Geisinger Health System Infection Preventionist II in WILKES BARRE, Pennsylvania

JOB TITLE: Infection Preventionist II

LOCATION: Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center

DEPARTMENT: Infection Prevention Control

WORK SCHEDULE: Days

WORK TYPE: Full time

JOB SUMMARY:

Assists in managing the daily activities of the infection control practitioners in the GMC infection prevention and control program. Responsible for assigned components of the program, including new staff orientation and competency, software systems support and interface with other clinical departments. Reviews and revises policies and procedures to assure compliance with the Centers for Disease Control recommendations, Joint Commission Standards, OSHA and DOH regulations.

Performs all duties in a manner that promotes team work. Performs duties to support the goals and objectives of the Geisinger Health System in its efforts to improve safe patient care and lower infection rates. Will have increased responsibility to participate in DOH and other regulatory surveys.

Works as part of the onsite Infection Control Department for the Geisinger Medical Center campus, the Geisinger Clinics, and other healthcare facilities located on the GMC campus and performs all regular duties of an Infection Control Practitioner with a high level of expertise.

In addition, coordinates a variety of additional infection control related projects on the GMC campus.

Carries out the Infection Control Program under the supervision of the Administrative Director, Infection Prevention and Control, and the System Medical Director for Infection Control.

COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:

Demonstrates interpersonal skills that facilitate successful implementation of infection control plans.

Demonstrates advanced computer skills, basic data entry and report development skills.

Demonstrates excellent written, oral and presentation skills. Functions well as a team player.

Demonstrates ability to effectively interface with physicians, administrators, regulatory bodies, consultants and customers.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s degree required.

Minimum five years clinical and three years infection control experience in hospital setting required.

Certification in Infection Control by the CBIC (Certification Board of Infection Control) required.

Working knowledge of epidemiology and infectious disease principles required.

*NOTE: Will Consider Infection Preventionist I skill set level* that is not Certified in Infection Control minimum two years clinical experience in a Hospital setting required (ex. RN, Medical Technologist, Respiratory Therapist) at the appropriate compensation rate based on relevant experience.**

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Work is typically performed in an office environment.

The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.

OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION : We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.

GEISINGER WYOMING VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER: (GWV), located in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., is an acute care hospital that is licensed for 274 beds, and houses the only Level II Trauma center in Luzerne County. The campus includes the Frank M. and Dorothea Henry Cancer Center, The Richard and Marion Pearsall Heart Hospital, the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital Pediatric Unit, a transplant program and the Brain & Spine Tumor Institute. Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre is GWV’s ambulatory campus.

ABOUT GEISINGER: Geisinger is a physician-led health system comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan Geisinger is nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care. Geisinger serves more than 3 million people in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient AtlantiCare, A member of Geisinger. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine became the newest member of the Geisinger Family.

We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org , or connect with us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/geisingerhealth , Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/geisingerhealth/ , LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com and Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/geisingerhealth .

** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.

*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.