Infection Preventionist

Drug Information Association Inc Tucson , AZ 85704

Posted 2 months ago

Primary City/State:

Tucson, Arizona

Department Name:

Infection Control-Hosp

Work Shift:

Day

Job Category:

Risk, Quality and Safety

Fantastic Career Ladder Opportunities!

Health care is constantly changing, and at Banner Health, we are at the front of that change. We are leading health care to make the experience the best it can be.

We want to change the lives of those in our care - and the people who choose to take on this challenge. If changing health care for the better sounds like something you want to be part of, we want to hear from you

Banner University Medical Center Tucson (BUMCT)is one of Arizona's leading hospitals and the only Level 1 Trauma Center in Southern Arizona! As an academic medical center focused on clinical excellence, research and teaching, the goal of the entire team is focused on ensuring patients receive the very best care from top-notch medical experts. At BUMCT, Infection Preventionists are vital to the daily operations throughout the facility.

As an Infection Preventionist you will be part of a strong team that works closely with clinical staff and hospital leaders to promote world class patient care. We actively support our employees as they study for their certification in infection prevention and grow their career in this field.

You will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of critical responsibilities, including rounding on the unit, working directly with frontline staff and involvement in construction and remodeling throughout the facility. Schedule is consistent of business hours conducted Monday-Friday.

Your pay and benefits (Total Rewards) are important components of your Journey at Banner Health. Banner Health offers a variety of benefit plans to help you and your family. We provide health and financial security options so you can focus on being the best at what you do and enjoying your life

University Medical Center Tucson Banner

  • University Medical Center Tucson is nationally recognized for providing exceptional patientcare, teaching future health-care professionals andconducting groundbreaking research. Also located onthe campus is Diamond Children's - recognized for itsspecialized pediatric services including neonatal andintensive care, emergency medicine and cancer therapies.Banner

  • University Medical Center Tucson is SouthernArizona's only Level 1 Trauma Center, meaning we carefor the most critically injured patients. The hospital isconsistently listed among the nation's top hospitals in theprestigious Best Hospitals ranking by U.S.

    News & WorldReport. Our nurses' innovative, safe and thoughtful carehas been recognized with Magnet (tm) designation fromthe American Nurses Credentialing Center. The hospital'sphysicians are full-time faculty of the University of Arizona College of Medicine

  • Tucson. Our specialty servicesinclude comprehensive heart and cancer care, advancedneuroscience techniques and a multi-organ transplantprogram.

POSITION SUMMARY

This position provides comprehensive infection prevention and control expertise, including ongoing assessment of performance, prioritization of improvement activities, implementation and oversight of performance improvement projects and ensures ongoing regulatory compliance with infection prevention standards throughout all departments and programs within the facility. The position works closely with both system and facility initiatives. All work processed by the incumbent is considered confidential and protected from discovery, pursuant to state statutes.

CORE FUNCTIONS

1.Conducts focused surveillance for healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), detects and records HAIs on a systematic and current basis, analyzes HAIs and prepares reports for the Infection Prevention Committee of the facility or ambulatory setting under the direction of the department supervisor. Performs all surveillance in accordance with the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) protocols and definitions. Reports communicable diseases and other infection data as required by regulatory bodies.

2.Analyzes patient care and practice patterns within nursing, ancillary and medical staff and identifies issues with opportunities for improvement. Identifies patient safety issues, events, trends and deviations from standard of care.

3.Initiates epidemiological investigations of significant clusters of infections and single cases of unusual infection. Serves as a subject matter expert for the facility and system related to emerging infections, public health crisis and emergency management.

4.Analyzes complex data sets at the facility and system level to identify trends in improvement opportunities, compiles reports and presentations for facility and system teams, and assists regional leaders with improvement teams and publications.

5.Serves as a resource and subject matter expert to staff, leaders, medical staff, patients and the community for infection prevention and control.

6.Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards. Provides all customers of Banner Health with an excellent service experience by consistently demonstrating our core and leader behaviors each and every day.

7.Department responsibility, system teams and clinical consensus group. Customers are internal: physicians, employees, managers, volunteers, students, patients and external: public health agencies, general public.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Requires a current RN license with BSN preferred, OR Masters in Public Health (MPH), OR certified medical technologist, OR a bachelor's degree in healthcare related field.

Certification in Infection Control (CIC) is required.

Must have a minimum of five years clinical experience in a hospital setting or disease surveillance experience in a public health setting.

Computer skills, research and basic statistical knowledge is required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Masters degree in public health (MPH) or other healthcare related field.

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.



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