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Infection Control Practitioner

Company Name:
Absolute Opportunities
Job Ref.: 2441
Job Title: Infection Control Practitioner
Role: Nursing or Physician and other healthcare related opportunities
Relocation Available: Yes
Industry: Healthcare
Location: Oregon
Town / City: Springfield
Job Type: Permanent full-time
Job description:
The Infection Control Practitioner (ICP) is the central figure in the hospital-wide infection control program. They are responsible for investigation, surveillance, control and prevention of infections in hospital patients and employees. The ICP directs, coordinates and supervises the hospital-wide Infection Control Program and provides support to departments and physicians as needed. The ICP is responsible for monitoring compliance with TJC and regulatory agencies. ICP is also responsible for coordinating and working with laboratory staff and director to ensure proper reporting of infections based upon state and federal rules and regulations. The ICP is involved in Quality Measures related to infection control and antibiotic usage, works with teams as needed on improvements around strategic initiatives. Involvement may include, but is not limited to: quality indicator, development, chart review, assist with public reporting requirements, data abstraction, computer entry, report generation, presentation and improvement activity facilitation in accordance with organizational direction and regulatory requirements. Additional involvement in risk management activities and hospital wide quality improvement initiatives as needed.
Education and Licensing:
ASCP certified microbiologist/technologist with microbiology experience or licensed RN. APIC certified or applicably pursuing.
Qualifications:
Infection control practitioner with three years of hospital infection control experience preferred. Ability to create, implement, maintain and evaluate infection control program which includes policy and procedure reviews. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Highly organized, efficient and effective. Detail oriented. Ability to follow abstraction guidelines and correctly charts consistently with stated guidelines. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to write policies and procedures. Good command of technical writing. Able to effectively manage multiple work demands in fast paced environment. Team player. Able to conduct detailed and thorough investigation of incidents and processes. Able to present data in a format that allows committees and individuals to trend and see patterns of concern. Assist with development of response to emergencies involving infection control issues.
Bottom Line Requirements:
1. ASCP certified microbiologist/technologist.
2. Microbiology experience or licensed RN.
3. APIC certified or applicably pursuing.
4. 3 + years of hospital infection control experience.
5. Ability to create, implement, maintain and evaluate an infection control program which includes policy and procedure reviews.

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