift Day