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State of Montana Infection Control Registered Nurse (RN) in Warm Springs, Montana

* * The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) has a career opportunity within the Montana State Hospital. The Montana State Hospital (MSH) in Warm Springs provides inpatient psychiatric treatment for adults with serious mental illness. MSH is the only public psychiatric hospital in Montana that serves people admitted from communities across the state. The Infection Control Nurse is trained in infection prevention and control principles and is responsible for the surveillance, analysis, interpretation and reporting of hospital acquired infections; educating employees about infection prevention and control; and the development of hospital policies and procedures to insure rigorous infection prevention and control standards that meet Joint Commission, OSHA, Centers for Medicaid/Medicare Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other nationally recognized recommendations and requirements. * * Why Join DPHHS * * Our mission at DPHHS is to serve Montanans in their communities to improve and protect the health, safety, and well-being, and to empower independence. By joining our department, you will have the opportunity to perform meaningful work in public service to our state and its residents. TheState of Montana's comprehensive benefits package includes healthcare coverage, retirement plans, paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays, work/life balance, and eligibility to participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. In addition, DPHHS is the largest state agency with a wide range of advancement opportunities whether you are joining the workforce or have several years of experience. / / Qualifications for this Career Opportunity * * * Strong working knowledge of patient care practices, microbiology, asepsis, disinfection and sterilization practices, adult education principles, disease transmission, performance measurement and improvement principles. * Ability to identify problems and research to develop and implement solutions. * Able to work effectively in a complex, and quickly changing environment. * Meet minimum qualifications: o Bachelor's degree in nursing o Master's degree in public health preferred. o 3- years relevant experience in an acute psychiatric hospital or similar environment required. o Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in Montana or the ability to transfer RN licensure from another state prior to first day. o Must have or obtain Associate Infection Control (a-IPC) certification within 1 year of hire. o Must have or obtain Certification in Infection Control (CIC) within 3 years of hire. * * How to Apply To be considered for a DPHHS position, submit the following required documents with your application on the State of Montana Careers website. When submitting the required documents, you must check the "relevant document" box to ensure your attachments are uploaded correctly to your application for this position. * Resume * References Successful applicants will be subject to background checks relevant to the position and must pass reference checks before an offer will be extended. DPHHS is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a copy of the full job description or if you need a reasonable accommodation in the application or hiring process, contact DPHHS Human Resources listed below. This position may be eligible for a statutory 4% an hour base pay increase effective July 1, 2024. This position may be eligible for moving and relocation reimbursement. Specific conditions will be provided by the supervisor and must adhere to DPHHS policy. This position is open until filled with frequent screening of applicants. Title: Infection Control Registered Nurse (RN) Location: Warm Springs Requisition ID: 24140109