Reference #: 863424

Work Location: Delaware County

Location: Springfield

Position Type: Full-Time

Reports To: Director of Nursing

FLSA Status: Exempt

Shift: M-F; 8:30a-4:30p

Primary Purpose of Job

The Infection Prevention Specialist is a Registered Nurse/Licensed Practical Nurse who is responsible for the monitoring, evaluating, implementing, documenting and tracking of our Infection Planning and Response Plan and our Respiratory Protection Program. 

 

This role includes the collection and analysis of infection data; evaluation and development of policies and procedures; consultation on infection risk assessment, prevention, and control strategies; education efforts directed at interventions to reduce infection risks; and implementation of changes mandated by regulatory and licensing agencies.

 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Registered Nurse in the state of PA with three (3) years of experience working with people with Intellectual Disabilities, or Licensed Practical Nurse in the state of PA with at least five (5) years of experience working with people with Intellectual Disabilities. 
  • Completion of Infection Prevention education program from CDC or APIC is preferred. 
  • Must have the ability to communicate effectively in English, both written and oral.
  • Ability to successfully pass and maintain acceptable background checks – FBI, PA Child Abuse, and PA State Police Criminal History.
  • A valid US Driver’s License in the state of residence and driving approval through the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

 Supervisory Responsibilities:

Supervisory responsibilities are not required in this position. 

 Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form; ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

 Computer Skills:

Working knowledge of computers and be willing to learn the software programs used by the State and other governing agencies (e.g. HCSIS, Enterprise Incident Management System) and internal systems (e.g. CareTracker, Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).

 Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Moderate exposure to blood borne pathogens. If de-escalation techniques fail, physical crisis intervention may be required. Must be available to work flexible hours and is expected to come in at various times depending upon work-load and business needs.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds (with assistance).  Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk and sit. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

 Hazards:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may face low exposure risks to blood borne pathogens, with a low exposure risk to hazardous materials.

 

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