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Job Title: Infection Preventionist
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Organization: Piedmont Healthcare
Posted: 10/4/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Health Care - General
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 4
Location: Atlanta,  GA    USA
Compensation: Depends on education and experience
Position Description: Piedmont Healthcare has four open Infection Prevention Positions. All positions are system office positions, but will report to assigned entity. • Piedmont Atlanta Hospital • Piedmont Newnan Hospital • Piedmont Athens Hospital • Surveillance and Analysis IP (Fayette or Atlanta office location option)

JOB PURPOSE: Responsible for leading and driving safety and quality performance improvement initiatives to address trends and deficiencies in Infection Prevention as identified by the Surveillance and Analysis team and set by PHC QSS. Promotes a culture of continuous improvement in the reduction of infections through use of Lean methodology, coaching, tools, data analysis, reliability, sustainability and spread. Manages and supports a portfolio of strategic projects using the performance improvement model. Ensures all performance improvement activities are in compliance with regulatory and accreditation bodies.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Leads improvement teams in clinical and operational activities to drive performance excellence for CAUTI, CLABSI, MRSA, C-DIFF, SSI: Colon, Sepsis and other initiatives as directed and is accountable for results. 2. Monitors and analyzes data, including epidemiological results, identifies trends and risk related issues and reports recommendations. 3. Applies an epidemiological approach to problem solving in leading improvement teams. 4. Provides staff and physician interventions as appropriate, incorporating process improvement tools. 5. Coordinates staff and physician education related to infection prevention. 6. Provides guidance for the implementation of Evidence Based Medicine in quality initiatives and/or throughout the pathway program. 7. Assists with special projects. 8. Handoff improvements to operations as standard work and monitors spread across the system.

Qualifications: MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED: Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, business administration, nursing, epidemiology or closely related field required. Clinical licensure as RN may be substituted for degree.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Four (4) years of work experience in clinical quality control, performance/operations improvement, project management and analysis or a closely related field

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: Current Nursing license preferred Certification in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ), Infection Certification (CIC) preferred Lean, QPI preferred

Organization Description: For over 100 years, Piedmont Healthcare has been fulfilling the healthcare needs of our neighbors in Atlanta and its surrounding communities. And today many of the people we treat are second-, third- and even fourth- generation patients. Many of the families who have entrusted us with their care throughout generations consider us an extension of their family and we feel the same about them.

At Piedmont, we highly value the diverse ideas, perspectives and skills that all team members bring based on their unique backgrounds and experiences. As part of our team, you’ll appreciate true camaraderie, encouragement and support. You’ll thrive among colleagues who value lasting relationships and meaningful friendships and enjoy celebrating your success as much as their own. That’s the meaning of family – and the spirit of Piedmont Healthcare.

Closing Date: 1/4/2018
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Contact Name: Shalom Hernandez,  Infection Prevention Manager, PAH
Contact Location: 1968 Peachtree Rd NW

Atlanta   GA  30309
Contact Location: 1968 Peachtree Rd NW
  Atlanta   GA  30309
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