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Infection Control Preventionist 40 hrs DaysJob ID 148322 Date posted 05/17/2018
Under general supervision, responsible for infection prevention and control functions of surveillance for specific nosocomial infectious diseases; reporting of cases involving the possible spread of infection; outbreak investigation; analysis and interpretation of data concerning epidemiologic investigations; institution of control measures; and program evaluation.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:
1) Collects, records and analyzes data on nosocomial infections based on facility needs; devises target areas for nosocomial surveillance, and makes recommendations for control measures or interventions.
2) Assists with infection control services for patient care areas by applying epidemiologic principles to decrease patient risk for infection in a cost efficient manner.
3) Educates individuals/small groups on a daily basis regarding adherence to principles of Body Substance Precautions, and other specific infection control precautions as indicated to reduce infection and risk and initiation of special isolation protocols as needed for outbreaks.
4) Conducts in-service education classes on aseptic techniques, infection control and prevention, antiseptics and disinfectants, specific infectious disease and other related health care issues.
5) Initiates and conducts outbreak investigations.
6) Reviews laboratory reports and communicates possible communicable disease issues/problems with affected areas of the hospital.
7) Provides infection prevention and control services for the bone marrow transplant program and outpatient and outreach areas.
8) Provides infection prevention and control services for the bone marrow transplant program and outpatient and outreach areas.
9) Assists with the establishment of standards of infection control practice that is scientifically based and consistent with regulatory requirements.
10) Assists with the review and commendation of medical products and engineering control required for infection control safety standards
11) Conducts research to document information on infection prevention and control problems/issues
12) Assists with community infection control issues through outreach to/from facilities and practitioners
13) Assists with HIV and TB infection control activities.
14) Organizational Requirements:
• Maintains strict adherence to the Lahey Clinic Confidentiality Policy.
• Incorporates Lahey Clinic Guiding Principles , Mission Statement and Goals into daily activities.
• Complies with all Lahey Clinic Policies. Complies with behavioral expectations of the department and Lahey Clinic.
• Maintains courteous and effective interactions with colleagues and patients.
• Demonstrates an understanding of the job description, performance expectations, and competency assessment.
• Demonstrates a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and consistently adheres to Customer Service standards.
• Participates in departmental and/or interdepartmental quality improvement activities.
• Participates in and successfully completes Mandatory Education.
• Performs all other duties as needed or directed to meet the needs of the department.
Education: Bachelor?s Degree in Nursing or a Bachelor?s Degree in Medical Technology
Licensure, Certification, Registration: Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in Commonwealth of Massachusetts or a Bachelor?s Degree in Medical Technology, biological science, or related area, or equivalency; ASCP registration is required. Certification in infection control from the Certification Board of Infection Control.
Skills, Knowledge & Abilities: In the absence of any of these skills, demonstrates the ability to be thoroughly trained to meet organizational standards.
Experience: .Three years of experience in hospital infection control.
DAYS/ Monday - Friday 8 hour shifts
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