Registered Nurse-Incident Response Team

New Castle and Kent County Locations

Recruitment #032621-MDGB01-350900

Introduction

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We offer numerous career opportunities and are dedicated to attracting and retaining highly talented individuals who are ready to make a difference in their community today. DHSS is a great place to kick-start your profession.

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Summary Statement

The Delaware Division of Health Care Quality is seeking Registered Nurses to be part of incident response teams (IRT).  These positions will support long term care (LTC) facilities such as skilled and intermediate nursing care facilities, assisted living facilities and rest residential homes, during the COVID-19 pandemic. IRT nurses will work under a supervisor and receive assignments throughout Delaware.  Work will include COVID-19 testing, vaccination, outreach, training and education on infection prevention methods and mitigation strategies in LTC facilities. This position is not intended to replace the responsibilities of the LTC facilities but will instead supplement existing operations.  This position will complete in person training on infection prevention and mitigation strategies with the Delaware Division of Public Health.

Selective Requirement

Selective Requirements must be met in addition to the job requirements.  Applicants who do not possess the selective requirement will not be qualified.

1. Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving)

Preferred Qualification

Applicants who do not possess the preferred qualification will still be eligible to compete for this position if job requirements are met.

1. Knowledge of ensuring compliance with infection control laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here. 
 

 

·       Conducts in-person onsite Incident Response Team (IRT) visits at Long Term Care facilities

·       Provides Infection Control Assessment and Response (ICAR) support for Long Term Care Facilities

·       Completes physical facility assessments in areas such as staffing assignments, PPE usage and supply, cohorting of residents, and resident/staff testing.

·       Reports and documents onsite visit findings and assessments

·       Provides consultation and training to facility staff, connects staff with outside resources when needed

·       Assists with facility testing efforts.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Possession of a Delaware Registered Nurse license, Delaware temporary license or multi-state compact license.

Additional Posting Information

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The State of Delaware participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. For more information refer to our Job Seeker Resources.

DHSS does not provide employment-based sponsorship.

Conditions of Hire

As a condition of hire you must possess a valid driver's license (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).

Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at statejobs.delaware.gov.

Accommodations

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.  The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet.
Contact us via conventional means. For further assistance, you may contact us by phone at (302) 739-5458, or e-mail at jobs@delaware.gov.