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301350 RN I Infection Preventionist

Penn Medicine
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Infection Preventionists are expected to:¢Understand and/or effectively research the microbiology, pathology and progression of illnesses as they occur in hospitals and healthcare settings. ¢Conducts surveillance: standardized basic investigation methodology utilizing NHSN definitions to research potentials Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs.) This will involve patient chart review, following microbiology reports, discussing with direct care clinicians as well as clinical leadership. ¢Work effectively as part of many expert teams. This includes the ability to cooperate, coordinate and communicate with all members of the Infection Control department, as well as many other departments and disciplines. Examples include Physical Plant and outside construction contractors, laboratory medicine, nursing, hospital quality and safety experts, physicians (internal and outside), other hospitals and healthcare entities. ¢Communicate and understand the ethics, often complex, surrounding infection control decisions, patient and employee safety and healthcare as outlined in the APIC professional and practice standards.¢Utilize several electronic data and charting systems including Theradoc, NHSN, EPIC and Excel. ¢Perform all employee duties within the Penn Medicine and entity values, policies and procedures. ¢Perform other duties as assigned to support the department, the hospital, the health system and the community. The includes the expectations of the Philadelphia DOH and The Pennsylvania Department of Health, as well as the CDC. ¢Read and incorporate scientific evidence into the Infection Control practice. ¢Maintain all expectations of HIPAA. ¢Maintain expertise in cleaning, disinfection and sterilization. Leadership of teams accessing and implementing IFUs for equipment cleaning and disinfection.¢Knowledge of Infectious Disease Processes. Surveillance of microlab results. Knowledge of outbreak control and data analysis. ¢Collaboration with clinical teams. Provide leadership to clinical teams of Infection Control and Prevention precepts. Informal education. Participate in UBCL and provides a visible Infection Control Presence. ¢Assess, monitor and communicate data. ¢Collaborate with clinical and EOC teams to develop short term and long term Infection Prevention and Control goals. ¢Develop and implement nursing unit, departmental, UPHS and UPHS level policies to prevent transmission of infectious agents. ¢Maintains expertise by attending education. ¢Expert in state and national regulatory agencies and surveys relevant to Infection Control.

-Bachelor's Degree- BSN Required and 1+ year' experience in Infection Prevention experience as an RN\n-PA RN license required


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Posted: 2021-12-01 Expires: 2022-06-24

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Median Salary: $71,730

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