Summary: Infection Control Practitioner job consults with physicians, managers, and staff for the management of infectious and/or immuno-suppressed patients. Develops, implements, and continually monitors the infection control policies and procedures for all departments.
Implements a surveillance system for detecting and monitoring hospital acquired and community infections. Ensures compliance to regulatory requirements.
Provides physicians and staff with updates of infection control policy changes.
Investigates outbreaks or clusters of infections. Monitors, analyzes, and interprets bacteriology reports and infection statistics, recommends appropriate control measures to prevent dissemination of resistant microorganisms and pathogens.
Consults with physicians, managers, and staff for the management of infectious and/or immuno-suppressed patients.
Participates in Infection Control Committees.
Collaborates with local and state health departments in the prevention, control, and appropriate reporting of communicable diseases.
Participates in ongoing infection control educational programs for employees, including TB, HIV/Hep/Universal Precautions. May educate patients as necessary.
Education:Bachelors Degree in nursing or healthcare related field.Licenses/Certification:Current State RN license.Experience:Minimum of 1 year clinical experience in medical-surgical or critical care nursing.