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Registered Nurse Infection Preventionist

Company: WellStar Health System
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

How would you like to work in a place where your contributions and ideas are valued? A place where you can serve with compassion, pursue excellence and honor every voice? At Wellstar, our mission is simple, yet powerful: to enhance the health and well-being of every person we serve. We are proud to have become a shining example of what's possible when the brightest professionals dedicate themselves to making a difference in the healthcare industry, and in people's lives. Responsibilities Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center is currently seeking a Registered Nurse with Infection Prevention experience to join their Dynamic Team!The Registered Nurse (RN) - Infection Preventionist (IP) is a registered professional nurse (RN) who functions under the direction of the Infection Prevention Manager, Executive Director of Infection Prevention, or Director/ED/AVP of Quality. Responsibilities include but not limited to hospital surveillance to include identification of healthcare associated infections manage and ensure public reporting for mandated Healthcare associated infections.Assist with the development of policy and procedures in conjunction with the WellStar system. Assists with education of patients and team members and mentoring new Infection Preventionist. Routinely audits and makes physical rounds of the facility departments to monitor Infection Prevention practices.The ideal applicant will have Inpatient Infection Prevention experience! Job Requirements: Required Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or RN with other bachelor---s degree in health care related field requiredRequired Minimum Certification:
    • Current licensure as a registered professional nurse in the State of Georgia
    • Certification in Infection Control (CIC) within 24 months from date of hire Required Minimum Experience:
      • Two (2) years experienced in clinical nursing role is required
      • One (1) year experience in infection Prevention preferred --Required Minimum Skills:
        • Strong verbal and written communication
        • Excellent teamwork and relationship building
        • Demonstrated knowledge of basic principles of epidemiology, surveillance, data collection and analysis
        • Knowledge of Infection Prevention guidelines, OSHA, regulatory requirements, and CDC guidelines is essential
        • Personal time management skills are required

Keywords: WellStar Health System, Atlanta , Registered Nurse Infection Preventionist, Healthcare , Atlanta, Georgia

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