Registered Nurse - (RN) - Infection Preventionist - Full-Time Days

Location
Rockville, MD
Posted
Feb 23, 2019
Closes
Mar 25, 2019
Function
Nurse
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Shady Grove Medical Center

If you are a current Adventist HealthCare employee, please click this link to apply through your Workday account. As a faith-based organization, with over a century of caring for the communities in the Maryland area, Adventist HealthCare has earned a reputation for high-quality, compassionate care. Adventist HealthCare was the first and is the largest healthcare provider in Montgomery County.

In an effort to improve patient safety, Adventist HealthCare supports a Just Culture. This atmosphere of accountability promotes the identification of human error (mistake), at-risk behavior (behavioral choice that increases risk) and reckless behavior (disregard for risk). The goal is to maintain a culture for learning, safe systems and well managed behavioral choices.

The Infection Preventionist works with supervision to implement the hospital wide infection prevention program. To include policy/procedure development, management of critical data, epidemiological analysis and reporting of infection data, product evaluation, team member education, monitoring for environmental and practice compliance, facilitation of the Infection Prevention Committee and management of infection prevention team members as designated.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

Assists with the implementation of educational presentations regarding infection prevention and isolation/precautions in relation to specific communicable diseases

Conducts surveillance and outbreak investigations as indicated
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In collaboration with Occupational Health, investigates significant infection problems and other infections amongst patients and team members
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Assists in planning, and day-to-day operations of the infection prevention program
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Reports communicable diseases to respective units/departments as indicated

Ensures infection prevention databases are maintained in a timely fashion\t

Represents infection prevention at entity and system-wide forums as required

Required Qualifications: Competencies:

Computer literacy, including experience with word processing, spreadsheets, graphics, and epidemiology software
Strong working knowledge of adult education, patient care management, microbiology, immunology, and health care epidemiology

Ability to interact with healthcare personnel and professionals at all levels

High level of problem-solving and decision-making skills

Effective verbal and written communication skills

Excellent organizational skills, and ability to handle several projects simultaneously

Ability to provide consultation to staff, medical staff, patients, and outside agencies that interface with the hospital

Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality

Required Qualifications: Education and Experience:

Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, Microbiology, or Medical Technology, Master's degree preferred
3-5 years of acute care experience preferred
Certification in Infection prevention (CIC) within AHC timeline(s)
Work Schedule:


Monday-Friday Days



Tobacco Statement


Tobacco use is a well-recognized preventable cause of death in the United States and an important public health issue. In order to promote and maintain a healthy work environment, Adventist HealthCare will not hire applicants for employment who either state that they are nicotine users or who test positive for nicotine use.


Adventist HealthCare will withdraw offers of employment to applicants who test positive for Cotinine (nicotine). Those testing positive for cotinine are given the opportunity to re-apply in 90 days, if they can truthfully attest that they have not used any nicotine products in the past ninety (90) days and successfully pass follow-up testing.



Equal Employment Opportunity


Adventist HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


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