Infection Control Practitioner
Full Time, 80 Hours Per Pay Period, Day Shift
Position Summary: A healthcare professional with an educational background in the principles of epidemiology who is responsible for implementing, managing and evaluating all aspects of the hospital infection control program. This position helps to prevent healthcare acquired infections (HAIs) by isolating sources of infections and limiting their spread; systematically collects, analyzes and interprets health data in order to plan, implement, evaluate and disseminate appropriate public health practices; and trains healthcare staff through instruction and dissemination of information on infection control practices. This position reports to the Vice President of Medical Affairs.
Minimum Education: Requires a current RN license with BSN preferred, OR Masters in Public Health (MPH), OR certified medical technologist, OR a bachelor’s degree in microbiology or epidemiology. Must have a minimum of five years clinical experience in a hospital setting or disease surveillance experience in a public health setting.
Minimum Experience: Previous experience as an infection control practitioner and/or clinical experience in a hospital setting required.
Preferred Experience: Association for Practitioners in Infection Control (APIC) training course or equivalent desired. Certification in Infection Control (CIC) is preferred. Computer skills, research and basic statistical is preferred
Licensure Requirements: Must have current registration for professional discipline in State of Tennessee. Certification in infection control preferred.
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