Multiple Infection Prevention positions available at Emory Healthcare!
Emory is adding resources to our existing inpatient and ambulatory IP programs. In order to expand Infection Prevention Coverage throughout our health system - . We are currently recruiting for several IP coordinators with at least 1 year of IP experience. The job summary below reflects the basic components of both types of positions.
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Assists in the continuing development, implementation, evaluation, and modification of the Emory Hospitals and The Emory Clinic Infection Control Programs
Coordinates activities to identify and reduce the risks of acquiring and transmitting infections in assigned focus area(s).
These activities include problem identification and management, data and information collection, analysis and management, improvement processes, policy/procedure management, outcome evaluation and education.
Responsibilities: Coordinate, support or assist in the design and execution of special studies and projects. Works with manager to formulate plan for professional development. Attends educational in-services as appropriate. Participates in professional activities and organizations to maintain knowledge of current trends, practices, and developments. Collects patient, laboratory, process and performance data and information.
Ensures confidentiality, security and integrity of data and information are maintained. Prepares reports on infection control activities and improvement processes to meet organization needs and comply with applicable regulations in assigned focus area(s). Recommends changes in information systems hardware and software to improve internal and external reporting and data storage capabilities. Reviews and makes recommendations regarding selection of products related to infection prevention and control and current professional, industry and community standards and practices. Routinely assesses and investigates clinical infection and infection risks in concert with department objectives and assigned focus area(s).
Graduation from an accredited school of nursing or have a Masters in Public Health.
RN's must have current licensure in the state of Georgia.
Two years of recent health care experience (within the past five years) which includes one year of clinical infection control experience is required.
Certification in Infection Control (CIC) required within 2 years of employment.
Physical Requirements: ( Medium): 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.
Internal Number: 56237
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For the ninth year in a row, U.S. News and World Report has ranked Emory University Hospital the no. 1 hospital in both Georgia and metro Atlanta in its 2020-2021 Best Hospitals Guide. Additionally, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital ranked No. 2 and Emory University Hospital Midtown ranked no. 5 in both Georgia and metro Atlanta.