Be inspired to improve patient outcomes, and join the exceptional team at Reading Hospital.
The Infection Preventionist (IP) helps to prevent healthcare-associated infections by isolating sources of infections and limiting their spread. The IP is responsible for surveillance, rounding, and analyzing, interpreting, and reporting all cases of infection. The IP supports the development of evidence-based organizational infection prevention policies/standards that meet state, federal, regulatory, and accrediting agencies standards; trains healthcare members in infection prevention; and serves as a resource, educator, researcher, and proponent of change in order to influence infection prevention improvement to provide quality healthcare within the organization.
Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology, Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Science, or Nursing (BSN)
RN licensure within the State of Pennsylvania if an RN; ASCP registration if a Clinical Lab Scientist or Med Tech
CIC certification after two years of experience in the field and within four years of hire
Knowledge of Joint Commission and Dept. of Health standards
EMR system (e.g. Cerner) knowledge and Infection Control Practitioner certification preferred
Advancing Health. Transforming Lives.
Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services across Eastern Pennsylvania. We bring together more than 11,000 dedicated team members, including 2,000 nationally recognized physicians, specialists, and providers across 65 convenient locations. Together, our six hospitals and other entities offer a full range of medical care to the communities we serve. Here, we know that advancing the quality of care will transform the quality of life.
About Reading Hospital
Our nationally recognized flagship institution, Reading Hospital has served the local community since 1867. We’re a Magnet® designated facility with many specialties, a dedicated rehabilitation hospital, and affiliated medical offices, all committed to delivering access to the region’s highest quality care, leading-edge technology, and experienced medical professionals. Located in the friendly West Reading area, our main campus offers a variety of amenities that make working here every day a pleasure.