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Infection Preventionist

Company: Phoenix Children's Hospital
Location: Phoenix
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Job Description:

Position Details Department: Infection Prevention Category: Nursing Location: Phoenix Posting #: 522647 Date Posted: 8/7/2020 Employee Type: Regular Position Summary Coordinates comprehensive organization-wide infection surveillance, prevention and control program in accordance with current requirements of regulatory, government and accrediting/licensing agencies and organizational policies and procedures. Duties include surveillance for healthcare-associated infections (HAIs); collection, analysis, interpretation and reporting of surveillance data; outbreak investigation; and program evaluation. The IP collaborates with teams and individuals to create infection prevention strategies, provide feedback, and sustain infection prevention strategies. PCH Values

  • Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
  • Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
  • Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
  • Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
  • Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way. Position Duties
  • Program Evaluation and Development
    • Develops plan for infection surveillance, prevention and control activities based on the facility risk assessment.
    • Round, daily or monthly, depending on needs per Unit/Department
    • Utilize epidemiologic principles to conduct surveillance and ability to independently initiate a risk assessment with pertinent issues identified for further improvement
    • Evaluate and modify the surveillance plan, as necessary.
    • Develop, interpret and assist with implementation of infection prevention and control policies and protocols.
    • Communicate infection prevention and control information and data to various committees and healthcare workers across the organization as assigned.
    • Comply with regulatory and mandatory reporting requirements at the local, state and federal levels.
    • Stay current on infection prevention and control regulatory and accreditation standards and maintain compliance.
    • Performance Improvement
      • Utilize PI methodology as a means of enacting change.
      • Define the scope of the project and select appropriate PI tools to aid in efficiency, reliability, effectiveness and ensure sustainability of the initiative.
      • Ensure that customer needs and expectations are considered in the development of and continuous improvement of processes, products, and services.
      • Monitor and analyze process and outcome measures to evaluate the effectiveness and sustainability.
      • Participate in PI committees, teams and initiatives as indicated.
      • Identify barriers for implementation and develop strategies to minimize or remove barriers.
      • Implement strategies to sustain efforts such as audit tools and meaningful feedback.
      • Professional Development
        • Accountable to pursue professional growth and development of required knowledge and skills.
        • Participate in an infection prevention and control professional organization/association (ie: APIC, CHA).
        • Create educational goals, objectives, and strategies using learning principles and available educational tools and technology.
        • Evaluate the effectiveness of educational programs and learner outcomes.
        • Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

Keywords: Phoenix Children's Hospital, Phoenix , Infection Preventionist, Other , Phoenix, Arizona

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