Infection Ctrl Preventionist

Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 154937-1A
Date Posted: May 9, 2019

Job Description

Welcome To

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center  is part of a vibrant and growing health care system, recognized as a trailblazer in medicine and a standard bearer in patient experience. It includes an award-winning academic medical center, a superb constellation of community hospitals, home care services, rehabilitation facilities and more.

We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent in a market long recognized and revered as a global leader in health. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels, and we offer competitive salaries and benefits. We adhere to the principles of a just and fair work environment for all colleagues, where respect is foundational and performance is rewarded.

About the Job

Position Summary:  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.
  1. Conducts infection control services for patient care areas by applying epidemiologic principles to decrease patient risk for infection in a cost efficient manner.
  1. 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.
  1. Conducts in-service education classes on aseptic techniques, infection control and prevention, antiseptics and disinfectants, specific infectious disease and other related health care issues.
  1. Initiates and conducts outbreak investigations.
  1. Reviews laboratory reports and communicates possible communicable disease issues/problems with affected areas of the hospital.
  1. Provides infection prevention and control services for the bone marrow transplant program and outpatient and outreach areas.
  1. Provides infection prevention and control services for the bone marrow transplant program and outpatient and outreach areas.
  1. Establishes standards of infection control practice that is scientifically based and consistent with regulatory requirements.
  1. Conducts the review and commendation of medical products and engineering control required for infection control safety standards
  1. Conducts research to document information on infection prevention and control problems/issues
  1. Participates in community infection control issues through outreach to/from facilities and practitioners
  1. Assists with HIV and TB infection control activities.
  1. 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.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

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:

•           Display proficiency in computer and software skills

•           Uses information management systems for data entry and retrieval, data collection and organization, data analysis and interpretation

 

Experience:    5 years of experience in hospital infection control preferred

Shift

40 - DAYS

About Us

The Lahey Model of Care—right care, right time, right place—is exactly what patients, providers and payers need and deserve. Identifying and delivering on this convergence of interests has positioned Lahey Health for further growth. Our model ensures care is highly coordinated and locally delivered, with lower costs and exceptional quality.

Lahey Health is a robust, regional system including a teaching hospital, community hospitals, primary care providers, specialists, behavioral and home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities, and senior care resources throughout northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. The system has a global presence with programs in Canada, Jordan and Bermuda.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.