Collects, records and analyzes data on nosocomial infections based on facility needs, devises target areas for nosocomial surveillance, and makes recommendations for control measures or interventions.
Assists with infection control services for patient care areas by applying epidemiologic principles to decrease patient risk for infection in a cost efficient manner.
Educates individuals or small groups on a daily basis regarding adherence to principles of Body Substance Precautions, and other specific infection control precautions as indicated to reduce nosocomial infection risk and initiation of special isolation protocols as needed for outbreaks.
Conducts in-service education classes on aseptic techniques, infection control and prevention, antiseptics and disinfectants, specific infectious disease and other related health care issues.
Initiates and conducts outbreak investigations.
Reviews laboratory reports and communicates possible communicable disease issues/problems with affected areas of the hospital.
Assists in development and administration of follow-up monitoring procedures for patients who are exposed to communicable diseases.
Provides infection prevention and control services for the bone marrow transplant program and outpatient and outreach areas.
Assists with the establishment of standards of infection control practice that is scientifically based and consistent with regulatory requirements.
Assists with the review and recommendation of medical products and engineering control required for infection control safety standards.
Conducts research to document information on infection prevention and control problems/issues.
Assists with community infection control issues through outreach to and from other facilities and practitioners.
Assists with HIV and TB infection control activities.
Knowledge / Skills / Abilities
Demonstrated potential ability to perform the essential functions as outlined above.
Ability to provide care to the population served.
Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient’s status and provide care as described in the department’s policies and procedures manual.
Ability to educate individuals at all levels of understanding.
Demonstrated ability to develop and implement programs.
Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills.
Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care Science area, or equivalency.
Internal Number: 28828
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