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Infection Preventionist 8/19/2016

Valley Health System Ridgewood, NJ

Company
Valley Health System
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
6743959
AJE Ref #
575930315
Location
Ridgewood, NJ
Experience
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Bachelors Degree

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Job Description:

* JOB DESCRIPTION:

* JOB SUMMARY:

* To perform surveillance for hospital-acquired infections on assigned patient care units. Assist in direction of infection prevention and control program.

* EDUCATION:

* Graduate from an accredited school of nursing, BSN required OR Medical Technologist with either MT(ASCP) or MLS (ASCP) and Bachelor Degree in Microbiology. Certification in Infection Control (CIC) preferred but required within 3 years of hiring date.

* SPECIAL SKILLS:

* Valid NJ RN licensure OR Bachelor Degree from an accredited Microbiology program. Basic course in Infection Control through APIC preferred but will be required after hire date. Substantial communication skills (oral, written, presentation), and good interaction skills with all members of the health care team, patients and family members. Intermediate to advanced computer skills required. Knowledge base of Microsoft office, data entry and analysis. Organization and critical thinking skills, problem-solving, time-management, prioritization, planning and clinical reasoning. Ability to perform duties and responsibilities assigned consistently with limited direction in planning and organizing work. Good judgment skills in response to sudden changes, circumstances and problems. Ability to work cooperatively within the health system and with a variety of personnel. Ability to adapt to and manage a constantly changing environment.

Valley is an equal opportunity employer. Valley does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability, liability for military service, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other basis made unlawful by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation.