Internal Number: 10242
The Infection Preventionist assists the supervisor in organizing and directing the activities of the infection control program for all departments throughout a facility or ambulatory setting, including surveillance, infection prevention and control measures, and education for employees.
About Fairbanks Memorial Hospital
Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is a non-profit facility owned by the Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation. A Joint Commission-accredited facility with 152 licensed beds, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is the primary referral center for residents of Alaska's interior with a strong patient-to-nurse ratio and Shared Leadership Infrastructure.
In addition to our exceptional clinical environment, our location offers incomparable lifestyle rewards away from work. In Fairbanks, small-town living, spectacular natural beauty and endless recreation combine to create a one-of-a-kind place to live, work and play.
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 Control Committee of the facility or ambulatory setting. Reports communicable diseases as required by regulation.Makes recommendations when problems are identified.
Interprets department policies and procedures in conjunction with the Manager.Interacts with physicians, nurses, department managers, supervisors, and other professional and nonprofessional staff members as a consultant.Enters data into computer, prepares reports, conducts analytical studies and summarizes surveillance data.Initiates epidemiological investigations of significant clusters of infections and single cases of unusual infection.Assists with continuing infection control education and in-service programs to departments, including orientation for new employees.Reviews and assists with evaluation of hospital policies, procedures and guidelines as they relate to infection control. Assists in writing and revising infection control policies and procedures.Makes recommendations regarding construction, renovation, environmental rounds, and assures compliance with national and/or professional standards.
Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards. Provides all customers of Foundation Health with an excellent service experience by consistently demonstrating our core and leader behaviors each and every day.
Requires Bachelor's degree or equivalent in nursing or other related healthcare field.
Minimum of 2 years' clinical experience in a healthcare setting required. Current Registered Nurse (RN) license, OR Masters in Public Health (MPH), OR Certified Medical Technologist required.
Basic infection control education required (includes attendance at an approved formalized infection control basic training program).
Must be eligible to sit for Certification in Infection Control (CIC) certification within 2 years of hire. Must obtain CIC certification within 1 year of eligibility.
Master's degree in a related field
Current RN license
Current CIC Certification
Computer skills, research and basic statistical knowledge.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
Foundation Health Partners is an EEO/AAP employer; qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
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