INFECTION PREVENTION & CONTROL PROGRAM MANAGER - PROJECT
Monthly Salary Range: $11,378 - $14,210
The Contra Costa County Health Services Department is recruiting to fill one vacant Infection Prevention and Control Program Manager - Project 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.
PLEASE NOTE: Positions in this classification are exempt from classified service and work in State and/or Federally funded project positions administered by Contra Costa County.
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
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
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
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: Open Until Filled
Application Filing: All applicants, including County employees, are to apply on-line at http://www.cccounty.us/hrand submit the required information as indicated on the job announcement. All applicants must clearly demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualifications provided on the job announcement. Resumes may not be substituted for the official County application. Paper, faxed or late applications WILL NOT be accepted. To view the typical tasks, knowledge, skills and abilities associated with this position, please visit our website to see the detailed job description. EOE