Registered Nurse (RN) Day Shift, Infection Preventionist

Location
Silver Spring, MD
Posted
Jan 14, 2021
Closes
Jan 20, 2021
Ref
R-012583
Function
Nurse
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Adventist HealthCare Home Health Silver Spring seeks to hire an experienced Infection Preventionist who will embrace our mission to extend God's care through the ministry of physical, mental, and spiritual healing

As an Infection Preventionist, you will:
• Work with general supervision to design and implement the hospital wide infection prevention
program.
• Provide integral input into the design and implementation of educational presentations regarding infection prevention and isolation/precautions in relation to specific communicable diseases.
• Conduct surveillance and outbreak investigations as indicated. In collaboration with Occupational Health, investigates significant infection problems and other infections amongst patients and employees.
• Assists in planning, and day-to-day operations of the infection prevention program.
• Reports communicable diseases to respective units/departments as required.
• Ensures infection prevention databases are maintained in a timely fashion.
• Represents infection prevention at entity/system-wide forums.

Qualifications include:
• Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, Microbiology, or Medical Technology, Master's degree preferred.
• Active nursing license in the State of Maryland
• Previous experience in infection control and knowledge of OSHA, TJC, CDC, and other applicable local, state, and federal regulations and guidelines related to infection control
• More than 5 years of direct infection control experience preferred
• Certification in Infection Control (CIC)

At Adventist HealthCare our job is to care for you. We do this by offering:
• Work life balance through non rotating shifts
• Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
• Free Employee parking
• Competitive comprehensive benefit plans offered (including health, disability,
PTO and 403B retirement plan with matching and 3 year vesting)
• 100% Coverage for inpatient care - at Adventist HealthCare facilities
• 100% Coverage for urgent care nationwide - after copay

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.

If you want to make a difference in someone's life every day, consider a position with a team of professionals who are doing just that, making a difference.

Work Schedule:

Mostly weekdays, occasional evenings, weekends as needed

Tobacco and Drug 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 and drug use.

While some jurisdictions, including Maryland, permit the use of marijuana for medical purposes, marijuana continues to be classified as an illegal drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act. As a result, medical marijuana use will not be accepted as a valid explanation for a positive drug test result.

Adventist HealthCare will withdraw offers of employment to applicants who test positive for Cotinine (nicotine) and marijuana. Those testing positive 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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