Infection Control PractitionerChicago, Illinois
- Implements a surveillance system for detecting and monitoring hospital acquired and community infections. Ensures compliance to regulatory requirements.
- Provides physicians and staff with updates of infection control policy changes.
- Investigates outbreaks or clusters of infections. Monitors, analyzes, and interprets bacteriology reports and infection statistics, recommends appropriate control measures to prevent dissemination of resistant microorganisms and pathogens.
- Consults with physicians, managers, and staff for the management of infectious and/or immuno-suppressed patients.
- Participates in Infection Control Committees.
- Collaborates with local and state health departments in the prevention, control, and appropriate reporting of communicable diseases.
- Participates in ongoing infection control educational programs for employees, including TB, HIV/Hep/Universal Precautions. May educate patients as necessary.
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Bachelors Degree in nursing or healthcare related field.
Current State RN license.
Minimum of 1 year clinical experience in medical-surgical or critical care nursing.
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