Centegra Health Systems Infection Control Practitioner in McHenry, Illinois

NATURE AND SCOPE OF POSITION

Under the direction of the Manager, Quality Improvement, evaluates the quality of patient care and patient outcomes as they relate to healthcare-associated infections; collects, prepares and analyzes healthcare-associated infection data; presents data and makes recommendations for actions; monitors associate compliance in use of barriers and infection prevention measures; prepares and presents educational offerings for the staff; serves as a resource to all departments and personnel in the inpatient and outpatient settings; implements programs to protect patients, healthcare workers, visitors, and others in the healthcare environment; sets and recommends policies and procedures to prevent adverse events; provides internal and external reporting of information and data; promotes compliance with regulations, guidelines, and accreditation requirements.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Performs on-going monitoring, surveillance and trending of healthcare-associated infections.

Assesses infection prevention opportunities and makes recommendations for corrective action and implementation.

Supports and facilitates the medical staff Infection Control Committee; prepares quarterly agenda, coordinates agenda items from members and guests, and provides data, policy and public reportable data.

Performs annual and ongoing risk assessment and monitors organizational compliance with all infection prevention practices.

Works in collaboration with physicians, leadership, and associates, serving as a resource for all departments and personnel.

Consults with department leaders and physicians as needed to improve patient outcomes.

Initiates and revises infection prevention policies and procedures.

Conducts outbreak investigation and initiates prevention measures.

Participates in project review and assessment during facility construction

Reports communicable diseases to the state as required by law.

Initiates follow-up on associate/patient exposures to communicable diseases.

Provides educational offerings for orientation and on-going in-services.

Participates in performance improvement activities related to patient safety and reduction of healthcare associated infections.

Participates in short and long range planning for the infection prevention department.

Facilitates timely and accurate data submission to NHSN for public reporting requirements.

Performs other duties as directed.

This position integrates the CHS values of genuine respect, passionate caring and a joyful spirit into each of the responsibilities of this job and daily communication with all customers and co-workers.

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This position adheres to and is responsible for the safety standards of Centegra Health System including the completion of the mandatory organizational safety standards on an annual basis.

This position actively maintains confidentiality for our patients and their families as outlined in the CHS Patient Confidentiality Policy and shows the same level of respect for every Associate with in CHS.


QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES
Registered Nurse or Medical Technologist - Required

Bachelor’s degree in healthcare related field – Preferred

Certification in Infection Control (CIC) – Preferred

Knowledge of NHSN/CDC Guidelines and Reporting - Required

1-2 Years clinical experience required – Minimum

2-5 Years position related experience – Preferred

Intermediate to Advanced Exel and other Microsoft Office software - Required

Computer knowledge of Midas+ and MedMined – Preferred

EOE M/F D/V

Job: Professional Jobs

Job Type: Full-time

Schedule: Standard

Hours per Pay Period: 40

Shift: Day Shift

Weekend Commitment: No Weekends

Primary Location: Centegra Hospital McHenry

Start Time: 8:00 AM

End Time: 8:00 AM

Req ID: 1800000101