at Christiana Care Health System in Newark, Delaware, United States
ChristianaCare is looking for an Infection Preventionist to work in a collaborative manner with all members of the healthcare system and community. The Infection Preventionist implements a system- wide infection prevention program aimed at supporting patient safety initiatives and provides education for staff, patients and visitors in the principles, policies and procedures related to infection prevention.
Performs surveillance related to infections and communicable diseases for Christiana Care.
Identifies trends, clusters, outbreaks or areas of concern and prepares action plans as appropriate.
Implements approved action plans, working with departmental managers; monitors results until areas of concern are resolved.
Maintains appropriate records and prepares reports for specific departments, Infection Prevention and Performance Improvement Committees, and others as required
Receives calls as needed on weekends, nights, and holidays regarding Infection Prevention issues, i.e., patient placement, isolation precautions, equipment/environmental cleaning/disinfection. Will be on-call when assigned.
When you become an employee at ChristianaCare, you are joining a robust healthcare organization that truly cares about their patients and their caregivers. For the second consecutive year, Forbes magazine has ranked ChristianaCare as one of the best large health systems to work for in the United States! Guided by excellence and love, our Caregivers enjoy a multitude of employee benefits that include:
Full Medical, Dental, Vision and other insurance benefits
403 (b) with an employer match
Generous paid time off with annual roll-over and opportunities to cash out
12 week paid parental leave
Location: ChristianaCare Newark Campus with some travel to Wilmington and Cecil campuses.
Bachelor's degree in Nursing, medical laboratory technology, or related healthcare field and a minimum of 3 years experience is required.
Experience in infection prevention and knowledge of principles of epidemiology and infectious diseases preferred.
Management, supervisory and/or experience as a health care educator preferred.
Special Requirements: CBIC certification (CIC) preferred on hire. CBIC required within 2 years of hire as an Infection Preventionist.
About Christiana Care:
Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, ChristianaCare is one of the country's most dynamic health systems, centered on improving health outcomes, making high-quality care more accessible and lowering health care costs.
ChristianaCare includes an extensive network of outpatient services, home health care, medical aid units, two hospitals (1,227 beds), a Level I trauma center and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, a comprehensive stroke center and regional centers of excellence in heart and vascular care, cancer care and women's health. ChristianaCare is a not-for-profit teaching health system with more than 260 residents and fellows. We are continually ranked by US News & World Report as a Best Hospital. With our unique, data-powered care coordination service and a focus on population health and value-based care, ChristianaCare is shaping the future of health care.
UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.
Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.