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INFECTION PREVENTIONIST

TriHealth
Montgomery

Job Description

Attention current TriHealth employees:

Please apply for this position by submitting an online internal application via SuccessFactors. Please be certain to update your SuccessFactors Employee Profile prior to applying to this position.

INFECTION PREVENTIONIST: This position acts as an internal consultant to all employees/departments by assisting with the developement, coordination, implemention, and maintenance of the TriHealth infection prevention program to prevent and/or control infection among patients, visitors and employees at all sites within the organization. This position must be knowledgeable of and comply with requirements of the Joint Commission - TJC , Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services - CMS, Center for Disease Control - CDC- , Occupational Safety and Health Administration - OSHA- ,FGA - Facilities Guidelines Institute, the Department of Public Health and other regulatory and guideline development agencies, i.e., APIC, EPA, FDA, SGNA, etc. This will require critical thinking and immediate decision-making with clinical situations, including emerging infectious diseases, environmental and procedural breaches, clinical laboratory and epidemiology, etc., as well as non-clinical, including building/construction design, HVAC, plumbing issues/incidents etc.,that may arise in addition to maintaining current knowledge with this vast array of clinical and non-clinical information required to succeed in this position. This position requires knowledge of statistics & epidemiology, data analysis & interpretation, project management, education techniques, knowledge of sterilization and disinfection, and medication/antibiotic/vaccine usage. This position is on-call 24/7 with a pager and does respond to emergency management/disaster pages. This position is responsible for providing education as needed to staff, patients and visitors. This position is responsible for multi-disciplinary collaboration with clinical and non-clinical groups throughout the organization.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree Nursing, Medical Technology, or in a related field Certification from Board of Infection Control or willing to pursue in 2 years.

EXPERIENCE: 5-7 years Clinical Healthcare strong medical-surgical experience and/or clinical microbiology experience.

SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge of process improvement methodologies, basic word processing, speadsheet, and presentation skills, education methodologies, data analysis and interpretation, healthcare regulations and guidelines.

Job Title:  INFECTION PREVENTIONIST

Department Name:  TRIS INFECTION PREVENTION

Location:  Bethesda North Hospital

Hourly/Salaried:  Salaried

Employment Status: Full Time Position

Bi-Weekly Hours:80

Shift: Day Shift

Weekend Commitment:  No

Holiday Commitment:  No

On-Call Commitment:  Yes

Employment Type

174034

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