The Infection Preventionist I is responsible for monitoring and responding to Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI’s) and communicable infections by conducting surveillance, tracking cases, ensuring adequate isolation precautions, investigating suspected outbreaks, and helping develop and implement action plans to prevent and control infections. Additional responsibilities include collaboration with Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP), providing input on relevant policies and procedures, conducting risk assessments, ensuring adequacy of cleaning and disinfection practices, educating and coaching staff, and assuring regulatory compliance in all aspects of infection surveillance, prevention and control.
Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
Education:Associate’s degree or equivalent training in a health related field (Nursing, Medical Technology, Microbiology, Epidemiology).
License/Certifications: Certification by the Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CIC) preferred.
Experience: At least five years of relevant work experience required.
Knowledge of regulations and standards related to infection prevention and control preferred
Familiarity with electronic health records preferred
Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite or equivalent preferred
Ability to plan, implement and evaluate infection control practices, policies and procedures
Effective verbal and written communication skills
Strong critical thinking skills and attention to detail
Collaborative and team oriented
Committed to being the trusted source for quality care – and careers.
At MaineHealth, exceptional people using the latest in advanced innovations help ensure that our northern New England communities are the healthiest they can be. From a full array of telehealth programs to the most sophisticated electronic medical records system, our clinical technology is second to none. But it’s our people who bring these medical advancements to life as they change the lives of the people in the communities we’re proud to serve.
As a non-profit family of high-quality healthcare providers, we’re working together to create strong, vibrant and healthy partnerships. We are an integrated healthcare delivery system made up of the state’s only academic medical center (and largest hospital), a large bio-medical research center, community hospitals, home care agencies, physician practices, an outpatient lab, and diagnostic and surgery centers. In addition to our clinical opportunities, MaineHealth also offers a variety of fulfilling careers in finance, human resources, information services, marketing, support services, and more!
The MaineHealth family of hospitals and healthcare organizations offers outstanding opportunities to work and live in one of the most spectacular areas of our nation. Our ongoing growth and focus on compassionate care mean a choice of challenging and rewarding career opportunities throughout our system – from mid-sized cities and small towns in the mountains to beautiful coastal communities.
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