Provides coordination and supports implementation of a system-wide infection control and prevention program. Implements mitigation and improvement strategies. Assists with the collection, analysis and communication of infection prevention information.
Administers the infection prevention program at the site level including surveillance, investigations, rounding and assessments. Provides input on new product recommendations, balanced with stewardship of resources and assists in the coordination of new product trials as needed. Lead/participates in improvement teams and projects to reduce hospital acquired infections.
Provides educational programs on infection prevention and control - serves as educator, trainer and coach to hospital and medical staff on topics related to infection prevention. Provides regular updates to leadership, and others on infection prevention and control risks and activities.
Supports the goals and objectives for infection control and prevention; maintains policies and procedures to ensure technological advances in infection control and prevention are incorporated in a safe and cost effective manner. Monitors compliance with legal, regulatory, and accreditation requirements.
Serves as a resource and assists department/facility representatives in the development, review and implementation of infection prevention and control policies and procedures. Acts as a liaison with the community and the state and local health department as well as with any other regulatory agencies.
Utilizes current literature as well as professional organization and national expert recommendations to ensure that best practices are implemented throughout the infection prevention program. Participates in market and system infection prevention and control committees and initiatives. Works collaboratively as a member of the system wide team.
Knowledge, Experience and Skills Required:
Bachelor’s Degree in nursing or health-related field.
Current RN license.
5 years of clinical-direct patient care experience, and/or infection control/prevention experience.
Good working computer skills and communication skills.
Certification by the Board of Infection Control (CBIC) on hire or within 2 years of job acceptance.
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