The Infection Preventionist (IP) provides education and consultation to the organization in infection prevention practices and regulatory compliance with infection prevention standards. Applies education and professional experience in daily practice and education of staff members. Utilizes national standards and guidelines as well as regulations, state laws and compliance organization recommendations to maintain a safe patient environment and establish best practice within the organization. Remains current with IP issues, infections and communicable diseases related to all age groups from neonate/infants through geriatrics. Knowledge of the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) patient safety surveillance and reporting program is essential. Utilizes National Health Safety Network (NHSN) infection definitions to perform surveillance and identify trends or outbreaks of infections. Maintaining a current knowledge in IP practices and technology is essential to provide effective, ongoing surveillance of general and special ventilation, water controls, construction, regulated and unregulated waste, pest control, environmental, furniture and equipment cleaning, disinfection and sterilization, supply selection and management. Demonstrates effective communication skills and a proficiency in standard computer programs such as Word, Excel and Power Point programs and is able to generate effective reports and presentations.
If interested, please visit www.mynortoncareer.com and apply for Job ID 33465.
One year as an RN
Bachelor Degree Nursing
Certification in Infection Prevention and Control - Eligible to test for CIC within two years of hire and successfully obtain CIC within three years of hire.
Registered Nurse (KY)
One year as an Infection Preventionist RN
Screening Requirements: Drug Screen, Background Check, License and Employment reference verification.
Norton Healthcare offers a competitive benefit package including:
About Norton Healthcare
As one of the area’s largest employers Norton Healthcare is a leader in serving adult and pediatric patients, providing care at more than 250 locations throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Our not-for-profit system includes five Louisville hospitals with 1,837 licensed beds, seven outpatient centers, 14 Norton Immediate Care Centers, more than 14,000 employees, over 900 employed medical providers and approximately 2,000 total physicians on its medical staff. Our hospitals provide inpatient and outpatient general care as well as specialty care, including heart, neuroscience, cancer, orthopedic, women’s and pediatric services. In 2018 Norton Healthcare was named by Healthiest Employers as the fourth healthiest place to work in the country. More information about Norton Healthcare is available at NortonHealthcare.com.