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Infection Prevention Specialist

Company: Waterbury Hospital
Location: Milford
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

SCOPE OF POSITION:Responsible for support to the hospital's infection prevention and control program that covers the following functions: participation in the development and implementation of the hospital infection prevention and control program; patient surveillance, data collection and reporting of infections; monitoring regulatory/accreditation compliance; staff education and training and policy/procedure development and implementation.RESPONSIBILITIES:Performs hospital-wide infection prevention and control surveillance and implements the approved infection prevention and control program as designed by the ID MD/IC team.Participates in the development of the annual infection control and prevention risk assessment and goal achievements.Administrates and collects infectious disease data and reports to appropriate hospital departments and committees and regulatory agencies.Participates in the systematic evaluation of activities and outcomes.Participates in the development and implementation of program changes whenever significant risks occur.Investigates significant infectious disease cluster events and participates in the plan and implementation to prevent future occurrences.Develops educational materials and conducts education in infection prevention and control practices during orientation of new staff and as needed with existing staff.Develops, reviews and revises infectious disease policies and procedures.Participates in infection prevention/control performance improvement initiatives.Participates in infection prevention/control collaborative meetings to improve best practice compliance.Monitors regulatory and accreditation expectations and develops action plans for implementation as needed.Performs ICRA and monitors compliance as needed at construction sites in clinical areas.Leads root cause analysis for HAIs.Performs all other duties as assigned.REQUIREMENTS:Ability to work independently in a time-oriented environmentPossesses effective communication skills.Working knowledge of regulatory requirements related to infection prevention and control practices.Knowledge of clinical epidemiology.Ability to use computer software for managing work files, data collection and data entry.Physical requirements: Standing, walking, sitting, bending and reaching. Most work performed on the patient care units.Current Connecticut RN license and minimum 5 years of current clinical experience.Bachelor's degree in NursingCIC preferredLocation: Waterbury Hospital - Performance ImprovementSchedule: Full Time, Days, 40hr Days 7am-3:30pm

Keywords: Waterbury Hospital, Milford , Infection Prevention Specialist, Other , Milford, Connecticut

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