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This Infection Preventionist will conduct surveillance and environment of care activities for identification and prevention of infections and complications related to ambulatory visits and surgical procedures.
The ideal candidate will have a strong background in Instrument Processing as it relates to high level disinfection and sterilization in a variety of ambulatory settings as well as construction related activities for ambulatory facilities. Familiarity with Theradoc and NHSN applications for identifying and reporting HAI’s is also preferred.
In this role, you will educate staff in the identification and prevention of infections and all aspects of high level disinfection and sterilization practices. Additionally, you will facilitate infection prevention practices with patients and families while collaborating with Occupation Health Services in safe practices for employees relating to exposure work-ups.
MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT OPERATED:
- Personal computer and appropriate databases, Theradoc, NHSN, and advanced knowledge of all Microsoft applications.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
Nurse: Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing and current licensure by Pa. State Board of Nursing is required; B.S. in Nursing is preferred. Additional training in infection prevention and basic statistics is preferred.
Technologist/Microbiologist: B.S. required along with certification. Training in infection prevention and basic statistics is preferred.
Minimum of four years of hospital or ambulatory clinic experience required, preferably in a clinical setting, with a strong background in an ambulatory setting where instrument processing was performed. Research experience is preferred.
We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.
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