Epidemiology and Infection Prevention Associate Job at Lifespan, Providence, RI

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  • Lifespan
  • Providence, RI

Job Description

Summary:

Under the supervision of the Director or Manager
Epidemiology and Infection Prevention for Lifespan and the Medical Director
Epidemiology and Infection Control is responsible for supporting the
Epidemiology and Infection Prevention team with administrative surveillance
reporting investigation of hospital associated infections(HAIs) and contact
tracing using advanced surveillance techniques.

Responsibilities:

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Aides in investigation and contact tracing of infection in
conjunction with the department.

Reviews and reports reportable diseases stipulated by the RI
Department of Health.

Utilizes local area computer network for the Epidemiology
and Infection Control Department. 
Participates in the development or updating of computer programs to
enhance the productivity of the Epidemiology and Infection Control Department.

Supports department communication and education/training
needs as guided by IP manager/director.

Performs surveillance activities as designated on an
assigned basis.

Supports the Epidemiology and Infection Control Department
for administrative functions (i.e. meeting minutes) as assigned.

Performs other related duties as required.

Other information:

EDUCATION:

Bachelors Degree in a healthcare related field or public
health is preferred.

Incumbent must acquire an Associate- Infection Prevention
and Control (a-IPC) certification within 3 years of hire.

EXPERIENCE:

One year of experience in healthcare or public health.

Preferred incumbent will have three years experience in
hospital epidemiology/infection control or public health.

Demonstrated knowledge of the care provided in the tertiary
acute-care hospital to patients throughout the continuum of life with
consideration of aging processes human development stages and cultural
patterns in each step of the care process.

Demonstrated skills with personal computers and software to
include database management spreadsheets word processing and graphics
applications.

Demonstrated skill with both verbal and written
communication.

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Work is performed in a typical office setting requiring
extensive periods of sitting with arms extended as well as walking and
standing.

INDEPENDENT ACTION:

Incumbent generally establishes own work plans and
priorities including the development and utilization of appropriate analytic
strategies methodologies and activities to assure accurate valid and timely
completion of work in conformance with organizational and department policies
and practices. Refers specific complex problems to the Manager/Director where
clarification of departmental policies and procedures may be required.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:

None.

Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status. Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Location: Rhode Island Hospital USA:RI:Providence

Work Type: Full Time

Shift: Shift 1

Union: Non-Union

Job Tags

Full time, For contractors, Local area, Shift work,

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