Infection Control/Employee Health

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  • Elkin, NC
  • Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital
  • Quality Management
  • Full Time - 1st Shift
  • Primarily Days
  • Req #: 4878-3302
  • Posted: February 18, 2020
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Summary

The Infection Preventionist/Employee Health Nurse is a licensed nurse, who under the direction of the Staff Development and Clinical Support Manager, plans, coordinates, and implements Infection prevention/Employee Health activities. The Infection Preventionist/Employee Health Nurse collaborates with members of the health care team and is responsible for administering and maintaining an effective, efficient, and appropriate Infection Prevention/Employee Health program
 
Education and Formal Training: Current valid RN license with BSN required and a Master's in Public Health preferred. Certification in Infection Control (CIC) from the Association for Practitioners in Infection Control (APIC) required or must achieve within two years of employment.

Work Experience: Minimum of 5 years clinical experience in a hospital setting or disease surveillance experience in a public health setting. Experience with nosocomial surveillance preferred.
 
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: Demonstrates a high level of mental and emotional tolerance and temperament; uses tact, sensitivity, sound judgment, and a professional attitude when relating with patients, families, and co-workers at all times. Actively functions as a patient advocate. Must develop knowledge of current hospital emergency policies and procedures, fire, safety, disaster, and infection control policies. Demonstrates self-directed learning and accountability for own professional practice. Identifies problems that influence patient care or employee health and utilizes appropriate mechanism for problem resolution. Promptly notifies supervisor of pertinent issues.
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