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  • Infection Control Practitioner

    ID
    2623408
    Facility
    Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
    Job Location
    US-TN-Knoxville
    Department Name
    INFECTION CONTROL
  • Overview

    Regional

     

    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. 

     

    Minimum Education: None specified; however, must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority.

     

    Minimum Experience: A minimum of two (2) years' clinical experience is required with previous experience in infection control preferred. For staff involved in the care of age-specific groups, knowledge of the bio-psychosocial needs of adult, geriatric and pediatric patients is essential.  Special knowledge is required in growth and development needs of pediatric/geriatric patients where applicable.

     

    Licensure Requirements: Requires a RN or Medical Technologist. If employee in this position is an RN, must be currently licensed by the Tennessee State Board of Nursing. If employee is a medical technologist, must maintain current registration with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. Certification in Infection Control (CIC) preferred.

     

    Responsibilities

    • The infection control practitioner plans, develops, directs, implements and evaluates infection prevention within a hospital or health care facility. This position is supervised by the director of nursing and serves to instruct personnel in proper infection control procedure. The infection control practitioner investigates infection control problems and arranges follow-up care for patients exposed to infectious diseases.

    Duties

    • The infection control practitioner: conducts rounds, discussing and monitoring infection control practices with staff; collects infection data from departments, maintaining records for each case; trains staff on implementation of infection control practices; investigates incidents of infection and reports such incidents to the director of nursing; and ensures availability of supplies required for infection control.

    Skills

    • The infection control practitioner is a highly energetic individual with the desire to develop and implement infection control training programs. The successful candidate is one able to plan and conduct training seminars and exercises with a working knowledge f nursing practice and theory. The infection control practitioner possesses excellent written, interpersonal, time management and presentation skills with flexibility to meet a wide range of service needs.

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