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Infection Prevention Practitioner

Noha – Morristown, NJ

Duties:

Job Function: 01. Temporary consultant shall be CIC certified. Implements Infection Prevention Measures. Identifies appropriate isolation precautions based on disease or diagnosis. Maintains and updates an electronic daily isolation log of inpatients and updates EPIC Infection Module (BUGSY/ICON) computer system as necessary. Liaison with bed management for patient room placement. Monitors and renders audits on isolation signs, and appropriate Personal Protective Equipment(PPE) usage on units. Assists in outbreak investigations, environmental tours and any infection prevention action requests as directed. as

Job Function: 02. Surveillance. Reviews positive lab reports daily via EPIC and is responsible for organizations policy identification of MDROs and organisms of epidemiologic significance and takes appropriate action. Conducts electronic chart reviews. Conferences with staff (nurses, physicians, therapists, techs) as needed. Participates in unit-based rounds, for adherence to infection prevention practices. Collects denominator data as needed. Performs Chart Audits for potential Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) as possible sentinel events. Generates and presents monthly and quarterly infection reports.

Job Function: 03. Education and In-servicing: Conducts nursing, physician, and support staff orientation on monthly basis and as needed. Provides disease specific and practice related formal and on the spot unit based in services. Provides disease specific information to patients and families as needed. Maintain visibility on assigned units as a resource and responds to information requests from the public health departments. Attends any meetings for the organization as requested.

Job Function: 04. Regulatory Compliance. Maintains the guidelines and /or standards as outlined by OSHA, CDC, JC, NJDHSS, SHEA, HHS, NQF and CMS to optimize patient care and provide a safe environment for physicians, staff, patients and visitors. Complies with communicable disease reporting requirements via NJ CDRSS. Actively participates in county and state task force initiatives as needed.

Job Function: 05. Committee Participation. Attends committee and council meetings as requested. Participates in monthly Infection Prevention flash and ICRO call. Maintains membership in external professional organizations (APIC).

Job Function: 06. Liaison. Provides information as needed to OMS and public health colleagues related to infections/exposures of healthcare workers. Initiates communicable disease exposure process as indicated. Assists with immunizations and medication distributions as requested. Assists OMS and Occupational /Environmental Safety rounds as needed.

Job Function: 07. Product Evaluation and Construction Project Review: Reviews literature for new or alternative products that have infection prevention and or safety impact (skin preps, sharps, device securement, and hand hygiene) Assists in coordination of unit-based trials, evaluations and implementation. Creates Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) permits, monitors construction projects as per organizational policy.

Education:

CIS and CDRSS

Job Type: Contract

Contract Length:

  • 5 - 6 months

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