Primary City/State:Mesa, ArizonaDepartment Name:Infection Control-CorpWork Shift:DayJob Category:Risk, Quality and SafetyHealth care is constantly changing, and at Banner Health, we are at the front of that change. We are leading health care to make the experience the best it can be. We want to change the lives of those in our care – and the people who choose to take on this challenge. If changing health care for the better sounds like something you want to be part of, we want to hear from youAs an Infection Preventionist you will be part of a strong team that works closely with clinical staff and hospital leaders to promote world class patient care. We actively support our employees as they study for their certification in infection prevention and continuing education. You will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of critical responsibilities, including rounding on the unit, working directly with frontline staff and involvement in construction and remodeling throughout the facility. You will collaborates with the Department leader in all infection prevention related activities associated with surveillance, performance improvement, and education which are intended to ensure that the facility’s patients, personnel & visitors will be protected from transmission of diseases & infection within the facility’s environment as identified in the core competency model by the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC).Schedule is consistent of business hours conducted Monday-Friday from 8am-4:30p.Your pay and benefits are important components of your journey at Banner Health. This opportunity includes the option to participate in a variety of health, financial, and security benefits.Within Banner Health Corporate, you will have the opportunity to apply your unique experience and expertise in support of a nationally-recognized healthcare leader. We offer stimulating and rewarding careers in a wide array of disciplines. Whether your background is in Human Resources, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Managed Care Programs or Public Relations, you’ll find many options for contributing to our award-winning patient care.POSITION SUMMARYThis position assists the supervisor in organizing and directing the activities of the infection control program for all departments throughout a facility or ambulatory setting, including surveillance, infection prevention and control measures, and education for employees.CORE FUNCTIONS1. Conducts focused surveillance for healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), detects and records HAIs on a systematic and current basis, analyzes HAIs and prepares reports for the Infection Control Committee of the facility or ambulatory setting. Reports communicable diseases as required by regulation.2. Makes recommendations when problems are identified. Interprets department policies and procedures in conjunction with the supervisor.3. Interacts with physicians, nurses, department managers, supervisors, and other professional and non-professional staff members as a consultant.4. Enters data into computer, prepares reports, conducts analytical studies and summarizes surveillance data.5. Initiates epidemiological investigations of significant clusters of infections and single cases of unusual infection.6. Assists with continuing infection control education and inservice programs to departments, including orientation for new employees.7. Reviews and assists with evaluation of hospital policies, procedures and guidelines as they relate to infection control. Assists in writing and revising infection control policies and procedures.8. Makes recommendations regarding construction, renovation, environmental rounds, and assures compliance with national and/or professional standards.9. Department responsibility only, although is involved in system-wide infection control activities. Customers are internal: physicians, employees, managers, volunteers, students, patients and external: public health agencies, general public.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSRequires a current RN license with BSN preferred, OR Masters in Public Health (MPH), OR certified medical technologist, OR a bachelor’s degree in healthcare related field.Must have a minimum of two years clinical experience in a hospital setting or disease surveillance experience in a public health setting.Employees working at Banner Behavioral Health Hospital or the Whole Health Clinic must possess an Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card at the time of hire and maintain the card for the duration of their employment.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSAssociation for Practitioners in Infection Control (APIC) training course or equivalent desired. Certification in Infection Control (CIC) is preferred. Computer skills, research and basic statistical knowledge is preferred.Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
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