WellSpan Health Infection Preventionist in York, Pennsylvania
General Summary:Under the general supervision of the Director-Infection Control Program, performs infection prevention and control activities for the System. Serves as a resource to patients, families, Department of Health and System healthcare providers.
Duties and Responsibilities:1 Maintains competence in area of expertise.2 Collaborates with other professionals to improve patient care/safety based on evidence-based infection prevention and control practices.3 Performs surveillance for healthcare associated infections.4 Compiles and analyzes data on healthcare associated infections and disseminates the data to improve patient safety across the continuum of care.5 Identifies opportunities for improvement in patient or healthcare worker safety based on surveillance activities.6 Acts as a resource and role model.7 Evaluates practices/products for efficacy and seeks to control costs by eliminating practices which are proven to be ineffective.8 Develops, implements and evaluates education programs for staff and students, and educational resources for patients and families.9 Manages infection prevention related projects as appropriate.10 Contributes new knowledge related to infection prevention by initiating and/or participating in research as appropriate.
3 - 5 years Nursing, or other healthcare related field ideal candidates poses certification in Infection Prevention and Control (CIC); Registration and current RN license in PA
May be exposed to infections and contagious disease
Contact with patients under wide variety of circumstances
Subject to varying and unpredictable situations
Occasionally subjected to irregular hours
Occasional pressure due to multiple calls and inquiries
May be exposed to the risk of bloodborne diseases
Must possess a valid driver’s license in the current state of residence. Driving record must meet requirements established by WellSpan Risk Management.
York, United States
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WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.