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Nurse Epidemiologist (RN) - Infection Specialist

Company: MaineHealth
Location: Portland
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Summary



  • This is a bargaining unit position

    Date Posted 1/4/2023





    Maine Medical Center is seeking a Nurse Epidemiologist to join their team. The nurse selected will review EHR records to match patient signs and symptoms against CDC criteria. Health Care related infections will be documented in Theradoc according to protocol.

    This is a full time, Monday-Friday, day-shift position. The flexibility to participate in an on-call rotation covering nights and weekends is required. We are seeking candidates who have prior experience as an acute care RN. A current Maine RN license, and a bachelor's degree in Nursing or health care/related field are required. Testing for CIC at one year, two years is also required. Prior experiences using EPIC systems and/or Theradoc is preferred.

    If you're looking for an opportunity join a collaborative team, do great work, and be part of an organization named the best hospital in Maine by U.S. News & World Report, we'd love to review your resume.


  • Position Summary



    • The Nurse Epidemiologist at Maine Medical Center demonstrates expertise in clinical leadership within a specialty by applying expert knowledge and skill to the analysis of adverse infectious outcomes and epidemiology of infectious disease. The Nurse Epidemiologist collaborates with the Director of Epidemiology, Hospital Epidemiologist, healthcare providers, and MMC management team to develop and deliver quality health care to all patient populations within and beyond MMC.







    • Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)



      • Education: A Bachelor's degree in health care or related field. Consideration may be given to a candidate with extensive experience in Epidemiology and Infection Prevention.


      • License/Certifications: Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Maine. Certification in Infection Control attained as soon as qualifications are met.


      • Experience: See "Education"


      • Process and problem solving skills and systems knowledge necessary for participation in clinical initiatives and project management.


      • Knowledge of computer systems not limited to Windows based programs, Power Point, Excel, and Access.


      • Knowledge of current patient-care techniques, methods, practices, and procedures.


      • Knowledge of laws, regulations and standards pertaining to infection control. Knowledge of descriptive and analytical epidemiology. Ability to plan, implement, and evaluate infection control practices, policies and procedures.


      • Supports the organizational performance improvement initiatives by providing quality assessments, using scientific epidemiological principles, as a means of tracking and identifying clinical problems and providing information to clinicians to help determine opportunities for improvement of patient care.





        Additional Information Maine Medical Center is a Magnet designated 700-bed tertiary care and teaching institution. MMC is Maine's largest hospital and a state-wide health care resource. MMC offers outstanding career opportunities and quality of life in Portland.

Keywords: MaineHealth, Portland , Nurse Epidemiologist (RN) - Infection Specialist, Healthcare , Portland, Maine

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