Serves as facilitator, educator, and resource for leadership and staff relating to Evidence-based Practice Infection Prevention. Plans, develops, facilitates and coordinates the infection prevention program for the organization as well as ensure compliance requirements of CMS, Joint Commission and other applicable regulatory and/or accrediting agencies. Responsible for all aspects of the organization's Infection Prevention Program and manages daily activities/operations. Collects statistics, prepares and presents reports to Infection Prevention Committee and others as appropriate. Initiates infection prevention studies where indicated, including but not limited to outbreak investigations.
Maintains established infection prevention guidelines, quality assurance, safety and other guidelines. Maintains strong, collaborative working relationship with the Chair of Infection Control/Infectious Diseases physician. Ensures the Infection Prevention program uses appropriate statistical techniques to describe the data, calculate rates, and critically evaluate significance of findings. Analyzes and reports trended data and displays data in appropriate graphical manner e.g. control charts, pareto charts etc.
RN (bachelor's degree in nursing preferred), certified medical technologist, or bachelor's degree in microbiology or epidemiology. Must have a minimum of three years clinical experience in a hospital setting or disease surveillance experience in a public health setting. Current CIC Certification required, or obtained within 6 months of hire.
Internal Number: 9643
About Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock
Cheshire Medical Center
The unique partnership of a regional medical center and a large and prestigious multi-specialty physician practice has resulted in an integrated health system with a clear focus and coordinated approach to providing high quality health care services responsive to the needs of patients, families, businesses and the communities we serve.
On a lovely medical campus located in Southwestern New Hampshire, Cheshire Medical Center, a 169-bed regional referral center with cancer care, rehabilitation, women’s health, and sports medicine, joined with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene, a 125+ provider medical practice associated with the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. The internationally renowned Dartmouth-Hitchcock system includes New Hampshire’s only academic medical center and a network of hundreds of primary and specialty care physicians located throughout New Hampshire and Vermont.
At Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene we offer primary and specialty care physician services, state-of-the-art diagnostic tools, programs for improving the health of the communities we serve as well as scores of services designed to treat and prevent illness and ...infirmity. With physician and hospital services provided under one roof in a beautiful modern facility, Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene meets the primary and specialty health care needs of patients and neighbors who walk through our doors.