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05/2014 present
Detroit, MI
Associate Infection Control Practitioner
Detroit, MI
Associate Infection Control Practitioner
05/2014 present
Detroit, MI
Associate Infection Control Practitioner
05/2014 present
  • Assists with the day to day activities of the Infection Control/ Hospital Epidemiology division. Utilizes epidemiologic tools to identify patients and personnel at risk of infection, clustering or outbreaks of infections, variation in the levels of nosocomial infections, or single cases of unusual infections
  • Assists in the maintenance of ongoing formal and informal educational programs for all hospital employees
  • Assists with provision of consultation to and collaboration with department-level or performance improvement team(s) on issues relating to infection control
  • Provides consultation, education and training for infection control and prevention issues
  • Assists in the development of surveillance and analysis methods that permit timely recognition and communication of infection problems
  • Participating in the planning, developing, organizing, implementing and evaluating the hospital wide infection control and prevention program
  • Performs data collection to include population at risk, device specific infection rates and infection rates by risk index
10/2010 03/2014
Boston, MA
Infection Control Practitioner
Boston, MA
Infection Control Practitioner
10/2010 03/2014
Boston, MA
Infection Control Practitioner
10/2010 03/2014
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the specific conditions, diseases, and treatment therapies for the specific patient/health care worker population of the organization
  • Develops and maintains educational files and teaching materials on infection control, epidemiology and hospital practices for employees, patients, and families
  • Performs infection surveillance and investigation including planning, design, data collection, interpretation and reporting
  • Performing surveillance and data analysis
  • This level II Practitioner directs, initiates, and/or mentors quality improvement efforts. Assists in efficient and effective coordinating of all infection control activities at NorthShore University HealthSystem, in order to minimize the risk of healthcare-associated infections to patients, personnel, volunteers, students, and visitors, etc
  • Performs surveillance for healthcare-associated infections as described in the Infection Control Program. Surveillance activities include but are not limited to
  • Collaborates with Environment Of Care Team through conducting of environmental rounds in all inpatient and outpatient care areas, as well as construction rounds during active construction projects. Documents findings and partners with manager/director on corrective actions
12/2004 07/2010
Phoenix, AZ
Infection Control Practitioner
Phoenix, AZ
Infection Control Practitioner
12/2004 07/2010
Phoenix, AZ
Infection Control Practitioner
12/2004 07/2010
  • Performs analysis of surveillance data to identify trends in rates, pathogens, and antimicrobial resistance
  • Interacts with physicians, committees, and healthcare workers and recommends and participates in activities to control and/or prevent infectious outcomes and healthcare associate infections using continuous quality improvement methodology to improve organizational performance across the continuum (inpatient and ambulatory)
  • Performs ongoing infection prevention surveillance activities as directed by the facility's Infection Control Committee. This includes data analysis and development of strategies for improving healthcare outcomes
  • Compiles and enters mandated surveillance elements in NHSN via the secure data network (SDN)
  • Maintains a knowledge base of current infection prevention information through continuing education, published literature, internet access and professional organizations
  • Implementing prevention strategies including educating/consulting for staff, physicians and hospital departments
  • Assists in the analysis of surveillance data to identify trends in rates, pathogens, and antimicrobial resistance
Education Education
Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing
Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing
Baylor University
Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing
Skills Skills
  • The ability to maintain confidentiality and practice discretion using sound professional judgment at all times
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong clinical skills and knowledge
  • Demonstrates good communication and problem solving abilities
  • The ability to use a personal computer for the storage, analysis, and presentation of data
  • Working knowledge of PC based computer software; Microsoft Office applications
  • Maintain membership in professional organizations
  • Demonstrates commitment to continuing professional development
  • Solid acute care nursing background
  • Demonstrates knowledge of microbiology
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Infection Control Practitioner Resume Examples & Samples

  • 1+ years of Infection Control experience in a hospital
  • Infection Control certification (CIC)
  • Desired Skills
  • RN license
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Infection Control Practitioner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Minimum two (2) years Infection Control experience in acute care setting within the last five (5) years, preferred. Working knowledge of patient care practices, microbiology, asepsis , disinfection and sterilization practices, adult education principles, infectious disease , disease transmission, surveillance techniques, performance measurement and improvement principles, licensing standards and regulations
  • Computer skills, applied knowledge of applied biostatistics, written and graphical presentation skills
  • Valid California Registered Nursing License. Current Certification in Infection Control (CIC) preferred. BLS for the Healthcare Provider from the American Heart Association
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Infection Control Practitioner Resume Examples & Samples

  • 5+ years of relevant experience
  • Registered Nurse (RN) license or Medical Technologist (MT)
  • Experience with Epidemiology
  • Knowledge of microbiology
  • Understanding of principles of infection control
  • General understanding of antibiotics
  • Competence in presenting formal lectures related to Infection Control
  • Degree in Microbiology, Epidemiology, Pharmacy, Biology, or Environmental Science or Master's Degree
  • Formal training in epidemiology at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or comparable program
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Infection Control Practitioner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Master's Degree and five
  • 5+ years of work experience in a health related field
  • Experience in Epidemiology
  • An understanding of principles of infection control
  • Demonstrates competence in principles of epidemiology
  • Demonstrates knowledge of microbiology
  • Demonstrates a general understanding of antibiotics
  • Demonstrates competence in presenting formal lectures related to Infection Control
  • Demonstrates good communication and problem solving abilities
  • Demonstrates competence in working with all groups of personnel and patients
  • Demonstrates commitment to continuing professional development
  • Bachelor's Degree in Microbiology, Epidemiology, Pharmacy, Biology, or Environmental Science
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Infection Control Practitioner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Performs assessment, reassessment, development and implementation of the Infection Control Plan in accordance with regulatory agencies and all federal and state requirements
  • Assesses employees and their environment for injury/illness risks and implements appropriate safety precautions and follow up procedures
  • Assesses patients for risk of transmission or exposure to infections and implements appropriate safety precautions and follow up procedures
  • Utilizes and integrates all available pertinent data in developing Infection Control Plan that meets the needs of all customers
  • Interprets data to determine when patients or employees are at acute risk for infection and takes appropriate measures including notifying physician and/or Department Director
  • Continuously prioritizes patient/health care worker’s needs based on assessment/reassessment findings relating to the prevention or spread of disease
  • Coordinates the patient's care and identified needs with other services and departments throughout the hospital
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the specific conditions, diseases, and treatment therapies for the specific patient/health care worker population of the organization
  • Accurately documents the administration of care in the patient record in a timely manner
  • Recognizes and reports signs and symptoms of abuse and neglect to physician(s) and Department Director and/or appropriate agency
  • Participates in rounding and proactively responds to patient needs to improve patient outcomes and positively impact overall patient experience
  • Conducts surveillance, reporting, data analysis and HAI prevention using NHSN criteria, CDC guidelines. Complies with CMS, notifiable diseases and organizational reporting requirements
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Infection Control Practitioner Resume Examples & Samples

  • This level II Practitioner directs, initiates, and/or mentors quality improvement efforts. Assists in efficient and effective coordinating of all infection control activities at NorthShore University HealthSystem, in order to minimize the risk of healthcare-associated infections to patients, personnel, volunteers, students, and visitors, etc
  • Degree from an accredited college in nursing, microbiology, or public health. Nurses will be required to be registered in the State of Illinois and Medical Laboratory Technologists are required to have a Certification in American Society of Clinical Pathology
  • Certification in Infection Control (CIC) at the tine of hire or within 9 months of hire
  • Current membership in Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology
  • Three or more years Infection Control experience or equivalent
  • Three or more years' expereince in clinical nursing, clinical microbiology, epidemiology or the equivalent
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Infection Control Practitioner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Performs surveillance for healthcare-associated infections as described in the Infection Control Program. Surveillance activities include but are not limited to
  • Healthcare-associated infection with standard epimarkers
  • Healthcare-associated line-related bacteremia
  • Surgical site infection
  • Ventilator-associated pneumonia
  • Compiles and enters surveillance data in database
  • Compiles and enters mandated surveillance elements in NHSN via the secure data network (SDN)
  • Analyzes and interprets data on healthcare-associated infections and makes recommendations on additional control measures as needed
  • Identifies potential infection control problems across the continuum of care
  • Recommends corrective actions for identified infection control problems
  • Completes investigative reports, as needed for unusual healthcare-associated infection events as directed by Infection Control Unit leadership
  • Works with staff to ensure that appropriate isolation precautions are implemented (including nursery and pediatrics) for patients who are infected or colonized with epidemiologically important organisms
  • Monitors compliance with infection control policies in areas of responsibility
  • Provides feedback on healthcare-associated infection data to leadership in patient care areas for which he/she is responsible and works with unit leadership on control measures
  • Prepares reports on healthcare-associated infection data, which are submitted to the Infection Control Committee for review
  • Provides educational materials and counsels patients and/or families regarding healthcare- associated infections and other infectious diseases as needed
  • Develops and/or coordinates educational programs, departmental in-services, or informal information sharing sessions regarding prevention of healthcare-associated infection, isolation precautions, and management of patients with communicable diseases
  • Conducts special studies, investigations of potential problems, or quality improvement projects under the direction of the Director and Chief of the Infection Control Unit
  • Serves as consultant and resource to hospital departments with regard to infection control policies, prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections, and other infectious diseases and isolation precaution techniques
  • Develops and revises infection control policies as needed
  • Develops and maintains educational files and teaching materials on infection control, epidemiology and hospital practices for employees, patients, and families
  • Evaluates and reports certain communicable diseases, as required by state law, to the Department of Public Health and acts as liaison for the Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Collaborates with the Occupational Health Department on the required follow-up of patients and personnel exposed to communicable diseases
  • Serves on appropriate hospital committees as a consultant and resource for all aspects of
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Infection Control Practitioner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Reviews microbiology reports, daily admissions and Emergency Department visits and medical records. Performs prevalence rounds and focused review regarding infections. Using above findings prepares reports on infection rates and identifies trends/patterns
  • Performs post-exposure follow-up as needed, including Hospital Staff, patients and First Responders, coordinating with Employee Health as appropriate
  • Bachelors Degree in Infection Control or related discipline
  • Current license or registration in good standing as a medical techologist, clinical laboratory scientist, physician or registered nurse in Maryland
  • Minimum five (5) years infection control clinical experience
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Infection Control Practitioner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Initiate infection prevention measures as needed based on evaluation of surveillance data, evidence of an outbreak, observation of clinical practice, or as directed by public health authorities
  • Act as internal consultant on infectious disease issues related to the design, construction and renovation of the facility
  • Participate in infection prevention continuing education activities on an on-going basis
  • Maintain membership in professional organizations
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Associate Infection Control Practitioner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Assists with the day to day activities of the Infection Control/ Hospital Epidemiology division. Utilizes epidemiologic tools to identify patients and personnel at risk of infection, clustering or outbreaks of infections, variation in the levels of nosocomial infections, or single cases of unusual infections
  • Assists in the maintenance of ongoing formal and informal educational programs for all hospital employees
  • Assists in the review and dissemination of new information on infection control to appropriate individuals or departments within the hospital
  • Consults health care providers in the assessment and management of patients/employees with infectious or communicable diseases
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • License required: Registered Nurse, or Medical Technician License or an MPH is required
  • 1-3 years related work experience required in a tertiary care environment
  • At least one year experience in infection control in a tertiary care environment
  • Achieve board certification in infection control, demonstrating evidence of knowledge of epidemiology, microbiology, infectious diseases, public health, and biostatistics within 1-3 years of hire
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Infection Control Practitioner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Assists with the day to day activities of the Infection Control/ Hospital Epidemiology Division. Utilizes epidemiologic tools to identify patients and personnel at risk of infection, clustering or outbreaks of infections, variation in the levels of nosocomial infections, or single cases of unusual infections
  • Assists with the developing and monitoring of activities related to continuous quality assessment and improvement to include but not limited to: surveillance for nosocomial infections, reportable diseases, employee/occupational health and safety. Assists in designing collection, analyzing and presentation of data
  • Serves as a system-wide Infection Control/ Hospital Epidemiology consultant, assisting with related inquiries from within and outside the hospital. Assists in the maintenance of ongoing formal and informal educational programs for all hospital employees
  • Assists in the review and dissemination of new information on infection control to appropriate individuals or departments within the hospital. Acts as a departmental resource in the development, implementation, and interpretation of infection control policies and guidelines
  • Participates in the multidisciplinary activities of the Environment of Care Committee. Provides input in planning meeting agendas, coordination, implementing, and evaluating programs, standards, policies, and procedures developed by the committee
  • Bachelor's degree required in nursing, public health, microbiology. Master's degree preferred
  • License preferred: Nursing License
  • 3-5 years related work experience required in Infection control in a tertiary care environment
  • Board certified in infection control, demonstrating evidence of knowledge of epidemiology, microbiology, infectious diseases, public health, and biostatistics
  • A minimum three years experience in infection control in a tertiary care environment
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Infection Control Practitioner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Conducts on-going surveillance using the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) infection criteria, documentation, and investigation of healthcare-acquired infections through review of admission diagnoses, microbiology culture results, isolation orders, patient records, consultation requests, post-discharge surveillance, and autopsy findings. Reports data within NCH and to external agencies, including the Department of Public Health and the CDC. Identifies significant events and responds to high priority concerns which require immediate actions. Refers unusual clinical findings or concerns to the Infection Prevention and Control Manager and/or IPC Team for review or possible intervention. Participates in ongoing tracking of influenza actively both national and locally. Prepares reports for the manager, infectious disease physicians and committee to review, materials and policy
  • Serves as a resource to the organization regarding Infection Control Guidelines and Standards. Intervenes to prevent transmission of infectious diseases. Assists hospital employees, medical staff, and contracted employees in interpreting and applying relevant policies and procedures in daily practices. Initiates follow-up actions as identified in policies or infection control program documentation. Collaborates with Employee Health to investigate staff exposure to communicable diseases. Collaborates with sterile processing and the surgical department to coordinate instrument recalls. Contacts appropriate individuals so that timely actions can be initiated to limit the spread of infection. Conducts environmental rounds in all inpatient and outpatient care areas. Collects data on the incidence of selected device use in identified intensive care units
  • Plans, organizes, develops and implements educational programs for all hospital employees including administrative and ancillary services which convey specialized knowledge and skills to increase employee awareness of existence of healthcare-acquired infections; techniques for avoidance and preventive measures to provide a safe environment for hospital employees and patients. Monitors staff performance, patient care practices and environment; assesses the effectiveness of educational interventions and infection control strategies in reducing the risk of infections among patient’s, staff, and visitors
  • Under the direction of the Infection Prevention & Control manager, develops policies and procedures to reduce the incidence and risk of infections among patients, visitors and staff. Works with department managers to incorporate professional standards and guidelines, legal and regulatory requirements into infection control policies and procedures that are specific to a unique worksite and practical to implement
  • Participates on committees and working groups as assigned to improve infection control outcomes. Actively engaged in the improvement of employee vaccination through collaboration with Employee Health
  • Licensed or certified healthcare professional (including, but not limited to, registered nurse, licensed/registered practical nurse (LPN, RPN), nurse practitioner, physician, medical technologist, respiratory therapist) with current registration/certification in good standing with the appropriate licensing board/certification/governing body (e.g. state/provincial medical licensure; state/provincial nursing association or board, etc.), OR have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of 3 years clinical experience in healthcare, preferable in nursing, laboratory, public health, or infectious disease
  • Working knowledge of infection control principles and practice required
  • Certification in Infection Control (CIC) through the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC) within three years of hire is required
  • The analytical skills necessary to collect and analyze surveillance data, to identify epidemiological variations in levels of disease, and to develop prevention and control measures
  • The written and verbal skills necessary to communicate with all levels of the organization
  • The ability to use a personal computer for the storage, analysis, and presentation of data
  • The ability to maintain confidentiality and practice discretion using sound professional judgment at all times
  • The ability to prioritize multiple assignments and to work with minimal supervision
  • The skillful delivery of leadership in a non-threatening and supportive manner to all patients and staff
  • Occasional on-call hours as well as availability during unconventional hours in the event of an emergency
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Infection Control Practitioner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Assists with facilitation of the Infection Control Committee meetings
  • Communicates Infection Prevention regulations and regulatory standards to all appropriate personnel
  • Assists with provision of consultation to and collaboration with department-level or performance improvement team(s) on issues relating to infection control
  • Assists in the analysis of surveillance data to identify trends in rates, pathogens, and antimicrobial resistance
  • Assists in the development of surveillance and analysis methods that permit timely recognition and communication of infection problems
  • Reports those diseases and/or conditions that are reportable by law to state and local health departments and interacts with the public health department to respond to inquiries as necessary (e.g., reporting of communicable diseases, healthcare worker exposure)
  • Maintains a knowledge base of current infection prevention information through continuing education, published literature, internet access and professional organizations
  • Performs ongoing infection prevention surveillance activities as directed by the facility's Infection Control Committee. This includes data analysis and development of strategies for improving healthcare outcomes
  • Performs data collection to include population at risk, device specific infection rates and infection rates by risk index
  • Performs analysis of surveillance data to identify trends in rates, pathogens, and antimicrobial resistance
  • Reviews implementation of appropriate precautions to reduce hospital acquired infections (i.e. ordering of isolation and compliance, review of process and outcome measures)
  • Evaluates patient care environments for infection control practices and hazards through environmental and targeted unit rounds
  • Collaborates with Environment Of Care Team through conducting of environmental rounds in all inpatient and outpatient care areas, as well as construction rounds during active construction projects. Documents findings and partners with manager/director on corrective actions
  • 2 years of work experience as an RN in an acute care setting
  • Experience in Infection Control preferred
  • Previous experience working in a position that influences the behavior of healthcare workers and physicians
  • Previous experience related to customer service standards when interacting with internal and external customers/members
  • Previous experience using internal databases, word processing, infection control surveillance software, spreadsheet and presentation applications
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Infection Control Practitioner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Participating in the planning, developing, organizing, implementing and evaluating the hospital wide infection control and prevention program
  • Implementing prevention strategies including educating/consulting for staff, physicians and hospital departments
  • Performing surveillance and data analysis
  • Identifying trends/patterns and managing investigations of infections; and
  • Maintaining compliance with all regulatory requirements
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Infection Control Practitioner Resume Examples & Samples

  • Administers the organization's Infection Control Plan and prepares the Infection Control Surveillance Summary. Develops policies and procedures to promote compliance with the mandates of applicable accrediting and regulatory agencies
  • Performs infection surveillance and investigation including planning, design, data collection, interpretation and reporting
  • Reports infection surveillance, prevention and control information to all public health authorities as required by law
  • Provides consultation, education and training for infection control and prevention issues
  • Develops and maintains computerized and manual databases necessary to prepare reports and identify significant trends. Reports and/or transmits data to external agencies such as NHSN, CMS, etc. as required
  • Develops infection prevention and control orientation and other education/in-service programs and serves as key internal expert consultant for current information, guidelines, and education on infection prevention and control, occupational safety and public health communicable disease reporting. Leads policy/procedure review process, effective communication strategies and actively participates as a member of committees and teams
  • Facilitates and monitors compliance with infection prevention and control policies and procedures, Joint Commission standards, and state and local health department requirements; interacts with Legal Affairs and Risk Management regarding infection control issues
  • Interacts with physicians, committees, and healthcare workers and recommends and participates in activities to control and/or prevent infectious outcomes and healthcare associate infections using continuous quality improvement methodology to improve organizational performance across the continuum (inpatient and ambulatory)
  • 6 months of experience in Infection Control or Public Health