The University of Maryland, School of Nursing is recruiting for an Infection Control Specialist
The selected candidate will review data to ensure proper health practices on campus. Other responsibilities include onsite fit testing and distributing personal protective equipment (PPE) to students and faculty and PPE inventory management and replenishment, Tthe Infection Control Specialist will work with UMSON Administrative Services to restock PPE supplies.
This a temporary, contractual position.
Develops student and faculty communications related to PPE, Covid-19 testing and SAFE symptom monitoring system.
Confirms students and faculty have met required medical clearance for PPE fit testing.
Schedules and coordinates fit testing for students and faculty for PPE.
Distributes appropriate PPE to students and faculty on a continual basis.
Tracks and monitors PPE supply.
Develops purchase requests to order PPE in a timely manner.
Systematically collects, analyzes, and interprets data in order to assure students have met required screenings and health practices to attend clinical and participate in in-person learning experiences.
Identifies, investigates, reports, health-care associated infections among students and personnel through ongoing surveillance.
Assists in evaluating program effectiveness to develop improved methods and implementation
Collaborates with UMSON Assistant Directors of Clinical/Practicum Placement, UMB Environmental Health & Safety office and UMB Student Health.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's degree in nursing or related healthcare field
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of position requirements. Knowledge of all applicable requirements, regulations, and laws. Skill in effective use of applicable technology/systems. Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Ability to work cooperatively with others and independently.
Job: CI Exempt or Non-Exempt Staff -
Shift: Day Job
Organization: School of Nursing - Student Affairs
Job Posting: Sep 15, 2020
Unposting Date: Ongoing
Internal Number: 157941
About University of Maryland, Baltimore
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, global health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.