Covenant Health

Job Title
Infection Control Practitioner
ID
3172443
Facility
LeConte Medical Center
Department Name
CONTINUUM OF CARE

Overview

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Infection Control Practitioner

Full-time, 80 hours per pay period, Days

 

LeConte Medical Center Overview:

LeConte Medical Center is a part of Covenant Health, our region’s top-performing healthcare network and is a 79-bed community hospital located in the heart of Sevier County. We’re a full-service, not-for-profit hospital delivering modern medicine and compassionate care to the growing Sevier County community. LeConte offers a full range of health services, including top-tier specialists, a modern ER, and a beautiful Women’s Center. Learn more about our amazing facility at https://www.lecontemedicalcenter.com/about-leconte-medical-center/.

 

As you’d expect, we offer our employees a robust benefits package, including:

  • unmatched medical insurance,
  • tuition reimbursement;
  • student loan repayment assistance,
  • certification bonuses;
  • leadership and professional development programs;
  • an employer-matched 401(k); and
  • a generous Combined Time Off (CTO) program.

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.

 

Responsibilities

  • Provides for early identification of infections selected for monitoring by the Infection Control Committee in order to determine pertinent infection rates. Uses infection rates to determine whether corrective measures or intensive surveillance are indicated. Reports infection rates to appropriate entities/committees/departments.
  • Assists hospital departments with the development of infection control policies and procedures.
  • Plans appropriate orientation for new employees, annual in-service education for hospital personnel, and other programs relative to infection control as determined by assessed needs, infection rate data, or by departmental request.
  • Serves as a resource in matters concerning infection control for all departments.
  • Reports infectious diseases as required to public health authorities.
  • Reviews accepted standards or guidelines for infection control practice (such as published by the CDC, OSHA, APIC, or the Joint Commission) and incorporates them into the infection control program.
  • Conducts periodic evaluations of the hospital environment and staff infection control practices in clinical areas throughout the hospital.
  • Works closely with the Employee Health program in matters relative to transmission of infectious diseases to or from hospital employees.
  • Maintains "state of the art" knowledge of infection control practice through seminars, workshops, literature review, and professional affiliations.

Qualifications

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:

Two (2) years' clinical experience.

 

Licensure Requirements: 

Must have and maintain RN or Medical Technologist licensure. 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. RN required.

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