OrthoNebraska is currently searching for an Infection Preventionist to join our team! The Infection Preventionist is a vital member of the organization, partnering with leadership, medical staff, and the community to ensure all pertaining infection prevention standards are met. We are searching for an individual who can work independently, passionate about infection prevention, and enjoys educating both internally and externally (patients & visitors). If you think this might be a fit for you, apply today!
What you would do in this role:
- Conduct on-going surveillance activities by applying approved criteria to clinical data to ensure identification of healthcare associated infections.
- Collect and analyze healthcare-associated infection (HAI) data using epidemiological principles and statistical methods to identify trends and risk factors.
- Serve as a resource to OrthoNebraska by utilizing current professional organization's guidelines/standards, regulatory agencies, and accrediting agencies' requirements in order to provide a quality infection control program.
- Partner with department managers to apply effective policies and procedures both organizational-wide and department-specific to ensure compliance with accrediting agencies, federal, state, and local standards, regulations, and laws, as they relate to infection control.
- Collaborate with Employee Health as appropriate for vaccination programs, work-related exposures, and additional programs and events.
- Present/provide the Infection Prevention Annual Report to the Infection Prevention Committee, Quality Committee, Medical Staff, and facility administration as requested.
- Consult on construction and renovation projects to ensure compliance with national and professional standards.
- Cooperate with the county and state departments of health regarding infectious and communicable disease reporting, including recalls and Health Alerts (HAN).
- Participate in the Antibiotic Stewardship Committee, evaluating the use of antibiotics along with assessment/reporting of annual facility Antibiogram.
Here's what makes for an ideal candidate:
- Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, Allied Health or related discipline required. A Master's Degree in a corresponding field is preferred.
- Current Certification in Infection Control (CIC) or ability achieved within two years in the position.
- Minimum 2 years of Infection Prevention experience, previous teaching/educational development is a plus but not required.
- Five years of clinical experience preferred
- Active membership in APIC (Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology) is preferred.
- Experience with educational content development, implementation, and educating/training.
- Must have patience, self-confidence, maturity, compassion and always remain a team player with patients, physicians, and staff
- Adaptable and flexible to meet a wide range of service needs.
Thank you for your interest in our company! Due to the number of applications we receive, we aren’t able to give status updates, but if you are invited for an interview, you will generally be contacted within 2 weeks of submitting your application