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Infection Control Director

CentraState Healthcare System
Freehold, NJ 07728

Overview

Oversees the Infection Control program for the Medical Center.

Responsibilities

  • Acts as the \u201cpoint person\u201d for gathering, submitting, analyzing and presentation of Infection surveillance data such as Hospital Acquired Infection rates.
  • Acts as resource to hospital personnel and community regarding infection control issues.
  • Creates and interprets all hospital infection control policies and procedures, ensuring compliance with guidelines, standards and regulations noted above.
  • Coordinates, implements, educates and oversees hospital wide infection control program.
  • Develops and conducts in-service education programs, in conjunction with staff development, on subjects pertinent to infection control policies.
  • Leverages the Infection Control data to develop procedural and clinical solutions.
  • Maintains close communication with the employee health department regarding infection control related issues.
  • Performs epidemiologic investigations of all significant infection problems and makes appropriate recommendations to staff and physicians.
  • Co-chairs and facilitates the Hospital Infection Control committee including setting the agenda, creating and circulating the committee minutes.

Qualifications

Education:

Bachelor's Degree Required

Master's Degree Preferred

 

Work Experience:

Previous experience as a microbiologist or epidemiologist required.

Infection control experience strongly preferred.

Hospital infection control experience requirement.

 

Licenses and Certifications:

Infection Control certification (APIC) Required

 

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Familiarity with NJDOH, TJC, SHEA, APIC guidelines, OSHA, CMS and Joint Commission regulations required.
  • Must be skilled at NHSN reporting.
  • Strong data abstraction, submission, analysis and presentation skills required.
  • Strong professional, organizational, and interperson skills to effectively relate with all members of the healthcare team.

Physical Demands

Working Conditions:

Works in a normal office environment with intermittent exposure to patients with contagious diseases.

 

Exposure:

Daily potential for exposure to blood and/or body fluids.

 

Physical Demands:

Sitting Frequently

Standing/Walking Frequently

Kneeling/Stooping Rarely

Bending/Climbing Rarely

Reaching above shoulder, at waist or below waist Occasionally

Lifting/Pushing or Pulling up to 40 pounds Rarely

Lifting/Pushing or Pulling over 40 pounds Rarely

Typing/Filing Frequently

 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Categories

Posted: 2020-05-20 Expires: 2020-06-19

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