This position assists the supervisor in organizing and directing the activities of the infection control program for all departments throughout a facility or ambulatory setting, including surveillance, infection prevention and control measures, and education for employees.
Conducts focused surveillance for healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), detects and records HAIs on a systematic and current basis, analyzes HAIs and prepares reports for the Infection Control Committee of the facility or ambulatory setting. Reports communicable diseases as required by regulation.
Makes recommendations when problems are identified. Interprets department policies and procedures in conjunction with the supervisor.
Interacts with physicians, nurses, department managers, supervisors, and other professional and non-professional staff members as a consultant.
Enters data into computer, prepares reports, conducts analytical studies and summarizes surveillance data.
Initiates epidemiological investigations of significant clusters of infections and single cases of unusual infection.
Assists with continuing infection control education and inservice programs to departments, including orientation for new employees.
Reviews and assists with evaluation of hospital policies, procedures and guidelines as they relate to infection control. Assists in writing and revising infection control policies and procedures.
Makes recommendations regarding construction, renovation, environmental rounds, and assures compliance with national and/or professional standards.
Requires a current RN license with BSN preferred, OR Masters in Public Health (MPH), OR certified medical technologist, OR a bachelor's degree in healthcare related field.
Must have a minimum of two years clinical experience in a hospital setting or disease surveillance experience in a public health setting.
Association for Practitioners in Infection Control (APIC) training course or equivalent desired. Certification in Infection Control (CIC) is preferred. Computer skills, research and basic statistical knowledge is preferred.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
Internal Number: 214721
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