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Infection Control Practitioner

Lakewood, NJ
Title: INFECTION CONTROL PRACTITIONER
Fulltime Opportunity with Major Medical Center
Location: New Jersey  
NOTE: 
  • MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE in an ACUTE CARE FACILITY
  • MUST HAVE A B.A. in NURSING or MICROBIOLOGY
  • MUST BE A REGISTERED NURSE
  • MUST HAVE CERTIFICATION or BE IN THE PROCESS OF SCHEDULING THE ICP TEST
 
SUMMARY OF JOB FUNCTIONS:
·         The Infection Control Practitioner collects, analyzes, and presents data relevant to infection control/infectious diseases.
·         Provides education based upon identified need of associates and in accordance with approved infection control policies and procedures.
·         Develops policies and procedures regarding infection control.
·         Facilitates at the Infection Control Committee and participates in other committees as assigned.
 
 
JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
·         Nurse or completed an Accredited Bachelor Degree Program
·         Certification in Infection Control
·         Maintains required BLS Heart Saver/Health care provider course completion status
·         Successful completion of all orientation programs.
·         Able to interpret and classify infections appropriately; healthcare acquired versus community acquired infections.
·         Able to utilize work processing and excel software in the presentation of surveillance data.
·         Able to understand significantly important organisms and investigate further as needed.
·         Promotes the Infection Control principles in educational programs, policy development, and informal discussions with all members of the healthcare team.
·         Able to clinically evaluate laboratory results in conducting surveillance and implementing/maintaining isolation precautions.
·         Performs all other duties as assigned.
·         Provides a compassionate and supportive environment with prompt and consistent service.
·         Utilizes principles of continuous quality improvement in all work situations to assess, measure and improve organizational and department functions.
·         Adheres to patient rights: provides for the confidential treatment of all communications and records.
·         Organizes work sets priorities with a minimum of supervision and seeks guidance as appropriate.
·         Demonstrates professionalism with families, visitors, Physicians, co-workers and supervisors.
·         Makes decisions that are timely and consistent with department, objectives, policies and procedures.
·         Listens and communicates effectively.
·         Demonstrates sound judgment; accepts and benefits from constructive criticism.
·         Supports teamwork by cooperative problem solving through participation in meetings.
·         Participates in ongoing education as required.
·         Obtains/maintains Certification in Infection Control.
·         Maintains current knowledge reflected in a review of literature.
·         Attends/participates in at least one infection control conference annually.
·         Demonstrates knowledge of codes, and responds as appropriate.
·         Responds appropriately to emergency situations.
·         Documents staff/patient incidents and notifies individuals of the events.
·         Utilizes and adheres to proper precautions with hazardous materials and proper waste disposal.
·         Utilizes effective infection control practices, such as hand washing, glove disposal, etc.
·         Maintains proper body mechanics in the performance of job duties.
·         Demonstrates correct operation of equipment, troubleshoots, and reports malfunctioning/broken equipment and removes from service.
·         Is knowledgeable of, adheres to and promotes the Compliance Code of Conduct.
·         Demonstrates ability to troubleshoot equipment when difficulties are experienced, reports malfunctioning/broken equipment and removes from service.
 
If you are interested in the above position, please send me an email and include the following: 

-MS Word Resume 
-Current and Required Compensation
-Contact Information 

Upon receipt of this information, one of our managers will contact you to discuss the opportunity in full.
 
Michael Muscarello
Senior Recruiter - Americas

INTERMEDIA GROUP, INC.
180 Varick Street
New York, NY 10014
Voice: 212-248-0100

Email: mmusc@intermediagroup.com
Corporate Web Site: www.intermediagroup.com
 
 
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