Infection Preventionist II - FT
Jackson, MS 
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Job Requisition ID:R00018004

Job Category:Health System

Organization:Infection Prevention

Location/s:Main Campus Jackson

Job Title:Infection Preventionist II - FT

Job Summary:To review collected data and to prepare a variety of reports and/or plans directed at preventing the spread of infection to patients, visitors and staff. To provide infection preventionist with interpretations of CDC definitions in relation to health care associated vs community acquired infections. To serve as consultant to staff with regard to mock TJC surveys, best practice for procedures, compliance with all regulatory guidelines and to provide infection prevention education.

Education & Experience

Associate's degree in a healthcare related field, bachelor's degree preferred, plus three (3) years of experience in an acute care hospital.

RN required.

No other equivalents allowed.

Certifications, Licenses or Registration required: certification by the board of infection control preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Analytical skills. Skills in the use of personal computers and related software applications. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Self-motivation, team metrics and the ability to interact with clinicians, physicians and upper level management in a professional manner. Knowledge of adult education preferred.

Responsibilities

  • Collects and compiles infection and best practice compliance data and reports appropriately.
  • Enters data into TheraDoc and national healthcare safety network.
  • Reviews discharge and admission patient data on infections and notifies accordingly.
  • Manages isolation, care and reporting of the TB patient with clinical staff and the department of health.
  • Serves as ICP consultant for construction projects.
  • Reviews microbiology reports and discusses unfamiliar organisms with the manager or director.
  • Integrates IC surveillance systems within the framework of the hospital infection prevention program.
  • Reviews autopsy reports for infection detected post mortem and reports appropriately.
  • Reports to employee health and helps to monitor employee exposures to communicable diseases.
  • Reports finding of infection prevention department mock surveys and relates to performance improvement.
  • The duties listed are general in nature and are examples of the duties and responsibilities performed and are not meant to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Management retains the right to add or change duties at any time.

    Physical and Environmental Demands
    Requires occasional handling or working with potentially dangerous equipment, occasional exposure to bio-hazardous conditions such as risk of radiation exposure, blood borne pathogens, fumes or airborne particles, and/or toxic or caustic chemicals which mandate attention to safety considerations, occasional travelling to offsite locations, constant work produced subject to precise measures of quantity and quality, occasional bending, occasional lifting and carrying up to 10 pounds, occasional climbing, occasional crawling, occasional crouching/stooping, occasional driving, occasional kneeling, occasional pushing/pulling, occasional reaching, occasional sitting, occasional standing, occasional twisting, and occasional walking. (occasional-up to 20%, frequent-from 21% to 50%, constant-51% or more)

    Time Type:Full time

    FLSA Designation/Job Exempt:Yes

    Pay Class:Salary

    FTE %:100

    Work Shift:

    Benefits Eligibility:Benefits Eligible

    Job Posting Date:12/3/2021

    Job Closing Date (open until filled if no date specified):
    The University of Mississippi Medical Center is an EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Title VI/Title VII/Title IX/504/ADA/ADEA employer. The University of Mississippi Medical Center’s education, research, and service programs are open to every qualified person. Equal Employment Opportunity is announced, provided, and ensured for all persons and affirmative action is taken to guarantee that individuals recruited, hired, trained, promoted, will in all ways be treated equally without regard to race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, creed, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, socio-economic status, culture, or genetic information. Inquiries or concerns may be made to: Employee Relations, 2500 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39216.

     

    Job Summary
    Start Date
    As soon as possible
    Employment Term and Type
    Regular, Full Time
    Required Education
    Associate Degree
    Required Experience
    3 years
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