Infection Control Nurse

Company Introduction
Correct Care Recovery Solutions (CCRS) has partnered with the Massachusetts Department of Corrections to comprehensively manage and provide medical and mental health care, forensic mental health evaluation and treatment, substance abuse treatment and dental services to patients at Bridgewater State Hospital. CCRS is seeking qualified professionals to be part of this innovative program that will deliver care in accordance with a person-centered, trauma-informed recovery/resiliency philosophy. CCRS' overall goal is to improve patients' levels of functioning and wellness for a successful recovery and discharge from the hospital. CCRS has several exciting employment opportunities based at Bridgewater State Hospital for individuals to work alongside visionary leaders committed to improving public health. When you work at a CCRS facility, you have an opportunity to make a difference every single day.
Our Infection Control Nurse (RN) is responsible for evaluating, planning, and coordinating healthcare services for patients, or segments of patients suspected or proven to have an infectious or communicable disease. This position is expected take a proactive approach to preventing disease and the spread of disease. The Infection Control Nurse interfaces with medical and nursing staff, security staff at all levels, administrative staff, and the QI committee.
Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
Two (2) years of relevant clinical experience is preferred.
Must also have a working knowledge of epidemiology with surveillance and statistical reporting and experience with automated systems.
Prior medical/surgical or emergency/trauma experience is preferred.
Currently licensed as a RN in the state within which services are provided and possess and maintain current CPR certification.
Develop, maintain, and secure employee medical files which include annual TB testing, employee injury documentation and Worker's Compensation benefits, Hepatitis-B administration and tracking, relevant immunization tracking, and fit testing for appropriate apparatus, etc.
Maintain OSHA 300 log and ensure Medical Unit remains OSHA compliant through coordinated and routine inspections.
Manage all practical aspects of the Infection Disease Program that includes but is not limited to: Conducting contact investigations for verified infectious diseases within the jail setting. Working in collaboration with community Health Department professionals to prevent, control the spread, and treat infectious diseases in accordance with all laws and contractual obligations. Maintain necessary infectious disease tracking systems (i.e., MRSA, Hepatitis, communicable diseases). Monitor medication compliance as directed by the Medical Director.
Track all HIV infected patients and ensure appropriate disease education is provided, compliance with medication occurs (and if not occurring, that it is reported), and that the physician is made aware of any clinical concerns.
Ensure all aspects of the TB Program are achieved including: All new patients receive a PPD test. All PPD tests are read and recorded within an appropriate timeframe. Prepare and maintain monthly prevalence reports including positives, previous positives, chest X-rays, etc. Ensure that appropriate follow-up occurs for patients with positive PPD tests. Track the use of INH.
The above responsibilities are a highlight of responsibilities and not a full list. Other responsibilities may be performed as assigned.
CCS is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer
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