Infection Control Coordinator

Location: Beverly, MA
Job ID: 151639-1A
Date Posted: Nov 8, 2018

Job Description

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Beverly Hospital, A member of Lahey Health, promotes the culture and philosophy which enables employees to give and receive the best of care.  You can become a part of the team that achieves this success through our CREATE values of Compassion, Respect, Excellence, Accountability, Teamwork, and Empathy. 

About the Job

Position Summary:

The Infection Control Coordinator (ICC) is responsible for the identification, prevention and control of infections in the acute care setting. The ICC is responsible for the implementation and monitoring of infection control practice in collaboration with department managers, medical staff and the Infection Control Committee. The ICC maintains currency with all federal, state and local (CMS, JC, CDC, APIC, OSHA, etc.) health department regulations and ensures compliance. The ICC develops, presents, and/or coordinates the presentation of relevant and current educational materials and programs. The ICC consults and collaborates with hospital and community representatives on infection control issues. The ICC serves as a resource to staff and physicians at NHC for matters related to infection control. The ICC provides oversight of and ensures integrity of infection control data elements, data collection, internal and external reports of infection control performance measures, and tracks progress toward goals.

Scheduled Hours

40 hours per week, day shift.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in nursing or clinical healthcare major.
  • Completion of a basic education program in infection control, such as APIC.
  • Certified in Infection Control (CIC) required.
  • Three to five years of relevant experience in a clinical health care environment.
  • Proficient in Windows-based operating software and systems that include MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access and MS PowerPoint.
  • Experience in project development, project management and strong analytical skills, including data entry, manipulation, management, and data analysis required. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills required.
  • Expert knowledge of the principles of infectious disease, epidemiology, principles of sterilization, sanitation and disinfection and statistical analysis required.
  • Knowledge of patient quality and safety performance measures and indicators, data definitions and sources and relevant national databases and benchmarks; knowledge of healthcare quality, safety and satisfaction data design, collection, aggregation and summarization; and expert knowledge of performance improvement models, methods and systems required.
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision, ability to adapt quickly to changes within the work environment required.
  • Must be a team player and have proven success applying a team approach and ability to work in conjunction with physicians, nurse managers, nurse directors, and staff in a supportive way to troubleshoot and resolve issues. Is able to address difficult situations with tact and diplomacy.