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MIDOC, Infectious Disease Manager

Company: Wellpath
Location: Jackson
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Here at Wellpath, everything that we do is about taking care of people - our patients, our staff and our partners. We are committed to making a difference by providing hope and healing to vulnerable patients in challenging clinical environments. Our talented, compassionate team thrives in an autonomous environment, is empowered and supported by education, training and the resources to practice healthcare the way it is meant to be and strives to "Always Do The Right Thing!"

Overview

Our Infectious Disease Manager serves as an expert resource for infectious disease and infection control related issues and will service a patient caseload of HIV and Hep C patients as assigned.

Qualifications

Education:

  • Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing
  • Bachelor's degree preferred

Experience:
  • Five (5) or more years of clinical experience preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience in areas of patient care practices, microbiology, asepsis, disinfecting/sterilization, adult education, infectious diseases, communication, program administration and epidemiology.
  • Attends a basic infection control training course within the first year of entering the profession, preferred.

Licenses/Certifications:
  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in Massachusetts.
  • Current CPR Certification.
Responsibilities

  • Assesses, plans, organizes, reviews, and evaluates care needs of patients with HIV and Hep C.
  • Promotes continuity of care and cooperative partnerships with other Infectious Disease Specialists.
  • Participates in development and implementation of disease management protocols.
  • Serves as a resource to providers and nursing staff for any ID related situation.
  • Monitors and ensures compliance with disease protocols and patient compliance with clinical care and medication.
  • Works collaboratively with site leadership and site medical providers to ensure appropriateness of care and adherence to clinical guidelines and treatment protocols.
  • Provides weekly and monthly infectious disease statistics.
  • Participates in flu vaccine administration/coordination if needed.
  • Serve as resource for other infectious disease related issues such as TB, food borne illness, MRSA.
  • Serve as resource to Department of Correction and DPH for infection disease issues.
  • Must be able to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety of practical and emergent situations and accurately follow standardized procedures that may call for deviations.
  • Must be able to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of instructions and apply knowledge to different factual situations.
  • Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to details.
  • Must be able to work under stress on a regular or continuous basis.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer

Keywords: Wellpath, Ann Arbor , MIDOC, Infectious Disease Manager, Other , Jackson, Michigan

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