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Infection Preventionist | Infection Control | Full Time 40 Hours

Rapid City, SD USA Full time 22_4320

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COVID Vaccination Statement

Ensuring the safety and well-being of our patients, visitors, staff, and communities is our deepest commitment at Monument Health. As a condition of employment, Monument Health requires all employees be fully vaccinated * against COVID-19, or have obtained an approved medical or religious exemption, prior to starting employment. 

*Fully vaccinated means it has been at least two weeks since the completion of a COVID-19 primary vaccination series. COVID-19 primary vaccination series is defined as the administration of a single-dose vaccine (such as the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 Vaccine) or the administration of all required doses of a multi-dose vaccine (such as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine (interchangeable with the licensed Comirnaty Vaccine) or the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine).

Pay Rate Range

$29.60

to

$37.00

(Determined by the knowledge, skills, and experience of the applicant.)

Job Summary

The Infection Preventionist position works under the direction of the Monument Health Director of Infection Prevention. The Infection Preventionist position is responsible for the surveillance program (data and observational); and implementing, facilitating, and monitoring infection control prevention standards that impact patients, visitors, volunteers and Healthcare workers. The Infection Preventionist serves as a resource and provides education to providers and caregivers regarding interpretation of policies, procedures, and practice. The Infection Preventionist is responsible for assisting with the development of policies and procedures to ensure rigorous infection control standards meet the recommendations and requirements of the Joint Commission, Centers for Medicaid/Medicare Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other national organized agencies. The Infection Preventionist participates in safe and quality patient care by identifying risks and initiating appropriate interventions and their outcomes.

Monument Health offers competitive wages and benefits on qualifying positions. Some of those benefits can include:

*Supportive work culture

*Medical, Vision and Dental Coverage

*Retirement Plans, Health Savings Account, and Flexible Spending Account

*Instant pay is available for qualifying positions

*Paid Time Off Accrual Bank

*Opportunities for growth and advancement

*Tuition assistance/reimbursement

*Excellent pay differentials on qualifying positions (extra pay for working evening, nights or weekends)

*Flexible scheduling

Job Description

Essential Functions:

  • Applies epidemiologic principles and statistical methods, including risk stratification, to identify target population, analyze trends, and risk factors, and design and evaluate prevention and control strategies.
  • Conducts ongoing surveillance using CDC infection criteria, documentation, and investigation of nosocomial infections through review of admission diagnosis, microbiology culture results, isolation orders, patient records, consultation requests, post-discharge surveillance findings.
  • Conducts patient and environmental rounds in all inpatient and outpatient areas.
  • Participate in investigations of unusual hospital infection outbreaks utilizing the microbiology laboratory, consultation with Infectious Disease Division, county/state public health departments, and when necessary in consultation with the Center for Disease Control.
  • Report epidemiologically significant findings to appropriate stakeholders.
  • Participate in quality/performance improvement activities by assessing, monitoring, and measuring nosocomial infections and evaluating outcomes on a continuous basis.
  • Assist in the organization of regularly scheduled Hospital Infection Control meetings and dissemination of recommendations hospital-wide education.
  • Plan, organize, develop and implement educational programs for all hospital employees including administrative and ancillary services which convey specialized knowledge and skills to increase employee awareness of existence of nosocomial infections; techniques for avoidance and preventive measures to provide a safe environment for hospital employees and patients.
  • Develop appropriate informational materials at appropriate level of understanding and need.
  • Assists collecting data, assessing market needs, and developing and implementing the annual Infection Control Plan.
  • Serve as a knowledgeable and available resource on infection control practices and policies to patients, families, staff, and caregivers.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Additional Requirements

Required:
Education - Completion of a nursing education program that is approved by a board of nursing or Bachelors in Health Related Field

Preferred:
Experience - 1+ years of Infection Control Experience; 3+ years of Healthcare Experience
Certification - Registered Nurse (RN) - South Dakota Board of Nursing; Infection Control Certification (CIC) - Accredited University or accredited training professionals

Physical Requirements:
Light work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

Job Category

Nursing

Job Family

Acute Nursing

Department

CS Infection Control

Scheduled Weekly Hours

40

Shift

Employee Type

Regular

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Monument Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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