Infection Control Practitioner, Ambulatory

Quality Worcester, Massachusetts


Position at UMass Memorial Medical Center

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Requisition #: 203665
Title: Infection Control Practitioner
Department:   Infection Control
Location: UMass Memorial Medical Center – University Campus
Posting Date: 6/23/2020
Status: Exempt
Shift: Days
Hours: 40 hours

Position Summary:

Performs a variety of duties involving development, implementation, evaluation and compliance with infection control practices under direct supervision of the manager or managers designee

Major Responsibilities:
  • Performs daily and routine surveillance, under supervision, according to the surveillance plan outlined in the annual report and as requested by the manager or hospital epidemiologist.
  • Utilizes Centers for Disease Control guidelines for classification of nonsocial infections unless otherwise instructed.
  • Identifies and reports problems or clusters of infections or colonization related to routine surveillance. Initiates further investigation and analysis of data, under the supervision of the manager and hospital epidemiologist. Reviews the literature for most up to date recommendations or approaches to similar problems. Provides follow-up reports and education based on findings.
  • Learns and utilizes epidemiologic tools, participates in case-control and other studies as required.
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of departmental databases which support the system of focused surveillance
  • Traveling to clinics is required
Position Qualifications: 
Must have one of these qualifications:
  • Current or past RN license and registration,
  • Current or past Medical Technologist (ASCP) certification,
  • Graduate of an accredited college with a Bachelors’ degree either in Science or Microbiology, or
  • Masters in Public Health.
  • Certification in Infection Control is preferred but is required to be obtained within one year of employment or employment is terminated.
  • Must have an additional five years experience in infection control. It is preferred that this experience is in a teaching hospital.
Standards of Respect:
Standards of Respect
We’re striving to make respect a part of everything we do at UMass Memorial – for our patients and for each other. We’re expecting that our new caregivers practice our six Standards of Respect: Acknowledge, Listen, Communicate, Be Responsive, Be a Team Player, and Be Kind, to help us make respect a part of how we take care of business everyday.

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, UMMHC recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, gender identity and expression, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

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