Job Summary Reporting to the Manager of the Surveillance and Clinical Analytics unit of Infection Prevention and in collaboration with the HEIP team, the coordinator applies extensive knowledge of infection control and prevention practices and advanced professional concepts to substantial projects of large scope and high degrees of complexity. The successful candidate performs surveillance for healthcare associated infections according to defined standards. The IP coordinator utilizes IP data to advance infection reduction strategies and understands full scope of work underway at the organizational level to further this objective in focus areas; manages projects and collaborates with clinical and Infection Prevention staff to fill identified gaps in reduction efforts; communicates specifications for data needs clearly to analytics staff; prepares and presents clear reports of findings supported by data and graphics at committees as required. Other duties of the IPC may include: implements healthcare-associated infection reduction strategies for patients and personnel through assessment and risk identification; researching current literature and practice; study development and presentation/publication; development, implementation, monitoring and reporting prevention strategies; routine and focused surveillance; and collaboration with personnel in all job categories in the institution. The Department of Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Prevention provides epidemiologic analysis based on the results of surveillance, risk assessment, communicable disease exposure follow-up, outbreak investigation, and other data; direct interventions at the patient, location, and service levels where needs are identified and where risk-reduction or change in practice is likely to have long-term success; education to personnel, patients and visitors with an emphasis on their role in infection prevention; thresholds of infection rates for surgical procedures and device-related infections above which department action is indicated; ensures regulatory, accreditation and legal compliance related to infection prevention issues. Currently the department consists of two units: Broadly, the Field Unit takes responsibility for exposure management, environmental issues and IP matters involving the physical plant, while the Surveillance and Clinical Analytics unit is responsible for surveillance and reporting of infections and analysis of IP related data. Required Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in health related field and / or equivalent combination of experience / training.
Current Certification in Infection Control (CIC)
Minimum 5 years of experience in Infection Prevention that includes project management and/or analytics experience, preferably in an academic medical center
Advanced knowledge of the clinical and operational issues in infection control, including policies, regulatory requirements, surveillance and investigation methodologies, data collection, epidemiology, microbiology, patient care, and related nursing issues.
Advanced knowledge of data management, analysis, research, reporting, and documentation methods used in infection control, with the ability to contribute to studies, investigations, reports, presentations, and the development of new infection control protocols and policies.
Advanced organizational and project management skills, and ability to lead a team, prioritize tasks, and see projects through from inception to completion on schedule.
Advanced interpersonal skills, with the ability to participate in the development of informational materials, to provide education, training, and resources, and to develop positive working relationships with patients, families, employees, and outside personnel.
Advanced ability to effectively convey complex clinical, technical, and educational information both verbally and in writing, to collaborate productively in a team environment with all levels of internal and external personnel, and to make cogent presentations of research findings, reports, and analyses related to infection control.
Advanced ability to collaborate effectively with management and staff across departments and to provide counsel and guidance on highly complex issues of functionality, clinical quality, efficiency, and program development in all aspects of infection control.
Ability to independently and accurately apply nuanced standardized definitions to complex clinical situations drawing consistent conclusions.
Ability to create appropriate graphics to clearly convey complex information (candidate will be asked to provide example(s) and/or demonstrate competency)
Knowledge of database structure and query; familiarity with data management norms and best practices
Knowledge of medical, microbiological, antimicrobial therapeutics terminology
Proficiency in Microsoft Word (create, format, save, edit using track changes, and print a document), Microsoft Outlook (create and send email, attach files, manage and organize messages and calendar), Excel (create pivot tables and more complex graphs), Powerpoint (create, edit and present PowerPoint slideshows,).
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