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RN - Infection Control & Education

Strategic Behavioral Health Santa Teresa, NM

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description


Reporting to the Chief Nursing Officer, the Infection Control/ Education Registered Nurse applies hospital epidemiology principles and is responsible for the surveillance, analysis, interpretation and reporting of hospital acquired infections (HAI); educating employees about infection prevention; and the development of policies and procedures to insure rigorous infection control standards that meet TJC, OSHA, Centers for Medicaid/Medicare Services (CMS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other nationally organized agencies recommendations and requirements.  Directs all functions of the Employee Health Program.  Provides and coordinates staff education including general orientation, annual skills updates, and in-service education.  Incorporates Infection Control data for Performance Improvement and Risk Management Bench Marking Analysis.

Education / Licensure

Candidate will possess a minimum of an accredited and approved associates of nursing degree with preference given to those with two (+) years of behavioral health experience.  Strategic Behavioral Health encourages all registered nurses to obtain a bachelor’s degree in nursing or in the behavioral health sciences OR meet requirements for national certification as a psychiatric/ mental health nurse within three years of employment.

Candidate will possess a valid current registered nursing license from the State Board of Nursing or from a nurse compact state, where applicable.


1) Comprehensive understanding of the approved scope of nursing practice for advanced practice, registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, nursing assistants and non-licensed nursing personnel; 2) Application of nursing standards and practice within an acute psychiatric setting; 3) Ability to apply cultural sensitivity and age specific competency to nursing practice; 4) Thorough knowledge of TJC, OSHA, and state and federal regulatory requirements; 5) Participation and membership in an approved Infection Control affiliation, with current and ongoing continuing education credits in Infection Control; 6) Effectively respond and actively participate in a psychiatric crisis to resolution; 7) Prepares documentation that reflects a professional nursing perspective and 8) Coordinate care within a multidisciplinary team framework.

Additional Requirements

Timely renew and maintain an active registered nursing license, cardiopulmonary resuscitation for healthcare professional’s certification, professional skills verification and psychiatric crisis management certification.

Strategic Behavioral Health


Santa Teresa, NM
88008 USA



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