Infection Control Coordinator (Non-Rn)

Sutter Health Davis , CA 95616

Posted 2 months ago

Coordinates hospital-wide infection control program. These responsibilities include surveillance, data collection, analysis, reporting, communicating standards, and evaluating compliance for practices that are associated with prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections. Performance improvement to identify and prevent nosocomial infections and to participate in the education of all hospital personnel regarding infection control and prevention. Serves as a consultant, educator, role model, and proponent of change to provide quality healthcare.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Provides consultation to Employee Health Services policies and processes:

  • Supervises employees in the performance of infection control related procedures as needed.

  • Acts as a liaison with public health authorities for the purpose of preventing or controlling the transmission of infections.

  • Makes recommendations to hospital teams, committees, or departments for strategies to reduce the risk of transmission of infection between staff, visitors, and patients.

  • Works interdependently and cooperatively with team members to actualize the function and goals of the department.

  • Performs other duties as necessary for the smooth operation of the hospital.

  • Performs other monitoring related to performance improvement in conjunction with department and organizational quality initiatives.

Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a Health related field required

  • Master's Degree in a related specialty preferred

Certifications:

  • Registered Nurse
  • State Licensure

  • RN preferred

  • Basic Life Support Certification
  • BLS preferred
  • Certification from APIC after two years of experience in role required

Experience:

  • Working knowledge of and experience in the practice of epidemiological principles and infectious disease as they relate to infection control required.

  • Working knowledge of and ability to demonstrate comprehension of medical and nursing education and patient care management, microbiology, pathology, immunology, and medical statistics or biostatistics required.

  • Experienced in networking through the use of listserves, e-mail, and professional organizations required.

  • Experience in crisis intervention, short term counseling, coordination of complex discharge planning needs, and leading interdisciplinary team conferences required.

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