Infection Control Practitioner - UC Health Business Center - Infection Prevention

Updated: about 15 hours ago
Location: Cincinnati, OHIO
Job Type: FullTime

Infection Control Practitioner - UC Health Business Center - Infection Prevention(
Job Number:
 067855)



Description

 

Title: Infection Control Practitioner
Location:  3200 Burnet Ave, Cincinnati, 45229
Department: Infection Prevention
Shift: First
Hours: Full Time, 40 hours a week

 

At UC Health, we're proud to have the best and brightest teams and clinicians collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.
As the region's adult academic health system, we strive for innovation and provide world-class care for not only our community, but patients from all over the world. Join our team and you'll be able to develop your skills, grow your career, build relationships with your peers and patients, and help us be a source of hope for our friends and neighbors.
UC Health is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of employment.
 

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Qualifications

 

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.


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Organization
 - UC HEALTH LLC
Primary Location
 - UC Health Business Center - 3200 Burnet Ave - Cincinnati, OH


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