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Infect Preventionist - Environmental & Ambulatory Spec

Company: Washington Hospital Center
Location: Washington
Posted on: September 14, 2019

Job Description:

General Summary of Position:



* The Infection Preventionist Specialist uses knowledge of infection prevention guidelines and regulatory standards of external accrediting agencies to ensure the risk of infection is minimized in the inpatient and outpatient care environments. Conducts regularly scheduled assessments and work closely with Sterile Processing and Ambulatory leaders to develop and implement infection control policies and protocols for those areas. Collaborates with Facility, Project Managers, and Life Safety leaders and provide infection prevention oversight of construction related activities, educate and assess the physical environment for infection risk, and provide recommendations.



Education:



* Bachelor's degree in Nursing, Medical Technology, Microbiology or related science field is required.



Experience:



* Five years of progressively more responsible infection prevention experience with knowledge of strategies related to construction/renovation, disinfection and sterilization, microbiology, epidemiology and statistics. Ability to successfully handle multiple projects and prioritize and schedule accordingly. Must be able to successfully and effectively communicate, verbally and in writing, with a variety of personnel, patients and physicians.



Certification/Registration/Licensure:



* Certification in Infection Control is preferred. If RN, current District of Columbia licensure as RN is required.



About MedStar Health



MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.

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