Infection Prevention – FT


Full Time:  Day Shift


Coryell Health

Job Description:

Summary:   The Infection Preventionist (IP) is responsible for identifying, investigating, monitoring, and reporting healthcare-associated infections. The IP collaborates with teams and individuals to create infection prevention strategies, provide feedback, and sustain infection prevention strategies. 
Essential Skills:
  1. Analytical
  2. Problem solving
  3. Collaboration
  4. Strong oral and written communication skills
  5. Ability to implement evidence-based guidelines
  6. Conflict resolution
  7. Program and project management
  8. Expertise in data collection and analysis, report writing, and data presentation
  9. Leadership
  10. Familiar with software technologies
Duties and Responsibilities:
  1. Program Management:
  2. Develop, implement, and evaluate the organizational infection prevention program.
  3. Surveillance
  4. Develop an annual surveillance plan based on the population(s) served, services provided, and analysis of surveillance data.
  5. Utilize epidemiologic principles to conduct surveillance and investigations.
  6. Evaluate and modify the surveillance plan as necessary.
  7. Develop, interpret and assist with implementation of infection prevention and control policies and protocols.
  8. Communicate infection prevention and control information and data to various committees and healthcare workers across the organization as assigned.
  9. Design and Deliver Education
  10. Assess and address learning needs of those served.
  11. Create educational goals, objectives, and strategies using learning principles and available educational tools and technology.
  12. Evaluate the effectiveness of educational programs and learner outcomes.
  13. Regulatory Requirements
  14. Comply with regulatory and mandatory reporting requirements at the local, state and federal levels.
  15. Facilitate compliance with regulatory and accreditation standards.
  16. Stay current on infection prevention and control regulatory and accreditation standards.
  17. Performance Improvement (PI)
  18. Utilize PI methodology as a means of enacting change.
  19. Define the scope of the project and select appropriate PI tools to aid in efficiency, reliability, effectiveness and ensure sustainability of the initiative.
  20. Ensure that customer needs and expectations are considered in the development of and continuous improvement of processes, products, and services.
  21. Monitor and analyze process and outcome measures to evaluate the effectiveness and sustainability.
  22. Participate in PI committees, teams and initiatives as indicated.
  23. Occupational Health
  24. Participate in the development/review of occupational health policies and procedures related to IPC.
  25. Assess risk of occupational exposures to infectious disease.
  26. Develop (or assist with) rates and trends of occupational exposures.
  27. Develop (or assist with) immunization and screening programs.
  28. Apply work restrictions and recommendations related to communicable diseases or following an exposure.

Job Qualifications:

Educational and Certification Requirements
  1. Baccalaureate degree or Master’s degree in nursing, public health, epidemiology, clinical laboratory science, medical technology or related field. (Will consider associates degree with substantial experience.)
  2. Certification in Infection Control and Epidemiology (i.e.: CIC© preferred) or, attainment within 1 years after employment

How to Apply

Thank you for looking at our facility as a possible place for your future career path.
In addition to your resume, we also need an application completed with our organization.
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Complete the application using Adobe or print it out and fill it all in as much as possible.
Make sure you give us (3) Three Personal References not related to you and phone numbers.
We will need contact information from your Previous Employers or supervisor and phone numbers.
Please fax the application to us if you can’t save as a separate PDF to attach to an e-mail for us.
We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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