INFECTION PREVENTIONIST

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 LAC Infection Prevention

  Part-time (24-35 hours) · Days 8a - 4:30p

  Monday-Friday; 7:45am-4:15pm

  Lynchburg General Hospital

  • REQUIRED: RN
  • 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

    Experience Requirements:

    • Experience in Infection Prevention preferred
      Background in Patient Safety preferred
       

    Certification/Licensure Requirements

    • Current Virginia nursing license (for RNs) is required
    • Prefer Certification in Infection Prevention and Control


    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.