Infection Preventionist

York, PA | Professional | Tracking Code: 61276

Position Summary:

 

General Summary:
Under the general supervision of the Director-Infection Control Program, performs infection prevention and control activities for the System. Serves as a resource to patients, families, Department of Health and System healthcare providers.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1 Maintains competence in area of expertise.
2 Collaborates with other professionals to improve patient care/safety based on evidence-based infection prevention and control practices.
3 Performs surveillance for healthcare associated infections.
4 Compiles and analyzes data on healthcare associated infections and disseminates the data to improve patient safety across the continuum of care.
5 Identifies opportunities for improvement in patient or healthcare worker safety based on surveillance activities.
6 Acts as a resource and role model.
7 Evaluates practices/products for efficacy and seeks to control costs by eliminating practices which are proven to be ineffective.
8 Develops, implements and evaluates education programs for staff and students, and educational resources for patients and families.
9 Manages infection prevention related projects as appropriate.
10 Contributes new knowledge related to infection prevention by initiating and/or participating in research as appropriate.

 

Required Skills

Minimum Education

Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Experience           

3 - 5 years Nursing, or other healthcare related field ideal candidates poses certification in Infection Prevention and Control (CIC); Registration and current RN license in PA

May be exposed to infections and contagious disease

Contact with patients under wide variety of circumstances

Subject to varying and unpredictable situations

Occasionally subjected to irregular hours

Occasional pressure due to multiple calls and inquiries

May be exposed to the risk of bloodborne diseases

Must possess a valid driver’s license in the current state of residence. Driving record must meet requirements established by WellSpan Risk Management.

 

 

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Why WellSpan Health?

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization comprises a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 20,000 employees and 200 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees (click here for details)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

Diversity & Inclusion

Know, Respect, Include

WellSpan Health believes that diversity includes all the human characteristics that make each of us similar as well as different. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected and valued, while creating a safe and inclusive environment where we all have the individual freedom to express our uniqueness in a respectful manner.

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

Quality of Life

Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more — within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)