Full Job Description
About The Position
Join our team and make a difference preventing the spread of disease in our jail system!
The Infectious Control Coordinator takes care of an underserved population by managing all aspects of the infection surveillance, prevention, and control program.
About the Department of Correctional Health Services
It's time for you to utilize and perfect your talents.
Correctional Health Services (CHS) is an industry-leading healthcare organization for the incarcerated population. Our department's culture promotes collaboration, continuous training, and flexibility. We challenge our team to spearhead initiatives, break down barriers, and advance their expertise.
Apply now to work with a dynamic group of diverse and talented professionals.
We recognize your time is valuable, so please apply if you meet the following required qualifications.
Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing.
A valid, unrestricted license as a Registered Nurse issued by the Arizona State Board of Nursing or compact state.
BLS/CPR/First Aid certification training is provided during new hire orientation.
Our Preferred Candidate has
Bachelor's degree or higher in Nursing or a related health care field.
Two (2) years of Infection Control experience.
Communicable Diseases Management experience.
Infection Control Certification.
Essential Job Tasks
Completes in-depth investigations to prevent the transmission of infectious diseases. Conducts prompt and thorough investigations of all outbreaks. Organizes outbreak management. Presents data and intervention plan to site leadership, CHS Medical Director, CHS Directors of Nursing, Quality Management, and Infection Control Subcommittee. Collaborates with site leaders to develop control strategies.
Manages daily activities that ensure implementation of the infection control plan. Facilitates implementation of policies and procedures as they relate to each practice site. Consults with Nurse Managers and the Director of Nursing to promote optimal infection prevention and control in clinical areas.
Obtains and manages critical data and information, including surveillance for infection. Manages all components of infection surveillance and control data: data definitions, auditing, verification, reporting, analysis, and interpretation. Provides timely, well-analyzed reports to the Infection Control Subcommittee and Quality Management. Provides data-driven feedback to Nurse Managers and the Director of Nursing to reflect performance. Develops action plans for prompt intervention when indicated. Follows the status and results of interventions. Reports results of all interventions to Infection Control Subcommittee, Quality Management, CHS Medical Director, and CHS Directors of Nursing.
Collaborates with Quality Management and Medical Director in strategic planning to improve and integrate infection control programs, services, and processes throughout CHS. The infection control plan includes prevention, control, surveillance, and data management components, and contains measurable goals and objectives. Identifies opportunities for improvement. Presents annual status report and evaluation of infection control program to the Infection Control Subcommittee and Quality Management.
Facilitates and oversees compliance with employee health-related regulatory standards and guidelines to promote a work environment free from health and safety risks. Facilitates ongoing status reports and annual evaluations of the employee health program; reports to Infection Control Subcommittee and Quality Improvement Committee on a regularly scheduled basis.
Must be able to work inside a jail. Sitting and working on the computer for long periods of time. Frequent public contact, exposed to contagious diseases, chemicals/fumes, walking long distances, and the use of stairs. Some travel may be required between facilities.
The hiring authority will select the successful candidate based on departmental needs.
All offers of employment made to new hires and rehires at Maricopa County are contingent upon successful completion of a post-offer, pre-employment thorough background investigation. A background investigation is conducted on a current employee who changes to a Safety Sensitive Position or one having the potential for serious adverse impact on the integrity or efficiency of the County. These requirements do not pertain to employees of elected officials who undergo background investigation processes administered through their respective offices.
Typically successful candidates are hired at a salary rate, up to the midpoint of the range, based on applicable experience, internal equity, and budgetary allowances.
Maricopa County is an EEO/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.