Department: CORP | Infection Prevention
Posting #: 741138
Date Posted: 4/10/2023
Employee Type: Regular
Novice Infection Preventionists (IP) coordinates learning and on-going competency with the comprehensive organization-wide infection surveillance, prevention and control program in accordance with current requirements of regulatory, government and accrediting/licensing agencies and organizational policies and procedures. Duties include learning surveillance for healthcare-associated infections (HAIs); collection, analysis, interpretation and reporting of surveillance data; outbreak investigation; and program evaluation.
- Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
- Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
- Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
- Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
- Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.
Program Evaluation and Development
- Develops plan for infection surveillance, prevention and control activities based on the facility risk assessment.
- Round, daily or monthly, depending on needs per Unit/Department
- Utilize epidemiologic principles to conduct surveillance and ability to independently initiate a risk assessment with pertinent issues identified for further improvement
- Evaluate and modify the surveillance plan, as necessary.
- Develop, interpret and assist with implementation of infection prevention and control policies and protocols.
- Communicate infection prevention and control information and data to various committees and healthcare workers across the organization as assigned.
- Comply with regulatory and mandatory reporting requirements at the local, state and federal levels.
- Stay current on infection prevention and control regulatory and accreditation standards and maintain compliance.
- Utilize PI methodology as a means of enacting change.
- Define the scope of the project and select appropriate PI tools to aid in efficiency, reliability, effectiveness and ensure sustainability of the initiative.
- Ensure that customer needs and expectations are considered in the development of and continuous improvement of processes, products, and services.
- Monitor and analyze process and outcome measures to evaluate the effectiveness and sustainability.
- Participate in PI committees, teams and initiatives as indicated.
- Identify barriers for implementation and develop strategies to minimize or remove barriers.
- Implement strategies to sustain efforts such as audit tools and meaningful feedback.
- Accountable to pursue professional growth and development of required knowledge and skills.
- Participate in an infection prevention and control professional organization/association (i.e.: APIC, CHA).
- Create educational goals, objectives, and strategies using learning principles and available educational tools and technology.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of educational programs and learner outcomes.
- Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.