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Infection Preventionist, Infection Control - Grant Funded

Company: Carilion Clinic
Location: Roanoke
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Roanoke ,VA, US, 24014

Job Summary

The Infection Control Preventionist has the responsibility for implementing and coordinating the program of infection control in accordance with established standards, i.e., The Joint Commission (TJC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The program is designed to reduce the risk of endemic and epidemic hospital associated infections in patients, health care workers, and visitors.

  • Promotes Carilion Clinic's Service Standards and quality service through team work, respectful communication, maintenance of a professional environment, partnership with those we serve, and anticipation of patient/customer needs.
  • Serves as a consultant on issues related to guidelines and regulatory standards associated with, but not limited to, product evaluation and selection, construction and renovation risk assessments, Emergency Management and Employee Health, and outbreak management.
  • Establishes, reviews, implements, and evaluates policies and procedures related to all Infection Control issues system wide, and assists with on-site support with availability to all areas.
  • Researches, develops and implements a system for tracking and classification of all infection by facility, areas, service line and/or disease or procedure, (surveillance, trend identification, data presentation), as well as selected specific infection control indicators.
  • Plans and implements orientation with an ongoing educational program in collaboration with Human Resources Development based on regulatory compliance, current issues, and needs assessment.
  • Communicates necessary information with physicians, hospital staff, patients, families, and outside agencies. Regularly communicates and collaborates with local and state agencies, such as the (CDC), (OSHA), and the VDH.
  • Provides input in budget development and operates in a cost-effective manner within budgetary constraints.
  • Maintains professional competency and growth in epidemiologic issues specific to age groups served.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Education: Minimum Baccalaurete degree in nursing (or actively enrolled in an RN to BSN program), or MTASCP/CLSASCP, or MPH, or experience as a public health epidemiologist required.

    Experience: Knowledge and/or job experience in epidemiologic principles and infectious diseases.

    Licensure, certification, and/or registration: Required: Certified in Infection Control (CIC) OR must obtain certification within 3 years of employment.

    Other Minimum Qualifications: Strong organizational and analytical skills. Knowledge of word processing, spread sheets, and presentation programs.

    About Carilion

    This is Carilion Clinic ...

    An organization where innovation happens, collaboration is expected and ideas are valued. A not-for-profit, mission-driven health system built on progress and partnerships. A courageous team that is always learning, never discouraged and forever curious.

    Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., you will find a robust system of award winning hospitals, Level 1 and 3 trauma centers, Level 3 NICU, Institute of Orthopedics and Neurosciences, multi-specialty physician practices, and The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute.

    Carilion is where you can make your own path, make new discoveries and, most importantly, make a difference. Here, in a place where the air is clean, people are kind and life is good. Make your tomorrow with us.

    Requisition Number: 137613
    Employment Status: Full time
    Location: 213 McClanahan
    Shift: Day
    Shift Details: Flexible schedule, opportunity for remote work
    For more information, contact the HR Service Center at 1-800-599-2537.

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

    Carilion Clinic is a drug-free workplace.



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Keywords: Carilion Clinic, Roanoke , Infection Preventionist, Infection Control - Grant Funded, Other , Roanoke, Virginia

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