Surveillances activities to decrease healthcare associated infections and improve patients outcomes.
Reviews and exercises discretion and judgement when investigating trends, clusters, outbreaks and unusual events.
Identifies and tracks nosocomial infections.
Reports communicable diseases and outbreaks to regulatory agencies.
Provides consultation on epidemiology issues.
Performs medical record review to determine if variations from quality criteria exist and to determine if further peer review is required.
Participates in data collection and analysis to facilitate effective quality outcomes.
Analyzes statistical reports and develops reports that identify compliance or areas for improvement.
Develops, implements and maintains policies and procedures per evidences based standards.
Provides effective survey preparation and coordination.
Provides consultation, education and training to healthcare personnel.
Two years experience in acute care/hospital-based setting required; 2+ years as an Infection Prevention Practitioner strongly preferred.
Valid NJ RN license
Commitment to complete CIC within 2 years. Knowledge of Infection Control guidelines, OSHA, and regulatory and CDC requirements; Ability to multi-task and ability to function in stressful and emergency situations.
Frequent physical demands include: Sitting , Standing , Walking Occasional physical demands include: Climbing (e.g., stairs or ladders) , Carry objects , Push/Pull , Twisting , Bending , Reaching forward , Reaching overhead , Squat/kneel/crawl , Wrist position deviation , Pinching/fine motor activities , Keyboard use/repetitive motion Continuous physical demands include: Lifting Floor to Waist 15 lbs. Lifting Waist Level and Above 10 lbs.