York, PA | Professional | Tracking Code: 87337

Infection Preventionist

Heather Torres
Heather Torres
Sr. Talent Acquisition Consultant

 

Full time 

Monday - Friday

Day shift

On call rotation every 12 weeks

 

Job Description:

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.
 

Qualifications

 

  • Minimum Experience:
    • 3 - 5 years
  • Minimum Education:
    • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum Field Of Expertise:
    • Nursing, or other healthcare related field
    • Preferred Cert/Registration:    Certification in Infection Prevention and Control (CIC); Registration and current RN license in PA
  • Preferred Education:
    • Master's Degree

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