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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Infection Prevention Nurse in Malvern, Pennsylvania

Description

Are you looking for a Nursing position that is focused on administrative and policy based oversight? Do you excel in the areas of organization, training, data collection and monitoring of processes and procedures?

If you answered YES, then consider joining our Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health team!

Being an Infection Prevention Nurse at Devereux has its Advantages

We Offer:

  • Consistent day shift schedule

  • Devereux will pay for your License renewal CEU's as part of our nurse continuing education program.

  • Ability to serve on collaborative team and work groups

  • Experience and exposure to internal and external stakeholders including: Joint Commission, DHS, MCO's, state and county agencies, etc.

  • Opportunity to provide training and leadership in the area of infection control policy and procedures

  • Quality low cost benefits, plus student loan debt assistance and 30-day benefit eligibility waiting period for new hires!

This position will have oversight of Infection Control for Devereux's Children's Behavioral Health Services under the direction of the Director of Nursing. Local travel between campuses in Chester County is required. (Malvern and Glenmoore areas). Devereux Children's Behavioral Health Services, provides programs and services for children and adolescents with emotional, behavioral and cognitive differences. 1 Shift a week doing Direct RN care, 4 days a week doing Infection Prevention.

The position is responsible for the following:

Immunizations

  • Monitor immunizations on all clients, upon admission and check monthly for needed vaccines

  • Order and maintain inventory of vaccines.

  • Coordinate Devereux’s participation in the PA Vaccine for Children Program for our clients.

  • Flu vaccine, PPD testing, etc.

Infection Monitoring

  • Collect/report data on infections & track antibiotic use

  • Coordinate a response to any breakout of infections and ensure education of staff regarding response procedures.

  • Report communicable diseases to appropriate agencies.

Policies and Procedures

  • Assist with updating and reviewing procedures

  • Serve as expert in Devereux Policies and the ‘go-to’ person for fielding questions.

  • Coordinate the annual review of the Exposure Control Plan and the Infection Control Plan

Joint Commission

  • Ensure center follows Joint Commission standards related to infection control practices.

  • Monitors changes in Joint Commission standards.

  • Educate nursing staff regarding current Joint Commission standards.

Devereux requires all individuals interviewing for a position involving contact with children to complete The Diana Screen, a screening that assesses a candidate’s understanding of appropriate boundaries between adults and children

Keywords: (BSN, RN, Infection Control, CDC, Registered Nurse)

What is Devereux doing to support and protect the health and safety of our staff during the COVID-19 pandemic?

At Devereux, nothing is more important than the health and safety of our clients, staff and families. All Devereux centers have formal infectious-disease and emergency-management plans tailored to specifically address the unique aspects of COVID-19 prevention. In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization, just a few of these precautions have included:

  • Establishing enhanced cleaning and disinfection across all campuses and sites

  • Implementing social distancing protocols across all programs

  • Using PPE, including masks, gloves and gowns as indicated by the CDC

  • Ensuring daily temperature and symptom screenings for all staff and clients

Throughout the pandemic, Devereux has also supported the physical and financial health of our dedicated team members - our very own Healthcare Heroes. A variety of options have been implemented over time to support our staff, including the provision of:

  • Ongoing dedication bonuses, as well as sign-on bonuses, for direct support professionals (DSP) and other staff members

  • Flexible schedules, remote working where possible, and redeployment between programs and services

  • Hazard pay for those supporting quarantined individuals and shelter away services to frontline staff, when needed, to mitigate spread to families

  • Advancing paid time off and sick time; eliminating telemedicine costs over a period of time

As the COVID-19 situation evolves, we will continue to adapt our response (and protocols) in real-time to meet any challenges and to ensure the safety of our staff and those we are so privileged to serve and support. #devereuxstrong

Qualifications

Education: PA RN License, BSN Required

Experience: 2-3 years of previous nursing experience in a behavioral healthcare setting with proven ability to work independently with minimal oversight. Experience with Infection Control policy, procedures, audits and guidelines preferred.

Company Overview

About Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the largest and most advanced behavioral healthcare organizations in the country. Informed by the latest advancements in science and medicine, we combine evidence-based interventions with compassionate family engagement to help change lives. We were founded in 1912 by special education pioneer, Helena Devereux. Today, Devereux is a national nonprofit partner for individuals, families, schools and communities, serving many of the most vulnerable members of our society in areas of autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, specialty mental health, and child welfare.

Our Mission: Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health changes lives – by unlocking and nurturing human potential for people living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences.

We employ more than 7,500 staff and operate 15 centers in 13 states. We offer a comprehensive national network of clinical, therapeutic, educational, and employment programs and services that positively impact the lives of tens of thousands of children, adults and their families every year.

Our Culture, Our Expectations

At Devereux, we strive to incorporate servant leadership into our culture and every aspect of our organizational framework; from the delivery of quality services to individuals served, their families, and other stakeholders to the development and empowerment of our employees. We offer challenging and exciting work, and our supportive team environment creates an empowering and positive atmosphere. To be successful in our work environment, you will put the needs of others first, and will feel called to serve, and called to lead.

Competitive Salary and Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary, Devereux provides a comprehensive health and welfare program to eligible full-time employees, family members and domestic partners. Eligible employees are eligible to start benefits after 30 days of employment. In addition, we offer;

  • Medical (including telemedicine via phone, web, app), dental, prescription drug, preventative care, and mental health services.

  • Student loan debt assistance, tuition reimbursement and continuing education assistance.

  • Generous time-off, 403(b) retirement plan with matching benefit, and voluntary/employee paid supplemental life and accident coverage.

  • Employee assistance / work-life balance program.

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Devereux is a drug-free workplace, drug screening required. EOE

Posted Date 2 weeks ago (11/13/2020 12:25 PM)

Requisition ID 2020-14678

Category Medical

Position Type Full-Time

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