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Infection Prevention RN or Practitioner

Company: Concord Hospital
Location: Concord
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Job Description:

SummaryUnder the direction of the Director of Infection Prevention and in collaboration with the Director of Quality Performance & Patient Safety, this role assists with coordination and implementation of the system wide Infection Prevention program. Has primary responsibility for collection and reporting of routine surveillance activities. Works in collaboration with the Director of Infection Prevention and in consultation with the Medical Director of Infection Control to educate to provide education regarding infection prevention and control practices and to manage incidence of infection.EducationFour years of formal training or education beyond the high school level (e.g., Bachelors Degree).Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree preferred.Certification, Registration, and LicensureCertification required to obtain: Certification in Infection Control within two years of employment.Licensure required: New Hampshire Board of Nursing Registered Nurse License.ExperienceTwo years experience in clinical nursing practice required. One year in hospital infection control desired. High functioning, self motivated, strong surveillance and analytical skills, and excellent communication skills highly desired.ResponsibilitiesPerforms routine hospital surveillance and analysis for hospital and community acquired infections.Utilizes appropriate data sources and systems to identify, trend, and potentially reduce incidence of infection.Integrates relative public health issues and best practice to assist organization in achieving infection control objectives.Maintains an in-facility presence during normal business hours to assure compliance with infection prevention policies and procedures.Provides rotating on-call coverage during off hours to ensure staff support and patient safety. In-facility presence during off hours may occasionally be required to respond to extraordinary events at the discretion of the Director of Infection Prevention.Demonstrates, teaches, and models infection prevention practices through a variety of education venues and methodology.Concord Hospital is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. It is our policy to provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants and to prohibit any discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.EEO is the LAWApplicants to and employees of this company are protected under federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link above to find out more.If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, you may contact Human Resources at 603-230-7269.Additional Job DescriptionPhysical and Work RequirementsThe physical demands and characteristics of the work environment described here are representative of those that will be encountered by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.The Dictionary of Occupational Titles Material Handling Classification is LIGHT. The employee must regularly lift, carry or push/pull less than 10 pounds, frequently lift, carry or push/pull up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift, carry or push/pull up to 20 pounds.The employee is frequently required to hear and speak. The employee is occasionally required to bend, climb, do repetitive motion, kneel, perform activities that require fine motor skills, reach, sit, smell, squat, stand, and walk.Specific vision abilities required by this job include color vision, depth perception, far vision, near vision, and peripheral vision.The employee is occasionally exposed to non-weather related heat or cold, and slippery surfaces.The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Keywords: Concord Hospital, Concord , Infection Prevention RN or Practitioner, Other , Concord, New Hampshire

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