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Infection Preventionist RN

Rush University Medical Center

This is a Contract position in Chicago, IL posted July 28, 2019.

Job Title: Infection Preventionist RN Department: Infectious Disease Surv Shift: 1st Specialty: Infectious Diease Job Number: 2019-1998 Date Posted: 06/27/2019 Position Type: Nursing-Ambulatory/Outpatient Job Qualifications: Are you an Infection Preventionist RN who is looking for an exciting new opportunity?

If so, you may be a fit for the Infection Preventionist RN positon in the Department of Infection Prevention and Control at Rush University Medical Center Position Highlights: A career that provides opportunities for advancement A position with an innovative, nationally recognized team A opportunity to work among leaders in quality initiatives The Infection Preventionist is responsible for activities related to infection prevention, surveillance and control throughout the Rush University Medical Center (RUMC).

The Infection Preventionist coordinates investigations of patient, staff or visitor infections and/or suspected exposures and reports to appropriate internal personnel or departments and external agencies.

Collaborates with the Director, Infection Prevention and control and the Hospital Epidemiologist to reduce the risk of healthcare associated infection and ensure the safety and health of all personnel.

No weekends No holidays Must be able to travel to sites Must reliable transportation with current insurance Position Responsibilities: Carries out the RUMC program to prevent infections in the hospital, ambulatory care sites, university, and research laboratories.

Conducts infection surveillance activities throughout the medical center.

Investigates and takes action to minimize potential outbreaks of infectious diseases.

Contributes data to reports on infections and surveillance activities to departments, medical center quality committees, public health agencies and centers for disease control.

Participates in response to Infectious Disease emergencies at the medical center or in the community.

The Infection Preventionist participates in the conduct of research.

The Infection Preventionist exemplifies the Rush mission, vision, and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.

Teaches educational programs for volunteers, staff, faculty, and students on infection prevention and management.

Supports annual organizational initiatives as assigned.

Position Qualifications Include: Current State of Illinois Registered Nurse licensure required.

Bachelor’s degree required.

Experience in Infection Control preferred.

At least one year of clinical experience highly desired.

Certification or eligible for certification in Infection Control.

Able to analyze data and prepare concise reports using software such as Microsoft office or other statistics program.

Excellent communication skills; interacts effectively with others even in difficult situations.

Project management skills a plus.

Able to move throughout the Medical Center and ambulatory care sites.

Able to lift or carry objects up to 25lbs.

Use a keyboard to enter or retrieve data.

Closely examine specimen or images.

Work conditions include performing procedures where carelessness could result in injury or illness and contact with potentially infectious materials and/or strong chemical agents.

Company Highlights: Rush’s new 14-story hospital is the cornerstone of the Rush Transformation, an ongoing effort to build new facilities, renovate existing buildings and adopt new technology.

Rush University Medical Center is a three time Magnet facility located in Chicago, IL www.rush.edu Leading academic medical center, acute care hospital w/ 676 licensed beds Rush University Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer that welcomes and encourages all applicants to apply regardless of age, race, sex, religion, color, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital or parental status, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy or other reason prohibited by law.

Are you an Infection Preventionist RN who is looking for an exciting new opportunity?

If so, you may be a fit for the Infection Preventionist RN positon in the Department of Infection Prevention and Control at Rush University Medical Center Position Highlights: A career that provides opportunities for advancement A position with an innovative, nationally recognized team A opportunity to work among leaders in quality initiatives The Infection Preventionist is responsible for activities related to infection prevention, surveillance and control throughout the Rush University Medical Center (RUMC).

The Infection Preventionist coordinates investigations of patient, staff or visitor infections and/or suspected exposures and reports to appropriate internal personnel or departments and external agencies.

Collaborates with the Director, Infection Prevention and control and the Hospital Epidemiologist to reduce the risk of healthcare associated infection and ensure the safety and health of all personnel.

No weekends No holidays Must be able to travel to sites Must reliable transportation with current insurance Position Responsibilities: Carries out the RUMC program to prevent infections in the hospital, ambulatory care sites, university, and research laboratories.

Conducts infection surveillance activities throughout the medical center.

Investigates and takes action to minimize potential outbreaks of infectious diseases.

Contributes data to reports on infections and surveillance activities to departments, medical center quality committees, public health agencies and centers for disease control.

Participates in response to Infectious Disease emergencies at the medical center or in the community.

The Infection Preventionist participates in the conduct of research.

The Infection Preventionist exemplifies the Rush mission, vision, and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.

Teaches educational programs for volunteers, staff, faculty, and students on infection prevention and management.

Supports annual organizational initiatives as assigned.

Position Qualifications Include: Current State of Illinois Registered Nurse licensure required.

Bachelor’s degree required.

Experience in Infection Control preferred.

At least one year of clinical experience highly desired.

Certification or eligible for certification in Infection Control.

Able to analyze data and prepare concise reports using software such as Microsoft office or other statistics program.

Excellent communication skills; interacts effectively with others even in difficult situations.

Project management skills a plus.

Able to move throughout the Medical Center and ambulatory care sites.

Able to lift or carry objects up to 25lbs.

Use a keyboard to enter or retrieve data.

Closely examine specimen or images.

Work conditions include performing procedures where carelessness could result in injury or illness and contact with potentially infectious materials and/or strong chemical agents.

Company Highlights: Rush’s new 14-story hospital is the cornerstone of the Rush Transformation, an ongoing effort to build new facilities, renovate existing buildings and adopt new technology.

Rush University Medical Center is a three time Magnet facility located in Chicago, IL www.rush.edu Leading academic medical center, acute care hospital w/ 676 licensed beds Rush University Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer that welcomes and encourages all applicants to apply regardless of age, race, sex, religion, color, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital or parental status, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy or other reason prohibited by law.