Infection Preventionist | Team Member | Where Southern Charm Meets the Sea
Experience Southern Hospitality with a Seaside Setting
Beautiful Coastal Southeast
Competitive Compensation | Superb Benefits Program | Relocation Assistance
Galileo Search is actively recruiting for an experienced acute care Infection Preventionist. Our Client is an award-winning, nonprofit health care system based in the coastal Southeast.
Live/Work/Play: This gem of a setting offers a close-knit community of friendly locals, beautiful beaches, foody-worthy restaurants, and an exceptional cost of living for a coastal location. The area is also known for its Victorian-era historic district, centuries-old oak trees, shopping, vast marshlands, and natural, historical attractions.
The surrounding islands offer coastal resorts, national monuments, parks, and superb golf clubs. This outstanding career opportunity, coastal location, and temperate climate make it the perfect spot for the next step in your career; not to mention an exciting new lifestyle!
THE CAREER OPPORTUNITY
The Infection Preventionist performs surveillance, data collection, analysis, and data disseminating results and implements and evaluates infection prevention control measures in collaboration with the Manager, Infection Prevention. The department is further guided by a highly supportive System Director of Quality Management.
Key Responsibilities and Duties:
The position will work closely with the Infection Prevention Manager and System Director of Quality Management
Coordinates with clinicians and administrators to improve patient and systems-level outcomes and reduce HAIs and related adverse events
Monitors compliance with mandates of accrediting and regulatory agencies related to practices associated with the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections
Monitors and benchmarks healthcare-acquired infection rates to implement quality improvement activities designed to improve patient outcomes
Utilizes accurate methodology in the selection, risk adjustment, and analysis of indicators
Promotes awareness of the Health System’s compliance with all legal and accreditation standards and other guidelines and recommendations that pertain to the appropriate practice of infection control
Collaborates and provides liaison with local and state health departments for reporting of communicable diseases and other related conditions and assists with control of infectious diseases in the community
Works collaboratively with the Team Member Health program to reduce the incidence of communicability of infections between patients, staff and other healthcare workers
Intervenes directly to prevent transmission of infection by the identification and implementation of control measures during outbreaks or clusters of infectious diseases
Provides educational programs in infection prevention and control to healthcare workers
Participates in hospital orientation
In collaboration with the Manager, Infection Prevention and other department leaders, monitors sterilization, disinfection and sanitation processes
Associates Degree from an accredited school of nursing required; Bachelor’s degree in Nursing preferred
Current RN required
Certification as an Infection Control Practitioner (CIC) required within 12 months of hire
Minimum of 3 years of acute care healthcare experience
Previous infection control experience preferred
Must be able to plan, develop, implement and evaluate programs
Demonstrated knowledge of patient care management, principles of asepsis, microbiology, pathology, immunology, and medical statistics or biostatistics
Knowledge and experience in the practice of epidemiological principles and infectious disease as they relate to infection control
Knowledge of sterilization, disinfection and sanitation processes
Demonstrated knowledge of regulatory, accrediting, and advisory body requirements
Ability to assume a leadership role in the implementation of strategies designed to prevent and control healthcare-associated infections
Demonstrated knowledge of performance improvement processes
Acute Care Hospital
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About Galileo Search, LLC - America's Leading Infection Prevention Search & Staffing Firm
America's Leading Infection Prevention Search & Staffing Firm. Other specialties include: Quality Management, Patient Safety, Performance Improvement, Accreditation, Compliance, Clinical Nurse Leadership, Medical Staff Services, Case Management, and Electronic Medical Records (EHR) Implementation & Integration.
Galileo Search, LLC partners with organizations across the United States to identify, recruit and retain the most accomplished specialists, professionals and executives in the healthcare industry.
Our clients include hospitals, health systems, academic medical centers and Fortune rated corporations.
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