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Licensed Practical Nurse Infectious Disease

Company: Wellpath
Location: Memphis
Posted on: July 8, 2024

Job Description:

Compensation Range: $27 - $30 / hourYou Matter: Make a difference every day in the lives of the underserved Join a mission driven organization with a people first culture Excellent career growth opportunitiesJoin us and find a career that supports: Caring for overlooked, underserved, and vulnerable patients Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging Autonomy in a warm team environment Growth and trainingPerks and BenefitsIn addition to comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision, paid time off, and 401k, we foster a work, life balance for team members and their family to support physical, mental, and financial wellbeing including: DailyPay, receive your money as you earn it! Tuition Assistance and dependent Scholarships Employee Assistance Program (EAP) including free counseling and health coaching Company paid life insurance Tax free Health Spending Accounts (HSA) Wellness program featuring fitness memberships and product discounts Preferred banking partnership and discounted rates for home and auto loans*Eligibility for perks and benefits varies based on employee type and length of service.Why Us:Now is your moment to make a difference in the lives of the underserved.If there is one unifying characteristic of everyone on our team, it is the deep desire to make a difference by helping society's most vulnerable and often overlooked individuals. Every day we have the distinct honor and responsibility to show up with non-judgmental compassion to provide hope and healing to those who need it most. For those whose calling it is to serve others, now is your moment to join our mission to provide quality care to every patient with compassion, collaboration, and innovation, to live our mantra to Always Do The Right Thing!, and to collectively do our part to heal the world, one patient at a time.Wellpath sees hundreds of thousands of unique individuals in their facilities month over month and a very large percent of those individuals receive direct clinical care, which includes lives saved by Narcan.We offer ongoing training and development opportunities for licensed and unlicensed healthcare team members, and have best in class clinical resources for training, education, and point of care support.How you make a difference:The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) for Infectious Disease is responsible for developing and managing an infectious disease control program aimed at preventing, identifying, and controlling infectious diseases. This position requires expertise in infection control protocols, including knowledge of infectious diseases, their transmission, and appropriate control measures. The LPN works closely with healthcare professionals and staff to monitor and track infections, identify outbreaks, and implement appropriate interventions to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.Key Responsibilities:Develop and implement effective systems for identifying, preventing, and controlling communicable diseases, while monitoring compliance with relevant regulations and guidelines.Conduct regular monitoring of the incidence of infectious diseases among inmates, including providing referrals for community follow-up and coordination of care after release.Promote a safe and healthy environment for medical staff, including conducting monthly safety and sanitation inspections of the facility.Develop and conduct infection control education and training programs for inmates and staff, while promoting the development of positive social skills.Maintain accountability for inmates and property and adhere to safety practices.Qualifications & Requirements:EducationGraduation from a nursing program approved by the State Board of Nurse Examiners. One year of specialized training/continued education courses in infection control preferred.ExperienceOne year of experience in infection control preferred.Licenses/CertificationsLicensing as a Vocational Nurse valid in the state. Must hold current CPR certification.We are an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer:We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.We encourage you to apply! If you are excited about a role but your experience doesnt seem to align perfectly with every element of the job description, we encourage you to apply. You may be just the right candidate for this, or one of our many other roles.Deadline to apply to this position is contingent upon applicant volume. Those positions located in Colorado will have a specific deadline posted in the job description.by Jobble

Keywords: Wellpath, Memphis , Licensed Practical Nurse Infectious Disease, Accounting, Auditing , Memphis, Tennessee

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