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Senior Infection Preventionist - Shea Medical Center at HonorHealth

Senior Infection Preventionist - Shea Medical Center

HonorHealth Scottsdale, AZ Full-Time

Overview Looking to be part of something more meaningful? At HonorHealth, youll be part of a team, creating a multi-dimensional care experience for our patients. Youll have opportunities to make a difference. From our Ambassador Movement to our robust training and development programs, you can select where and how you want to make an impact. HonorHealth offers a diverse benefits portfolio for our full-time and part-time team members designed to help you and your family live your best lives. Visit honorhealth.com/benefits to learn more. Join us. Lets go beyond expectations and transform healthcare together. HonorHealth is a non-profit, local community healthcare system serving an area of 1.6 million people in the greater Phoenix area. The network encompasses six acute-care hospitals, an extensive medical group, outpatient surgery centers, a cancer care network, clinical research, medical education, a foundation, and community services with approximately 13,100 team members, 3,500 affiliated providers and nearly 700 volunteers. HonorHealth was formed by a merger between Scottsdale Healthcare and John C. Lincoln Health Network. HonorHealths mission is to improve the health and well-being of those we serve. As a community healthcare system, we have a unique responsibility to keep our facilities as safe as possible to protect our patients and team members. With this in mind, we require all new hires to have received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine before their start date and be scheduled for their second dose. New hires who choose to receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine only need one dose to fulfill this requirement. Reasonable accommodations will be considered. Please note this organization is a tobacco free campus. In order to be an eligible candidate you will need to test negative on a tobacco (cotinine) test during prescreening. If you test positive you will be unable to reapply for 30 days. If you test positive a second time you will ineligible to reapply for 1 year. Responsibilities Job Summary This Infection Preventionist acts as a resource and consultant to all clinical, support and management services and medical staff regarding infection prevention and control. Applies epidemiologic principals and statistical methods, including risk stratification, identifies target populations, analyzes trends and risk factors and designs and evaluates the effectiveness of the infection prevention program and approaches. Demonstrates knowledge of principles related to infection prevention and control including microbiology, epidemiology, standards and technology of patient care, infectious diseases, sterilization, sanitation and disinfection practices and adult education principles. Provide direction for comprehensive infection prevention and control surveillance activities including routine patient-focused and microbiological surveillance, outbreak investigation, environment and construction surveillance, and communicable disease reporting. Interpret surveillance data and present the information to the Infection Prevention and Control Committee and hospital/medical staff departments. Consistently utilizes the CDC/NHSN criteria to evaluate and assign healthcare associated versus community acquired infection status. Possess a comprehensive knowledge of NHSN and submit data to the CDC/NHSN database according to CMS requirements. Direct and assist in preparing reports and statistical data for the infection control committee, and the facility's administration and other committees as needed. Lead and participate in local infection prevention improvement programs with special focus on CLABSI, CAUTI, C.difficile and MRSA, along with Surgical Site infection reductions strategies. Guide the implementation of best practices using recommendations from APIC, CDC, SHEA and other infection prevention agencies as appropriate. Develop and maintain a comprehensive infection prevention and control plan for the facility based on most current scientific knowledge and evidence-based practice. Serve as a resource to the facility for interpretation and guidance on adherence of policies and procedures with infection prevention and control implications including construction, environment of care, bioterrorism and occupational health. Plan and participate in providing infection-control related education programs for patients, clinical and non-clinical staff, physicians, volunteers, students and the community. Tailor programs to general, position-specific and individual learning needs and makes recommendations for staff development. Serve as a consultant to the facility in providing recommendations on appropriate patient care supplies, sterilization, disinfection and cleaning supplies, and safe needle products utilizing the latest evidence-based knowledge and the principles of epidemiology Serve as a resource to the facility on infection prevention and control-related aspects of construction, environment of care, disasters and bioterrorism/epidemic detection and response. Perform annual facility risk assessment and next years annual goal development based on outcome measures and a comprehensive assessment of the previous year. Acts as Liaison with county public health Consults with administration, legal/risk management, physicians, and staff on complex situations involving patients, staff, and the environment. Respond and participate in facility approach to emerging infectious disease situations, such as Ebola and Pandemic Influenza. Conduct facility gap assessments and shared information to inform the development of policies and procedures to meet compliance with state certification for infectious diseases as appropriate. Audit and maintain compliance with national standards and regulatory bodies such as CDC, OSHA, and the FDA. Participate and guide post-exposure investigation for internal and external healthcare workers in consultation with Occupational Health and outside agencies. Performs other duties as assigned. Qualifications Education Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, Medical Lab-Technology or health related field Required Experience 2 years experience in Infection Control in an acute care setting Required Licenses and Certifications Certified Infection Control (CIC) Required

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