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Job ID: 206635
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Work Schedule: Monday- Friday; On Call Rotation
DescriptionPenn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.
The Penn Medicine Recruitment Team is seeking a Full-Time, Infection Preventionist for the Infection Control Department at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania!
Clinical Judgment and Decision Making Leadership: Maintains knowledge of infectious disease processes, hospital operations, and patient diagnosis. Knowledge of EHR and electronics surveillance of microbiology results. Able to make screening decisions re HAI. Not expected to validate/double check Infection Preventionists HAI reporting to NHSN. Presents HAI cases within the Infection Prevention HAI committee, and able to cogently discuss findings to collaborate and make decisions. Requires consultation with more experienced infection preventionists and benefit from feedback while demonstrating growth in the ability to monitor increasingly complex infections, clinical situations and HAI decisions. NHSN data entering. Excellent communication skills to unit level stakeholders re infections and infectious processes, HAI decisions.
Regulatory and Safety Leadership:Assignment to inpatient, ambulatory or procedural areas. Competency within those clinical arenas. Visibly present with these units to provide infection control leadership and support. Within inpatient units, this should include participation in UBCL, infection prevention environmental rounding and medical device rounding. Monitors HAI and microbiology data to assess for trends, as well as potential outbreaks. Able to respond to employee safety events, and works with Occupational Medicine to set up employee or patient/family exposure plans. Participates in EOC and other regulatory focused rounding to identify infection risks. Demonstrates understanding of the operations, expectations, services and goals of the department and the hospital and how his/her work is an integral part of those services.
Educational Leadership:The Infection Preventionist Level I evaluates and integrates best current evidence with clinical expertise to provide informal education and leadership to the clinical teams/nursing units that comprise his or her assignment. The Level I Infection Preventionist should avail him or herself of learning opportunitie
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