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Infection Prevention Specialist

Company: Akron Children's Hospital
Location: Akron
Posted on: August 15, 2019

Job Description:

About UsAkron Children's Hospital is one of the largest independent pediatric hospitals in the U.S., and ranked among the best children's hospitals by U.S. News and World Report. Our dedicated staff serves nearly 800,000 patient visits per year through our 2 hospital campuses and a large network of locations offering primary and specialty care.We are leading the way to healthier futures for children and communities through expert medical care, research, and prevention and wellness programs. As a teaching affiliate of Northeast Ohio Medical University and other universities, we train new generations of pediatricians, specialists, nurses and pharmacists every year.OUR PROMISESTo treat every child as we would our ownTo treat others as they would like to be treatedTo turn no child away for any reasonWe are seeking people who are committed to fostering a diverse environment in which patients, family and staff from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed, included and can thrive.Shift Information: Day JobMonday-Friday, Day ShiftPosition Summary:The Infection Prevention Specialist is an entry level position designed for the novice infection preventionist. This position is for an RN, MT, or MPH--to learn the field of infection control and epidemiology.Duties and ResponsibilitiesParticipate in mock surveys and compliance auditsParticipate in audits of high-level disinfection (outside of Sterile Processing Department)Participate in monitoring of Sterilization Process (SPD)Performs independent hand hygiene observations for infection control, offers just in-time coaching/education, and reports findings to infection control team for monthly reports.Performs independent environmental cleaning observations for infection control, offers just in-time coaching/education to EVS staff, and reports findings back to infection control team for monthly reports.Performs independent isolation observations for infection control, offers just in-time coaching/education to staff on PPE and/or correct use of isolation precautions, and reports findings to infection control team for monthly reports.Surveillance for hospital-acquired infections (HAI) and Communicable Diseases according to Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 3701-3.Audit and teach hand hygiene classes for hand hygiene coaches on scheduled basis. Review hand hygiene data monthly for units/departments to collaborate on improvement work.Participate in Communicable Disease Exposure Investigations and Outbreaks.Audit and teach Nurse Residency ASCEND education classes on scheduled basis.Audit and teach staff and provider education classes as needed.Communicate with outside agencies on a variety issues, such as but not limited to; communicable disease reporting.Maintain timely and proper documentation.Resource for infection control concerns from; staff, outside agencies, patients, families, and visitors.Other duties as required.Education and Experience Education: Bachelor's degree in Nursing or Lab Medical Technology or a Master's in Public Health higher required.Years of relevant experience: 2 years in a hospital setting is required.Certification: Certification in Infection Control (CIC) is required within 2 years from date of hire to retain position. Must have CIC test scheduled at 18 month mark in order to test and re-test if needed, by 2 year anniversary date.--Technical Expertise Experience with Word Documents or similar software is preferred, such as but not limited to: Word, Excel, Power PointExperience in use of databases is preferred, such as but not limited to: RedCap, NHSN, IC software e.g. MedMined, ICON, etc. for example.Experience working with all levels within an organization is required.Akron Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities. EEO is the law, please click/copy paste the link below to learn more: http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf

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