Infection Preventionist, RN - Performance Excellence - Full Time Days
Posted On 01/20/2022
Effective 1/1/2022, benefits begin on day 1 of employment!
The Infection Preventionist is responsible for implementing and coordinating the program of infection control, prevention, and surveillance approved by the Infection Control Committee both in the inpatient and outpatient settings at Mercy Medical Center (MMC) - Dubuque and Dyersville. The Chairman, Infection Control Committee (physician advisor) shall provide consultation. The Infection Preventionist detects and analyzes the distribution of infectious disease, both potential and real, affecting all age groups within the hospital environment, and implements the appropriate control measures as set forth by regulatory bodies and the Infection and Environmental Control Officer and Committee. The Infection Preventionist has administrative authority to institute infection control measures, when it is reasonably felt to be a danger to patients or associates until such a time as advice can be obtained from a physician member of the Infection Control Committee. This individual is also responsible for reviewing and formulating policy or organizational changes and making recommendations for final approval by the department director and Executive Team.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing required. Master of Science in Nursing preferred. Licensed to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Iowa. Current Infection Control Certification required, or obtained within 5 years of hire.