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UC Health Infection Control Practitioner - UC Health Business Center - Infection Control in CINCINNATI, Ohio

Primary Purpose:Coordinates and conducts the hospital infection control program under the direction of the Medical Director of Infection Control. Assists in the prevention and control of diseases in patients and personnel through ongoing surveillance and interaction in the hospital, identifies and investigates clusters of infections. Responsible for knowledge of regulations relative to infection control (i.e., CMS, OSHA, state and local health departments, etc.) in order to assist the hospital in meeting these requirements, and to make recommendations for the hospital to maintain current standards of infection control practice. Provides Infection Control education to associates for the purpose of a safe working environment and to protect patients and visitors. Assist in the prevention and control of diseases in patients and personnel through ongoing surveillance and interaction in the hospital especially in units and identification and investigations of clusters of infections. Conduct environmental rounds to ensure a safe and sanitary environment. Serve as a subject matter expert to evaluate product efficacy and management of equipment. Knowledge and Skills: Education: BSN or a Bachelor Degree in Medical Technology, Microbiology, Public Health, Epidemiology, or other relevant field. License and Certification: Current Ohio license as Registered Nurse or degree in medical Technolgy, Microbiology, Public Health, Epidemiology, or other relevant field. Maintenance of professional credentials. Acquisition and subsequent maintenance certification in infection control (CIC) within 3 years of hire. Years of Experience: Experience in Infection Control preferred; 2-3 years of clinical experience preferred. Required Skills and Knowledge: Knowledge of infection control principles and guidelines as set forth by CDC/WHO. Knowledge of quality principles / approaches related to the management and evaluation of clinical care. Must be able to lead and facilitate meetings. Must be able to manage confidential and sensitive information. Must have good communication and interpersonal skills. Must be able to establish working and collaborative relationships with clinical and business departments. Working knowledge of spreadsheet and word processing programs. Statistical and epidemiological analysis capabilities to evaluate data and information. . Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity

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