End Date: 2/14/2022
Location: Newark, Delaware
Position Type: Clinical (non-nursing), Nursing, Professional
Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation
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.
Performs surveillance related to infections and communicable diseases for Christiana Care.
Identifies trends, clusters, outbreaks or areas of concern and prepares action plans as appropriate.
Implements approved action plans, working with departmental managers; monitors results until areas of concern are resolved.
Maintains appropriate records and prepares reports for specific departments, Infection Prevention and Performance Improvement Committees, and others as required
Receives calls as needed on weekends, nights, and holidays regarding Infection Prevention issues, i.e., patient placement, isolation precautions, equipment/environmental cleaning/disinfection. Will be on-call when assigned.
When you become an employee at ChristianaCare, you are joining a healthcare organization that was named Forbes 5th Best Health System to Work for in the U.S. for 2021! Guided by excellence and love, our Caregivers enjoy many employee benefits such as:
competitive pay and benefits
generous paid time off
diverse and inclusive culture
Location: ChristianaCare Newark Campus with some travel to Wilmington and Cecil campuses.
Bachelor's degree in Nursing, medical laboratory technology, or related healthcare field and a minimum of 3 years experience is 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.
ChristianaCare is the largest employer in Delaware and one of the country's most dynamic health systems, centered on improving health outcomes, making high-quality care more accessible and lowering health care costs. 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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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