The Infection Preventionist performs surveillance, education, consultation, data analysis, aggregation and reporting of infection or risk of infection. Identifies and reduces the risk of infection.
• Provide education on the AMSOnSite program and promote education of staff on other infection prevention topics via onsite training, in-services and/or webinars;
• Assist with development/revision of a facility IPC risk assessment to identify priority areas for program improvement on an annual basis;
• Assist with the collection and analysis of quarterly viral and bacterial respiratory pathogen screening and monthly infection surveillance data based on facility methodology and criteria for healthcare-associated infections;
• Assist with quarterly environmental rounds using a standardized tool and monitoring strategy;
• Assist with evaluation of products, devices or equipment related to IPC;
• Attend QAPI meetings of the assigned facilities as requested by the SNF IP;
• Provide a semi-annual report to facility administrators of completed consultations/educational sessions and data analysis for quarterly screenings.
• Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) licensed in their state of residency;
• Minimum of 2 years of clinical experience; with IPC responsibilities and SNF experience as a clinician;
• Ability to provide both on-site and remote consultation to assigned SNFs;
• Successful completion of the CDC TRAIN Nursing Home Infection Preventionist training curriculum within 30 days of hire;