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Job #9098
Infection Prevention Practitioner
Full Time, Days
Trenton, NJ
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Responsibilities:
  • Surveils activities to decrease healthcare-associated infections and improve patients' outcomes.
  • Reviews and exercises discretion and judgment when investigating trends, clusters, outbreaks and unusual events.
  • Identifies and tracks nosocomial infections.
  • Reports communicable diseases and outbreaks to regulatory agencies.
  • Provides consultation on epidemiology issues.
  • Performs medical record review to determine if variations from quality criteria exist and to determine if further peer review is required. 
  • Participates in data collection and analysis to facilitate effective quality outcomes.
  • Analyzes statistical reports and develops reports that identify compliance or areas for improvement.
  • Develops, implements and maintains policies and procedures per evidence-based standards.
  • Provides effective survey preparation and coordination.
  • Provides consultation, education and training to healthcare personnel.
Requirements:
  • Two years of experience in acute care/hospital-based setting required; 2+ years as an Infection Prevention Practitioner strongly preferred.
  • Registered Nurse (RN) or candidates with a microbiology background preferred.
  • Commitment to complete CIC within 2 years.
  • Knowledge of infection control guidelines, OSHA and regulatory and CDC requirements.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Ability to function in stressful and emergency situations.
Capital Health is the region’s leader in providing progressive, quality patient care with significant investments in our exceptional physicians, nurses and staff, as well as advanced technology. Comprising two hospitals (our Regional Medical Center in Trenton and Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell), our Hamilton outpatient facility and various primary and specialty care practices across the region, Capital Health is a dynamic healthcare resource accredited by The Joint Commission.

A four-time Magnet®-recognized health system for nursing excellence, Capital Health serves as a Level II regional trauma center, comprehensive stroke center, regional perinatal center (including a Level III NICU), and emergency mental health screening center. We also offer the region’s first and most experienced Pediatric Emergency Department and most recently, New Jersey’s first Autism-Friendly Pediatric Emergency Department. Capital Health takes great pride in our innovative programs such as our Capital Institute for Neurosciences; nationally accredited Center for Comprehensive Breast CareCenter for Digestive HealthMarjorie G. Ernest Joint Replacement Center of Excellence; award-winning Cancer Center; and our Heart & Vascular Institute, which includes the region’s first accredited Chest Pain Center.

We offer competitive compensation and benefits that include:
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Low employee expense for medical and dental insurance
  • 403b savings and retirement program
  • Educational assistance program

Find out why our 3000+ employees have chosen Capital Health.

Easy commute from PA and major NJ routes.

Learn more about us:
www.capitalhealth.org

Equal Opportunity Employer.