Infection Preventionist

University of Maryland Medical Center - Baltimore, MD

What You Will Do:
University of Maryland Medical Center(UMMC) has achieved Magnet status in recognition of the hospital nursing excellence. UMMC is a teaching hospital with 757 beds based in Baltimore, Maryland, that provides the full range of health care. It has more than 35,000 inpatient admissions and 165,000 outpatient visits each year. The R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center (also known as Shock Trauma) is the world's first center dedicated to saving lives of people with severe, life-threatening injuries sustained in motor vehicle collisions, violent crimes and other traumatic incidents. Our vision is to provide high value and compassionate care, improving health in Maryland and beyond, educating future health care leaders and discovering innovative ways to advance medicine worldwide.

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Job Summary

Under general supervision, conducts nosocomial infection surveillance, analyzes data for trends, participates in outbreak investigations, provides related education to staff and maintains relevant policies. Reviews culture and sensitivity reports on in-patients with possible infections to set priorities for surveillance activities in patient care areas and define nosocomial infections in accordance with CDC published definitions. Performs surveillance of current in-patient and discharged patient’s medical records suspected of having acquired a nosocomial infection. Discusses significant Infection Control issues with the Director of Infection Prevention & Control and Hospital Epidemiologist, usually pertaining to those nursing units assigned for surveillance activities.

What You Need to Be Successful:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited School of Nursing, Medical Technology, or a related field or equivalent is required.

Current licensure in the State of Maryland as a Registered Nurse or certification as a Registered Medical Technologist is required unless certification in infection prevention is currently held with equivalent educational background requirements. Certification from the Association for Practitioners in Infection Control (APIC) as an Infection Control Practitioner is required, or taken within two (2) years of hire.

Two and one-half years clinical experience as an RN or microbiology experience as a Medical Technologist or certified in infection prevention with equivalent experience is required. Infection control experience is preferred.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.