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WellStar Health System: Rn Infection Preventionist

WellStar Health System

This is a Full-time position in Powell Station, GA posted July 18, 2020.

OverviewAt WellStar, we all share common goals.

That’s what makes us so successful – and such an integral part of our communities.

We want the same things, for our organization, for our patients, and for our colleagues.

As themost integrated healthcare providerin Georgia, this means we pride ourselves on investing in the communities that we serve.

We continue to provide innovative care models, focused on improving quality and access to healthcare.ResponsibilitiesThe Registered Nurse (RN) Infection Preventionist (IP) is a registered professional nurse (RN) who functions under the direction of the Infection Prevention Manager, Executive Director of Infection Prevention, or Director/ED/AVP of Quality.

Responsibilities include but not limited to hospital surveillance to include identification of healthcare associated infections manage and ensure public reporting for mandated Healthcare associated infections.Assist with the development of policy and procedures in conjunction with the WellStar system.

Assists with education of patients and team members and mentoring new Infection Preventionist.

Routinely audits and makes physical rounds of the facility departments to monitor Infection Prevention practices.QualificationsRequired Minimum Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or RN with other bachelor’s degree in health care related field requiredRequired Minimum Certification: Current licensure as a registered professional nurse in the State of GeorgiaCertification in Infection Control (CIC) within 24 months from date of hire Required Minimum Experience: Two (2) years experienced in clinical nursing role is requiredOne (1) year experience in infection Prevention preferred Required Minimum Skills:Strong verbal and written communication Excellent teamwork and relationship buildingDemonstrated knowledge of basic principles of epidemiology, surveillance, data collection and analysisKnowledge of Infection Prevention guidelines, OSHA, regulatory requirements, and CDC guidelines is essentialPersonal time management skills are required Join us for outstanding benefits and development opportunities.

We also offer state-of-the-art technology, professional support and advancement, and colleagues that rank amongst the best in the country.Step up to your potential.

Find out more and apply today!