Infection Preventionist

Job Number
209131
Community Hospital Torrington
Shift
Day
Department
Community Hospital Torrington - Infection Control-Hosp
Position Type
FT: Full-Time
Street Address
2000 Campbell Drive
City & State
US-WY-Torrington
Posting Category
Other

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Join one of the strongest Non-profit Healthcare Enterprises in the Country as an Infection Preventionist.

 

This position splits their time 50/50 between Platte County Memorial Hospital and Torrington Community Hospital with office space at both facilities.

 

While on site at the facility, the Infection Preventionist will do rounds, operating room observation and participate in any applicable meetings. 

 

There is some on-call associated with this position, however, it is usually just to answer questions and very rarely gets called into the facility.  

 

Ideal candidate will be experienced in infection prevention and knows our documenting system Cerner and has CIC.  If you have a lab background are willing to look at candidates with different qualifications.

 

For more information or questions please contact Greta McGough at greta.mcgough@bannerhealth.com or 307-534-7108.

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About Community Hospital Torrington
Community Hospital in Torrington, Wyo. is a 25-bed critical access hospital. We take pride in providing thoughtful medical care to residents in southeast Wyoming and bordering Nebraska communities, and we live our commitment to these communities in many ways. In fact, with the recent completion of an extensive expansion and remodel initiative, we are at an exciting and pivotal point in our development. We offer an innovative environment that includes digital mammography, a state-of-the-art emergency department, electronic medical records and a computerized OB system designed to reduce the chances of complications during labor and delivery. In addition, our location in close proximity to the Black Hills, Rocky Mountains and Denver offers a wide variety of lifestyle advantages, including small town charm and limitless recreational activities.

 

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About Banner Health
Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all the communities we serve. Throughout our network of hospitals, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and more, our skilled and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to make health care easier, so life can be better. The many locations, career opportunities, and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Banner Journey unique and fulfilling for every employee.

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Job Summary

This position assists the supervisor in organizing and directing the activities of the infection control program for all departments throughout a facility or ambulatory setting, including surveillance, infection prevention and control measures, and education for employees.

 

Essential Functions

  • Conducts focused surveillance for healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), detects and records HAIs on a systematic and current basis, analyzes HAIs and prepares reports for the Infection Control Committee of the facility or ambulatory setting. Reports communicable diseases as required by regulation.

 

  • Makes recommendations when problems are identified. Interprets department policies and procedures in conjunction with the supervisor.

 

  • Interacts with physicians, nurses, department managers, supervisors, and other professional and non-professional staff members as a consultant.

 

  • Enters data into computer, prepares reports, conducts analytical studies and summarizes surveillance data.

 

  • Initiates epidemiological investigations of significant clusters of infections and single cases of unusual infection.

 

  • Assists with continuing infection control education and inservice programs to departments, including orientation for new employees.

 

  • Reviews and assists with evaluation of hospital policies, procedures and guidelines as they relate to infection control. Assists in writing and revising infection control policies and procedures.

 

  • Makes recommendations regarding construction, renovation, environmental rounds, and assures compliance with national and/or professional standards.

 

 

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a current RN license with BSN preferred, OR Masters in Public Health (MPH), OR certified medical technologist, OR a bachelor's degree in healthcare related field.

Must have a minimum of two years clinical experience in a hospital setting or disease surveillance experience in a public health setting.

Preferred Qualifications

Association for Practitioners in Infection Control (APIC) training course or equivalent desired. Certification in Infection Control (CIC) is preferred. Computer skills, research and basic statistical knowledge is preferred.

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.