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Job Title: Nurse Coordinator
Job Number: 180000CW
Organization: University of Maryland, Baltimore & Maryland Department of Health
Posted: 3/26/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Academic Institutions
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Baltimore,  MD    USA
Compensation: Commensurate
Position Description: The University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health is seeking a Nurse Coordinator. The Nurse Coordinator will help carry out activities that improve our understanding of and efforts to reduce the incidence of healthcare associated infections and antibiotic resistance (HAI/AR) across the entire health care spectrum, including in acute care hospitals, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, dialysis centers, and outpatient and ambulatory centers. The position will focus on a variety of issues, including (but not limited to) Clostridium difficile infections, carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, and emerging drug-resistant pathogens such as Candida auris. The individual in this position will work closely with internal Maryland Department of Health (MDH) partners, Maryland’s 24 local health departments, healthcare facilities and communities, other state agencies, and federal partners.

These positions are located at the State Office Building on 201 W. Preston Street.

This is a contractual position and offers a generous benefits package that includes 10 vacation days, 11 personal and holidays, 5 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and supplemental retirement options; and limited tuition remission for employees enrolled at UMB.

Essential Functions

Trains and evaluates nurses and infection prevention practices at Maryland healthcare facilities.
Expand interventions and activities designed to reduce HAI/AR (e.g. antibiotic stewardship programs, HAI prevention bundles) from acute care facilities to other healthcare settings, such as long-term care facilities and outpatient clinics.
Promote the use of tools developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), DHMH, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) for the prevention of HAIs.
Advise healthcare facilities on enrolling in and reporting data to the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).
Communicate findings derived from NHSN and other HAI/AR surveillance data back to healthcare facilities, local health departments, and other important stakeholders.
Perform data validation on NHSN and other HAI/AR-related surveillance data reported to MDH, e.g. by reviewing patient charts.
Develop educational materials to keep healthcare facilities apprised of ongoing MDH and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) HAI/AR activities.
Develop and implement surveys or needs assessments of healthcare facilities to better understand gaps in knowledge, attitudes, and practices with regard to HAI/AR.
Provide consultation to local health departments, institutions, other health care facilities and public and private agencies concerning program implementation and operation.
Guide healthcare facilities, particularly long-term care facilities, and local health departments, on the investigation of outbreaks of HAIs.
Present findings to various audiences (e.g. lay audiences, epidemiology and program staff, leadership staff, external partners and stakeholders) at meetings and conferences.
Develop reports, factsheets, grant applications, budgets.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Education: Bachelor’s degree in Nursing required. A Master’s degree in a public health field, such as epidemiology, health policy, health education, or health planning is preferred.

Experience: Five years of experience as a registered nurse.

Preferred: Applicants with knowledge of and experience addressing HAIs, prior clinical experience working in or consulting in long-term care facilities, as is experience with quality improvement/patient safety or infection prevention initiatives.

Licensure: Must be licensed as a registered nurse (RN) in the state of Maryland.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Ability to follow data security and confidentiality guidelines is required.
Excellent skills with Microsoft Office products (including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) are required.
Ability to communicate scientific and technical ideas both verbally and in writing to a lay audience and an audience of healthcare professionals; writing samples may be requested.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience.

Organization Description:

Closing Date: 6/26/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Rebecca Greenwell,  Nurse Coordinator
Contact Location:

Baltimore   MD  21201
United States
Contact Location:
  Baltimore   MD  21201
  United States
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How to Apply: Apply at the link provided in the posting.


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