Niagara Health Corporation
Infection Control Specialist - Mount Carmel West
OH1HS_39001_000 Infection Control
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Job Description Details:
The Infection Prevention Specialist directs the infection prevention/control program, including design and implementation of surveillance for nosocomial events, proactive implementation of infection prevention strategies, analysis of surveillance results, provision of education, development of policies and procedures, and design/implementation of new programs as necessary.
Develops, implements, and maintains a surveillance plan based on the population(s) served, services provided, and previous surveillance data.
Develops and implements proactive strategies and best practice to prevent infections.
Conducts surveillance and outbreak / performance improvement investigations by using epidemiologic principles.
Conducts surveillance in a consistent and timely manner. Maintains and communicates accurate surveillance data that is consistent with the CDC's National Healthcare Safety Network infection definitions.
Prepares a monthly/quarterly infection control report for the Infection Control Committee, which presents surveillance data and trends and epidemiologically significant findings.
Education: Licensed or certified healthcare professional ( e.g. Clinical microbiologist with a BS or MT degree and at least three year's experience in clinical microbiology in a hospital setting, or respiratory therapist with at least three year's experience in a clinical hospital setting) and at least 3 years of Infection Prevention/Control in a hospital setting required.
Registered nurse in healthcare related field with at least three years clinical nursing experience in the hospital setting and at least 3 years of Infection Prevention/Control required.
Licensure / Certification: Certification in Infection Control (CIC) within two years of employment required.
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