Conduct surveillance of microbiology data with analysis of blood stream infections, surgical site infections, ventilator-associated pneumonias and multi-drug resistant organisms; feedback of data to medical directors and administrators.
Remain current in pertinent literature and infection control practice.
Direct and monitor Joint Commission survey preparation related to Infection Control.
Develop infection control programs such as hand hygiene and implement these programs throughout the health system.
Educate Clinical and non-clinical staff regarding infection control practices.
Report pertinent infection control data to public health departments.
Participate on health system committees to represent infection control practice. Committees include Environmental Health, National Patient Safety Goal Liaisons, Construction, Patient Safety, Joint Commission Leadership, Patient Care Policy and Procedure, Clinical Products, and Emergency Management.
Round on units and in outpatient clinics regularly to insure compliance with infection control practices; participate on unit-based QI committees.
Review and revise infection control policies at least annually; develop infection control and performance improvement policies related to Emergency Management and participate in mandatory exercises.
Conduct and/or coordinate follow up of exposures to patients, families, and physicians; partner with Occupational Health on infection control concerns.
Consult with all departments and programs within the health system on issues and concerns related to infection control and prevention.
Develop articles and presentations for internal and external audiences.
Facilitate monthly Infection Control meetings.
Required: Bachelors Degree
Preferred: Masters Degree
Specify Degree(s): Nursing, Medical Technology, Epidemiology, Public Health
Required: 1-2 years of previous job-related experience
Preferred: 3-5 years of previous job-related experience
Details: Minimum of 3 years in Infection Control and 3-5 years in field of clinical specialty.
Managerial Experience: N/A
Internal Number: 00129189
About Loyola University Health System
Loyola Medicine is a regional Catholic health system based in Chicago’s western suburbs and a member of Trinity Health. Our system includes Loyola University Medical Center, a nationally ranked academic medical center with 547 licensed beds on 61 acres in Maywood, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, a community hospital with 254 licensed beds on a 36-acre campus in Melrose Park, MacNeal Hospital, a community hospital with 374 beds in Berwyn, as well as a large ambulatory network of clinics throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties offering primary and specialty care. Gottlieb became a member of the Loyola health system in 2008 and MacNeal joined the system in 2018. The total number of on-staff physicians in our health system is 1,877.