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Category: Nursing
Facility: 1. Dayton Children's
Department: Special Patient Services
Schedule: Pool (non-routine, as needed)
Shift: Day Shift
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00
Job Details: Bachelor's Degree
Ohio Nursing License
5-7 years experience required

Assists in the development and maintenance of a hospital-wide infection control program in conjunction with the full time infectious disease clinician and the medical director of infectious disease.  Provides education to hospital personnel regarding the epidemiologic component of pediatric/neonatal patient care.  Serves as a consultant, change agent, role model and facilitator to hospital personnel regarding selected components of the infection control program.  Serves as a liaison between all departments and the infection control program. Supports compliance with all regulatory agency requirements, including the Joint Commission, CMS, and OSHA related to infection control. Supports ongoing educational updates through participation in the housewide orientation program, the mandatory education fairs, and other programs as requested. Possesses the knowledge and skills needed to work with pediatric patients from neonates to adolescence.  Also has demonstrated knowledge base to work with the adult population we serve and educate.  Supports the educational interventions for physicians and the staff as requested.  Coordinates with employee health, microbiology, and the specialty clinics.  Serves as a resource to the CHCOD staff regarding home care infection control issues.  Also has an established link with all other hospital departments. A BS specializing in infection control/nursing, 5-7 years experience specializing in pediatrics, an Ohio nursing license and an understanding of CDC regulations, ODH regulations, JCAHO regulations, OSHA regulations required; a Master’s degree and 5 years infection control experience preferred.

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