INFECTION CONTROL PRACTITIONER

  • Sinai Health System
  • SHS SHS INFECT CONTROL
  • Allied Health
  • Days
  • Full Time
  • Req #: 19737
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About Sinai Chicago

Located on Chicago’s West and Southwest Side, Sinai Chicago is comprised of Mount Sinai Hospital, Holy Cross Hospital, Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital, Sinai Children’s Hospital, Sinai Community Institute, Sinai Medical Group, and Sinai Urban Health Institute.

The entities of Sinai Chicago collectively deliver a full range of quality inpatient and outpatient services, as well as a large number of innovative, community-based health, research and social service programs. We focus our collective depth of expertise and passion to improve the health of the 1.5 million people who live in our diverse service area. With our team of dedicated caregivers, Sinai Health System is committed to building stronger, healthier communities.

 

General Summary/basic PURPOSE OF JOB:

The infection Control Practitioner, under the clinical direction of the System Director of Infection Prevention and Control and Chair of the Infection Control Committee, participates in the planning, directing, implementing and evaluating the System-wide Infection Control program.  This individual will be involved in the education of patients, healthcare providers, consultation to leadership across the Sinai system. 

Additionally, will be involved in monitoring of healthcare practices which place patients and healthcare providers at risk, surveillance of healthcare associated infections through chart abstraction, application of standardized criteria and data submission and will communicate findings to healthcare providers/Sinai leadership.  The Infection Control Practitioner is an active participant in regulatory-related activities including accreditation and licensing activities across the System.  This individual will serve as an expert resource and lead System Infection Prevention projects and work groups.

Registered Nurses are Strongly Encouraged to Apply!

EXPANDED RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • The Infection Control Practitioner will be responsible for onboarding and training of new Infection Control staff.
  • Develops and implements departmental policies in consultation with the System Director of Infection Control and Chair of the Infection Control Committee.
  • Monitors the compliance with infection control processes to prevent outbreaks.
  • Develops and presents education for staff.
  • Completes certification in infection control within 3 years of employment.
  • Leads special projects as requested by department.
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of healthcare practices across the healthcare continuum and understands the infection prevention risks of age group and populations served.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, databases, NHSN, Medmined and electronic medical record review  
  • Proficiency in statistics, microbiology, patient care practices, epidemiology and occupational health. 
  • Strong relationship management skills, including team facilitation, consensus building, negotiation and the ability to influence stakeholders at multiple levels, including work team and executive leadership.
  • Performs administrative duties required for effective program operations.

 

Reporting Relationships: 

  • Reports to: System Director of Infection Prevention and Control
  • Provides Supervision to:  None

 

MINIMUM Education:

  • BSN, Medical Technologist, Bachelors Degree in Microbiology or Masters in Public Health (MPH). Master’s degree in related field preferred.

 

MINIMUM WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • 5 or more years of clinical experience preferred and 2 years of experience in Infection Control or Public Health preferred
  • Registered Nurses are Strongly Encouraged to Apply!

 

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

  • Preferred Certified in Infection Control

 

REQUIRED LICENSES, Certificates, Registrations:

  • Registered Nurse or MT(ASCP) in the State of Illinois preferred

 

Sinai Health System is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, gender identity, gender expression, sex/gender, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, use of a guide dog or service animal, military/veteran status, citizenship status, basis of genetic information, or any other group protected by law.

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