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 healthcare organization that was named Forbes 5th Best Health System to Work for in the U.S. for 2021! Guided by excellence and love, our Caregivers enjoy many employee benefits such as:
competitive pay and benefits
generous paid time off
diverse and inclusive culture
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.
ChristianaCare is the largest employer in Delaware and 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. 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.
EEO Statement: 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.
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.
ChristianaCare Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are ...positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. 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.