Infection Preventionist
Tower Health

West Reading, Pennsylvania

Posted in Health and Safety


Job Info


Responsibilities

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 and Infection Prevention.

Qualifications

Education Requirements

  • 4 year Bachelor's Degree or combination of relevant education & experience may be considered in lieu of Bachelor's Degree
Experience
  • Relevant Experience
Certification and Licensure
  • ASCP Registration OR Pa RN License OR another clinical license or cert in lieu of an RN license or ASCP certification
Required Skills
  • Excellent Communications Skills
  • Excellent Interpersonal Skills
  • General Clerical Skills
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • Multi Line Telephone Operational Skills



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