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Posted on: May 24, 2019 • Category: Healthcare

Infection Control Nurse (Nurse III)

South Dakota Human Services Center

Apply By: June 12, 2019
No. of Jobs: 1
Job Type: Full-Time
Pay Type: Salary
Compensation: DOE/DOQ
Education: Bachelor's Degree

South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
Phone 1: 605.773.3148
Fax: 605.773.4344
Deparment of Social Services
South Dakota Human Services Center
500 East Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501
US
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Qualifications:
Must be licensed to practice as a registered nurse in the State of South Dakota. Infection control certification preferred; applicant must obtain certification within one year after hire. Must possess a bachelor's degree in nursing and be licensed to practice as a registered nurse in the State of South Dakota.

Responsibilities:
This position oversees the hospital infection/exposure control program, implements appropriate Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, coordinates hospital bio-terrorism procedures with state and federal guidelines, ensures employee health requirements are met, and serves as hospital liaison with community medical facilities. This position requires a flexible work schedule to accommodate training, immunization schedules, travel, etc. Knowledge of: professional nursing theory and practices; recent developments in the field of professional nursing applicable to the area of assignment; clinical procedures; Infection Control regulations and procedures; CDC guidelines; bio-terrorism guidelines; quality improvement. Ability to: follow instructions; communicate information clearly and concisely; operate a variety of medical equipment; make reports on observations; apply general nursing techniques and practices; prepare reports, charts, and policies; implement and instruct educational programs/procedures; make presentations to large and small groups including state and/or community committees; instruct and teach nursing and direct care staff; maintain a helpful and empathetic attitude toward patients; deal tactfully with patients and staff.

Other Information:
HSC offers an excellent benefits package (for full and part-time positions) that includes 3 weeks paid vacation, 10 paid holidays per year, employer-paid health insurance for employee, fully-matched retirement plan and more! Salary is $22.73 - $26.21 per hour, DOQ, plus $1.00 per hour shift pay for evening shift and $1.50 per hour for night shift and $1.00 per hour for Geriatrics plus $1.50 per hour weekend pay. To apply, go to: http://bhr.sd.gov/workforus - Job ID #9578 or #9579. For more information contact the HR office at 605-668-3118
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