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Regional Prevention Support Team Infection Prevention Consultant- Region 1

Franklin, NC (Western NC Region County)

Posted 09/18/2020

NCAPHA IS ACTIVELY RECRUITING FOR A REGIONAL PREVENTION SUPPORT TEAM INFECTION PREVENTION CONSULTANT/TRAINER- REGION 1

Employment Opportunity


Position: Regional Prevention Support Team Infection Prevention Consultant/Trainer
North Carolina Alliance for Public Health Agencies
Salary: $46,684

Closing date: September 18, 2020

Responsibilities

This position will have primary responsibility for providing consultation and training as part of a regional team to
long-term care settings in the Public Health Region 1 of Western North Carolina (Cherokee, Clay, Graham,
Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Swain and Transylvania Counties). Activities will include: 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. The position reports to the RPS Team Coordinator.
Work consists of a 40-hour work-week – generally 8-5 Monday through Friday. Modification of hours is required to
cover after hours and/or weekend work as needed. Frequent travel throughout Region 1 will be required with
occasional in-state travel.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilitites

 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 Training and Experience Requirements

A Bachelor’s degree in public health or related field with two years of experience required. Licensed to practice in
NC as a Registered Nurse, EMT or related field preferred.

How to apply:

 Submit online application to NCAPHA at www.ncapha.org (must reference this posiiton on application)
 A criminal background check will be completed before hiring