Infection Prevention Specialist

  • Biddeford, ME
  • MaineHealth - Corporate
  • Full Time - Day Shift
  • Professional - Clinical
  • Req #: 138927
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Summary

  • Position Summary
    • The Infection Preventionist I is responsible for monitoring and responding to Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI’s) and communicable infections by conducting surveillance, tracking cases, ensuring adequate isolation precautions, investigating suspected outbreaks, and helping develop and implement action plans to prevent and control infections. Additional responsibilities include collaboration with Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP), providing input on relevant policies and procedures, conducting risk assessments, ensuring adequacy of cleaning and disinfection practices, educating and coaching staff, and assuring regulatory compliance in all aspects of infection surveillance, prevention and control.
  • Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
    • Education: Associate’s degree or equivalent training in a health related field (Nursing, Medical Technology, Microbiology, Epidemiology).
    • License/Certifications: Certification by the Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CIC) preferred.
    • Experience: At least five years of relevant work experience required.
    • Knowledge of regulations and standards related to infection prevention and control preferred
    • Familiarity with electronic health records preferred
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite or equivalent preferred
    • Ability to plan, implement and evaluate infection control practices, policies and procedures
    • Effective verbal and written communication skills
    • Strong critical thinking skills and attention to detail
    • Collaborative and team oriented

Additional Information

MaineHealth is a health system whose members and affiliates include hospitals, physician practices, long-term care facilities, home care agencies, and support services. Learn more about this system at www.mainehealth.org

We offer benefits that support an individual's needs for today and flexibility to plan for tomorrow. Our package includes health and dental insurances, paid parental leave, retirement program, generous paid time off, and much more! Our comprehensive array of benefits are competitive, affordable, and include choices that meet specific, but ever changing, needs.

MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system consisting of eight local hospital systems, a comprehensive behavioral healthcare network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and over 19,000 employees. It is the largest health system in northern New England and provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire.

With a career at any of the MaineHealth locations, you’ll be working with healthcare professionals that truly value the people around them – both within the walls of the organization and the neighborhoods that surround it. We are deeply invested in the wellbeing of our communities and employees. We believe in fostering a work environment of strong commitment, compassionate caring and continuous improvement. Our care – and the science behind that care – is top rate. Join us and your abilities will be challenged and enhanced as you take your career to another level.

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