Infection Preventionist - Bethesda North

  • TriHealth
  • Cincinnati, OH, USA
  • May 12, 2021
Assistant/Support

Job Description

Attention current TriHealth employees:

Please apply for this position by submitting an online internal application via SuccessFactors. Please be certain to update your SuccessFactors Employee Profile prior to applying to this position.

 

TriHealth is actively recruiting for an Infection Preventionist who will split time between our Bethesda Butler and McCullough-Hyde hospitals.

 

In this role, you will act as an internal consultant to all employees and departments by assisting with the development, coordination, implementation, and maintenance of the TriHealth infection prevention program to prevent and/or control infection among patients, visitors, and employees at all sites within the organization.

 

As a TriHealth Infection Preventionist, you must be knowledgeable of and comply with requirements of the Joint Commission (TJC), Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Center for Disease Control (CDC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Facilities Guidelines Institute (FGI), the Department of Public Health and other regulatory and guideline development agencies, i.e., APIC, EPA, FDA, SGNA, etc.

 

Successful candidates bring:

  • Proven critical thinking and immediate decision-making skills
    • Clinical situations, including emerging infectious diseases, environmental and procedural breaches, clinical laboratory, and epidemiology, etc.
    • Non-clinical, including building/construction design, HVAC, plumbing issues/incidents etc.
  • Knowledge of statistics & epidemiology, data analysis & interpretation, project management, education techniques, knowledge of sterilization and disinfection, and medication/antibiotic/vaccine usage

 

This position is on-call 24/7 with a pager and does respond to emergency management/disaster pages. This position is responsible for providing education as needed to staff, patients and visitors. This position is responsible for multi-disciplinary collaboration with clinical and non-clinical groups throughout the organization.

 

To be qualified for this position, you must meet these minimum requirements:

  • EDUCATION:
    • Bachelor's Degree Nursing, Medical Technology, or in a related field
    • Certification from Board of Infection Control or willing to pursue in 2 years and complete within 4 years from date of hire
    • Registered Nurse or Board-Certified Medical Technologist (Clinical Laboratory Scientist)
  • EXPERIENCE:
    • 5-7 years of experience in Clinical Healthcare
    • Strong medical-surgical experience and/or clinical microbiology experience
  • SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE:
    • Knowledge of process improvement methodologies
    • Basic computer and software skills: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    • Excellent presentation skills, education methodologies, data analysis and interpretation, healthcare regulations, and guidelines

 

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Job Title:  Infection Preventionist - Bethesda North

Department Name:  TRIS INFECTION PREVENTION

Location:  Good Samaritan Hospital

Hourly/Salaried:  Salaried

Employment Status: Full Time Position

Bi-Weekly Hours:80

Shift: Day Shift

Weekend Commitment:  No

Holiday Commitment:  No

On-Call Commitment:  Yes

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