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Infection Preventionist

Company: Avalon Health Care Group
Location: Bountiful
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

OverviewAvalon Care Center - Bountiful is now hiring an Infection Preventionist!The Infection Preventionist promotes sound and scientific infection prevention principles and practices.This position is part of the clinical leadership team.Responsible for design and dissemination of infection prevention information, including surveillance data and policy decisions.Is also accountable for decreasing the incidence and transmission of infectious diseases between patients, staff, visitors, and the community.Serves as a team member on various committees. The shift for this position is: Full time Days, Monday - Friday with rotating weekends (On-Call)Some of our amazing benefits including:Medical, Dental, Life, Vision, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, AND Pet insurance.Tuition Assistance availableWe offer career advancement coursesTwo weeks of PTOWe offer 401(K) Come join our team! We offer a rewarding career and opportunities for advancement! ResponsibilitiesReasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Collects infection data, maintains records for each case of healthcare- associated infectionConducts outbreak investigationsTrains clinical facility leaders on implementation of infection prevention practicesInvestigates incidents of infections and reports such incidents to the appropriate person/department, and identifies supplies required for infection prevention activitiesResponsible for the following:The prevention and control of infection on a 24-hour basisProviding direction regarding the management of infectious patients/residents and other infection prevention issuesDirecting the infection control risk assessment in conjunction with the executive and clinical leadership teamsDeveloping and implementing the annual infection prevention planEvaluating the annual plan for goal achievement in conjunction with the IPCConducting surveillance of infectionsDirecting and monitoring audits regarding the implementation of and compliance with policiesProviding education and trainingLiaise with clinical teams regarding the development of standards, audits, and researchWorks with the federal, state and county departments of health regarding infectious and communicable disease reporting QualificationsRequired Education and ExperienceCurrent RN or LPN licensureCurrent certification in Infection Control preferredDepending on site specific Federal, State and County requirements, future Avalon employees may be asked to participate in COVID-19 testing procedures as a condition of employment.

Keywords: Avalon Health Care Group, Bountiful , Infection Preventionist, Other , Bountiful, Utah

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