Infection Prevention Practitioner RN

Capital Health Pennington , NJ 08534

Posted 3 weeks ago

Overview

Position #9098

Responsibilities

  • 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.

Requirements

  • Two years experience in acute care/hospital-based setting required; 2+ years as an Infection Prevention Practitioner strongly preferred.

  • BSN required

  • 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.

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Infection Prevention Practitioner RN

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