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Infection Preventionist - Infection Prevention *RNs Accepted

Company: Phoebe Putney Health System
Location: Albany
Posted on: January 8, 2019

Job Description:

Description: Job SummaryThe Infection Preventionist will support a culture of continuous performance improvement and participate in the implementation of evidence-based practices designed to ensure safety, prevent infections and support the attainment of outstanding clinical outcomes. Participates in the development and execution of quality initiatives related to infection prevention and control, outbreaks for patients and staff and ongoing reporting (internal and external). Supports medical staff, hospital administration, hospital departments, and committees in executing plans for improvement. Conducts surveillance to prevent and reduce infection rates throughout the organization. Conducts reporting of communicable diseases and public reporting of infections as required by state law and regulatory guidelines. Reports to the Infection Prevention Specialist.All activities will be performed in support of the strategy, vision, and values of Phoebe. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. All activities must be in compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity laws, HIPAA, ERISA, and other regulations, as appropriate.General requirements Performs all job responsibilities in alignment with the core values, mission and vision of the organization Performs other duties as required and completes all job functions as per departmental policies and procedures Maintains current knowledge in present areas of responsibility (i.e., self education, attends ongoing educational programs) Attends staff meetings and completes mandatory in-services and requirements and competency evaluations on time. Adheres to the hospital and departmental attendance and punctuality guidelinesWorking Conditions General environment\: Works in a well-lighted, air-conditioned area, with moderate noise levels. May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids, or infectious organisms. May be required to change from one task to another of different nature without loss of efficiency or composure. Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur. Long-distance or air travel as needed - not to exceed 10% travel. May be scheduled as needed including overtimeQualification: Education Requirements 2 year / Associate Degree in Healthcare Related Field (Required) 4 year / Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare Related Field (Preferred)Experience Requirements 1 - 2 years Clinical, preferably in infection control (Required)General Skills Organizational Skills,Communication Skills,Interpersonal Skills,Customer Relations,Basic Computer Skills,Microsoft Office Suite,General Clerical Skills,Training in infection control principles, preferred .Physical Requirements Have near normal hearing; Hear alarms/telephone/tape recorder/normal speaking voice Have near normal vision\: Clarity of vision (both near and far), ability to distinguish colors Ability to perform repetitive tasks/motionPhysical Demands Occasionally within shift (1-33%) \: Bending/Stooping,Pushing/Pulling. Frequently within shift (34-66%) \: Standing,Walking. Continuously within shift (67-100%) \: Sitting.Certifications and Licensures Not Applicable - No Certification and Licensure Requirements Required or Preferred

Keywords: Phoebe Putney Health System, Albany , Infection Preventionist - Infection Prevention *RNs Accepted, Healthcare , Albany, Georgia

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