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Infection Preventionist

Allegheny Health Network

  • Company AHN
  • Jefferson Hills, PA - Jefferson Hospital
  • Clinical Services
  • Full time
  • Day (United States of America)

Company :

Allegheny Health Network

Job Description : 

GENERAL OVERVIEW:

This job, under the direction of the Manager of Infection Prevention is a position responsible for implementing hospital-wide infection prevention programs while ensuring compliance with the mandates of required accrediting and regulatory agencies. The incumbent will instruct staff on proper infection prevention procedures, conduct rounds, investigate infection prevention problems, and collect any necessary data in order to ensure best practices with the infection prevention programs and policies.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Performs routine surveillance for healthcare associated infections.
  • Provide educational in-services and materials for patients, visitors, and healthcare workers.
  • Assure hospital compliance with regulatory, safety, and infection control standards.
  • Identify and monitor patients requiring isolation precautions to ensure appropriate precautions are used. Recognize possible epidemiological exposures and provides appropriate follow-up. 
  • Maintains interdepartmental communications with all hospital areas regarding infection control issues.
  • Maintains self-education regarding infection control standards and the Joint Commission and DOH regulations.
  • Other duties as assigned or requested.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum

  • Associate's Degree in Epidemiology, Microbiology, Medical Technology, Public Health or Nursing
  • 3 years of Clinical experience in a hospital or related setting or disease surveillance experience in a public health setting
  • Certification in Infection Prevention and Control within 1 year of hire

Preferred

  • Bachelor's Degree in Medical Technology, Public Health, Epidemiology, Nursing or Related Health Sciences Field
  • RN License
  • American Society of Clinical Pathologist certification in Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS), Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT), Microbiology, or Microbiology Specialist

Disclaimer: The job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this job title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job.

Compliance Requirement : This job adheres to the ethical and legal standards and behavioral expectations as set forth in the code of business conduct and company policies.

 

As a component of job responsibilities, employees may have access to covered information, cardholder data, or other confidential customer information that must be protected at all times.  In connection with this, all employees must comply with both the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices and Privacy Policies and Procedures as well as all data security guidelines established within the Company’s Handbook of Privacy Policies and Practices and Information Security Policy. 

Furthermore, it is every employee’s responsibility to comply with the company’s Code of Business Conduct. This includes but is not limited to adherence to applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations as well as company policies and

Highmark Health and its affiliates prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Highmark Health and its affiliates take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

Highmark Health and its affiliates prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Highmark Health and its affiliates take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity, protected veteran status or disability. 

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