Our healthcare facility is looking for an Infection Control Nurse to join our team. In this role, you will manage Lorien Columbia’s prevention and control program and function as a practitioner, resource, consultant, educator and facilitator. Your focus is infection prevention & control activities, outcome & process surveillance, outbreak management and employee health. Under the direction of the Director of Nursing, the successful candidate will work within their entire scope of practice. BSN preferred, Infection Control and Prevention certification is strongly preferred . This specialty certification must be obtained within the first 9 days of employment, if not already in place. One year experience in a management / administrative or supervisory capacity is preferred. Previous experience in infection control is preferred. Must work flexible hours in order to meet with employees working evening and night shifts. • Ensure that all new employee medical records are compulsory • Staff Development: plan, develop, direct, evaluate, and coordinate orientation, educational, licensure renewal, and on-the-job training programs and assist department directors in obtaining and scheduling speakers to present in-service training programs. • Secure, develop, and maintain records, reports, instructional manuals, reference materials, etc., pertinent to in-service educational programs and incorporate commercially produced instruction material and training aids into existing in-service programs as deemed necessary. • Attend and participate in professional association activities and programs to assure that you are up-to-date with regulations, guidelines, and professional standards and make associated recommendations for policy changes to the administrator. • Ensure that all personnel attend and participate in annual OSHA and CDC in-service training programs for hazard communications, TB management, and blood borne pathogens and ensure infection control practices and policies comply with State and Federal Regulations. • Maintain confidentiality of all pertinent resident care information to assure resident rights are protected, including the right of refusal. • Meet with department supervisors on a regularly scheduled basis, solicit advice concerning their training needs, and assist in identifying and correcting problem areas and/or improvement of services. • Serves as Coordinator of Continuous Quality Improvement Committee assisting with data collection, presentation and in-service training and implement recommendations from the CQI Committee as they relate to the educational needs of the facility. • Other duties as assigned. The following is a list of personal and professional competencies that must be present to succeed in this role. • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language. • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when necessary. • Must be willing to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing training practices. • Must possess leadership skills, supervisory ability, and excellent communication and organization skills. • Must possess creativity, integrity, initiative, and ability to motivate employees. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS: • Must possess, as a minimum, an RN license in the State of Maryland. • Must have two (2) years of Long-Term Care experience or Master’s Degree with related educational experience. • Must have, as a minimum, two (2) years of experience in a health-related facility. • Must have experience in supervision and principles, practice of teaching, etc.