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Job Summary: Facilitates hospital infection prevention and control activities with the primary goal of reducing risk of nosocomial infections. Infection prevention and control activities include perform continued collection, review, and analysis of nosocomial infection data; conduct benchmarking analysis of nosocomial infection data, prevention procedures,policies, and initiatives with national standards and best practices; identify improvement opportunities, provide recommendations to clinical areas, and facilitate implementation of best practices across the hospital; provide patients/staff with relevant and current infection prevention education.
Required Education: BS in Nursing, Medical Technology or Microbiology
Preferred Education: Masters Degree in Nursing, Medical Laboratory Technology or related field
Required License: For RN, North Carolina Registered Nurse
Preferred License: Certification in Infection Prevention (CIC) or within 2 years of hire.
Required Experience: Minimum two years experience performing clinical duties in a hospital setting. Demonstrated ability to facilitate process improvement initiatives for decreasing nosocomial infection. Must have expertise and interpreting and managing data, creating reports, documentation and project management skills. Established communication skills both verbal and written along with skills as a facilitator, educator, and presenter. Demonstrated computer literacy Microsoft Office: Outlook, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.
Preferred Experience: One year experience in an infection prevention or epidemiology position
ABOUT MISSION HEALTH
Mission Health System, an operating division of HCA Healthcare, serves our 18 county region in western North Carolina and has been deeply rooted in the community for more than 130 years. Mission Health is the state's sixth largest health system, operating six hospitals, numerous outpatient and surgery centers, post-acute care provider CarePartners, long-term acute care provider Asheville Specialty Hospital and the region's only dedicated Level II trauma center. With approximately 12,000 colleagues and 2,000 volunteers, Mission Health is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of the people of western North Carolina. For more information, please visit missionhealth.org or @MissionHealthNC
Mission Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such offers equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other protected characteristic.