The Infection Preventionist (IP) helps to prevent healthcare associated infections by isolating sources of infections and limiting their spread. The IP is responsible for surveillance, rounding, analyzing, interpreting and the reporting of healthcare associated infections. The IP supports the development of evidence-based organizational infection prevention policies/standards that meet state, federal, regulatory and accrediting agencies standards. The IP trains healthcare members in infection prevention. The IP is a leader in infection prevention and serves as a resource, educator, researcher and proponent of change in order to influence infection prevention improvement to provide quality health care within the organization. The IP reports to the Director of Epidemiology, Infection Control and Prevention. Role will require travel to other Tower Health entities and off-site locations.
4 year/Bachelor's Degree: Medical Technology-Clinical Laboratory Science, Microbiology, or Nursing (Required) ASCP Registration (Required) PA Registered Nurse License (Required, if Bachelor's Degree is in Nursing) Infection Control Practitioner Certification (Preferred) CIC Certification after 2 years experience in field and within the 4th year, if not already certified.
Minimum 3 years acute care experience (Required) Knowledge of Joint Commission and Dept. of Health Standards (Required) Electronic Medical Record System Experience - EPIC (Preferred)
Internal Number: 2019-26668
About Reading Hospital - Tower Health
Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare provider/payer system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people.
Together, our six hospitals and other entities provide a full range of medical care — from prevention, screenings and education; to the latest clinical services and surgeries available; to rehabilitation. We also offer wellness programs and public health services that ensure our communities are the healthiest they can be. Our caring, highly trained physicians and staff are committed to patient safety and patient satisfaction.
Who We Are
With more than 11,000 team members, Tower Health includes Reading Hospital, a teaching hospital based in West Reading; Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville; Chestnut Hill Hospital, a teaching hospital in Philadelphia; Jennersville Hospital in West Grove; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; and Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown. We also operate Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing and Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences, and we have a comprehensive physician network. All of our facilities participate in our partnership with the UPMC ...Health Plan.
Collaboration across Tower Health enables our hospitals, providers, leadership and staff to leverage best practices across the health system. Our patients benefit from access to a broad range of services — all right here in our region.
Our hospitals have received national recognition for advanced care in areas such as neurosurgery and stroke, cardiac and vascular surgery, trauma, hematology and oncology. Reading HealthPlex, which opened at Reading Hospital in October 2016, combines state-of-the-art technology and world-class design to make the HealthPlex one of the most sophisticated surgical centers and inpatient facilities in the region.
At Tower Health, we have a rich history of providing high-quality, cost-effective care in the communities we serve. As the healthcare industry continues to change, one thing remains steadfast: Tower Health’s commitment to Advancing Health, Transforming Lives.