Full Job Description
St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.
The Infection Control Preventionist (ICP) participates in conducting and coordinating the infection control activities within the hospital. The ICP acts as a resource to and a liaison between patient care units, support services, medical staff, Infection Control Committee, Microbiology Lab, Hospital Administration, Network hospitals, and Public Health Departments.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Conducts house wide surveillance, analysis a nd reporting of Hospital Acquired infections as esta b l ished by the an n ual Infection C ontrol Depart m ental goals and objectives.
Reports co m m unicable diseases to the appropriate public health depart m e nts as required by statutes.
Acts as a r e s ource/li a is o n to all custo m ers on matters of Infection Control and epide m iology.
Functions as a professional role m od e l, including, but not l i m ited to proper handwashing technique and appropriate use of p e rsonal protective equip m ent (PPE).
I m pl e m ents appropriate infection control m easures, prevention activities, and isolation preca u tions as necessar y , directed t o w a rd preve n ting t h e spread of infection.
Institutes appropriate in f ection control m easures dee m ed necessary when it is reasonably felt there is a danger to any patient, staff m e m ber, visitor, or the environ m ent.
Participates in collecting, reporting, and bench m a r king infections to the N ational Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)
Assists E m ployee Health Services in follow-up of e m ployee exposures.
Enhances knowledge and professional develop m ent through participation in inservices and continuing education progra m s, reviewing current lite r ature, and m embership in the Association for Professionals in In f ection Control and Epide m iology (APIC).
Participates in identifying depart m ental needs and supporting annual goals and objectives.
Develops and conducts infection con t rol educational programs as needed.
Serves on a p propriate c o mmittees, i n cluding, b u t not li m ited to, Infection Control Com m ittee.
PHYSICAL AND S E NSORY REQUIRE M ENTS:
Sit up to 2 hours per day; 1 hour at a ti m e. Stand for up to 8 hours per day, 2 hours at a ti m e. Walk 6 hours per day; 1 0 m inutes at a ti m e. O ccasionally lift, carry, push or pull o b jects up to 25 lbs. Occasionally stoop or bend. Must be able to perceive attribu t es of an object through touch. Must be able to hear at it relates to nor m al conversation, high and low frequencies. Must be able to s e e as it r e lat e s to gene r al, near, far, color and peripheral vision.
Registered Nurse (RN) or Bachelor’s degree preferred in Microbiology/Epidemiology or related field with current license. Bachelor of Science Degree is required within 5 years of hire. Certification in Infection Control (CIC) preferred upon hire. New ICPs must proceed with CIC certification after two years of full time employment or equivalent.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE :
Minimum of two (2) years experience required in Nursing, Microbiology/Epidemiology or related field. For RN, acute care clinical nursing experience required.
Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!
St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.