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RN Infection Preventionist - Maryview Medical Center

Company: Bon Secours
Location: Portsmouth
Posted on: May 20, 2023

Job Description:

With a legacy that spans over 150 years, Bon Secours is a network that is dedicated to providing excellent care through exceptional people. At every level, everyone on our teams have embraced the call to provide compassionate care. Here, you can work with others who share common values, and use your skills to help extend care to all of our communities.SummaryResponsible for management of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) activities under the guidance of the Manager of Infection Prevention. Provides coordination and support for implementation of a system wide infection control and prevention program to identify and prevent or reduce sources of infection. Assists in the implementation and monitoring of processes to reduce hospital-associated infections (HAI). Ensures compliance to infection control standards meeting all local, State and Federal regulatory requirements.Essential Job FunctionsApplies epidemiologic principles and statistical methods, including risk stratification to identify target populations, analyzes trends and risk factors, and designs and evaluates prevention and control strategies.Performs surveillance using NHSN criteria, documentation, and investigation of HAI through review of admission diagnoses, laboratory results, isolation, patient records, consultation requests, post-discharge surveillance, and autopsy findingsUtilizes computer-based programs for tracking, reporting and disseminating information from surveillance activities. Prepares statistical reports utilizing epidemiologic principles to identify and analyze infection trends. Investigates, documents and reports infection control issues to manager and IPC/Quality Committee.Investigates infection outbreaks utilizing laboratory results in consultation with IPC Manager, Infectious Disease Physician, County/State public health departments, and if necessary, the Center for Disease Control.Functions as an integral part of quality/performance improvement initiativesParticipates in environmental rounds and construction risk assessments for inpatient, outpatient and off-site patient care areas by identifying infection prevention issues with the multidisciplinary health care team and providing sound interventions to maintain patient, visitor and associate safety.Provides expert knowledge and guidance in IPC and epidemiology through the integration of evidence-based practice, policy and procedures and compliance with regulatory and accreditation agency standards.Collaborates with Employee Health in evaluation employee exposures to communicable disease and supports coordination of appropriate follow up.Implements mitigation strategies in the event of communicable disease outbreaks within the health care facilities and/or communityServes as a content expert and educational resource for health care providers, ancillary staff, patients, families and the general public, providing education increasing awareness of HAI and IPC measures.Serves as a leader, mentor and role model through collaboration and knowledge sharing with facility personnel, collaboration with other healthcare professionals within and outside of the facility.Collaborates in the fiscal management of the service through evaluation of technology and products for infection prevention, incorporating fiscal assessments into program evaluation.This document is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Employees may be required to perform other job-related duties as required by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation.Patient PopulationThe following must be included in all position descriptions that involve direct or indirect patient care. This is a JCAHO requirement. Also select the age of the patient population served:Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development of the life span and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age, specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in departmental policies and procedures.Neonates (0-4 weeks)Adolescents (13-17 years)Infant (1-12 months)Adults (18-64 years).Pediatrics (1-12 years)Geriatrics (65 years and older)Not applicable to this position.Employment QualificationsEducation Qualifications:RequiredMinimum Education- Bachelor's DegreeSpecialty/Major: Nursing or healthcare related fieldPreferredEducation- Master's DegreeSpecialty/Major: Nursing or other health related fieldLicensing/ Certification:RequiredCertification in Infection Control (CIC), awarded by the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (CBIC), within 3 years.PreferredCertification in Infection Control (CIC), awarded by the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (CBIC). Completion of advanced education in Infection Prevention at time of hire.Minimum Years and Type of Experience:Experience of 2-5 years direct clinical patient care or experience in healthcare related field.Prefer infection control/prevention experience.Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:RequiredDemonstrated ability/experience to lead and facilitate multi-disciplinary teams; Demonstrated experience in performance improvement. Computer skills with Excel, Word and PowerPoint.PreferredKnowledge of improvement science.Many of our opportunities reward your hard work with:Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plansPrescription drug coverageFlexible spending accountsLife insurance w/AD&DEmployer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligiblePaid time offEducational AssistanceAnd much more Benefits offerings vary according to employment statusAll applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you'd like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health - Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours - Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employers, please email . If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at

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