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Regional Prevention Support Team Infection Prevention Consultant for Region 8

Kenansville, NC (9 Eastern NC Counties County)

Posted 09/17/2020

NCAPHA IS ACTIVELY RECRUITING FOR A

Regional Prevention Support Team Infection Prevention Consultant for Region 8 -

Health Educator: $16.50/hr.

 

Description of work

Regional Prevention Support (RPS) teams will be established in each of the 10 public health regions in NC.  The RPS team mission is to strengthen infection prevention and control in long-term care settings, focusing on those settings with less clinical and infection prevention infrastructure. 

The person in this position will work with long-term care settings within Region 8 to

1) review infection prevention practices;

2) conduct infection prevention education to staff in these settings;

3) provide infection prevention guidance to these settings;

4) develop and/or revise tools to assist in the assessment and promotion of infection prevention compliance;

5) assist in the investigation, control, education, prevention and care activities to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with COVID-19; and

 6) work in coordination with the NC Division of Public Health and the NC Statewide Program for Infection Control and Epidemiology (NC SPICE) to address identified infection prevention and control gaps.

Region 8 includes Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin, New Hanover, Onslow, Pender, Robeson, and Sampson Counties.

 

This may require weekend and after-hour work in addition to in-state travel.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

·        Knowledge of and experience in infection prevention principles and outbreak management of communicable diseases.

·        Ability to apply infection prevention principles and knowledge in new settings.

·        Ability to organize, develop and conduct formal training programs.

·        Ability to manage, anticipate, recognize and respond to complex situations to include conflict resolution, decision-making and prioritizing.

·        Ability to coordinate and collaborate with patients, staff and outside agencies.

·        Ability to effectively communicate with and provide consultation to nursing and medical staff, patients and families, professional colleagues, State/Federal partners, and the general public.

·        Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, external partners, and the general public.

Minimum Education and Experience

Clinical experience required. 

Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse, LPN, Social Worker, Health Educator, EMT, or related field in the State of North Carolina and two years of clinical experience in the area of specialization. 

 

QUALIFIED CANDIDATES APPLY AT: WWW.NCAPHA.ORG

(Applicants need to reference this position on their application)