Qualifications:Registered Nurse licensed to practice in the state of New Jersey required. A BSN required (MSN preferred). Five (5) years of nursing experience, including three (3) years in infection control required. Proficiency in surveillance techniques for an acute care facility preferred. Experience in infection control program development a plus. Excellent writing and communications skills required. Current certification in Infection Control/Prevention required.
Master’s Degree in Medical Technology or a relevant healthcare field required. Five (5) years of related experience in infection control required.Proficiency in surveillance techniques for an acute care facility preferred. Excellent writing and communications skills required. Current certification in Infection Control/Prevention required.
Responsibilities:The primary purpose of the Supervising Infection Preventionist in the Infection Prevention and Control Department is to assist the Director to plan and implement the operations of the program. This position assists the Director with all infection prevention activities, including planning and implementing the overall development of the infection control program, the design and coordination of educational programs, the supervising and training of personnel, the coordination of departmental research projects, and the coordination of outbreak investigations.The position requires an advanced knowledge of epidemiology, infectious diseases, and the principles and practice of infection control and prevention in the hospital. The Supervising Infection Preventionist will cover for the Director in his/her absence, as well as, rotate call with the Director for infection prevention related issues as assigned.
University Hospital offers a competitive salary & comprehensive benefits package. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. For more information, visit www.uhnj.org/hrweb.
Internal Number: 101520b
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