Infection Preventionist

Pocono Medical Center East Stroudsburg , PA 18301

Posted 6 months ago

Job Summary: Assists the Director, Infection Control and Prevention in directing and evaluating infection control activities across the Network.

Minimum Requirements: Graduate of approved school of nursing with current Pennsylvania RN license, or graduate of approved school of medical technology (Registered MT (ASCP)) or Bachelor#s degree in related field. Minimum five years continuous clinical or microbiology experience with theoretical or clinical knowledge of operating room, isolation techniques and infectious diseases in order to demonstrate expertise in investigating surgical site infections.

Knowledge of scientific principles normally acquired by completing a BSN or Bachelor#s degree in a related field preferred, in order to facilitate problem solving and action planning. Completion of basis infection control training course by APIC or AORN within one year of hire date in order to demonstrate knowledge of principles and practices of epidemiology. Member of a professional organization related to infection control (APIC or AORN), in order to facilitate networking opportunities and expansion of knowledge base.

Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills, in order to work cooperatively with administration, physicians, nursing staff, ancillary hospital departments, patients and families. Demonstrates organizational ability and intellectual curiosity to be able to direct fact-finding exercises. Possesses sound judgment and objectivity, in order to facilitate decision making.

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of scientific principles normally acquired by completing BSN or Bachelor#s degree in a related field preferred, in order to facilitate problem solving and action planning. Licensure and Certifications:

RN license or MT registration as appropriate. Bachelors degree in a health care related profession or business. Masters degree preferred.

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