Recruitment and Relocation Incentives may be authorized for highly qualified candidates.
This announcement will be used to fill vacancy in the Infection Control program at the VHA Washington DC VA Medical Center (VAMC). The Infection Control program falls under the purview of the Chief of Staff Office, which is responsible for a variety of clinical services. Major duties includes but are limited to:
Integrating surveillance findings into the organization's plan for improvement of practice and patient outcomes
Reviewing, analyzing, and applying existing regulations, standards, and/or guidelines of applicable professional organizations and government agencies
Recommending new or revised practices or procedures based on currently accepted, evidence based infection prevention and control strategies
Reviewing, analyzing and applying pertinent information from current scientific literature and publications
Integrating relevant public health issues into practice
Conducting investigations by using epidemiological principles
Using a systematic approach to surveillance to monitor the effectiveness of prevention and control strategies that are consistent with the organization's goals and objectives
Using standardized definitions for the identification and classification of events, indicators, or outcomes
Analyzing surveillance data utilizing internal and external benchmarks
Reporting epidemiological significant findings to the appropriate customer
Periodically evaluating the effectiveness of the surveillance plan and modifying as necessary
Working with other Infection Control practitioners to periodically evaluate the effectiveness of the infection control program
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:30 -4:00; additional hours may be required to support organizational needs.
Must be a United States Citizen or naturalize US citizen to apply
Must have an unrestricted Registered Nurse licence (any US state accepted)
Must have 2-3 years of RN experience
Must have 2 years of Acute Infection Control Nurse experience
Preferred Certification in Infection Control - CIC
Additional Salary Information: Salary is based on education, years of RN experience, and type of RN experience
Internal Number: 1200
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