PRN/OCC, Hours and Shifts vary
Covenant Health Overview:
Covenant Health is the region’s top-performing healthcare network with 10 hospitals, outpatient and specialty services, and Covenant Medical Group, our area’s fastest-growing physician practice division. Headquartered in Knoxville, Covenant Health is a community-owned integrated healthcare delivery system and the area’s largest employer. Our more than 11,000 employees, volunteers, and 1,500 affiliated physicians are dedicated to improving the quality of life for the more than two million patients and families we serve every year. Covenant Health is the only healthcare system in East Tennessee to be named a Forbes “Best Employer” seven times.
Under the direction of the Vice President of System Quality and Performance Improvement and the Chief Medical Officer, the Infection Preventionist (IP) directs and operationalizes the infection prevention program for the entire organization. This role collaborates with both local and system senior leadership in order to develop, manage, and evaluate the quality of patient care and clinical outcomes, both in an effort to reduce healthcare–associated infections and to improve patient safety for the entire healthcare system. The IP role supports and is responsible for the management and execution of the infection prevention plan, risk assessment/strategy, and prevention efforts for all applicable hospital departments, outpatient services, and clinical disciplines engaged in infection prevention practices. Additionally, the IP role is responsible for evaluating potential cost reduction or savings by evaluating equipment and supplies as it pertains to infection prevention. The IP conducts routine systematic surveillance, collects, prepares and analyzes healthcare–associated infection data for senior leaders, medical staff leadership, and for use in public reporting to improve patient outcomes. This role is also responsible for participating and providing support for ongoing educational opportunities for clinical and non-clinical staff. The IP serves as a resource for managers, directors, senior leaders, and front line staff in evaluating clinical best practices as it relates to infection prevention processes. The IP is responsible for collaborating with employees to implement practices to keep employees safe and prevent disease related exposures. The IP is responsible for collaborating, assessing, and evaluating policies and procedures related to infection prevention. The IP is responsible for internal and external reporting of information and data, assessing and validating compliance with applicable rules, regulations, conditions of participation, and Joint Commission standards. The IP collaborates with leadership, teams, and individuals to create infection prevention strategies, provide feedback, and sustain infection prevention strategies. The IP contributes to the facility Emergency Preparedness team as a valued content expert member.
Recruiter: Matt Clingon || email@example.com || 931-459-7253
Minimum Education: An associate degree or higher in nursing, public health, epidemiology, clinical laboratory science, medical technology, or related field is preferred. BSN/MSN/MPH/MLT is encouraged.
Minimum Experience: Two (2) years clinical experience is preferred.
Licensure Requirement: If holds an RN or MT license in State of Tennessee, must maintain licensure.
CIC certification by Certificate Board of Infection Prevention Control and Epidemiology, Inc. is encouraged.
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