Employee Health / Infection Preventionist RN
The EH / IP Specialist will direct and coordinate the North Country Healthcare infection prevention program with the overarching goal of identifying and reducing the risk of endemic and healthcare-associated infections among patients, personnel, medical staff, volunteers, visitors, students, and other healthcare workers that may have contact with the facility. Direct and coordinate the Blood Borne Pathogen (BBP) Exposure Prevention Plan. Create, review, revise and manage all policies as they relate to infection prevention. Ensure compliance with all Federal, State, and Local regulations as they pertain to infection prevention practices. The incumbent of this position is a professional Registered Nurse that utilizes the nursing process (assessment, planning, intervention, documentation, and evaluation) to administer the Employee Health program and oversee the Hospital’s Workers’ Compensation and FMLA program from a clinical perspective. Responsibilities include but are not limited to; completing a pre-employment physical assessment and drug screen for all new employees, administration of appropriate vaccines to new hires and current staff, ensuring compliance with regulations regarding respirator fit testing for clinical staff, administration and tracking flu vaccines, completion of occupational health evaluations and/or contacting physicians involved in treating employees with work-related injuries to ensure employees return to work in a safe and timely manner, and for the upkeep and maintenance of all employee medical files; responsible for ensuring customer satisfaction and maintaining strict patient confidentiality. Will provide clinical leadership for the Weeks Medical Center Occupational Health Program to support local businesses, organizations, and their employee health needs.
Essential Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in a healthcare-related field preferred, RN required. Current NH registered license and/or certification required. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (WORD, EXCEL, PowerPoint). Certification in Infection Prevention and/or Employee Health is desired/preferred. If not certified, must be able to receive certification within a year. Must have the ability to work in a team-oriented environment. Must work effectively with others both inside and outside the organization and must be able to travel outside the organization for meetings and conferences.
The major strength of Weeks Medical Center is found in the ability of our physicians and staff to offer extensive services utilizing state-of-the-art technology, while maintaining the personalized care of a community hospital. Weeks is a 25-bed critical access hospital offering medical, surgical, and intensive care services. In addition, a wide variety of outpatient services are available, including cardiac and physical rehabilitation; fully-staffed oncology department; 24-hour emergency care; a fully equipped laboratory; and an extensive radiology department. Weeks is blessed with strong leadership and a dedicated community that allows us to meet the ever-changing requirements of today ’s healthcare environment.
About North Country Healthcare (NHC):
North Country Healthcare is a non-profit affiliation of four medical facilities in the White Mountains Region of New Hampshire. NCH includes numerous physicians and medical providers at multiple locations. This leading comprehensive healthcare network which employs hundreds of highly-trained individuals delivers integrated patient care through three community hospitals, specialty clinics, and home health and hospice services. NCH remains committed to the health and well-being of the communities we serve.
Member organizations include Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin, Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital in Colebrook, Weeks Medical Center in Lancaster, and North Country Home Health and Hospice Agency in Littleton. NCH is proud to be the largest employer in the North Country.
North Country Healthcare is an equal-opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.