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CLINICAL PROGRAM SPECIALIST - INFECTION PREVENTION

Owensboro Health

Location: 42303
Type: Non-Remote
Posted on: September 19, 2022
CLINICAL PROGRAM SPECIALIST - INFECTION PREVENTION Nursing Hours: M-F 7AM-3:300PM Days - Full-time Paygrade/Wages/Salary Info: OH 2013-76 - 40135B
Job Summary Responsible for oversight, planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating the infection prevention program. # Job Responsibilities Coordinates activities and projects to meet organizational and regulatory agency goals and monitors local, state, and federal regulations. Maintains awareness of current trends, practice changes, and research findings related to program. Collects, performs statistical analysis, interprets, monitors, and maintains records and data pertinent to surveillance. Reports surveillance, investigations, trends, and projects to appropriate committees. Conducts regular rounds of assigned units/areas for discussing, monitoring, and following the practices of infection prevention with team members. Develops, implements, and evaluates educational plans/programs and utilizes methods, measurements, and tools to evaluate achievement of learning goals. Serves as an expert consultant for team members in areas of program development and clinical practice. Meets regularly with Infectious Disease physician and pharmacist to review antimicrobial stewardship practices. Identifies and reports communicable diseases and required by the state and local health department. Maintains, develops, and implements infection prevention policies that are evidence-based and meet regulatory requirements. Conducts and maintains an Infection Prevention Risk Assessment annually or more frequently as needed and/or required in their area of responsibility. Qualifications Bachelor#s degree or higher in Nursing required upon hire OR Master#s degree or higher in healthcare related field required upon hire A minimum of 3 years# relevant experience required RN - If Bachelor#s degree or Master#s degree in Nursing, Licensed as a Registered Nurse. Eligible to practice nursing in the State of Kentucky required upon hire AND CIC - Certified Infection Control required within 39 months of employment in this position Skills and Attributes Requires critical thinking skills and decisive judgment. Works under minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action. Requires a strong understanding of concepts, practices, and procedures related to process improvement, human factors, safety principles, and change management Physical Demands Standing: Occasionally Walking: Occasionally Sitting: Frequently Lifting 0-25 lbs: Rarely Lifting 25-75 lbs: Never Lifting over 75 lbs: Never Carrying 0-25 lbs: Rarely Carrying 25-75 lbs: Never Carrying over 75 lbs: Never Pushing/Pulling 0-25 lbs: Rarely Pushing/Pulling 25-75 lbs: Never Pushing/Pulling over 75 lbs: Never Climbing: Rarely Bending/Stooping: Rarely Kneeling: Rarely Crouching/Crawling: Rarely Reaching: Occasionally Talking: Frequently Hearing: Occasionally Repetitive Foot/Leg Movements: Never Repetitive Hand/Arm Movements: Frequently Keyboard Data Entry: Frequently Running: Never Vision: Depth Perception: Frequently Vision: Distinguish Color: Frequently Vision: Seeing Far: Frequently Vision: Seeing Near: Frequently Owensboro Health Core Commitments INTEGRITY - We conduct ourselves with a high level of responsibility, reliability and honesty because we take seriously the trust of our patients and coworkers. RESPECT - We value and accept the unique talents and contributions of every patient, customer and team member in the Owensboro Health community. TEAMWORK - We build a spirit of connectivity and fellowship by striving together to overcome obstacles, surpass goals, celebrate accomplishments and plan the future. INNOVATION - We foster original ideas and creative solutions that improve our daily work and promote the mission of Owensboro Health. SERVICE - We focus on service to patients, customers and team members by anticipating their needs, thoughtfully meeting those needs and continually improving the quality of everything we do. EXCELLENCE - We reach beyond basic expectations to expand our knowledge and awareness, produce exceptional work and provide outstanding service.