HCMD_Inf Control Practitioner_S134

6 days left

Location
Germantown, Maryland
Posted
Aug 16, 2017
Closes
Oct 28, 2017
Function
Nurse
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Position Purpose:Participates in the administration of the Infection Control, and the Accreditation and Regulatory Programs to include all of the facilities included in Holy Cross Health. Develops, implements, and coordinates the efforts of staff, physicians, students and contract employees in the prevention and control of infections and infectious diseases. This includes close communication with the public health services, the health system corporate offices as well as persons who work or practice here. Routine and outbreak surveillance is performed; which involve frequent contact and collaboration with all levels of management and the members of the Medical Staff. Problem solving requires collaboration with staff from Employee Health, Risk Management, Safety Committee, and Performance Improvement.

The Infection Control Practitioner assists the Program Director in providing services necessary for the cost effect execution of the facility's Infection Control Program and is responsible for both the Infection Control Program and the Accreditation and Regulatory Program in her absence.

Supports the Mission of Trinity Health and Holy Cross Hospital.Job Description Details:

Minimum Licensure/Certification Required (if applicable):

Certification in Infection Control Epidemiology, or Certification obtained within 6 months of employment

RN and current Maryland License preferred

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

RN, BSN preferred.

                     or

Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology\\Microbiology\\or related science. 

Must be competent in field of expertise (Nursing, Lab) with a minimum of 3-5 years of experience.  Must be able to communicate verbally, in writing, and electronically.  Strong analytical skills mandatory.  Computer literacy is necessary.  Management experience preferred.   Must demonstrate an ability to communicate and work with persons of diverse background.

Must have actively worked in an Infection Control Program for at least two years.  Must indicate an interest in and be able to participate in continued education related to hospital epidemiology.  Must be able to effectively teach adults in a formal and informal setting. 

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs more than 120,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 21 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.