COVID-19 FEMA Infection Control Nurse

Infection Control Nurse COVID-19 LA FEMA

Job Details

Title: Infection Control Nurse (COVID-19)
Job Location: New Orleans, LA - New Orleans, LA
Position Type: Full-time/Part-Time
Education Level: RN or LVN
Travel Percentage: Up to 100%
Job Shift: Any
Job Category: Health Care
Reports to: Laredo Technical Services, Inc., Executive Director Contract Management

Job Description

Principle Accountabilities:
  • Must have strong computer and research skills to ensure they remain up to date with new developments, best practices and standards of care within the field of healthcare.
  • Will be required to establish standard methods of care, utilizing evidence-based practice and best practice standards.
  • Will be required to establish and implement infection control and employee health orientation programs, alongside the departmental directors, throughout the facility.
  • Responsible for policies and procedures within the organization related to infection control and employee health.
  • Supports administration with employee health databases, maintains complete and accurate employee health records.
  • Ensures compliance with state and federal requirements
  • Participates as an integral team member, collaborating with various departments and colleagues
  • Responsible for coordinating the infection control program which includes surveillance; analysis of data; developing reports, policies and procedures.
  • Use epidemiological principles and statistical methods to design, implement and evaluate infection prevention and control strategies.
  • Provides consultation and education to staff, physicians and community leaders in respect to Infection Prevention & Control.
  • Actively evaluate effectiveness of the Infection Prevention and Control Plan annually.
  • Current state nursing license (RN or LVN)
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
Physical Requirements:
  • Work involves sitting and standing for prolonged periods of time
  • May require bending, stooping and lifting as required for patient care and transport
  • Must be willing to work over time if necessary
  • Must be able to use an elevator or walk up and down stairs.
  • Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs. and carry up to 10 ft.
  • Must be able to routinely grasp or handle objects, use finger dexterity, bend elbows/knees and reach above and below shoulders.
  • Must be able to read and interpret handwritten and typewritten print
  • Must be able to communicate by voice and detect sound by ear
  • Must be able to perform duties in an indoor or outdoor environment
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background investigation
  • Must be able to pass a urine drug screen
  • As required up to 100%
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