Infection Preventionist

Responsibilities

The Infection Preventionist (IP) helps to prevent healthcare associated infections by isolating sources of infections and limiting their spread. The IP is responsible for surveillance, rounding, analyzing, interpreting and the reporting of healthcare associated infections. The IP supports the development of evidence-based organizational infection prevention policies/standards that meet state, federal, regulatory and accrediting agencies standards. The IP trains healthcare members in infection prevention. The IP is a leader in infection prevention and serves as a resource, educator, researcher and proponent of change in order to influence infection prevention improvement to provide quality health care within the organization. The IP reports to the Director of Epidemiology, Infection Control and Prevention. Role will require travel to other Tower Health entities and off-site locations.

Qualifications

4 year/Bachelor's Degree: Medical Technology-Clinical Laboratory Science, Microbiology, or Nursing (Required)ASCP Registration (Required)PA Registered Nurse License (Required, if Bachelor's Degree is in Nursing)Infection Control Practitioner Certification (Preferred)CIC Certification after 2 years experience in field and within the 4th year, if not already certified.

Minimum 3 years acute care experience (Required)Knowledge of Joint Commission and Dept. of Health Standards (Required)Electronic Medical Record System Experience - EPIC (Preferred)