St. Luke's Hospital Infection Prevention Specialist in DULUTH, Minnesota
The Infection Prevention Specialist develops, coordinates, implements and evaluates the surveillance activities as set forth; educates all parties involved; and serves as a staff resource person.
Education: Post-secondary degree, Associate's or Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited academic facility in nursing, epidemiology, medical technology, medical laboratory science or related health or sciences field required.
Experience: Three (3) years of directly related experience in a Hospital, Clinic, Public Health or other Healthcare setting
Licensure/Certification/Registration: Eligible to become certified in Infection Control within two (2) years of employment. Obtains Infection Control Certification within thirty (30) months (2.5 years) of employment.
Education: Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree.
Experience: Infection Surveillance, Prevention and Control.
Licensure/Certification/Registration: Certification in Infection Control or eligible to become certified within thirty months (2.5 years) of employment.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of principles of communicable diseases and their transmission, and current infection control practices, possess skills in communication, coordination, consultation, and evaluation, and knowledge of current legal parameters in nursing practice; ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with all levels of personnel and medical staff; understand, articulate, present and/or follow complex oral and written directions, exercise sound judgment and accept personal responsibility; teach patients and staff, retrieve and maintain statistical data, pursue continuing education and independent study.
READING - Advanced: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquires or complaints.
WRITING - Intermediate: Ability to write routine reports, correspondence, or procedures.
SPEAKING - Intermediate: Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one, small group situations or before groups of customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS - Basic Skills: Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.
REASONING ABILITY - Advanced Skills: Ability to define and solve problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions and deal with a variety of concrete and abstract variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
AGE SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES - Skilled at assessment and knowledgeable of growth and development. Provides appropriate care respective to the ages of the patients served per clinical environment.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENT
Stand - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
Walk - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
Sit - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
Use hands to finger, handle, or feel - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
Reach with hands and arms - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
Stoop, Squat, Kneel, or Crouch - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
Bending-repetitive forward - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
Talk or hear - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
Up to 10 pounds - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 – 5.5 hours)
Up to 25 pounds - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
Typical Noise Level - Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic)
May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases. Regularly exposed to the risk of blood borne disease.