Infection Preventionist

Parkview Health - Auburn, IN3.7

Full-timeEstimated: $56,000 - $73,000 a year
EducationSkills
Summary

Responsible for designing, implementing, and directing a hospital-wide infection prevention and control program which includes, but is not limited to, surveillance, analysis, reporting, and recording activities as well as setting standards and evaluating compliance for practices associated with the prevention and control of infection. Will provide education to and apply descriptive and analytic methods to identify associations between exposures and outcomes to control and prevent infection and disease among patients, employees, medical staff members, contract service workers, volunteers, and visitors, as needed.

Education

Must be a graduate of an accredited ASN or BSN program; or have a Bachelor’s degree in laboratory science; or have a Master’s Degree in Public Health. Nurses with ASN, must obtain BSN from an accredited program within five years of employment or will not be eligible to continue nursing employment with Parkview. Acceptable accrediting agencies are Commission on Collegiate Education in Nursing (CCNE), Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (CNEA).

Licensure/Certification

Nursing Degree candidates must have current Indiana RN license.

Laboratory Degree candidates must have current ASCP certification.

All candidates, CIC preferred upon hire or must be obtained within 3 years of hire into position.

Experience

Qualified candidates must possess one of the following based on educational backgrounds:

Nursing – 5 years of acute nursing experience required. 3 years of critical care nursing experience preferred. 3 years of infection prevention experience preferred.

Laboratory - 5 years of clinical laboratory science experience required. 3 years of microbiology/molecular experience preferred. 3 years of infection prevention experience preferred.

Master's Degree Public Health - 5 years of experience in public health (post graduate) required. 3 years infectious disease preferred.

Other Qualifications

Must have good verbal and written communication skills. Ideal candidate will possess strong interpersonal skills, and will be an efficient and effective problem solver. Must be able to work flexible hours, assume on-call responsibilities (which includes evenings, nights, weekends and holidays as needed and within the expected response time). Ability to effectively facilitate educational sessions to various audiences. Must be able to educate others using various methods such as classroom, web based, paper, etc).

Location: Parkview Health · Administration
Schedule: Full Time Benefit Eligible, Days, Monday - Friday