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Licensed Practical Nurse, Infectious Disease

Company: Wellpath
Location: Wrightsville
Posted on: October 9, 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!"


Our Licensed Practical Nurse, Infectious Disease, performs duties concerned with developing and managing an infectious disease control program to prevent, identify and control infectious diseases


Education for Licensed Practical Nurse:

  • Graduation from a nursing program approved by the State Board of Nurse Examiners. One year of specialized training/continued education courses in infection control preferred

Experience for Licensed Practical Nurse:
  • One (1) or more years infection control preferred

Licenses/Certifications for Licensed Practical Nurse:
  • Licensing as a Vocational Nurse valid in the state.
  • Must hold current CPR certification.

  1. Develop and implement effective systems for identification, prevention and control of communicable diseases.
  2. Monitor incidence of infectious and communicable diseases among patients, including venereal disease, HIV, AIDS, TB and hepatitis.
  3. Monitor compliance with BOP guidelines, OSHA regulations and requirements pertaining to health care including blood borne pathogen protection.
  4. Promote a safe and healthy environment for the medical staff.
  5. Direct and conduct monthly safety and sanitation inspections of the facility, including food preparation and dining areas, laundry, housing, bathrooms and health services.
  6. Ensure that referrals are provided for community follow-up and coordination of care after patients with infectious diseases are released from the facility.
  7. Confer with the Health Services Administrator to develop and conduct infection control education and training programs for patients and staff, including symptoms, transmission and prevention.
  8. Promote the development of positive social skills through modeling appropriate behaviors and intervening when inappropriate behaviors are observed.
  9. Maintain accountability of patients and property; adhere to safety practices.
  10. Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance.
  11. 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.
  12. Perform other duties as assigned.

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

Keywords: Wellpath, Macon , Licensed Practical Nurse, Infectious Disease, Other , Wrightsville, Georgia

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