Kettering Health Network

RN Infection Control Spec - Miamisburg - Infection Control - FT/Days

Posted Date 2 months ago(4/19/2022 2:26 PM)
Job ID
2022-36233
Job Category
Registered Nurse
Job Type
Full-Time
Shift
First Shift
# of Openings
1
FTE
80 Hours Per Pay Period/FTE 1.0

Overview

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Kettering Health is a not-for-profit system of 13 medical centers and more than 120 outpatient facilities serving southwest Ohio. We are committed to transforming the health care experience with high-quality care for every stage of life. Our service-oriented mission is in action every day, whether it’s by providing care in our facilities, training the next generation of health care professionals, or serving others through international outreach.

 

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Campus Overview

Kettering Health Main Campus

  • Kettering Health Main Campus, formerly Kettering Medical Center, is the flagship hospital of Kettering Health and has been serving Kettering, Ohio and the Greater Dayton area since 1964.
  • The facility includes the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Heart Hospital, maternity service with a level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), and level II Emergency Care.
  • In 2020, KH Main Campus received an “A” from the Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog, ranking among the safest hospitals in the United States.
  • Received 4 Star Baby-Friendly Hospital status by the Ohio Hospital Association.
  • Awarded as one of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by IBM Watson Health in 2020.
  • Kettering received the Outstanding Patient Experience Award by Healthgrades (2017-2019).
  • Accredited by the American College of Emergency Physicians as a Level 3 Geriatric Emergency Department.
  • 465-bed hospital (includes newborn beds)

Department Overview

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Responsibilities & Requirements

Job Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for the development and ongoing management of Kettering Health Miamisburg Infection Control Program.
  • The CIC Specialist is responsible for: ongoing employee education regarding infection control; performance of surveillance activities; implementation of prevention and control measures in response to a suspected or known bioterrorism-related outbreak; and specific audits that promote high quality care to all patients and reduces the risk of infection for employees and patients.
  • Available to all departments, the Specialist serves as a resource for infection control questions and issues.
  • The CIC specialist is accountable for his/her own professional development and practice within the scope of care defined by law.
  • Utilizing organizational resources, the CIC specialist acts as a patient advocate for the delivery of safe care, which includes the delegation of care and participation in performance and practice improvement activities.
  • The delivery of nursing care at Kettering Health Miamisburg (KHM) reflects the philosophies, mission, vision and values of the organization and nursing department.
  • Performs infection control surveillance activities, and specific audits that promote high quality care to all patients and reduce the risk of infection for employees and patients. 
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Preferred Qualifications

Job Requirements:

Education:

  • Minimum Education 
  • ADN or BSN or BS in applicable health field

Work Experience:

  • 5 years’ experience in bedside nursing in an acute care facility 
  • Over 2 years of Infection Prevention and Control experience preferred 

Licenses, Certifications and Registrations 

  • [Ohio, United States] Registered Nurses RN license 
  • Certification in Infection Control (CIC) obtained within 3 years of hire. 

Skills:

  • Demonstrates positive interpersonal relations and critical analysis skills as evidenced by previous experience. 
  • Knowledge of current health care practices as they relate to prevention of disease transmission. 
  • Knowledge of reportable diseases and documentation to complete for local, state, and government agencies. 
  • Ability to accept responsibility, analyze problems, evaluate reports, present data, and make infection control decisions regarding patient rare or employee concerns. 
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and good judgment in a self-directed role. 
  • Ability to use and interpret statistical data. 
  • Strong verbal/writing skills necessary. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills necessary. 
  • Has completed annual Corporate Integrity training. 
  • Maintains competencies and skills of specialty area of practice. 

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