Bio Security Admin. Coordinator NBC

Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted
14 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
14 Dec 2020
Ref
JR00024450
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

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The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Posted Job Title

Bio Security Admin. Coordinator NBC

Job Profile Title

Administrative Coordinator

Job Description Summary

The Biosecurity Coordinator supports practical biosecurity and infectious disease control programs for the teaching hospital and the New Bolton Center (NBC) campus. This position reports directly to the Director of Operations and the Director of Biosecurity. Position located in Kennett Sq., no public trans. avail.

Job Description

The Biosecurity Coordinator supports practical biosecurity and infectious disease control programs for the teaching hospital and the New Bolton Center campus.  This position reports directly to the Director of Operations and the Director of Biosecurity. Oversight of routine patient monitoring and surveillance activities to ensure appropriate and timely sample submission, accuracy of data entry, and effective monitoring and reporting of results. Collection and submission of weekly and periodic environmental samples from the hospital complex and other parts of the NBC campus along with meticulous record-keeping of sample submissions and results. Assist the Director of Biosecurity with communication of biosecurity programs to other members of the hospital community and assist in a teaching capacity when applicable.

Oversight of routine patient monitoring and surveillance activities to ensure appropriate and timely sample submission, accuracy of data entry, and effective monitoring and reporting of results

Collection and submission of weekly and periodic environmental samples from the hospital complex and other parts of the NBC campus along with meticulous record-keeping of sample submissions and results.

Assist in the production and dissemination of information of the policies and protocols of the biosecurity program including adding and updating information on the biosecurity website.  Assist in the development of related educational materials for animal owners, veterinary students etc.

Participation in research projects that may include database and medical records searches, uploading of sample results into the hospitals information system or special sampling and submission procedures.

Assist the Director of Biosecurity with communication of biosecurity programs to other members of the hospital community and assist in a teaching capacity when applicable.

Answer straightforward biosecurity-related questions and assist in identifying problems with the implementation or adequacy of biosecurity policies and procedures.

Weekly inventory and ordering of personal protective equipment for the hospital. 

Qualifications

Associates degree or two year college equivalent required with 4 or more years relevant experience or equivalent combination of education & experience. Excellent interpersonal, communication (both written & oral) and organizational skills are required. The candidate must be able to work independently with minimal supervision to accomplish daily and more long-term tasks and have shown evidence of good problem-solving abilities. Reasonable proficiency with data management and word processing software such as Excel & Microsoft Word, respectively, is necessary. For example, the candidate should be able to create, manage, and at minimum be able to perform simple sorting and analytical procedures in Excel and produce written reports in MS word. Willingness to expand and strengthen computer skills as needed is also essential. An understanding of transmission routes for infectious diseases and the role of epidemiological surveillance in infection control is highly desirable. Experience of conducting and managing a surveillance program would be an asset.

Working Conditions

Office, Library, Computer Room, Requires extensive safety training, Exposure to chemicals,Outdoor exposure to weather (occasional), Requires protective devices

Physical Effort

Typically sitting at a desk or table,

Occasional lifting 25 lbs. or less , Intermittent sitting/standing/stooping

Job Location - City, State

Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

Department / School

School of Veterinary Medicine

Pay Range

$20.00 - $36.00

Affirmative Action Statement 

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements 

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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