Infection Preventionist in Beckley, WV at LifePoint Health

Date Posted: 2/26/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Raleigh General Hospital

Develops and implements policies governing control of infections and communicable diseases.
Develops systems for identifying, reporting, investigating and controlling infections and communicable diseases.

Provides concurrent surveillance of infection control activities

Develops and implements appropriate infection control measures throughout the hospital..

Serves as liaison with the Raleigh County Health Department and WV Department of Health

Provides assistance to/collaboration with the Employee Health Nurse as needed.

Maintains a log of incidents related to infections and communicable diseases.

Monitors infections in the hospital and evaluates as to hospital acquired infection.

Assists Employee Health Nurse and other staff as time/workload permits.

Reports to: Director of Quality and Regulatory Compliance

FLSA: Non-exempt

Job Requirements

Minimum Education

Requires current RN license with BSN preferred, Master's in Public Health (MPH), certified medical technologist, or a BS in microbiology or epidemiology.Computer skills and basic statistical is preferred.

Required Skills

Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Required Licenses

[West Virginia, United States] Other
Current licensure by WV State Board of Nursing. Acquires Infection Control Certification within 3 years of employment.

Minimum Work Experience

Minimum of five years clinical experience in a hospital setting or disease surveillance experience in a public health setting.

LifePoint Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of color, race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, veterans’ status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.


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