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Infection Prevention Specialist

Job Description


Job ID: 1204658
Employment Status: Full-Time
More Information:

Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital offers full inpatient services, including 24-hour physician-staffed emergency, pediatric, obstetric and intensive-care coverage. The hospital also has a Siteman Cancer Center location on campus.

 

At Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital, every decision is made in the best interest of patients and families. The TQM/CQI team collaborates with managers to identify opportunities for improvement in departmental processes, facilities, communications, functions and quality service and will develop and impliment strategies.


Overview


Role Purpose

Responsible for providing a safe environment where risks for infection are identified and minimized for patients, employees and visitors at all BJC patient care delivery sites. Provides surveillance programs, data reporting, data analysis and intervention development aimed at reduction of healthcare acquired infections in patient and employees.


Responsibilities

  • Conducts ongoing surveillance for detection of Healthcare Acquired Infections (HAI) infections.
  • Supports programs that maximize the protection of employees, patients and visitors against infectious diseases.
  • Ensures compliance in all aspects of infection surveillance, prevention and control and serves as an infection control resource.
  • BJC has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.

  • Minimum Requirements

     

    Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • - Nursing/Healthcare related

     

    Experience

  • 2-5 years
  •  

    Supervisor Experience

  • No Experience

  •  

    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information

     

    Degree

  • Master's Degree
  • - Nursing/PH/related

     

    Experience

  • 5-10 years
  •  

    Licenses & Certifications

  • CIC
  • RN

  • Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Memorial Medical Group, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center


    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

     

    Equal Opportunity Employer