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