Infection Preventionist - Quality Assurance

2022-11-24
Shreveport, LA, 71171, US
CHRISTUS Health
DescriptionnSummary:nnAssumes responsibility for and provides guidance to the hospital-wide infection prevention control program. Serves as a resource on infection risk assessment, surveillance prevention and control strategies. Utilizes epidemiology principles to monitor the delivery of patient care and investigate potential outbreaks of infection. Maintains knowledge of external regulatory standards related to infection surveillance, prevention, and control. Ensures policies and procedures meet regulation standards.nn Acts as a liaison between departments and the Infection Control Committee. Also serves as resource person for orientation, continuing staff education, patient care, the community, Employee Health and in the development of hospital wide infection control policies, procedures, and practicesnn nnnRequirements:nnBachelor degree in Nursing, Microbiology, Medical Technology, Epidemiology, or Master of Public Health (MPH) or other health-related field requirednPrior Infection Prevention experience is preferred nDemonstrates experience in field of infection control of epidemiology and OSHA standards nMust be familiar with identification of pathogens, antibiotic susceptibility testing, normal microbial flora of the human body and its distributionnCurrent licensure in the state of practice if licensed as a LVN or RNnAPIC Basic Training and CBIC certification preferrednCertification in Infection Prevention and Control (CIC) within 2 years of hirennnnWork Type: nnFull Time

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