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AdventHealth Careers for VeteransRN Infection Preventionist
Rome, GA

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RN Infection Preventionist

All the benefits and perks you need for you and your family:

  • Benefits from Day One

  • Paid Days Off from Day One

  • Student Loan Repayment Program

  • Career Development

  • Whole Person Wellbeing Resources

Our promise to you:

Joining AdventHealth is about being part of something bigger. It’s about belonging to a community that believes in the wholeness of each person, and serves to uplift others in body, mind and spirit. AdventHealth is a place where you can thrive professionally, and grow spiritually, by Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. Where you will be valued for who you are and the unique experiences you bring to our purpose-minded team. All while understanding that together we are even better.

Schedule: Full-time 8-5 Mon-Fri

Shift : Days

Location: 501 Redmond Road, Rome, GA 30165

The community you’ll be caring for: AdventHealth Redmond

  • Rome’s historical markers help document the city’s history and gives insight into the culturally rich heritage.

  • Population- 36,332 (2019 census)

  • Developed a regional center for the fields of medical care and education

  • In addition to its public-school system, it has several private schools. Higher-level educational institutions include private Berry College and Shorter University, and the public Georgia Northwestern Technical College and Georgia Highlands College.

  • Largest city near the center of the triangular area defined by the Interstate highways between Atlanta, GA, Birmingham, AL, and Chattanooga, TN.

The role you’ll contribute:

GENERAL SUMMARY:

The Infection Preventionist will coordinate comprehensive organization-wide infection surveillance, prevention, and control program in accordance with current requirements of regulatory, government, and accrediting/licensing agencies and organizational policies and procedures. Duties include surveillance for health care-associated infections (HAIs); collection, analysis, interpretation, and reporting of surveillance data; outbreak investigation; and program evaluation. Responsible for the day-to-day administration and development of the infection surveillance, prevention, and control program. Communication skills within the multidisciplinary team are required to facilitate the role within both clinical practice, facility readiness for emergencies and construction. Additional duties include assisting the Director of Quality and Risk with assignment of risk events and patient advocate duties.

Must have good interpersonal and leadership skills, ability to discuss, promote and explain programs, goals, policies and procedures with patients, employees, administrative staff, and medical staff. Must be of sound character and possess the highest ethical standards.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES :

  • Assist the Director of Infection Prevention with overall Infection Prevention Program

  • Assists with annual facility infection risk assessment, and whenever risks significantly change

  • Assists in developing a plan for infection surveillance, prevention, and control activities based on the facility risk assessment

  • Assists in maintaining an infection surveillance, prevention and control program based on the organization’s risk assessment and plan, in accordance with state, federal, and other reporting requirements

  • Collects, manages and analyzes surveillance data using standardized methodology and defined criteria for an HAI

  • Organizes and maintains surveillance data and records

  • Reports surveillance data, findings and analyses to the appropriate committees, patient care units, personnel, and external agencies

  • Monitors patients for the occurrence of communicable diseases, HAIs, and resistant and epidemiologically important organisms

  • Monitors infectious diseases and epidemiologically significant organisms occurring in the community via laboratory reports and public health reports

  • Identifies and evaluates clusters of infections and potential outbreaks

  • Assists in instituting an outbreak investigation and control measures as needed

  • Recommends isolation precautions according to the organization’s policies and procedures

  • Assists in developing evidence-based infection prevention and control policies and protocols in accordance with regulatory, government and accrediting/licensing agency requirements and recommendations of relevant professional organizations

  • Updates policies and protocols as needed to maintain compliance with regulations, standards, and evidence-based guidelines

  • Assists the organization to evaluate and maintain readiness for state, federal, and accrediting agency surveys

  • Monitors and evaluates the efficacy of infection prevention and control strategies

  • Collaborates with other departments throughout the facility to design and implement strategies to prevent HAIs and transmission of multidrug-resistant organisms and other epidemiologically important organisms

  • Investigates exposures to communicable disease and initiates appropriate measures to prevent the transmission of disease

  • Maintains confidentiality of patients, personnel and related information

  • Provides consultation services relating to infection prevention and control to the various departments in the organization

  • Evaluates products, devices and equipment relating to infection prevention and control

  • Actively participates in quality assurance/performance improvement activities

  • Maintains departmental records to be in compliance with regulatory and accrediting agencies

  • Provides written and verbal reports to administration and relevant committees, departments, personnel and external agencies

  • Communicates with local and state health departments

  • Participates in orientation programs and required annual education programs

  • Provides education on hand hygiene, aseptic technique, infection prevention and control strategies, antiseptics and disinfectants, specific infectious diseases, and other related health care issues

  • Develops or obtains educational materials and programs, as needed, for personnel, patients and visitors

  • Collaborates with employee health personnel on matters such as exposure management and immunization

  • Works with facilities management and other personnel to evaluate infection risks associated with renovation and construction projects and identify control measures

  • Other duties as business needs arise.

Qualifications

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Familiarity with relevant state, federal and accrediting agency requirements

  • Knowledge and experience in areas of patient care practices, microbiology, sepsis, cleaning, disinfection and sterilization, adult education, infectious diseases, epidemiology, statistics, communication and program administration

  • Self-motivated, organized and detail oriented

  • Able to collect, analyze and report data

  • Computer literate, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and ability to obtain, enter and manage data using a computer

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Able to facilitate performance improvement initiatives

  • Able to organize and manage time and multiple tasks

  • Participates in ongoing personal education and professional development

  • Is an active member of relevant professional organizations

  • Adheres to the principles and to the mission of the organization

  • Demonstrates ability to communicate effectively through talking and listening.

EDUCATION, LICENSURE AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Graduate of an accredited Nursing Program

  • BLS certification;

  • Current Georgia RN License or RN Compact/multi state license including GA

EDUCATION, LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION PREFERRED:

  • BSN or Master’s Degree in Nursing preferred

  • CIC certification from the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology. Ability to take certification examination in two or less years of employment required.

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances. The salary range reflects the anticipated base pay range for this position. Individual compensation is determined based on skills, experience and other relevant factors within this pay range. The minimums and maximums for each position may vary based on geographical location.

Category: Infection Control

Organization: AdventHealth Redmond

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1 - Day

Req ID: 24020516

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or disability/handicap with respect to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.

Job Snapshot

  • Facility: AdventHealth Georgia

  • Job Schedule: Full-time

    Pay Range: $32.09892 - $48.14838

  • Location: Rome, GA

  • Job ID: 24020516

  • Job Family: Infection Control

  • Shift: 1 - Day

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