Christiana Care Health System is currently seeking an Infection Preventionist (RN or non-RN) for Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE. In this position you will assist in the development and implementation of a system-wide of Infection Prevention program that supports the Christiana Care's patient safety initiatives. You will provide education for staff, patients, and visitors in the principles, policies and procedures related to infection prevention and control.
Performs surveillance related to infections and communicable diseases for Christiana Care Health Services, including inpatient, outpatient and other ancillary sites.
Identifies trends, clusters, outbreaks or areas of concern and prepares action plans as appropriate.
Implements approved action plans, working with departmental managers; monitors results until areas of concern are resolved.
Assesses the educational needs of staff, patients, residents, and visitors.
Develops educational plans. Implements and evaluates educational curricula in response to identified learning needs, organizational needs and goals, and infectious/communicable disease trends.
Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
BSN or Bachelors of Science degree in related field (Medical Technology) required.
Up to five years of clinical experience.
Experience in Infection Prevention and control preferred.
Experience as a health care educator.
Certification in Infection Control (CIC) preferred.
Christiana Care Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of sev...en counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."
Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive.
Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.