Non-Clinical Careers at Lifespan

Infection Preventionist Job

Job Number: RIH17760

Job Title: Infection Preventionist

Department: Epidemiology - 1012284

Facility: Rhode Island Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

• Bachelors Degree in medical technology, nursing or related field. Evidence of graduate level courses in microbiology or epidemiology preferred.
• Incumbent must be certified as Infection Control Professional or meet eligibility requirements for such certification.
• Demonstrated knowledge of the care provided in the tertiary, acute-care hospital to patients throughout the continuum of life with consideration of aging processes, human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process.
• Demonstrated skills with personal computers and software to include database management, spreadsheets, word processing and graphics applications.
• Demonstrated skill with both verbal and written communication.

EXPERIENCE:

Three years experience in hospital epidemiology/infection control.


Under the supervision of the Director, Epidemiology and Infection Control, and the Medical Director, Epidemiology and Infection Control, is responsible for investigating nosocomial infections through the use of advanced surveillance techniques. Develops and implements policies and procedures related to epidemiology, infection control and infectious diseases. Responsible for investigating nosocomial infections through the use of standard epidemiologic methods and able to function independently.