As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.
Infection Preventionist, Full-Time, M-F, 8A-5P
The primary function of the Infection Preventionist will be to work as a team member of the Infection Control Department. This will entail evidence based investigations, coverage of surveillance activity as necessary, support to Manager in policy and procedure development and coordination, involvement in surveillance activities as required, support in implementation of data systems as appropriate, investigation of infection control topics as assigned, support in providing site specific tracer activity as necessary and involvement in special projects as assigned. Patient, family, associate and physicians/provider education as appropriate. Position will serve as a knowledgeable and reliable resource of infection control information, regulation and guidelines.
The primary customers of this position will be the patients, associates, medical staff and leadership team of the Nemours Delaware Valley patient care sites, affiliate sites and AI du Pont Hospital for Children. This position will provide support to all activities involving infection control, which will include research of current trends in this area, writing of policy, procedure, protocols and plans, support in investigation of trends and support in streamlining processes as assigned and appropriate.
Will provide routine education and orientation to associates regarding topics associated with Infection Control. Will work closely with Infection Control manager to keep training and education materials current on this topic across all Nemours.
Assists other departments in the development of policy and procedure for the care of patients, equipment, and the environment as assigned by the Infection Control management team.
Assists the Infection Control manager in the interpretation and implementation of infection control standards and regulations.
Performs environment of care surveillance as requested. Develops and implements frontline staff education related to evidence-based research in Infection Control. Reporting of communicable disease information and data as needed or by regulation, to the local Public Health Department. Supports the Infection Control team in liaison activities with external agencies where appropriate.
Monitors hospital-wide clinic compliance to regulatory standards for infection control and related employee safety with the participation in tracer activity as assigned. Reports all findings to the Infection Control team for resolution.
Supports Infection Control team in the on-going review and evaluation of aseptic technique, isolation practice, disinfection, and sanitation where assigned.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor's Degree in health sciences, Medical Technology, MT (ASCP) OR Bachelor/Diploma in Nursing and recognized training in Infection Control required.
Certification in Infection Control (CIC) is preferred. Required within 18 months of hire.
Minimum three (3) years hospital based infection control prevention experience is required.
Pediatric experience is preferred.
Strong command of Infection Control Practice in Healthcare.
Demonstrated presentation skills.
Demonstrated facilitation skills.
Ability to handle several projects simultaneously.
Quantitative analytical skills.
Ability to work independently and within a team environment.
Microsoft Office applications and database skills.
Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.
Nemours is committed to improving the health of children. As a non-profit children’s health organization, we consider the health of every child to be a sacred trust. Through family-centered care in our children’s hospitals and clinics in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida, as well as world-changing research, education and advocacy, Nemours fulfills the promise of a healthier tomorrow for all children — even those who may never enter our doors. Nemours began more than 70 years ago with the vision of Alfred I. duPont to improve the lives of children and to do whatever it takes to prevent and treat even the most disabling childhood conditions. Today, through our children’s hospitals and health system, we directly care for 250,000 children annually in Delaware Valley and Florida, including families who travel from across the country and world to see our specialists — treating every child as we would our own. We also reach beyond the walls of our hospitals and clinics to be a voice for children on a national and international level, and to lead the way in prevention, intervention, education, and research. Nemours is growing to better serve the children and families in our ca...re. We have 1.1 million square feet of space currently devoted to providing children’s healthcare or under construction, all designed with significant input and advice from our patients and families.