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REGISTERED NURSE MANAGER PSYCHIATRIC

Recruitment #21-004291-0002

GRADE

20

LOCATION OF POSITION

MDH, Spring Grove Hospital Center, Catonsville, MD

POSITION DUTIES

This position is assigned to the Infection Prevention and Control Department at SGHC and provides leadership to the SGHC Infection Prevention and Control Department (IP&C). Certification in Infection Control (CIC) is preferred. The main purpose is to fulfill the mission of the Infection Prevention and Control Department (IP&C) through providing leadership, direction and responsibility of the department administration and operations. This position is responsible and accountable for  the following:

  • 24/7 assessment of hospital, patient and employee IP&C needs, education/training relevant to IP&C topics and standards, communication/collaboration with other hospital departments, consultation with county and state health departments as required or situationally appropriate
  • Must be able to make clinically sound decisions, use rational judgment and effective verbal and written communication
  • Efficient typing skills and demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Office software and Google Apps, and must be willing and able to be trained how to use other types of software relevant to reporting and communicating hospital IP&C information
  • Coordinates IP&C programs throughout the hospital, develops infection control policies/procedures/practices to ensure compliance with MDH, hospital, TJC, OSHA, CDC and CMS standards, regulations and expectations., in addition to county and other federal regulatory entities
  • Performs daily infection surveillance
  • Identifies, reports and investigates possible outbreaks and organizes resources in response to a confirmed or suspected outbreak
  • Swift and timely collaboration and communication with various clinical disciplines and classifications, department managers, supervisors and professional/non-professional staff
  • Provide infection prevention and control information, surveillance/screening, and other interventions related to prevention and control of hospital-related infection control concerns
  • Identify, assess, and provide recommendations for opportunities to prevent and reduce risk for nosocomial infections
  • Prepares various monthly, quarterly and annual reports and provides leadership in various assigned hospital and statewide committees
  • Conducts all renovation/construction projects and completes IP&C Risk Assessments (ICRAs) on each construction project
  • Performs, analyzes and evaluates and reports results of monthly infection control environmental rounds on each clinical unit with recommendations relative to plan of correction and/or improvement of processes to ensure consistency in compliance with local, state and federal standards and regulations
  • Performs clerical work as needed

This department represents MDH's largest and most diverse inpatient psychiatric facility and in the absence of the Director of IP&C, this position represents the agency on IP&C issues - including the responsibility of reporting infectious diseases and infection control precautions/measures taken to prevent disease transmission and contamination to appropriate internal and external agencies. This position receives general supervision from the department director, with additional direction from the Director of Somatic Services and the Chief Medical Officer (Clinical Director), in addition to administrative leadership direction from the CEO/COO. Position gives guidance and recommendations, and interfaces with all departments with regard to IP&C issues. On-call rotation requirement. Must remain up-to-date on current IP&C trends and evidenced-based practice.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:   A Bachelor's degree in Nursing or a health-related field from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Four years of experience as a Registered Nurse to include two years in the Psychiatric option and one year in a supervisory, administrative or consultative capacity.

Notes:

1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Master's degree in Nursing or a health-related field from an accredited college or university and two years of experience as a Registered Nurse in the Psychiatric option for the required education and experience.

2. Candidates may substitute six years of experience as a Registered Nurse to include three years in a supervisory, administrative or teaching capacity in the Psychiatric option for the required education and experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Nursing classifications or Nursing and Hospital Administration specialty codes in the Nursing field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The desired candidate should possess the following:

  • Leadership and management in infection prevention and control, which supervises other people for Infection Control Risk Assessments, performance improvement initiatives, environmental rounds, The Joint Commission surveys, CMS surveys in a hospital setting.
  • Applying clinical knowledge related to health acquired infections, antibiotic stewardship, clinical patient care associated with infection prevention and control and applying current CDC guidelines and OSHA standards on infection prevention, with a variety of employee health initiatives, coordination and implementation of immunization.
  • Writing and revising infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • Analyzing and reporting (verbal and written reports) data for quarterly, monthly and annual reports, and actively participating/collaborating in hospital committees.
  • Applying current evidence-based practice as related to infection prevention and control and the ability to conduct interactive training and education on infection prevention and control topics in the behavioral health setting with both patients and employees of all education levels.
  • Typing and utilizing Microsoft Office, and Google Applications (docs, sheets, slides).  

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

1. Candidates for positions in this classification must possess a current license as a Registered Nurse from the Maryland State Board of Nursing, 4140 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21215 or possess a current multi-state license in party states that candidates have declared as primary states of residence.

2. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of an automobile. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Employees in this classification are subject to call-in and, therefore, will be required to provide the facility with a phone number at which they can be reached.

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). 

Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. 

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If you are unable to upload, please fax the requested information to 410-333-5689. Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251.

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or Application.Help@maryland.gov

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.



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