Coordinator, Infectious Diseases

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Job Id:
WHI001C9
Job Category:
Health Services
Facility:
Hardeman County Correctional Center
Location:
Whiteville, TN US
Job Description

CORRECTIONAL NURSING! Best Kept Secret in Nursing

At CoreCivic, we do more than manage inmates, we care for people. CoreCivic is currently seeking a Coordinator Infectious Diseases who have a passion for providing the highest quality care in an institutional setting. The Coordinator Infectious Diseases applies appropriate nursing skills in the care and treatment of inmates/residents with infectious diseases. Monitors patients with infectious diseases, executes physician orders, assists the physician in examinations and treatment, documents and reports infectious diseases and performs related nursing duties in compliance with applicable protocols, policies, procedures, laws, regulations, standards and contract requirements. Will also include

all facets of the Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) program, which is crucial to the quality of healthcare and the operation of the Health Services unit. Provides direct support to the Health Services Administrator (HSA), Regional Director of Health Services, and others in planning, designing, integrating, implementing, modifying, and administering the CQI program to evaluate and improve the quality of patient care and to evaluate the appropriateness and timeliness of the provided service.

 

The successful candidate should be able to perform ALL of the following functions at a pace and level of performance consistent with the actual job performance requirements.

1. Control medication, syringes, sharps and other medical supplies or equipment; inventory as required by established procedures.

2. Develops and implements the organizations quality improvement plan in accordance with the mission and strategic goals of the organization, federal and state laws and regulations, customer contract, and accreditation standards

3. Removed physician's orders from clinic notes: document and report activities in accordance with established procedures to include chart notes and medical file documentation..

4. Prepare and maintain a variety of standard narrative, statistical summary and/or operational records, reports and logs, using appropriate grammar, to include filing, alphabetizing and labeling; review reports and records produced on the shifts; properly processes all reports and documents in a timely manner.

5. Develops and implements systems and procedures for the identification, collection, and analysis of performance measurement data.

6. Maintain absolute security and confidentiality of all medical records.

7. Closely monitor inmates/residents with positive serology's and takes appropriate action.

8. Comply with all applicable pharmacy laws, especially those covering controlled substances and adhere to formulary.

9. Collects and summarizes performance data to identify opportunities for improvement, and presents findings to the CQI committee.

 

More about CoreCivic!

Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee with over 70 facilities nationwide, CoreCivic is the leader in partnership corrections with a growing presence in:

    • CoreCivic Safety, we operate safe, secure facilities that provide high quality services and effective reentry programs that enhance public safety.
    • CoreCivic Properties, we offer innovative and flexible real estate solutions that provide value to government and the people they serve.
    • CoreCivic Community, we deliver proven and innovative practices in settings that help people obtain employment, successful reintegrate into society and keep communities safe.

 

With opportunities in correctional security, education, and healthcare, CoreCivic has a position that's perfect for you.

 

Each CoreCivic facility is like a small town. Our correctional facilities feature kitchens, dining halls, places of worship, classrooms, vocational training centers, health care clinics, recreational areas, housing units, administrative offices and more. Working together, we provide hundreds of services and perform countless tasks every day. Teamwork is a way of life for CoreCivic employees and how we are able to provide the industry's highest quality safety and security around the clock.

 

CoreCivic offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes Health, Dental, Vision, Life, PTO, Paid Holidays, 401(k) with company match and paid training!

Qualifications
Graduate from an approved school of nursing with a current Registered Nurse licensure. Current license in the state of employment required. A valid driver's license is required. Minimum age requirement: Must be at least 18 years of age. CoreCivic is a Drug Free Workplace & EOE.

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