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Infection Prevention Specialist

Job Description

Additional Job Information

  • 40 Hours per Week -
  • Salaried -
  • Days -
  • 8 Hour Shift -
  • Benefits Eligible -

  • Job ID: 1219668
    Employment Status: Full-Time
    More Information:

    Memorial Hospital Belleville is a 222-bed, full-service hospital serving southwest Illinois. Since 2008, it has been designated as a Magnet®-recognized organization for nursing excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Memorial Hospital Shiloh, a 94-bed, all-private suite hospital was recognized with Magnet status in 2018.

    The Quality Assurance Department proactively identifies opportunities for improvement and assist clinicians to participate effectively in Quality Improvement activities.  The Cancer Registry primary function is to report all incidence of malignancies as required and to maintain and support a Cancer Registry Program that meets State reporting standards.


    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

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    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information

     

    Degree

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

     

    Experience

  • 5-10 years
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    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, 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