Infection Prevention Specialist

Posted Date 3 days ago(2/15/2018 11:24 AM)
ID
2018-4183
Type
Full-Time
Shift
7.5 Hour
Category
Licensed / Certified / Registered Professions
Shift Details
8am - 4pm variable hours as needed
Primary Location
CPH Main Campus
City
Potsdam
Education: Required Level
Associate's Degree
Education: Preferred Level
Bachelor's Degree
Education: Required Field
Associate’s in Applied Science or diploma program in Nursing.
Education: Preferred Field
Bachelor of Science in nursing Bachelor of Science in Biology /Microbiology
Licensure / Certification
<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; padding: 0in; border: currentColor;">Required: Current NYS licensure as an RN</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; padding: 0in; border: currentColor;">Preferred:&nbsp;Certification as Infection Prevention Specialist</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; padding: 0in; border: currentColor;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; padding: 0in; border: currentColor;">Required: 5 years&rsquo; experience working in acute care</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; padding: 0in; border: currentColor;">Preferred:&nbsp;Work experience related to Infection Prevention activities</p>

Position Posting Details

Variable Shifts

Job Summary

Responsible for the development and coordination of an effective hospital wide program for surveillance, prevention and control of infection. Assure on-going review and analysis of nosocomial infection data, risk factors and special studies, to monitor and control infection hospital wide.  Primary responsibility to assure adequate policies and procedures are developed and up-dated as related to infection control.   

Core Responsibilities

(15 %) Surveillance:  Manages and coordinates the collection and utilization of infection surveillance data throughout the organization

 

(15 %) Safety:  Manages the development, review, revision and implementation of Infection Prevention policies and procedures throughout the hospital. Functions as the primary support staff for the Infection Prevention Committee.

 

(15 %) Quality/Service:   Coordinates special studies or investigations in potential epidemic or outbreak situations. Assure data flows up to Board Quality committee.  Provides infection control data as requested to internal and external customers.  Support the department and hospital initiatives to improve patient and staff satisfaction.

 

(7.5 %) Education:    Develops coordinates and presents infection control education programs to hospital staff and patients. Assists with staff education/orientation as it relates to infection prevention issues. 

 

(7.5 %) Regulatory:   Contributes to the overall goals of the Infection Control program to meet internal and external regulatory requirements

 

EOE

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