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Bozeman Health INFECTION PREVENTION COORDINATOR in Bozeman, Montana

  • POSITION DESCRIPTION

  • POSITION SUMMARY

  • The Infection Prevention Coordinator develops and monitors the surveillance and Infection Control program for the Bozeman Health System: coordinates activities related to surveillance, prevention, and control of infection in order to minimize the risk of acquiring new infection by patients, staff and the community. Audits and reviews information for trends, providing feedback to appropriate leaders and committees and assisting in development of improvement plans. Maintains knowledge of CDC guidelines, CDC definitions, and any other regulatory requirements.

  • REQUIREMENTS

  • EDUCATION

  • Required:

    • Bachelors degree in Nursing or Community or Population Health

or

  • State license as a Clinical Lab Scientist

or

  • ASCP certification as a Medical Technologist

  • Preferred:

  • LICENSURE and CERTIFICATION

  • Required:

  • Preferred:

  • EXPERIENCE

  • Required:

    • Must have 2-4 years minimum experience in the clinical setting or clinical microbiology.
  • Certification in Infection Control (CIC) through the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. or within 30 months of hire

  • Preferred:

    • Knowledge of NHSN
  • At least 2 years of hospital nursing or hospital microbiology

  • KNOWLEDGE OF, SKILLS IN, ABILITY TO, COMPLEXITY AND DIFFICULY:

  • KNOWLEDGE OF:

    • Knowledge of the infectious disease process and interest in microbiology required a
  • Personal Computers, hardware and basic software programs including e-mail, word processing, and spreadsheets.

  • bMicro and Macro system elements and how to navigate complex systems to address areas of opportunity.

  • Process improvement and change management methods to help control change and make it more successful.

  • Regulations pertaining to infection prevention

  • ICRA and infection prevention's role in construction

  • SKILLS IN:

    • Good organizational and planning skills as well as the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Strong writing skills required to write and edit policies and procedures, issue memorandums and compile reports.

  • Strong communication skills with ability to speak in public.

  • Navigating an eveolving healthcare system to include key stakeholders when analyzing outcomes and determining best interventions

  • Leading interdisciplinary groups to accomplish specific goals

  • Advanced oral and written communication skills

  • Staff Supervision, Evaluation and Development

  • Budgeting Process

  • Maintain project timelines/deadlines set

  • ABILITY TO:

    • Ability to set an agenda for and run a system wide committee
  • Refer to policy manual for specific instructions/guidelines.

  • Follow established policies and Procedures.

  • Adhere to the standards of the job description and overall philosophy of Bozeman Deaconess Hospital.

  • Maintain flexibility to adapt to a variety of workload assignments and leading others

  • Ability to pay attention to detail and follow through.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

  • Ability to implement and deploy complex plans

  • COMPLEXITY AND DIFFICULTY:

    • Work independently with a minimum of Supervision
  • Team oriented and self-motivated

  • Utilize resources efficiently

  • ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • 25% Time Spent -

  • Conducts the surveillance program for the hospital. Auditing of records with accuracy and thoroughness, summarizing and reporting results to appropriate committees and leaders. Facilitates Infection Control Committee.

  • 10% Time Spent -

  • Gathers and submits Hospital Aquired Infection (HAI) data in compliance with regulatory agency requirements.

  • 10% Time Spent -

  • Maintains Knowledge of Center for Disease Control guidelines and other regulatory agencies for Infection Control.

  • Collaborates both internally and with key community organizations to maintain compliance with standards and regulations pertaining to infection control by DNV-GL and CMS.

  • 10% Time Spent -

  • Provides education on Infection Prevention at orientation and staff meetings or any other identified times.

  • 15% Time spent -

  • Assists with the development and follow through of improvement plans.

  • 15% Time Spent -

  • Develops, implements and monitors the Infection Control program.

  • 5% Time Spent -

  • Assists Employee Health on exposures as needed with hospital policy and procedures and in compliance with regulatory agency requirements.

  • 10% Time Spent on Additional Functions:

  • Infection Control budget

  • Attends meetings

  • Outbreak investigation and response

  • Quality Council

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship Sub-Committee

  • Super trainer for Epic IC module

  • Active member of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) and participant in local chapter activities (APIC MT).

  • United Health Committee Meetings

  • Communicate with the Gallatin City/County Health Department on on-going issues with communicable diseases.

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