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Infection Preventionist (RN)

Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital • Marietta, GA • Nursing: Non-Bedside • 106515 • Days • Full-Time


We are looking for an experienced Infection Prevention RN at Windy Hill Hospital in Marietta!


This is a great Place to Work! Wellstar Windy Hill recently received the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Pathway to Excellence® designation, reflecting a culture of highly engaged nurses and interprofessional partners that collaboratively create and sustain a vision of exceptional professional practice and a healthy work environment where nurses are valued and encouraged to grow professionally throughout their careers. Shared governance, self-scheduling, flexible staffing, and supportive leadership add to the high team member engagement and top decile patient experience scores at Wellstar Windy Hill.


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The RN Infection Preventionist (IP) is a registered professional nurse (RN) who functions under the direction of the Infection Prevention Manager, Executive Director of Infection Prevention, or Director/ED/AVP of Quality. Responsibilities include but not limited to hospital surveillance to include identification of healthcare associated infections manage and ensure public reporting for mandated Healthcare associated infections. Assist with the development of policy and procedures in conjunction with the WellStar system. Assists with education of patients and team members and mentoring new Infection Preventionist. Routinely audits and makes physical rounds of the facility departments to monitor Infection Prevention practices.


Core Responsibilites and Essential Functions

  • Surveillance
    * Conducts surveillance for healthcare associated infections and epidemiologically significant organisms as specified in the Infection Prevention Plan.
    * Utilizes current NHSN definitions and applies them consistently.
    * Collects, aggregates and analyzes data.
    * Accurate NHSN data input
    * Consistently and proficiently runs validation reports through NHSN
    * Participate in internal and external validation of data
    * Confirms and investigates potential clusters and outbreaks
    * Participates in environment of care (EOC) rounds and oversees IP-related corrective actions.
    * Facilitates activities to ensure compliance with Hand Hygiene and Isolation Compliance

  • Reporting and Communicating
    * Maintains confidentiality and HIPAA compliance.
    * Maintains accurate surveillance records and enters data into repositories.
    * Reports diseases to local and state public health authorities as required by law.
    * Submits internal and external data according to established deadlines.
    * Analyzes information to develop knowledge for appropriate dissemination.

  • Education
    * Develops and delivers staff education programs.
    * Provides patient and family education of infection prevention practices as requested by clinical caregivers.
    * Provides Infection Prevention orientation for hospital team members.
  • Leadership
    * Collaborates with Manager to review and implement system policies and procedures.
    * Utilizes resources to respond to the questions and needs of the organization.
    * Maintains regulatory and accreditation compliance.
    * Collaborates with Employee Health regarding healthcare worker exposure and illness prevention.
    * Assists Manager in annual risk assessment, goal development and surveillance plan evaluation.
    * Contributes to the evaluation of new products.

Required for All Jobs

  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Complies with all WellStar Health System policies, standards of work, and code of conduct.


Required Minimum Education

  • Bachelor's Degree of Science in Nursing (BSN) or RN with other bachelor's degree in health care related field Required

Required Minimum Experience

  • Minimum 2 years experienced in clinical nursing role Required and
  • Minimum 1 year experience in infection Prevention Preferred

Required Minimum Skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication.
  • Excellent teamwork and relationship building.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of basic principles of epidemiology, surveillance, data collection and analysis;
  • Knowledge of Infection Prevention guidelines, OSHA, regulatory requirements, and CDC guidelines is essential;
  • Personal time management skills are required

Required Minimum License(s) and Certification(s)

  • Reg Nurse (Single State) 1.00 Required 1.00
  • RN - Multi-state Compact 1.00 Required 1.00
  • Cert in Infection Control CIC within 24 months 3.00 Required 3.00

Additional Licenses and Certifications

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