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The Infection Preventionist participates in the management of a facility-wide Infection Prevention and Control program, for the surveillance, prevention and control of infection. The program includes but is not limited to the collection, analysis, and reporting of data, the formulation and review of policies and procedures and the planning, implementation, evaluation and revision of infection prevention and control practices as well as conducts outbreak and cluster investigations as indicated. Participates in employee education programs, and collaborates with the Infectious Disease physicians, Microbiologists, and other health care providers regarding infectious or employee health related issues. Knowledgeable in regulatory requirements such as Joint Commission and CMS, and in Outbreak investigation as well as Construction and renovation oversight.
1. Current RN license in the State of Connecticut with either a BSN, or a BS degree in a health related field. Or a Master's prepared person with (CIC)
2. Certification in Infection Prevention and Control (CIC) or will attain certification within five years of hire
3. Three years of experience in an acute care hospital 4. Experience in Infection Prevention and Control or Microbiology or willingness to be trained 5. Awareness or experience with Infection Prevention Software such as Pathfinders/Vecna Infection Prevention software 6. JC requirements, OSHA, Department of Public Health, etc. 7. Medical and Microbiological Terminology 8. Personal Computer, Microsoft Office 9. Effective communication skills in a variety of settings, i.e. public forums, educational sessions, on-the-spot in-services, etc.