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Infection Preventionist

We Are Hiring

Infection Preventionist - Infection Control 001 - Full-Time,Day - 40 hours weekly - Ascension Borgess Hospital - Kalamazoo,MI

Salaried day shift, hours flexible. 

Why Join Ascension?

In Michigan, Ascension operates 16 hospitals and hundreds of related healthcare facilities that together employ over 20,000 associates. Across the state, Ascension Michigan is working together to help bring patients more resources and better care. Ascension Michigan is also committed to its community; it provided over $272 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in FY2018. Ascension Michigan is dedicated to spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities.

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, especially to those most in need. In FY2018, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.

What You Will Do

As an Associate with Ascension Michigan, you will have the opportunity to plan, implement, and evaluate infection prevention and control measures.

Responsibilities:

  • Monitors and investigates known or suspected sources of infections in order to determine the source and ensure control.
  • Reviews, analyzes, and implements regulations, standards, and/or guidelines of applicable governmental agencies and professional organizations.
  • Collaborates in the development and delivery of educational programs and/or tools that relate to infection prevention, control, and epidemiology.
  • Reports infection surveillance, prevention and control in formation to local, state and federal public health authorities in accordance with law and regulation.
  • Participates in the development of special studies designed to identify unusual epidemic situations or to evaluate the impact of new products, equipment or delivery of patient care. Reports results to Infection Control Committee and other appropriate departments and/or committees.

What You Will Need

Licenses/Certifications/Registration:

  • Preferred Credential(s):
    • Certification specializing in Infection Control credentialed from the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (CBIC). 

Education:

  • High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Bachelor's degree required.
  • Clinical degree preferred.

Work Experience:

  • Three or more years experience in an infection prevention position strongly preferrred.
  • Understanding of infection control in a hospital setting through prior experience preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Borgess Health is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the nondiscrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, disability, veteran or marital status.

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

Job ID: 384184
Category: Qlty Risk Mgt and Compliance
Ministry: Ascension Borgess, MI
Location: Kalamazoo, MI

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