Nurse Infection Control

Lexington, KY
May 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Plan/conduct educational training for collaborative facilities on surveillance using the CDC/NHSN database, implementing evidence-based practices; review medical records, determine facility compliance with NHSN surveillance, create facility validation report; consult with facility level administrators, infection prevention staff as needed; provide guidance in the prevention of HAI transmission; assist in outbreak investigations; collaborate with KDPH staff, local health department and CDC.

Job Title
Nurse Infection Control

Requisition Number

Working Title

Department Name

Work Location
Frankfort, KY

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


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Required Related Experience

1 yr

Required License/ Registration/Certification

Licensed Nurse

Physical Requirements

Office setting with use of computer/phone, standing for periods of time, carry resource material up to 25 pounds. In and out of state travel.


Days - 37.5 hours per week, Monday - Friday.
May be required to work outside normal business hours during public health emergency or outbreak. Overtime is not required.


Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, Internet

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Master of Nursing, Public Health or related field. Experience in Infection Prevention and Control. Certification in Infection Control and Epidemiology. Current Nursing License. Driver's license.

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please explain any experience you have in assessment of infection prevention and control practices and communicating and implementing mitigation strategies to identify gaps you may have identified.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Please explain any experience you have had in outbreak detection and investigation.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Are you CIC (Certification Infection Control and Epidemiology) certified?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * If you are not certified in Infection Control and Epidemiology, what are your plans to become certified within the first year?

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please include a writing sample that highlights your writing and communication skills.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * UK HealthCare recognizes the patient as our premier customer and promises to provide excellent customer services to patients, colleagues, co-workers and all others who seek our services. By applying for a position with UK HealthCare, I am indicating my commitment to service excellence and expressing my agreement to consistently recognize that: - Our customer is every person we come into contact with during our workday. - Service is being flexible, courteous and respectful while anticipating and fulfilling the needs of our customers. - Quality is the foundation of everything we do. It is our desire to provide exceptional service to every patient and customer we serve. - Careful, efficient and responsible management of our resources is vital to our success. - We want to attract, develop and retain highly skilled and competent co-workers, which will in turn achieve customer loyalty and promote the growth of UK HealthCare. By submitting my application for employment with UK HealthCare, I acknowledge that I will be held accountable to follow the UK HealthCare Behavioral Expectations if selected for a position with UK HealthCare. Do you agree to abide by the UK HealthCare Standards?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents


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