Tri-City Medical Center

INFECTION PREVENTIONIST

2 days ago(1/19/2018 1:05 PM)
ID
2017-6469
FTE Status
Full-Time 1.0
Shift
Day
Cost Center/Dept
8758 - Joint Commission
Work Schedule
Mon-Friday

Overview

Position Summary:

The Infection Preventionist is responsible for the coordination, surveillance and management of the hospital-wide Infection Prevention Program including education, trend analysis, and infection prevention. The Infection Preventionist is responsible to the Director of Regulatory Compliance through the CNE.

 

Major Position Responsibilities:

  • Infection Prevention surveillance, education, monitoring trends that have been identified through surveillance, and maintain all regulatory functions.
  • Responsible for the coordination and management of a hospital-wide Infection Prevention Program. 
  • Ensures that Leadership has current information on JCAHO Standards and Federal, State, and County requirements pertaining to infection control. 
  • Responsible for Prevention surveillance and the organization and coordination of the Infection Prevention Committee agenda, tracking table and minutes.
  • Responsible for coordinating and updating Infection Prevention Manual as well as reviewing and updating Interdisciplinary and Administrative policies and procedures.
  • Functions as a consultant to all hospital staff on infection  prevention  issues and liaisons between the Infection Prevention Committee and other hospital departments. 

Safety and Infection Control Responsibilities

  • Responsible to maintain a safe and clean work environment, including unit based specific safety and infection control requirements.

Qualifications: ESSENTIAL COMPETENCIES, KNOWLEDGE, & EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum of  two (2) years’ experience in Infection Prevention, required.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practice of hospital infection prevention and control/epidemiology, infectious diseases, required.
  • Ability to effectively investigate and work up problems using epidemiological principles, required.
  • Knowledge of infection control standards (JCAHO, Title 22, CDC, APIC Guidelines) that affect the content of policies and procedures for the District, required. 
  • Able to develop and present educational programs to specific target groups with varying levels of education and training, required. 
  • Knowledge of computer technology and ability to collect and present data in various formats, required. 
  • Knowledge and skill to independently and collaboratively plan, develop, implement and evaluate infection control policies and procedures, required.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in nursing or related health care discipline, required.

 

Certifications:

  • CIC (Certification in Infection Prevention and Control), required.

Each new hire candidate who is offered employment must pass a physical evaluation, urine drug screen and pre-employment background checks before starting work.

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