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Regional Prevention Support Team Infection Prevention Coordinator for Region 6

Cumberland, NC (Cumberland County)

Posted 06/21/2022

NCAPHA is actively recruiting for a Regional Prevention Support Team Infection Prevention Coordinator for Region 6 placed at the Cumberland County Health Dept.

Regional Prevention Support Team Infection Prevention Coordinator for Region 6

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. 

This position will support Region 6 which includes Anson, Bladen, Cumberland County, Harnett, Hoke, Lee, Montgomery, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, and Scotland counties

The person in this position will serve as the coordinator for the RPS team members in Region 6.  The person in this position will have primary responsibility for coordinating the activities of the RPS team under the guidance of the NC RPS Coordinator located in the Division of Public Health’s Communicable Disease Branch.  Specifically, the person in this position will work with their teams and long-term care settings 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.

This may require weekend and after-hour work and 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

Experience in Infection Control in a healthcare setting.

Qualified candidates apply at:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=8051017b-5cd0-4bd7-9972-7dc8ffcf752e&jobId=33312&lang=en_US&source=CC788055

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