Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin (Madison, WI) is seeking an Infection Prevention Specialist responsible for the facility infection prevention and control program (IPCP) which is designed to provide a safe, sanitary, and comfortable environment and to help prevent the development and transmission of communicable diseases and infections. The Infection Prevention Specialist develops policies and procedures for infection control; provides education, coordination, and communication of the IPCP for GHC-SCW with an emphasis on maintaining standards, problem reporting, problem identification and follow-up.
Our Mission Statement: To provide accessible, comprehensive, high quality healthcare and outstanding service in an efficient and personalized manner to persons in the GHC-SCW service area.
Our Vision: To be a leader among HMO’s in providing high-quality medical care, impeccable service and competitive benefit levels and premium rates.
Our Common Values:
Patient Centered: When health insurers and health care providers are brought together under one roof, we are better together. Our care team model focuses on supporting the needs of our patients/members and providing the best in safe, high quality coordinated health care. Members and their providers participate in making
Quality Driven:When members and their providers each participate meaningfully in the decisions that lead to better health care, we are better together. GHC-SCW continues its tradition of providing proactive health promotion and disease management outreach to our members to consistently achieve high quality health care accreditation.
Innovation: When we work to lift each other up, show appreciation and collaborate in the best interests of the member, we are better together. GHC-SCW has made innovative advancements which include the implementation of an electronic medical records system (EMR) and GHC-SCW MyChartSM, access to innovative Complementary Medicine benefits and Wellness reimbursement services.
Community Involved: When we join with our community to further the causes for which we share a common concern, we are better together. We are proud to promote programs that strengthen lives, and make our community a safer, stronger and healthier place to live and grow. GHC-SCW employees share their time and talent; and we recognize that the value of what we give is also what we gain – for our employees, our members and our community.
Not for Profit Cooperative: When we share a common purpose, a common voice and a common vision, we are better together. We use our surpluses to improve clinics, enhance health care benefits and give back to the community. Our members, not our profits, are our priority. We have a unique “cooperative” governance structure which works directly for our members.
GHC-SCW is committed to fostering a caring and compassionate environment while ensuring that individual differences are valued. GHC-SCW is a quality driven cooperative built on collaboration, community involvement, innovation, and belonging. It is essential that all employees, members, and patients feel secure and welcome, that the opinions and contributions of all individuals are respected and that all voices are heard.
Healthcare is a human right.
In treating all people with dignity and respect.
There is strength in diversity.
Equity celebrates our humanity.
We are better together.
JOB SPECIFIC MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
1. Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college or university in relevant major such as Nursing, Public Health, Microbiology, Epidemiology or Medical Technology required. Valid Wisconsin license or national certification, as applicable to education preferred.
2. Possession of a valid, Wisconsin driver license; or ability to travel to various work sites. Employee is expected to provide personal transportation.
3. Possession of or eligibility for a valid Healthcare Provider CPR/AED certificate is required. Employee must obtain certification within four (4) months of employment.
4. Membership or ability to obtain membership in the Association for Practitioners in Infection Control (APIC) required.
5. Education and experience in the area of infection control and/or occupational health/safety is required.
6. Knowledge of scientific occupational health and infection control principles as a basis for quality decision-making ability required. Knowledge of OSHA and other occupational health and safety regulations preferred. Knowledge of immunizations for adults. Knowledge of TB skin testing. Knowledge and skill in bloodborne pathogens/biohazards exposures. Ability to maintain quality, safety and /or infection control standards.
7. Knowledge of state and national recommendations regarding pandemic preparedness, National Incident management System (NIMS) processes, and CDC recommendations for infection control and standards in healthcare settings.
8. Ability to evaluate (critically) research and evidence-based practices and incorporate findings into routine practice. Ability to integrate evidence based practices into policies, guidelines, protocols, and educational strategies.
9. Ability to educate individuals as to the nature of disease and to ensure instruction on proper care, treatments and follow-up.
10. Excellent verbal communication and listening skills both in-person and on the phone required. Ability to make presentations to both small and large groups.
Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. GHC-SCW considers candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.
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About Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin
When your health care and your health plan work together, the result is the superb care and impeccable service you've come to expect from Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin (GHC-SCW).
Located in Madison, WI, we’re a non-profit, member-owned health plan providing high-quality health care services, including primary care and specialty care to over 40,000 members living in and around Dane County. We provide insurance to more than 75,000 members.
More than 45 years ago, we pioneered a movement in Dane County as the area’s first HMO. It began with people from our own community who knew there was a better way to provide health care – a non-profit, member-owned cooperative that could bring health insurance and health care together for the benefit of members.
Today, that simple idea has grown into a nationally recognized leader in health care. Throughout that time, we have stayed true to a cooperative spirit that believes the health of many makes us all better.