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Infection Control/Employee Health RN - (27738)

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Infection Control/Employee Health RN - (27738)

Facility Name
Southern Crescent Behavioral Health System
ATLANTA, GA 30349 US (Primary)
Career Area
Nursing Management
Job Description

The Infection Control Practitioner is responsible for the development and implementation of an infection control program for all inpatient and partial hospital programs to include the surveillance, prevention, and control of infection to reduce the risks of acquiring and transmitting infection among patients and employees.  The Infection Control Practitioner provides employee health services, patient and staff education, and coordinates the Infection Control function.  The Infection Control Practitioner functions in a manner consistent with the philosophy and objectives of Southern Crescent BHS and the Standards of Practice of the Center for Disease Control.






Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation’s largest and most respected health care management companies, operating through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is the largest facility-based behavioral health provider in the country, with its subsidiaries operating 216 behavioral health facilities in 37 states, Washington, DC, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom. When UHS entered the behavioral health industry in 1983, we established a philosophy of caring for patients who need mental health services with kindness, dignity and respect, while we provide them with a supportive environment and treatment to help them heal.

Established in 1986, the Anchor Hospital campus of Southern Crescent Behavioral Health System is a 122-bed facility accredited by the Joint Commission that specializes in the treatment of behavioral health and addictive disease disorders for Adolescents, Adults and Senior Adults.  Located in College Park, GA, Anchor Hospital serves Mental Health and Substance Abuse patients from all over the Southeast. We are committed to excellence in diagnosis, treatment and education. Patients who come to Anchor Hospital are in crisis, and the road to recovery for behavioral, mental health, and substance abuse patients is a difficult one. The staff at Anchor Hospital serves as compassionate guides who provide for our patients’ clinical needs.

Southern Crescent Behavioral Health System is comprised of three (3) facilities: Anchor Hospital, Crescent Pines Hospital Campus, and the Riverdale Outpatient Campus. Providing a myriad of behavioral health services across the continuum from inpatient through outpatient treatment, we treat adolescent through geriatric patients. We are currently seeking energetic and dynamic applicants for the position of Infection Control Nurse for Anchor Hospital.

Job Requirements

1. Education: Graduate of an accredited nursing program.  BSN preferred.

2. Experience: One (1) year prior psychiatric nursing experience preferred; prior experience in infection control practice preferred

3. License/Certification: Licensed in GA as Registered Nurse. Member of APIC.  Certification by the Certification Board for Infection Control or APIC preferred.

4. Skills: Must possess knowledge of general and psychiatric nursing principles, working knowledge of microbiology, immunology and epidemiology, age-specific growth and development.  Must have good organizational skills and ability to manage computer databases

5. Physical Requirements: Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.  Physical agility to manage patients.  Push, pull, and lift up to 40 pounds.  Intermittent sitting, standing, walking, bending, and stooping. 

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