Infection Control Coordinator, 8a-4:30p Atlanta, GA
Emory Healthcare’s Office of Quality is seeking an experienced Infection Control professional to assist in the continuing development, implementation, evaluation, and modification of Emory Healthcare Infection Control Programs. The Infection Control Coordinator also coordinates activities to identify and reduce the risks of acquiring and transmitting infections in assigned focus area(s). Position is based at Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital.
Communicates with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state and county health departments, other health agencies, medical facilities and practitioners for reporting and/or investigation of infectious disease cases/clusters, required agent and disease case reports.
Participates as a principle member of the Infection Committee(s) and Clinical Pathway Teams and serves on other ongoing and ad hoc committees or task groups throughout the organization.
Chairs Infection Control related working groups as required.
Coordinates the development and periodic review of Infection Control related standards, policies, procedures, practices and guidelines for assigned focus area(s) including infection surveillance, isolation/precautions, prevention and control in accordance with state, federal, and organizational guidelines.
Institutes disease/agent transmission control measures as necessary.
Participates in patient/family counseling as necessary.
Communicates with all personnel and medical staff regarding the interpretation and enforcement of and compliance with Infection Control Program policies, practices, and procedures.
Analyzes data to recognize potentially important relationships or patterns of infection and to detect significant variations in processes or outcomes.
Supports and/or assists in research and related activities.
May coordinate, support or assist in the design and execution of special studies and projects.
Prepares reports on infection control activities and improvement processes to meet organization needs and comply with applicable regulations in assigned focus area(s).
Recommends changes in information systems hardware and software to improve internal and external reporting and data storage capabilities.
Reviews and makes recommendations regarding selection of products related to infection prevention and control and current professional, industry and community standards and practices.
Conducts patient care practice and environmental rounds and recommends corrective action to administrative and management staff.
Collaborates with Employee Occupational Health Services to identify and reduce the risks of acquiring and transmitting infections among health care workers.
Serves as the department liaison to individuals, programs, committees, functions, facilities, schools, industry, agencies and associations.
Plans, conducts and documents formal and informal educational activities pertaining to infection control. Updates infection control materials used in the orientation of nursing staff.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing or have a Master’s in Public Health; RNs must have a current licensure in the state of Georgia.
Two years of recent health care experience (within the past five years) which includes one year of clinical infection control experience.
At Emory Healthcare, we are transforming the face of health care and advancing medical discoveries through the integration of science and caring. We are proud to be Georgia’s only health system with three Magnet®-designated hospitals. Our teams work collaboratively to care for medically complex, high-acuity patients across a full range of hospitals, clinics and practices, with an emphasis on evidence-based practice.
As a nationally recognized academic health system, we promote the ongoing professional and personal development of our employees. We believe in recognizing the contributions of our people with a highly competitive benefits and compensation package, with pay based on experience and clinical specialty. At Emory Healthcare, we are committed to providing our employees the best place to work, learn and grow. By inspiring our people to be the best versions of themselves, we enable them to perform at their best for our patients and for each other – because, in the final analysis, we are all in this together.
As the largest health care system in Georgia and the only health network in the state that brings together a full range of hospitals, clinics and local practices, Emory Healthcare is committed to providing patients and families with better, more collaborative care for all of their medical needs.
The Emory Healthcare Network encompasses teams of providers at our locations across Georgia, including Emory University Hospital, Emory University Hospital Midtown, Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital, Emory Rehabilitation Hospital and the Wesley Woods Center; Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital and Emory Johns Creek Hospital; Emory Clinic; and the Emory Healthcare Network physicians, ranging from primary to specialty care providers. Through our integrated, collaborative care network, we are dedicated to providing the standard of care that our patients expect and deserve.
Our researchers are discovering what’s next in medicine, and our physicians and care teams are putting that research to use to improve the health of our community today. From our experts at the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, the state’s ONLY National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center, to t...he specialists at our Orthopaedics & Spine Center and our network of hundreds of primary care physicians, our team is 16,000 strong and committed to the health of our community. After all, we're all in this together.