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Infection Control Preventionist


Requisition ID: 65074

Ministry: Presence Resurrection Med Cntr

Location: Presence Resurrection Med

Location Address:
7435 West Talcott, Chicago, IL 60631 United States (US)

Department: 10092020 Quality Perform Distinctio RMC

Daily Hours: 4
Standard Hours: 20
Employment Status: Part-time
Employment Type: Regular
Shift: Day
FLSA: E

SUMMARY

The Infection Preventionist is educated in health care and hospital epidemiology principles and is responsible for the surveillance, analysis, and reporting and staff education with regards to illness from infection, healthcare acquired infection, infection prevention, state and federal laws and regulatory standards. Provide guidance to facility (hospital, continuum and ambulatory) by active collaboration with leaders, direction to staff, and consultation with providers to promote evidence based practice and quality care. The Infection Preventionist oversees infection prevention and control activities through planning, risk assessment and review and presentation of data in a manner that aligns with the mission, vision and values of Presence Health.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


  • Investigate, evaluate, interpret, and report hospital acquired and healthcare associated infection surveillance data using CDC/NHSN definitions and rates. This includes reviews of lab and microbiology reports, and supporting information, preparing reports for presentation, communicating findings and validating information when circumstances require.
  • Responsible for reporting communicable diseases to local health departments or state agencies and submitting required regulatory data according to government/agency guidelines.


  • Conduct investigation of emergent or unusual cluster, infection outbreak or pathogen threat and consult with local and state health departments in collaboration with ministry or facility infectious disease physician or CMO, employee health, and when necessary the Center for Disease Control.


  • Initiate performance improvement activities which may include action plans in response to surveillance or regulatory finding, lead multidisciplinary task force or team in addressing facility issues and direct education that supports activity goals.


  • Provide expertise to all departments/committees specific to infection prevention, including responsibility for facility Infection and Prevention Control Plan and Goals, participation in Emergency Preparedness, Environment of Care, staff orientation and annual education requirements, policy review and updates as well as shares Infection Prevention and Control coverage/activities across the region.
  • Provide expertise for education directed at residents/patients, families, visitors and vendors on appropriate infection prevention practices.


  • Promote understanding and adherence to evidence based practices as they relate to prevention behaviors and attitudes.
  • Responsible for maintaining current knowledge of infection prevention standards, trends, developments and regulatory requirements. Enhance professional expertise by reading professional literature and attending appropriate conferences and seminars.

    This document represents the major duties, responsibilities and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. Other duties may be assigned.

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

    Does Not Supervise Employees
    Directly supervises employee(s). Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the
    organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

    QUALIFICATIONS
    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Minimum Qualifications
    Licensure / Certification / Registration:
    • Preferred Credential(s):
    • BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA).
    • Certification specializing in Infection Control credentialed from the Certification Board of
    Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (CBIC).Required within three years of employment in role.
    • Registered Nurse credentialed from the Illinois Board of Nursing.

    Education:
    • High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Bachelor's degree
    required.


  • Business Unit: Presence Resurrection Med Cntr

    Job Function: Professional Services

    COMPANY OVERVIEW:

    EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability
    Presence Health 
    Location: ChicagoIL 60631
    Document ID: AD222-0DV2  
    Job Type:  Regular

    Job Schedule: Full-time


    Posted on: 2019-08-1808/18/2019
    2019-09-17
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