Sets standards and evaluates compliance for practices that are associated with the prevention and control of health care associated infections (HAI). These responsibilities include, but are not limited to: surveillance, analysis, reporting, and recording activities.
RN required, BSN &/or CIC preferred.
2 years of experience in healthcare required.
Certification I Infection Control and Epidemiology (CIC) within 2 year of hire required.
Performs infection control surveillance responsibilities including reporting to governing agencies.
Investigates all identified potential/actual HAIs.
Communicates with staff (nursing and physician) regarding pertinent infection control issues and develops collaborative solutions.
Prepares reports regarding surgical site infections and other infection control issues to be reported to Leadership/Management, the Medical Quality Assurance Committee and the Governing Council.
Performs Infection Control Program assessment, develops annual IC risk assessment & revises the Infection Control & Prevention Plan, as indicated.
Provides annual education to members of the medical staff & periodic education to clinical staff regarding infection control & epidemiologic issues.
Collaborates with the Facilities Department regarding construction, renovation & other facilities-related issues.