• Infection Preventionist

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    Posted Date 3 days ago(12/7/2018 12:59 PM)
    Requisition ID
    2018-7684
    Category
    Other
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Shift
    Days
  • Overview

    Acts as a consultant, educator, and facilitator in the coordination of surveillance, prevention and control efforts to ensure the right of patients, healthcare workers and visitors to a healthful environment. Collects and verifies data specific to patient outcomes of infection and environmental hazard relative to potential infection prevention and transmission. Coordinates and communicates infection prevention and control practices throughout the organization and helps the organization to fulfill its legal responsibility to safeguard public health.

    Responsibilities

    Collaborates as a consultant, educator and facilitator with the organization’s construction/renovation management team to ensure infection prevention recommendations and requirements are met for construction and renovation projects, including the pre-design, design, construction, commissioning, and activation phases.

    Qualifications

    • BSN in Nursing with current license to practice professional nursing in the State of Illinois or Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology, Public Health, or related field
    • Certification in Infection Prevention
    • Minimum 3 years of experience in infection prevention with a focus on construction and renovation projects
    • Knowledge of design and construction standards/guidelines (ASHRAE/ASHE, FGI, IDPH, etc.)  and requirements to prevent healthcare associated infections associated with construction renovation projects.

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