Infection Preventionist RN

  • Full Time
  • Stamford, CT
  • Salary: $118000.0

Smith Arnold Partners

A team committed to caring for the whole person in mind, body, and spirit. We provide you with the absolute finest in care, from prevention and wellness, to diagnosis, treatment, and ongoing support. We believe that to heal is to make whole. We are a physician-led, professionally managed and quality-driven multi-specialty practice with more than 30 offices in lower Fairfield County. Our staff are all committed to patient-centered care. Our patients are at the core of everything we think, feel, and do. We invite you to join our team.

Title: Infection Preventionist RN
Salary: $118,000
Location: Stamford, CT

Responsibilities:
The Infection Preventionist is responsible for formulating and reviewing policies and procedures related to outbreaks and infection prevention and control practices.
This position is also responsible for collecting and analyzing data as well as conducting outbreak and cluster investigations.
This role will serve as a principle member of the Infection Prevention Committee and will collaborate with Infectious Disease physicians, Microbiologists and other health care providers regarding infectious or employee health related issues.
The Infection Preventionist RN will act as a mentor and role model for establishing and promoting effective infection prevention protocols within all levels of the organization and provide education in a variety of settings, i.e. public forums, on-the-spot in-services, educational sessions, etc.

Requirements:
Current CT RN license required
BSN strongly preferred
3 years’ experience in an acute care hospital required
Previous experience in Infection Prevention and Control or Microbiology required
Knowledge of Joint Commission requirements, OSHA, Department of Public Health, CDC and APIC guidelines required
Previous experience working with Infection Prevention software i.e. Vecna/Pathfinders
Excellent computer skills required and Microsoft Office proficiency (Excel, PowerPoint)
Effective communication skills a must
Certification in Infection Prevention and Control (CIC), or required to obtain within 5 years

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