Choose a career in Behavioral Health Nursing and make a REAL difference in someone's life. Ancora Nurses are the heart of the hospital and a crucial member of the Treatment Team. Start today in shaping someone's successful tomorrow. Ancora Psychiatric Hospital has 515 CMS Certified beds and an average daily census of approximately 315 adult inpatient clients. A quiet 80-acre campus located in the South Jersey countryside of Hammonton NJ, we are conveniently located 30 miles from downtown Philadelphia and the boardwalk at Atlantic City is a mere 35 miles away.
Ancora Psychiatric Hospital is part of the New Jersey Department of Health and an integrated health care facility. We are currently seeking an Infection Control Nurse who will investigate, analyze, and records nosocomial infections. This nurse will assist in the development and implementation of improved infection control measures. The incumbent will organize and execute the hospital's infections control programs, conducts IP surveillance to eliminate risk of infection, compiles clinical data and submits reports. The incumbent will review policy and recommend procedures based on findings. Will act in concert with the Quality Assurance department. Completes inspections and surveys and creates initiatives. Three (3) years of experience working in an Infection Control Department in epidemiologic or infection detection and/or infection investigation and/or control work is required. Applicant must be registered as a professional nurse in the State of New Jersey. The candidate must have experience in investigation or analyzing infections as primary focus. Preference with APIC certification.
We offer a competitive benefit package that includes:
12 Vacation days
15 Sick days
3 Administrative leave days
13 paid holidays
Major medical insurance
Pension and retirement plan
NOTE: This position is covered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Rule and Executive Order 283, requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated. To comply with that requirement, employees must provide proof of vaccination status. Please do not submit proof of vaccination at this time; instructions will be provided if an offer of employment results from this Vacancy Announcement.
NOTE: Effective 9/1/11, NJ PL 70 (NJ First Act), requires all State employees to reside in New Jersey, unless exempted under the law, or current employees who live out-of-state and do not have a break-in service of more than 7 calendar days, as they are “grandfathered.” New employees or current employees who were not grandfathered and who live out-of-state have one year after the date of employment to relocate their residence to New Jersey or request an exemption. Current employees who reside in NJ must retain NJ residency, unless he/she obtains an exemption. Employees who fail to meet the residency requirements or obtain an exemption may be removed from employment.
Any offer is conditional and based on clearances for fingerprints, employment/personal references, health & drug screen. Salary TBD.
Ancora Psychiatric Hospital
301 Spring Garden Rd.
Ancora NJ 08037
Division of Behavioral Health, NJ Department of Health