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1-3 years of experience
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Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
5/5/2018
Job Category:
Health Care Provider
Industry:
Health Care & Medicine
Infection Control Assistant
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Job Description

Qualifications

 Minimum Education
Bachelor's degree

Specific Requirements and Preferences
The successful candidate for this position holds bachelor's degree in nursing, master's degree in epidemiology, public health, or microbiology. Certificate of Infection Control (CIC™) is preferred but not required.


Minimum Work Experience
2 years experience. 

Specific Requirements and Preferences

Minimum of two years’ experience working in a clinical setting or a public health agency. Previous working experience as an Infection Control practitioner or Epidemiologist is preferred.


Required Skills/Knowledge

The successful candidate is a highly energetic individual with the desire to become an independent infection control practitioner. S/he must possess excellent written, interpersonal, time management and presentation skills with flexibility to meet a wide range of service needs. Strong computer skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office software. Basic knowledge of statistics and epidemiologic methods.  



Required Licenses and Certifications


Functional Accountabilities

Departmental Organization

  1. Assist epidemiology department and infection control practitioners with the coordination of office activities.
  2. Maintain awareness of deadlines and plan appropriately.
  3. Maintain organized workspace including both paper and computer files.
Administrative Duties
  1. Coordinate, schedule, and develop agendas, office appointments, meetings, conferences, and projects in timely manner.
  2. Perform tasks such as initiating correspondence, faxing, and copying.
  3. Attend internal committee meetings and take minutes.
  4. Maintain and process employee time cards.
  5. Complete all work on time.
Surveillance
  1. Collect central line data in patient care units as assigned.
  2. Collect daily microbiology reports from laboratory and sorts for targeted organisms.
  3. Complete accurate and timely reports on infection rates.
  4. Communicate infection control issues and reportable diseases in a timely fashion with the relevant departments in the hospital and to public health agencies.
  5. Ensure infection control databases are maintained in a timely fashion (Flag MDRO in computer system; maintain access data base for DOH reports; and maintain data base for all outbreak investigations).
Prevention
  1. Collaborate with Infection Control Staff to identify trends in healthcare associated infections.
  2. Collaborate with Infection Control staff to implement prevention efforts.
  3. Contribute to the infection control patient care policies and protocols by posting to intranet and placing announcements in CNMC newsletters.
Infectin Control Practioner Assistance
  1. Assist infection control practitioners in control activities as assigned.
  2. Coordinate Train the Trainer program for TB fit-testing and other infection control initiatives.
  3. Assist infection control practitioners with outbreak and exposure investigations.
  4. Collect data and assist in preparation of reports.

Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)

Organizational Commitment/Identification
  1. Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization
  2. Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences
  3. Demonstrate personal and professional integrity
  4. Maintain confidentiality at all times
Customer Service
  1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
Teamwork/Communication
  1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
  2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
  3. Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions
Performance Improvement/Problem-solving
  1. Contribute to a positive work environment
  2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
  3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
  4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
  1. Use resources efficiently
  2. Search for less costly ways of doing things
Safety
  1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
  2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
  3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
  4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
  5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
  6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance
 

About Children's National Health System

Childrens National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding childrens hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nations children for more than 130 years, Childrens National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.

Childrens National is proudly ranked consistently among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report.

Our Culture

Children's mission is to be preeminent in providing pediatric health care services that enhance the health and well-being of children regionally, nationally and internationally. Through leadership and innovation, Children's creates solutions to pediatric healthcare problems. Children's excels in Care, Advocacy, Research, and Education to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents and their families. Children's leadership realizes that our employees are the heart of our medical center and the soul of our mission. One of our greatest assets is the diversity of our workforce, which adds to the richness of our culture. Teamwork, dedication, and professionalism are essential values and characteristics that make our employees unique.

Childrens internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals care for more than 360,000 patients each year who come from throughout the region, nation and world. Our employees share a sense of pride and commitment to the patients and families we serve. We aspire to provide patients and their families with the highest quality of care and service in a family-centered environment. In essence, we are a team of "Great People Providing Great Care."

Nursing Students

As a nursing student, you might already be craving hands-on experience at a highly respected hospital. You may be thinking about where or with which population you want to work after graduation.

At Childrens, a world-class teaching hospital and internationally-recognized leader in pediatric health, we invite nursing students at all stages of learning to explore the real world of working in a hospital setting and experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of this career.

Internship Program

The internship program provides the novice nurse with the knowledge base and skill set needed to transition to competence in clinical nursing practice. While providing the needed skills to meet the organization goals and mission, the program provides nurses with the leadership skills to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. The program bridges the gap between undergraduate education and real-life professional nursing practice, delivering state-of-the art pediatric care.

The program is offered to new graduate nurses from an accredited nursing program with a passion for children. All new graduates, with less than one-year acute care experience, are eligible to participate in the program after obtaining licensure.