INFECTION PREVENTIONIST

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 SCH Infection Prevention

  Full-Time (36+ hours) · Days 8a -5p

  Monday-Friday; 8a-5p

The Infection Preventionist is a registered nurse or medical technologist who performs data collection activities and advises staff regarding precautionary and preventive measures and other infection prevention functions.

  • Documents all aspects of nosocomial infections on infection worksheets.
  • Actively participates in Infection Prevention meetings.
  • Educates patients families and staff regarding infection prevention/infectious disease issues.
  • Is responsible and accountable for maintaining knowledge in Infection Prevention and is aware of practice changes/recommendations.
  • Assesses and accurately records nosocomial infections.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to identify nosocomial infections.

Educational Requirements

  • Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing or holds a degree in Microbiology

Certification/Licensure Requirements

  • Current Virginia nursing license (for RNs) is required if don't hold a bachelor's degree in Medical Technology, Biology, or Microbiology.
    Infection Prevention Certification as eligible.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS DISCLAIMER

Job Description will be reviewed at time of interview.


The physical demands outlined in the job description must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Some job positions require a Job Function Match test (physical demands test) in which the applicant must meet all physical demand requirements for the position.