Infection Preventionist/Training Coordinator
Responsibilities include collecting, analyzing, and providing infection data and trends to nursing staff and health care practitioners; consulting on infection risk, prevention, and control strategies; providing education/training; and implementing evidence-based infection control practices.
Will provide leadership by making sure all required in-services are completed as well as create a framework of educational services that promote the growth and development of its licensed and unlicensed staff through new hire orientation, skills check-offs, and staff education.
- Perform surveillance and investigation to prevent (to the extent possible) the onset and spread of infection
- Prevent and control outbreaks and cross-contamination using transmission-based precautions in addition to standard precautions
- Use records of infection incidents to improve the infection control processes and outcomes by taking corrective actions as indicated
- Implement hand hygiene practices consistent with accepted standards of practice
- Monitor the proper cleaning, storage and handling of items such as linens, equipment, etc.
- Collect, analyze & provide infection data/trends to nursing staff and health care practitioners
- Provides education, training and implementation of evidence-based infection control practices, including those mandated by regulatory and licensing agencies, and guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Promotes and participates in ongoing education, inside and outside the facility, to maintain and enhance knowledge of current/new regulations.
- Assists in planning, developing, conducting, implementing, and evaluating educational programs for licensed and non-licensed staff in all necessary mandatory education
- Performs and coordinates the orientation program for new hires.
- Identify, assist, counsel and refer employees who have been exposed to blood/body fluids.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Primary training in either medical technology, microbiology, epidemiology, or registered nurse
- Must have certification in infection control or acquire certification within 90 days of employ.
- Experience in infection control development, implementation, and maintaining an Infection Prevention and Control Program
- Experience in long term care preferred
- Experience in staff training coordination preferred
Email resumes to: firstname.lastname@example.org