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Infection Preventionist Rn - Ft Weekdays Exempt

Company: Fauquier Health
Location: Arlington
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Coordinates, implements and evaluates the organization's infection prevention and control program.In the execution of job duties, it is the universal expectation that all tasks are performed with a patient centered focus, while also seeking opportunities to continually improve core processes. Incumbent will be scheduled based on operational need, which may include but is not limited to: holidays, extended shifts, night and/or weekend shifts, standby and/or on-call. This job description is only meant to be a representative summary of the major responsibilities and accountabilities performed by the incumbents of this job. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.Reports to: Director, Quality and Process ImprovementEssential FunctionsCoordinates the development and evaluation of the organization's infection prevention and control strategies, policies, and planning.Collects and performs statistical analysis, interpretation and dissemination of healthcare acquired infection data, including risk assessment, surveillance priorities, and outcomes analysis.Monitors local, state and federal regulations and ensures compliance with accrediting and regulatory agencies' standards and requirements.Assists with the development, administration, and maintenance of educational resources and initiatives.Monitors research and developments in the field of infection prevention and control to identify best practices. Facilitates implementation of best practices.Maintains communication with emergency response authorities/regulatory bodies and report exposure and investigation results promptly to appropriate services when identified.Performs and reports surveillance studies using risk stratification and appropriate benchmarking for evaluation of data or ratios. Uses basic statistical techniques to describe data.Reviews hospital acquired infections utilizing best practices in identifying root causes and process improvement and then facilitates implementation of solutions to mitigate risk to future patients.Minimum Education? Bachelor's degree X Preferred ? RequiredBSN required within 3 years of hire effective 1/1/21Required SkillsRequires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.Needs working knowledge and understanding of microbiology. Must have familiarity with agents that cause disease, and reservoirs, known spectrum of disease. Demonstrated interest in prevention and control.Required SkillsLicenses: Current Virginia State RN license required.Certification of Infection Prevention and Control (CIC) required within 2 years of hire.Minimum Work ExperienceRequired Minimum of 3 years experience in Clinical Nursing, Public Health Nursing or Infection Control.Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran

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