Infection Preventionist

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917308

Vidant Medical Center

Full Time

Regular

Summary

About Vidant Medical Center

Vidant Medical Center is a 900+ bed Level-1 Trauma Center, regional referral hospital and is the flagship hospital for Vidant Health. We serve as the teaching hospital for the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Vidant Medical Center provides acute, intermediate, rehabilitation and outpatient services to more than 1.4 million people in 29 counties.  But it's in our work environment that you'll find our sense of family and closeness that permeates everything we do.

 Responsibilities 

  • Provides surveillance for healthcare associated infections, surveillance and reporting of communicable diseases, environmental and construction surveillance and submits information to appropriate agency/data base/internal distribution.
  • Utilizes data from surveillance and research of literature to lead clinicians in implementation of best practices to reduce infections and actively serves on those committees relevant to good IC practices.
  • Conducts investigations and research of literature to drive improvement and incorporates evidence based research into infection control initiatives.
  • Collaborates in the development, delivery, and evaluation of educational programs or tools that relate to infection prevention, infection control, and epidemiology during orientation and other training for hospital staff.
  • Serves as resource/consultant in policy & procedure development and review, hospital and unit based priorities by networking with variety of disciplines and service areas for infection control improvement practices.
  • Keeps self professionally current through educational offerings, teleconferences, journal reading and attending meetings.
  • Performs those other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor.

Minimum Requirements

  • College Degree (4yrs) BS in Nursing, Medical Technology or related Allied Health Field required.
  • Infection Control education (State Approved Course) preferred.
  • Infection Control courses completed and certification in Infection Control within 3-4 years of employment.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience as a staff nurse or related allied health professional in a hospital setting required.
  • 1 year of leadership. Prior experience in infection control or epidemiology will be given preference.
  • Teaching skills are essential.

Other Information

  • Full-time: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm.

General Statement

It is the goal of Vidant Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.   Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

 

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