Infection Preventionist

Job Requisition #: JR59251

End Date: 11/12/2021

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Laboratory, Nursing, Professional

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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ChristianaCare is looking for an Infection Preventionist to work in a collaborative manner with all members of the healthcare system and community. The Infection Preventionist implements a system- wide infection prevention program aimed at supporting patient safety initiatives and provides education for staff, patients and visitors in the principles, policies and procedures related to infection prevention.

Highlights:

  • Christiana Hospital is a three-time Magnet Status recognized hospital!

  • Named by Forbes as top 5 Best Large Employer in Healthcare for 2021.

  • We offer robust healthcare benefits, competitive compensation package, generous paid time off, retirement savings options and more.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform surveillance related to infections and communicable diseases for Christiana Care.

  • Identify trends,  clusters, outbreaks or areas of concern and prepares action plans as appropriate.

  • Implement approved action plans, working with departmental managers; monitors results until areas of concern are resolved.

  • Maintain appropriate records and prepares reports for specific departments, Infection Prevention and Performance Improvement Committees, and others as required.

  • Assess the educational needs of staff, patients, residents and visitors.

  • Develop educational plans. Implements and evaluates educational curricula in response to identified learning needs, organizational needs and goals, and infectious/communicable disease trends.

  • Utilize principles of adult learning and appropriate learning strategies for their target groups.

  • Report instances of designated diseases to the Division of Public Health; assists Public Health by obtaining pertinent patient information.

  • Review and evaluate departmental/ system-wide infection control related policies/procedures and environment.

  • Recommend revisions and write new policies and procedures as appropriate.

  • Maintain knowledge of clinical practices as related to Infection Prevention and epidemiology, including age related patient needs and care.

  • Act as a consultant to CCHS facilities, community agencies and internal departments on matters related to Infection Prevention.

  • Maintain knowledge of current federal, state, local regulations and accreditation standards

  • Assists in problem identification and resolution throughout the organization in Infection Prevention matters.

  • Serves as a team member on committees and participates in environmental rounds.

  • Serves as a leader or team member on performance improvement committees and work groups as necessary.

Qualifications:

  • A graduate of an accredited school with a baccalaureate degree in medical laboratory technology, nursing or related science required.

  • Experience in infection prevention and knowledge of principles of epidemiology and infectious diseases preferred.

  • Management, supervisory and/or experience as a health care educator preferred.


Special Requirements: CBIC certification (CIC) preferred on hire. CBIC required within 2 years of hire as an Infection Preventionist

  • Experience in infection prevention and knowledge of principles of epidemiology and infectious diseases preferred.

ChristianaCare is a not-for-profit teaching health system. We are continually ranked by US News & World Report as a Best Hospital. With our unique, data-powered care coordination service and a focus on population health and value-based care, ChristianaCare is shaping the future of health care. Working for ChristianaCare offers the best of urban and suburban living with multiple housing options, excellent restaurants and entertainment venues, quality public and private schools and a short driving distance to popular Delaware and New Jersey beaches. The location provides easy access to Washington, DC, Philadelphia and New York City - all within a short drive or train ride from Newark, DE.

EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.


UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.

Why do WE offer careers full of possibilities?

For the Love of Health.

Inclusion & Diversity

At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.

Why do we embrace inclusion and diversity? For the Love of Health.

Our Values

We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.

Benefits

ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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Our region offers a diversity of cultures, lifestyles, sports and entertainment events, housing options and educational opportunities. Located between Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., our locations provide easy access to two international airports, employment opportunities in a tri-state area, and proximity to some of the nation's top universities and colleges, as well as beaches in MD, DE and NJ!

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