Clinical Quality Specialist Infection Preventionist - Full-Time

Job Locations US-VT-Morrisville
Posted Date 1 month ago(1/25/2018 4:02 PM)
Job ID
2018-1497
# of Openings
1
Category
Administrative
Type
Full-Time
Shift
Days

Overview

At the direction of the Director of Quality, Informatics and Education the Clincial Quality Specialist Infection Preventionist is responsible for the quality monitoring and improvement functions for the Medical Staff and Hospital by supporting clinical performance through medical chart review, collection, processing, analysis, and reporting of clinical data. This position utilizes knowledge of clinical quality measures to drive efforts toward accomplishing goals related to clinical quality improvement. Serves as Quality Department liason to Clinical Informatics and IT.   Within the scope of the Infection Preventionist role the employee: ~Provides infection surveillance, prevention and control activities throughout the hospital. ~Identifies, investigates and records data concerning healthcare associated infections and reportable diseases. ~Maintains compliance with CDC Guidelines and CMS Infection Prevention and Control standards. ~Collaborates and coordinates activities with Employee Wellness for employee health requirements.

 

 

Responsibilities

 

 

 

 

Qualifications

Skill Requirements:

 

  • Excellent verbal and written skills, detail-oriented and self-directed.  
  • Skilled in investigation, statistical and analytical methods, interpretation and analysis of data, with ability to present data and its interpretation in comprehensive report formats.
  • Ability to work as an analytical problem solver who can make high quality judgements and recommendations.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills with the ability to work independently and as a member of a diverse team.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients and other members of the health-care team. 
  • Ability to function as internal consultant to senior leaders, clinicians, managers, and staff.

Skill Desired:

 

  • Project management, team training, familiarity with CMS and other regulatory standards.

 

 

Education Required:

 

Bachelors Degree in Nursing, or in progress

 

Education Desired:


Masters in Nursing preferred

 

 

Experience Required:

 

Three years of work-related health care experience.  Working knowledge of medical terminology.  Excellent computer skills, specifically in creating spreadsheets and working with databases, accompanied by experience with graphical reporting tools.

 

Experience Desired:


Experience in electronic clinical record abstracting, data collection and analysis, and effective displaying and reporting of data.

 

License and Certification Requirements:

 

Current VT RN license
Must attain Certificate in Infection Control within a mutually agreeable time.

 

License and Certification Desired:


Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) desired.

 

 

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