Infection Control Practitioner
**Must currently have CIC Certification**
The Infection Control Officer is responsible for managing and supervising all activities related to the prevention, control, documentation and reporting of nosocomial acquired infections and communicable diseases at local Steward Health Care hospital. These responsibilities include setting standards and evaluating compliance for practices that are associated with the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections. The Infection Control Officer is responsible for designing, leading and maintaining a hospital based infection prevention and control program that is consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions recommendations, Joint Commission Standards, OSHA and DPH regulations and current published literature in the field of Hospital Epidemiology.
The Infection Control Officer will provide consultative services to all areas, both clinical and non-clinical at the local hospital
-Bachelor of Science in healthcare field of study. RN or MT preferred- MS preferred a minimum of two (2) years experience in hospital infection control.
-Certification Board for Infection Contro and Epidemiology (CIC) required
-Knowledgeable in fields related to infection control, microbiology, patient care practices, clinical infectious diseases, pathology, medical statistics or biostatics, epidemiology and adult education principles.
-Experience in Information Technology as applied to Infection Control or Public Health, with a working knowledge of and ability to use online services for research, i.e., rL Solutions IMPRO, NHSN, etc.
-Knowledge of performance improvement monitoring and development of performance improvement indicators.
-Demonstrated excellent written, oral and presentation skills, including knowledge and experience in grant writing.
-Demonstrated assertiveness, conflict resolution, negotiation and collaboration skills and customer focused interpersonal skills.