Infection Control Nurse

Job ID: 612235
Discipline: Registered Nurse
Specialty: Infection Control
Date Posted: October 14, 2021
Address: 6071 West Outer Drive
Location: Detroit, MI 48235
Duration: Full-time
Start Date: October 29, 2021
Employment Type: Perm
Weekly Pay: Call for details
Company: Nursing Jobs

Job Description & Requirements

Under functional guidance of the Epidemiology Manager, participates in the development, education and maintenance of the DMC Infection Prevention and Hospital Epidemiology programs. Responsibilities include surveillance utilizing epidemiological principles, infection prevention and control, and quality improvement in an effort to ensure high quality cost-effective health care and prevention of healthcare associated infections. Distributes findings from surveillance and other activities, policies/procedures, and regulatory guidelines and makes recommendations to appropriate individuals, committees, departments and units. Monitors appropriate implementation of isolation protocol and communicates with staff as appropriate. Assists with outbreak investigations in collaboration with the Epidemiology Manager and Corporate Director, Epidemiology; participates in the analysis for deviation from baseline standards. Acts as a hospital liaison with state and local health departments and other health care facilities by reporting and investigating communicable diseases. Collaborates with Occupational Health in exposure investigations and work restrictions. Consults with all departments on infection control issues and conducts education to staff as required to facilitate improved practice for patient safety. Specific education includes, but is not limited to, orientation to infection prevention and control, aseptic technique, standard and transmission based precautions, immunization, sharps injury prevention, hand hygiene, and equipment and environmental cleaning/disinfection/sterilization. Represents Epidemiology on related committees as assigned and acts as a resource for a safe environment including recommendations to problems impacting the safety of the Environment of Care for patients, personnel and visitors. Initiates continuous improvement programs related to infection prevention and control with respective physicians and healthcare workers as appropriate

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Nursing or related field (i.e. Microbiology, Public Health) with knowledge of microbiology, infectious diseases and medical terminology, or the equivalent combination of education and/or experience

Preferred Qualifications

1 year of Infection Prevention and Control experience preferred Registered Nurse experience preferred Certification in Infection Control and memberships in the Michigan Society of Infection Prevention and Control and the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology preferred

Facility Location

Famous for its music, automotive industry and urban landscape, Detroit is a fascinating city begging to be explored. Take a look around the Motown Musical Museum where artists such as Marvin Gaye and Smoky Robinson made it big or explore Belle Isle Park where you will find a zoo, aquarium and much more. With only a bridge separating Detroit from Canada, there’s plenty to explore in this part of the country.

Job Benefits

This positions offer a wide range of benefits that typically include Full Medical, Dental, Prescription, Vision, Tuition Reimbursement, PTO, Flex Spending as well as generous Compensation packages and differentials.

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