Infection Preventionist
Job Details
Experienced
Corporate Headquarters - Plymouth Meeting, PA
Full Time
Master's degree preferred
Undisclosed
50%
Day
Undisclosed
Description

POSITION SUMMARY

The Infection Preventionist is an expert in infection control and prevention. The individual will be responsible for executing the current infection prevention business offerings as well as strategizing with the infection prevention team leadership to develop new and innovative offerings. The individual will lead projects, offer educational sessions, and understand the operational aspects of quality management. The individual will work with other ECRI departments on infection control and prevention related projects as an internal and as an external consultant on infection related issues encountered by PSO and other ECRI business line clients or members. In addition, knowledge and skills of advanced infection prevention and control competencies will be developed to include leadership, professional stewardship, quality improvement, research, and implementation science. In collaboration with infection prevention leadership, serves as a strategic thought partner to guide, direct, and implement appropriate infection prevention and control measures/products directly related to the program and assist in the overall strategy and goals of the program.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Essential Functions Statements(s)

Under the Director of Infection Prevention and Control, the Infection Preventionist will be held responsible for:

General Performance Standards (Job Expectations):

1. Professional Accountability

  • Pursue professional growth and development of required knowledge and skills.
  • Maintain certification and licensure requirements.
  • Establish at least 3 professional goals per year.
  • Advocate for patient safety, health worker safety, and safe practices.
  • Participate in an infection prevention and control professional organization/association (i.e.: APIC).

2. Collaboration

  • Consult and collaborate, as needed, with ECRI departments, clients and members, local, state, and federal public health officials, and community health organizations.
  • Involve multidisciplinary teams to ensure changes are vetted by all stakeholder groups.

3. Leadership

  • Utilize principles of influence, leadership and change management.
  • Bring enthusiasm, creativity and innovation to practice.
  • Work collaboratively with others, providing direction when necessary.
  • Readily share knowledge and expertise.
  • Contribute to the development of less-experienced healthcare providers through education and mentorship.
  • Prepare and deliver infection prevention presentations to internal and external groups.

4. Research and Implementation Science

  • Evaluate (critically) research and evidence-based practices and incorporate appropriate findings into routine practice recommendations.
  • Integrate evidence-based practices into policies, guidelines, protocols and educational strategies during consultation activities.
  • Identify barriers for implementation and develop strategies to minimize or remove barriers internally or externally.
  • Implement strategies to sustain efforts such as audit tools and meaningful feedback for clients and members.

5. IPC Informatics

  • Be familiar with infection prevention software and other technology.
  • Collaborate with IT to create meaningful electronic reports to enhance infection prevention initiatives.

6. Fiscal Responsibility

  • Consider the financial/safety implications and clinical outcomes when making recommendations, evaluating technology and products, and developing policies and procedures.
  • Use a systematic approach to evaluate costs, benefits, and efficacy.
  • Incorporate fiscal assessments into program evaluations and/or reports.

Position Specific Accountability Metrics:

  • Consistently meets deadlines for reports or assigned deliverables.
  • Maintains excellent client relations and provides service recovery when needed.
  • Trainings and/or webinars offer are graded at meets or exceeds expectations.
  • Demonstrates strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Consistently shows strong organizational skills and is able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and projects.
  • Is self-directed, motivated, flexible and resilient.
  • Demonstrate professional growth and development as specified in the APIC competency model. https://apic.org/Professional-Practice/Infection-preventionist-IP-competency-model/
Qualifications

Experience:

  • 5-10 years of recent clinical experience in infection prevention and control
  • Prior experience in infection prevention and control, with an advanced understanding of surveillance and epidemiological data.
  • Data management and analytics proficiency
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office 2007+

Education:

Minimum of a Baccalaureate degree in nursing, public health, epidemiology, clinical laboratory science, medical technology or related field. Master’s degree preferred.

Certifications & Licenses:

  • Board certification in infection prevention and control (CIC)
  • APIC Fellow preferred (FAPIC)
  • Professional license in a health care field preferred for example:
  • Nurse Licensure as an RN
  • Registered by American Society Clinical Pathologists as a Medical Technologist
  • Registered Pharmacist

Essential Skills:

  • Analytics
  • Problem solving
  • Collaboration
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to implement evidence-based guidelines
  • Conflict resolution
  • Program and project management
  • Expertise in data collection and analysis, report writing, and data presentation/visualization
  • Leadership
  • Familiar with software technologies

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

N (Not Applicable)

Activity is not applicable to this position.

O (Occasionally)

Position requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)

F (Frequently)

Position requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)

C (Constantly)

Position requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)

Physical Demands

Stand

O                                           Lift/Carry

Walk

F                                             10 lbs or less      O

Sit

C                                            11-20 lbs             N

Manually Manipulate

C                                            21-50 lbs             N

Grasp

O                                            51-100 lbs           N

Reach Outward

O                                            Over 100 lbs       N

Reach Above Shoulder

N

Speak

C                                             Push/Pull

Climb

N                                             12 lbs or less       N                                   

Crawl

N                                             13-25 lbs             N

Squat or Kneel

N                                             26-40 lbs             N

Bend

N                                             41-100 lbs           N

Other Physical Requirements

Vision (Near)

WORK ENVIRONMENT

       Typical Office Environment

 

Equal Opportunity Employer-Disability and Veteran

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