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Infection Preventionist II

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 Job Title: Infection Preventionist II
 Company Name: Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare - Corporate
 Employment Type: Full Time
 Location: MEMPHIS, TN, United States
 Department: INFECTION PREVENTION
 Salary: Highly Competitive
 Shift Hours/ Days: 40/Days
 Shift Details: rare fhift or weekends
 Hours/Pay Period: 80
 Degree Required: B.S.N.
 Job ID: 2013.60058852.018006
 Date Posted: Jan 11, 2013
 Years Experience: 6
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  Complete Description

Grade 18

JOB SUMMARY:

  • The infection preventionist is responsible for monitoring the hospital environment for appropriate infection control practices, for collecting and evaluating surveillance data for the preparation of necessary reports for various committees, and for assistance in educational programs related to Infection Prevention and Control. The infection preventionist level 3 independently manages the infection prevention program at an assigned facility. The IP will conduct an ongoing evaluation of prevention and control activities with changes in processes/policies/procedures as necessitated by internal or external influences such as new evidenced-based clinical information, national guidelines or regulations. The IP will also participate in system-wide Performance Improvement (PI) initiatives as determined by the needs of the site or system. Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values.

EDUCATION/TRAINING REQUIRED:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing, BSN required. MSN preferred.
  • Possession of a current license to practice in the state of employment as an RN.
  • Certified in Infection Prevention or attainment of certification within two years of date of hire..

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Six years medical-surgical experience.
  • Familiarity with Windows applications, e-mail, and MS Office products.
  • Knowledge of Infection Prevention including outside regulatory agency requirements commensurate with education/experience.
  • Ability to apply nursing knowledge and problem solving techniques.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with all levels of Associates, management, and physicians.
  • Ability to work without close supervision and to exercise independent judgment in a professional area.
  • Ability to organize multiple tasks and projects and maintain control of work flow.



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