MetroWest Medical Center is the largest community health care system between Worcester and Boston. MetroWest Medical Center is committed to providing high quality, comprehensive care, at a location close to home. The 307-bed regional healthcare system includes Framingham Union Hospital, Leonard Morse Hospital in Natick and the MetroWest Wellness Center. MetroWest Medical Center has been named to the 2019 Americaâ��s 100 Best Hospitals List by Healthgrades.
INFECTION PREVENTIONIST 24 HOURS/WEEK - DAYS
GENERAL SUMMARY: Under supervision of the Director of Clinical
Quality Improvement and the Medical Director Infectious Disease and
according to established policies and procedures, implements and
monitors compliance with hospital-wide infection control programs.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
â�¢ Performing surveillance rounds on all designated units as
assigned. Conducting precaution surveys throughout the Hospital and
analyzes the need for precautions.
â�¢ Collecting and analyzing infection information for patients
and healthcare personnel.
â�¢ Serving as a leader/mentor and subject-matter expert to staff
in areas related to infection prevention.
â�¢ Investigating significant clusters of infections, infectious
outbreaks, or significant incidents.
â�¢ Collaborating with managers and staff to implement and
monitor best practices and corrective action plans related to infection
â�¢ Preparing and analyzing reports using a variety of software
â�¢ Presenting the findings of surveillance data and
investigations/studies to appropriate individuals and the Infection
Control Committee (ICC).
â�¢ Collaborating with Employee Health in all areas relating to
staff issues involving infectious disease exposures.
â�¢ Completing and submitting accurate reportable data to local,
state, and national agencies.
â�¢ Presenting orientation and training materials related to
â�¢ Conducting compliance monitoring for hand hygiene and
adherence to established policy to assure patient and staff safety.
â�¢ Participating in Environment of Care (EOC) rounds and
providing recommendations for remediation.
â�¢ Developing, updating and implementing all policies,
procedures and guidelines related to infection control.
â�¢ Participating on various committees, such as Infection
Control and Quality and Patient Safety.
KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, AND OTHER JOB
â�¢ Bachelor's degree in nursing, medical technology,
chemistry, biology or an allied health-related field
â�¢ Two or more years of recent clinical experience in an
acute-care setting as an RN, medical technologist, epidemiologist
and/or an advanced degree in public health or a related healthcare field
â�¢ Certification in Infection Prevention and Control (CIC), or
required to obtain within 2 years
â�¢ Previous experience in Infection Prevention and Control
â�¢ Effective verbal and written communication skills
â�¢ Knowledge of regulatory requirements required: Joint
Commission, OSHA, MA Department of Public Health, CDC and APIC
â�¢ Computer proficiency (Microsoft Word, Excel,
PowerPoint) including experience with NHSN and working knowledge
of statistical data analysis techniques
Primary Location: Framingham, Massachusetts
Facility: MetroWest Framingham Union Hospital
Job Type: PT1
Shift Type: Days
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