Provides quality patient care, patient satisfaction, Infection Prevention and Control, and ensures successful regulatory surveys. Manages and coordinates inpatient and outpatient Infection Prevention and Control activities.
Coordinates and participate in the development and implementation of Infection Control programs and activities in assigned areas and departments.
Identifies, recommends and implements changes to improve infection prevention and control practices and provides education to assure the effectiveness of the Infection Control Program.
Coordinates rounds in all patient care areas.
Recommends changes in patient care and recommends department specific education about infection control practices based on information collected or observed on rounds.
Coordinates implementation and education about the Infection Control Plan as assigned.
Assists with implementation of hospital-wide infection control activities.
Identifies and records hospital acquired infections per Act 52 requirements.
Reviews appropriate laboratory data and medical records for surveillance and reporting purposes.
Analyzes records and prepares reports on the incidence of targeted infections.
Understands and communicates Joint Commission and other governing body requirements which relate to Infection.
Actively participates in all regulatory surveys.
Participates in surveillance activities to identify unusual epidemic situations, to evaluate the impact of new procedures or equipment, and to evaluate how the infection prevention and control program impacts the delivery of patient care.
Collaborates with representatives of community health agencies and other institutions to assure coordinated service for prevention and control of infection.
Assists Public Health authorities in the investigation of reportable infections as required.
Performs concurrent and retrospective medical record review to identify potential hospital acquired infections.
Work is typically performed in an office environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
Travel will be required to other Central Region hospitals and outpatient sites during shift for rounding
Bachelor's Degree- (Required)
Minimum of 2 years-Clinical (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners. Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We know that a diverse workforce with unique experiences and backgrounds makes our team stronger. Our patients, members and community come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it takes a diverse workforce to make better health easier for all. We are proud to be an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.
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At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh FoodFarmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencingprograms, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 1...3 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers. What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.