Job Summary: This position is responsible for the development, implementation, and administration of a comprehensive Infection Prevention and Control Program for the Health system. The position will provide leadership, guidance and professional expertise in the oversight of infection prevention and control processes for system services including hospitals and ambulatory clinics. He/she oversees policy/procedure development, education, surveillance activities, infection control risk assessments, data collection and reports, mandatory reporting, compliance with regulatory and accreditation standards, and assessment of construction/renovation projects. He/she serves as a key partner and collaborator with medical staff and patient care leaders to continually provide infection prevention and control practices which assure compliance with evidence-based guidelines.
Licenses/Certifications/Registration: If RN, current Maine licensure or eligibility to be licensed in the State of Maine; or Specialist in Microbiology (SM-ASCP) or Medical Technologist (MT-ASCP) with 2-3 years' experience in Microbiology.
Certificate in Infection Control (CIC)
Member of the Association of Practitioners of Infection Control and Epidemiology
Education and Experience:
Master's Degree in Nursing, Medical Technology, or Microbiology, Public Health or other healthcare field required.
At least Five (5) years of experience in field of expertise (nursing, public health, lab) or additional experience in Infection Control required. Ten (10) years of experience in field of expertise (nursing, public health, lab) or additional experience in infection control preferred.