Sr Coord, Infection Control
Posted on: February 16, 2020
At Emory Healthcare, we integrate science and caring to change the
face of health care. Our team members are courageous individuals
who are willing to challenge the status quo and help find solutions
to complex problems. We're empowered to influence change for, and
with, our patients, their families, the community and each
As one of the leading academic medical systems, we're eager to
share what we learn with hospitals around the country, and the
world. We've got the backing, knowledge, experience and permission
to lead the way in developing new and better approaches to
preventing and treating disease, and our patients get treatments
years before anyone else.
- Assists in the continuing development, implementation,
evaluation, and modification of the Emory Hospitals and The Emory
Clinic Infection Control Programs.
- Consistent with Infection Control Department goals and
objectives, coordinates activities to identify and reduce the risks
of acquiring and transmitting infections in assigned focus
- These activities include problem identification and management,
data and information collection, analysis and management,
improvement processes, policy/procedure management, outcome
evaluation and education. Communicates with the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention, state and county health departments, other
health agencies, medical facilities and practitioners for reporting
and/or investigation of infectious disease cases/clusters, required
agent and disease case reports.
- Participates as a principle member of the Infection
Committee(s) and Clinical Pathway Teams and serves on other ongoing
and ad hoc committees or task groups throughout the
- Chairs Infection Control related working groups as
- Coordinates the development and periodic review of Infection
Control related standards, policies, procedures, practices and
guidelines for assigned focus area(s) including infection
surveillance, isolation/precautions, prevention and control in
accordance with state, federal, and organizational guidelines.
- Institutes disease/agent transmission control measures as
- Participates in patient/family counseling as necessary.
- Communicates with all personnel and medical staff regarding the
interpretation and enforcement of and compliance with Infection
Control Program policies, practices, and procedures.
- Analyzes data to recognize potentially important relationships
or patterns of infection and to detect significant variations in
processes or outcomes.
- Supports and/or assists in research and related
- May coordinate, support or assist in the design and execution
of special studies and projects.
- Works with manager to formulate plan for professional
- Attends educational in-services as appropriate.
- Participates in professional activities and organizations to
maintain knowledge of current trends, practices, and
- Collects patient, laboratory, process and performance data and
- Ensures confidentiality, security and integrity of data and
information are maintained.
- Prepares reports on infection control activities and
improvement processes to meet organization needs and comply with
applicable regulations in assigned focus area(s).
- Recommends changes in information systems hardware and software
to improve internal and external reporting and data storage
- Reviews and makes recommendations regarding selection of
products related to infection prevention and control and current
professional, industry and community standards and practices.
- Routinely assesses and investigates clinical infection and
infection risks in concert with department objectives and assigned
- Conducts patient care practice and environmental rounds and
recommends corrective action to administrative and management
- Collaborates with Employee Occupational Health Services to
identify and reduce the risks of acquiring and transmitting
infections among health careworkers.
- Serves as the department liaison to individuals, programs,
committees, functions, facilities, schools, industry, agencies and
- Plans, conducts and documents formal and informal educational
activities pertaining to infection control.
- Updates infection control materials used in the orientation of
- Reviews,recommends and maintains infection control educational
materials in the Learning Resource Center.
- Conducts patient and family teaching related to infection
- Graduation from an accredited school of nursing or Bachelor's
- Masters in Public Health preferred. RNs must have a current
licensure in the state of Georgia.
- Two years of recent health care experience (within the past
five years) which includes one year of clinical infection control
experience is required.
- Certification in Infection Control (CIC) required..
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Medium): 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day
(occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently);
01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max;
Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing &
walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing,
reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned
work area and work tasks.
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may
vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental
exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen
exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors
Communicable diseases Electrical shock, Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold
Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient
care/handling injuries, Radiation, Shift work, Travel may be
required. Use of personal protective equipment, including
respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on
assigned work area and work tasks
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