Licensed Practical Nurse - Infection Control

Corizon Health Hagerstown , MD 21746

Posted 1 week ago

Correctional healthcare is not just a job. It's a calling.

By choosing a career with Corizon Health, you are choosing the opportunity to truly make a difference in the health, well-being, and future of the patients you serve. We take pride in being a pioneer provider of correctional healthcare. As a Corizon Health professional, you have access to the resources and support to enhance your skills, build a solid foundation to reach your career potential, and contribute to the care and well-being of an underserved population. There is no greater calling. Join Corizon Health today and be part of our legacy of innovation and clinical expertise.

Below is a list of your responsibilities as a Licensed Practical Nurse - Infection Control with Corizon Health:

  • Maintain current knowledge of Corizon infection control and employee post exposure information developed by Corporate Committee.

  • On an annual basis do a risk assessment of facility (Population served, Main Diagnosis, High Risk Procedures, State Regulatory Requirements) to develop the surveillance program. Assess annually staff infection control needs to develop staff related infection control program. (Vaccinations, Exposures, Training, Regulatory)

  • Performs surveillance on inmates and staff on an ongoing basis and formulates rates, reports and trends data. Reports communicable diseases to health department as required by State law. Monitors staff compliance with established procedures as indicated by surveillance data. (e.g. Handwashing, IV care, Catheter care, Trach care, etc.)

  • Provide inmate education as needed regarding infectious diseases and provide pre and post HIV counseling to inmates and staff as indicated. Assist with product selection in relation to Infection Control issues.

  • Participate in staff, Safety and QI committee meetings per facility policy and provide reports as requested.

  • Serve as a member of the Regional Infection Control Committee.

  • Functions as a member of the nursing health care team and performs assigned clinical duties as directed and within licensure.

  • Provide staff training per Regulatory Guidelines and as needed or indicated by surveillance data. Participate in environmental rounds.

Corizon Benefits (only applicable for full-time positions)

  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance

  • Life and Disability Insurance

  • Generous PTO plan

  • 401k with matching funds

  • Employee Discount and Rewards Program

  • Tuition Assistance

  • Continuing Education Reimbursement

  • Minimum of two (2) years experience in Infection Control.

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with current licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in state of employment. Must receive a satisfactory background investigation report.

  • Correctional officers provide security; however, some degree of risk of verbal and physical assault from inmates exists. As in any healthcare setting, employees may be exposed to communicable and/or infectious diseases. Inside work with periodic traveling (inter and intra state) to other locations with exposure to weather, temperature extremes and hazardous road conditions. Frequent standing and walking while presenting or performing job duties. Adheres to site/contract specific on-call requirements.

  • Employees must be able to perform the following:

Required to exert up to 50 pounds of force to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects including the human body.

  • Required to kneel, stoop, crouch and/or crawl occasionally. Frequent walking throughout site; to include walking up and down flights of stairs.

  • Must have and maintain sufficient strength, agility, and endurance to perform during stressful (physical, mental and emotional) situations encountered on the job.

  • Occasional running when responding to emergencies; must be able to perform BLS.

A background check, security clearance and drug screening are required for this role.

Corizon Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. In compliance with federal and state employment opportunity laws, qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, Vietnam era veteran, or disabled Veteran status. EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans.

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