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Infection Preventionist, Oklahoma City, OK (ID# 15489)

Cherokee Nation Operational Solutions (CNOS) provides a complete line of medical equipment and supplies along with innovative office products and services to businesses and health care facilities throughout North America. Wholly owned by Cherokee Nation, Cherokee Nation Operational Solutions is part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses’ family of companies.

For more company information, visit our site at http://cherokee-os.com/Pages/Home.aspx

SUMMARY:

The candidate shall provide Infection Preventionist (IP) services in support of the Military Treatment Facility (MTF) at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma City, OK to administer and guide all elements of the MTF’s Infection Prevention and Control Program (IPCP) to include all buildings and geographically separated units (GSU) associated with the MTF.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • The candidate shall advise senior leadership about program status and any IPC concerns. The IPCP focuses on preventing and controlling infections in patients, staff, visitors and the MTF environment. The IPCP involves all MTF personnel, assigned Air Guard and Reserve personnel, personnel assigned in training and residency programs, vendors, visitors and volunteers.
  • They will be responsible for implementing the Infection Prevention and Control Program
  • Perform through an annual self-inspection to determine if there is sufficient evidence of MTF’s compliance or noncompliance in accordance with regulatory standards below:
  • AFI 44-108 Prevention and Control Program
  • AFI 90-201, Air Force Inspection System
  • AFI 44-119, Medical Quality Operations
  • The Joint Commission (TJC) standards appropriate for facility types
  • The Air Force Inspection Agency Unit Effectiveness Inspection
  • Candidates will provide assessment of IPC program to the Infection Prevention and Control Function (IPCF) Chair and shares with IPCF at quarterly meetings.
  • They will complete annual self-inspection to assess sufficient evidence of MTF’s compliance or non-compliance listed regulatory standards/guidelines.
  • Ensures the annual ICRA is developed and adequately prioritizes risks according to the level of probability and potential for harm. Ensures coordination of ICRA development with other team members.
  • Schedule, attend and provide an agenda for monthly meetings with the customer
  • Performs IPC-related surveillance
  • Applies epidemiological principles and statistical methods to break the chain of infectious processes and facilitate evidence-based practices
  • Verifies current standards are implemented throughout the MTF.
  • Membership and participation in the following groups:
  • Safety or Environment of Care Committee
  • Product Evaluation Committee
  • Patient Safety Committee
  • Space Utilization Committee
  • Medical Readiness Staff Function
  • Nursing Executive Function
  • Executive Committee of the Medical Staff (ECOMS)
  • Advises, collaboration, and consults with the following staff/groups:
  • IPCF
  • ECOMS
  • TJC Environmental of Care program Committee
  • Nurse Executive Council
  • Performance Improvement Council

 

SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY:

This position does not have any management authority and/or supervisory capacity

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

  • Candidates must have US Citizenship as a requirement of the position.
  • Incumbent must be able to pass a US federal government background investigation and favorably pass a drug screen
  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, Public Health, Epidemiology or Microbiology from a nationally recognized accredited college and/or university program.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of current experience in infection prevention and control performed within the past four (4) years.
  • Experience working with US government and/or military laboratory research facilities preferred but not required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Candidates must have an active and current Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification.
  • Local domestic travel will be required on an as needed basis’s.
  • Must be highly organized and have excellent oral and written communication skills in order to interface with personnel and other government agencies as well.

 

WORK ENVIORNMENT:

Work will be primarily performed within a sterile laboratory environment and/or office controlled environment.

With $400 million in annual revenue, 20% growth per year, approximately 950+ active contracts serving 60+ government agencies in 25 countries, 47 states, 2 territories and 2000+ employees, Cherokee Nation Businesses’ (CNB) group of Federal Contracting Section 8(a) companies is well positioned to deliver expertise needed to solve complex technical issues. Federal Solutions provides an array of services for 12 of the 15 cabinet-level departments and agencies – from applications and data services to cybersecurity and national defense.

Why consider Cherokee Nation and our Federal Solutions business? Here are some great resources highlighting what we do and compelling reasons for joining our team!

http://cherokeenationbusinesses.com/Pages/home.aspx

http://cherokeenationbusinesses.com/careers/Pages/home.aspx

http://cherokeenationbusinesses.com/federalSolutions/Pages/overview.aspx

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, gender identity and sexual orientation. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please copy and paste the links to the following two sites: EEO Statement | EEO Poster

If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may email “CNB.Compliance@cn-bus.com” for assistance. This email address is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the application process or status.

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We maintain an Affirmative Action Plan for proactively seeking employment and advancement for qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Upon request, we will schedule time to make our Affirmative Action Plan accessible. If you are interested, please submit a written request with the email subject line: 2018 Request to View Affirmative Action Plan to the Compliance Administrator at “CNB.Compliance@cn-bus.com” This email box is not for resumes or follow up on job applications.