Infection Preventionist/Senior Infection Preventionist
Term-Limited Position Ending March 31, 2022
DEFINITION: An Infection Preventionist is responsible for the effective direction, management, and operation of the infection prevention program, including the education of staff members and independent practitioners, and consulting with the state department of health. The IP utilizes evidence-based practices such as those published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Additionally, the IP ensures compliance with regulations and requirements from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), The Joint Commission (TJC), other accrediting healthcare organizations, and state regulations. This individual is accountable for decreasing the incidence and transmission of infectious diseases throughout the community.
A Senior Infection Preventionist brings additional public health knowledge and experience to the position with licensure as a public health nurse.
Position duties can be met via a blended model of in person office and telework.
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