To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
Works under the direction of the System Infection Prevention (IP) leadership team; Infection Prevention Manager and Medical Director of Infection Prevention. Works locally in conjunction with the Delivery Network Hospital Epidemiologist to ensure local facility needs are met. Plays a primary role in the development and implementation of practices and processes to prevent transmission of organisms and infections in collaboration with the IP team and healthcare professionals. Investigates infections due to unusual pathogens and clusters/outbreaks of infection. Informs and educates medical personnel about adverse nosocomial outcomes . Interacts with community public health agencies and reports communicable diseases to the CT Department of Public Health/local health departments. Collaborates with Occupational Health on occupational health and safety matters as they relate to infection prevention. Provides expert support to Infection Prevention Support Analysts. Analyzes and reports healthcare acquired infection (HAI) data.
Registered Nurse, or Bachelors degree in healthcare related field (preferred) (e.g., microbiology, public health) and Certification in Infection Control (CIC) or willingness to become certified at 2 years.
3-5 years of experience in an acute care hospital or similar required. Infection prevention experience preferred.
Active Registered Nurse license for the State of Connecticut, if applicable.
Experience with Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word, Powerpoint) or similar preferred. Able to communicate effectively; tactful in dealing with others; able to handle stressful situations; willingness to learn and apply knowledge appropriately; flexible and able to adapt to quickly changing work environment; demonstrates good judgement; detail oriented.
Requires traveling throughout the medical center, between campuses and off-site facilities to attend meetings, perform rounding and complete surveillance activities. Ability to take call via phone to respond to questions outside office hours. Rarely may need to be on-site after hours to respond to an emergency