CLABSI Prevention Nurse/Infection Preventionist
Requisition #: 301187
Location: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 21201
Category: Allied Health/Clinical Professional
Work Week: Full Time (40 hours)
Weekend Work Required: No
Date Posted: Nov. 4, 2020
The Infection Control Epidemiologist III (ICE III) takes a lead in key roles for the planning, implementation and evaluation of the Infection Prevention program within The Johns Hopkins Hospital and its affiliated areas to meet the institutions goals. The ICE III has the major task of implementing the infection prevention program in their respective areas of responsibility while supporting other ICEs to ensure the team goals are met. The ICE III has expert level technical skills and knowledge, and as such, acts as a resource for other team members including training, mentoring, guiding, and supporting other team members. This employee takes a lead role in ensuring all policies, procedures, and practices relating to infection prevention and control within the institution are continuously evaluated to ensure all evidenced- based infection prevention practices are implemented to assure optimum protection for all patients, visitors, and staff. This includes conducting surveillance, providing education, leading performance improvement initiatives, managing outbreaks and exposures, emergency preparedness, exerting influence to effect change, promoting antimicrobial stewardship and supporting, training, guiding and mentoring other staff in these activities to ensure department targets and goals are met. He/she must utilize advanced knowledge of epidemiology, infectious diseases, modes of disease transmission, principles of infection control and prevention, performance improvement, and adult learning methods and assist other ICEs to do so. Duties requiring enhanced knowledge of specific aspects of HEIC will be expected of this position including responsibility for infection prevention in high-risk areas of the facility and taking subject matter leads for the department. He/she takes direction from Associate Hospital Epidemiologists, and is accountable to, team leaders, Assistant Director of Operations, the Director of Operations, and the Senior Director of Infection Prevention /Hospital Epidemiologist for meeting these responsibilities.
Full-time, Day Shift
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Weekend work not usually required but schedule may change during COVID-19 pandemic surge.
Work Location: Johns Hopkins Hospital, East Baltimore Campus, Baltimore, MD 21287
Bachelor's Degree required in a related field. Master's Degree in Public Health or a related discipline preferred.
Required Licensure, Certification, Etc.
Certification in Infection Control (CIC) required.
Requires a minimum of Four (4) years of experience as an Infection Preventionist in healthcare setting. Additional years of infection prevention or related work experience preferred.
Related experience includes Nursing, Microbiology, Epidemiology, Emergency Preparedness, Health Education or Public Health with evidence of experience in healthcare-associated infection surveillance, training and education, leading performance improvement initiatives, project management, team and consensus-building, exerting influence to effect change, emergency preparedness, managing outbreaks and exposures, mentoring, coaching and/or leading teams to achieve specific outcomes.
Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are drug-free workplace employers.
We are committed to providing a healthy and safe environment for our patients, visitors and staff members. The Johns Hopkins Hospital has a tobacco-free at work policy. Employees must refrain from using any tobacco products during their work shifts — including while at lunch or on breaks, and whether they are on or off campus.
Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.
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