St. Johns Medical Center
  • Quality
  • Jackson, WY, USA
  • Competitive
  • Full Time

POSITION SUMMARY

As the Infection Prevention Program Manager, the Infection Preventionist is responsible for the effective direction, management and operations of the infection prevention department, including education of hospital personnel and consultation with the organization, CDC, and the county and state health departments.  The responsibilities encompass compliance with DNV/ISO 9001 standards, CMS, applicable state and local standards/guidelines, outbreak investigation, and overall direction of the infection prevention and control program.  

Essential Functions

Infection Prevention Program Management

- Establishes, implements and administers department goals, objectives, policies and procedures.
- Conducts ongoing review of hospital, ambulatory, and Living Center policies, procedures, and guidelines to identify infection control discrepancies and implements revisions as necessary.
- Ensures that departmental goals are compatible with, and enhance the hospital and organization's mission, values, and strategic plan.
- Provides information to hospital committees and department managers to formulate changes in the policies, procedures and/or processes which could reduce the spread of infection.
- Reviews, revises, and presents to appropriate committees all infection control policies annually.
- Reports to Director of Quality any new information or trends on best practices in infection prevention as well as reporting any problems encountered with infection prevention.

Monitoring, data collection and reporting

- Reviews all necessary patient charts for cultures or or possible infections.
- Reviews antibiotic resistance.
- Checks culture reports with the clinical laboratory.
- Confers with nurses in areas to locate any patient with an infection.
- Demonstrates proficiency in surveillance of nosocomial infections in newborns, pediatrics, adolescents, adults, and elderly.
- Directs and assists in preparing reports and statistical data for the infection control committee, medical staff committees, medical executive committee and the facility's administration and other committees as needed.

Education and spread of knowledge

- Provides employee in-services and disseminates information on infection prevention and control, i.e. DNV/ISO 9001 requirements, needle stick prevention, risk, orientation and isolation procedures.
- Acts as a resource person for staff regarding infection control/isolation techniques. Interacts with physicians, nurses, department managers, supervisors, and other professional/non-professional staff members to provide resource information and identify new opportunities to improve infection prevention practices. 

Minimum Education

Required: Bachelor's degree in Nursing OR Masters in Public Health/certified Medical Laboratory Science/Bachelor's in related medical field with Certification in Infection Control (CIC)

Minimum Work Experience

Required: Two years of Infection Prevention experience. Working knowledge of epidemiology, infectious diseases and aseptic techniques. Basic computer, research and statistical skills.  Good interpersonal and communication skills.

Preferred: 3+ years of Infection Prevention experience.

Required Licenses

If an RN, must have a Wyoming RN license; if a MPH or Medical Laboratory Scientist, must have current CIC certification. 

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