Infection Prevention Clinical Coordinator (Registered Nurse RN)

Trinity Health Corporation Waterbury , CT 06701

Posted 2 months ago

Employment Type:

Full time

Shift:

Day Shift

Description:

Come join the Infection Control team at Saint Mary's Hospital, part of Trinity Health Of New England! We are part of Trinity Health nationwide, bringing compassionate care to our communities.

Job Description:

The Infection Prevention Clinical Coordinator oversees the Infection Control Programs and processes for Saint Mary's Hospital. Supports the hospital-wide Infection Prevention Program, including the identification and reduction of infection risks among patients, staff members, physicians, other licensed independent practitioners, and other persons in the hospital environment.

Works with leadership team to ensure all infection control incidents, outbreaks, & exposures are investigated and resolved in a timely manner. Serves as an expert in infection prevention and control for departments and hospital personnel. Ensures on going Joint Commission (TJC) requirements and other applicable federal, state, and local regulatory and /or accrediting agencies are met. Ensures the attainment of departmental goals and objectives as determined by the Director of Safety, Quality, & Performance Improvement.

Top Reasons to Work at Trinity Health of New England:

  • Our Mission and Core Values

  • Great benefits and Health Insurance Coverage

  • Career growth and advancement potential

  • Award-winning Nursing Department

Work Hours/Shift:

40hrs on days, normally Mon-Fri however currently rotating every other weekend due to COVID

You Will Be Responsible For:

Exceptional Patient Care: Oversees all investigations regarding outbreaks or exposures and ensures any recommended changes are implemented.

Excellent Communicator: Serves on hospital, Trinity Health-New England regional, and Trinity Health national committees as appointed by Senior leadership and as evidenced by reports at appropriate department meetings

Strong Educator: Educates concerning matters of infection prevention and control. Teaches new orientees, medical staff, students and other health care workers about risk, prevention and control methods.

Technical Familiarity: Implementation of a surveillance program and maintains a system for infection prevention for the hospital; ensures compliance with all state (CT. DPH) and federal (CMS, FDA, OSHA) regulatory agencies and Joint Commission accreditation requirements related to Infection Prevention and Control.

Active Teamwork: Ability to partner and act as resource to staff/departments to ensure achievement of the organizations Infection Prevention goals.

Requirements:

  • Registered Nurse, current CT RN license

  • Bachelor's degree required

  • Minimum 5 years' experience in acute care hospital, and 3 years in infection prevention

  • CIC certification or ability to obtain certification within 6 months of employment

About Trinity Health Of New England:

Trinity Health Of New England is an integrated health care delivery system that is comprised of world-class providers and facilities dedicated to full spectrum preventative, acute, and post-acute care. We aim to deliver top level care to increase our community's overall health at lower costs. While we serve nearly 3 million people, we are proud to be a part of a national system that focuses on putting our patients first and having the best colleagues to do so.

Trinity Health Of New England benefits include health insurance, adoption assistance, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation, sick time, and professional advancement just to name a few.

Employees can also take advantage of extra benefits specific to each hospital.

Step up to your potential. Write your story and apply today!

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.



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Infection Prevention Clinical Coordinator (Registered Nurse RN)

Trinity Health Corporation