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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Coord, Infection Control in Atlanta, Georgia

Overview

At Emory Healthcare, we integrate science and caring to change the face of health care. Our team members are courageous individuals who are willing to challenge the status quo and help find solutions to complex problems. We’re empowered to influence change for, and with, our patients, their families, the community and each other.

As one of the leading academic medical systems, we’re eager to share what we learn with hospitals around the country, and the world. We’ve got the backing, knowledge, experience and permission to lead the way in developing new and better approaches to preventing and treating disease, and our patients get treatments years before anyone else.

We’re defining a new standard of care for humankind. Are YOU ready to join us?

Description

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Entry-level Infection Prevention position that will assist with the implementation, evaluation, and modification of the Emory Hospitals and The Emory Clinic Infection Control Programs.

  • This position will perform essential duties guided by the Infection Prevention Manager or designee that are consistent with Infection Control Department goals and objectives.

  • Coordinates activities to identify and reduce the risks of acquiring and transmitting infections in assigned focus area(s).

  • These activities include problem identification and management, data and information collection, analysis and management, improvement processes, policy/procedure management, outcome evaluation and education.

  • Participates as a member of the Infection Control Committee(s) and Clinical Pathway Teams and serves on other ongoing and ad hoc committees or task groups throughout the organization.

  • Coordinates the development and periodic review of Infection Control related standards, policies, procedures, practices and guidelines for assigned focus area(s) including infection surveillance, isolation/precautions, prevention and control in accordance with state, federal, and organizational guidelines.

  • Institutes disease/agent transmission control measures as necessary.

  • Participates in patient/family counseling as necessary.

  • Communicates with all personnel and medical staff regarding the interpretation and enforcement of and compliance with Infection Control Program policies, practices, and procedures.

  • Analyzes data to recognize potentially important relationships or patterns of infection and to detect significant variations in processes or outcomes.

  • Supports and/or assists in research and related activities.

  • May coordinate, support or assist in the design and execution of special studies and projects.

  • Works with manager to formulate plan for professional development.

  • Attends educational in-services as appropriate.

  • Participates in professional activities and organizations to maintain knowledge of current trends, practices, and developments.

  • Routinely assesses and investigates clinical infection and infection risks in concert with department objectives and assigned focus area(s).

  • Conducts patient care practice and environmental rounds and recommends corrective action to administrative and management staff.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing OR have a degree in a health care related field (Public health, Clinical microbiology technicians etc.).

  • RNs must have a current licensure in the state of Georgia.

  • Will consider recent grads of MPH programs.

  • Certification in Infection Control (CIC) required within 2 years of employment.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Medium): 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock, Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation, Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks

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Division Emory Healthcare Inc.

Campus Location Atlanta, GA, 30308

Campus Location US-GA-Atlanta

Department EHI Office of Quality

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Job Number 57843

Job Category Nursing

Schedule 8a-4:30p

Standard Hours 40 Hours

Emory Healthcare is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices and decisions. Emory Healthcare prohibits discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age (40 and over), disability, citizenship, genetic information, service in the uniformed services, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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