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INFECTION PREVENTION & CONTROL PROGRAM MANAGER

CA

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Hiring Company

Contra Costa County Health Services

Positions Available

Full Time

Salary Information

$11,947.32 - $14,920.56 / month

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Position Description

INFECTION PREVENTION & CONTROL PROGRAM MANAGER

Monthly Salary Range: $11,947.32 - $14,920.56

The Contra Costa County Health Services Department is recruiting to fill one Infection Prevention and Control Program Manager position located at the Detention units throughout Contra Costa County, CA.

This position is responsible for specializing in the prevention and control of infectious diseases in the Detention units setting in addition to serving as a consultant to other departments and divisions within the County regarding infection control practices. This position is also responsible for providing oversight and implementation of the employee health program, including provision of Hepatitis B and Influenza immunizations and TB screening, managing of post blood/body fluid exposures, and providing other employee health services as required including investigation and follow-up of employee exposure to communicable illness.

The incumbent will report to the Chief Nursing Officer - Exempt or its Designee in the Hospital and Health Centers OR Public Health Chief of Nursing and Clinical Services or its Designee in the Public Health Division.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has a strong communication style, verbally and in writing, and communicates clearly and professionally with staff and community providers
  • Works both independently and collaboratively
  • Gathers and analyzes data and prepares reports
  • Effectively analyzes and prioritizes situations as they arise during the day and responds to urgent requests in a timely manner in an atmosphere with competing demands
  • Acknowledges and respects cultural and linguistic differences of diverse populations

What you will typically be responsible for:

  • Educating employees and physicians on the most recent scientific information appropriate to Infection Control in the Detention setting
  • Oversight of aseptic and sanitation practices
  • Consulting on Infection Control issues as they relate to the inmate population
  • Monitoring all infection control practices by ensuring compliance with Federal and State regulations
  • Working with programs to ensure that data required by the State is collected and submitted in a timely manner

A few reasons why you might love this job:

  • This highly valued role will encompass a wide range of responsibilities as your daily activities will vary and will be stimulating and enriching
  • Your leadership will be used to improve the lives of the diverse, marginalized community that we serve
  • You will spend your day with a strong team of people who are dedicated and passionate, and most importantly focused on Contra Costa County’s common mission and goals to serve our community

A few challenges you might face in this job:

  • Unpredictable daily workflow and work assignments
  • You may have to work under pressure and deliver products in tight timeframes
  • There is a lot of problem-solving when issues arise

Competencies Required:

  • Decision making: Choosing optimal courses of action in a timely manner
  • Business Process Analysis: Defining, assessing and improving operational processes and workflow
  • Handling and Resolving Conflict: Managing interpersonally strained situations
  • Allocating Resources: Prioritizing the use of fiscal and material resources to maximize organizational effectiveness
  • Legal & Regulatory Navigation: Understanding, interpreting and ensuring compliance with laws and regulations

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience administering programs that serve underserved and/or unserved populations
  • Knowledge of Detention health data, statistics and care regulations (Title 15, CDC, OSHA, etc.)
  • Understands the importance of Behavioral health care of inmates in the Detention setting
  • Works well with colleagues in the Infection Control department at the hospital
  • Understands the importance of educating both nursing and medical staff about Infection Control and prevention for the Detention setting

Minimum Qualifications:

License / Certification Required: Candidates must possess and maintain throughout the duration of employment a current, valid and unrestricted Registered Nurse license issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing AND a valid Basic Life Support (BLS) certification issued by the American Heart Association or CPR certification issued by the American Red Cross.

Education: Possession of a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Five years of full-time experience, or its equivalent, as a Registered Nurse in an acute care hospital OR in a public health setting, one year of which was in the capacity of a Charge Nurse, Supervisor or Lead Nurse.

Substitution: Possession of a Master’s degree in Nursing may be substituted for one year of qualifying experience. There is no substitution for the year of lead or supervisory experience.

Closing Date:  December 24, 2021

To read the complete job descriptions and apply, please visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/contracosta/jobs/3317683/infection-prevention-and-control-program-manager?page=3&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs or our Careers page at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/contracosta.  EOE

 

 

 


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