Infection Preventionist

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Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)


Globl Hlth and Infect Disease-427801

Working Title:

Infection Preventionist

Appointment Type:

EHRA Non-Faculty

Position Posting Category:

Research Professionals

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Full-Time Permanent

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Position Summary:

The NC Statewide Program for Infection Control and Epidemiology (SPICE) promotes prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections in North Carolina and beyond by providing evidence based infection control education and consultation across the healthcare spectrum throughout the state. SPICE will be responsible for conducting infection control assessments for a variety of healthcare settings to identify infection prevention gaps that may be present.

The primary purpose of this Infection Preventionist to collect, assess, measure and analyze the ability of hospitals, nursing homes, and ambulatory care clinics to prevent and manage healthcare-associated infections and outbreaks of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. This position will assist with addressing gaps in infection prevention practices in a variety of healthcare facilities, develop infection prevention guidance targeted to all healthcare facilities, and facilitate more robust healthcare readiness for high consequence infectious disease threats including SARS CoV-2.

Educational Requirements:

Masters degree or Bachelors Degree in applied clinical science such public health, epidemiology, nursing or health related field with at least 4 years of experience

Qualifications and Experience:

Demonstrates familiarity with infection prevention guidelines and standards.

Ability to communicate effectively with minimal supervision.

Demonstrated extensive knowledge of infection prevention.

Previous experience providing instruction to nursing and medical staff on disease processes, infection prevention techniques and best practices highly desired.

Previous public speaking experience also preferred.

Certified in Infection Control (CIC) is highly desired.

Equal Opportunity Employer :

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.




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Posted: 1/15/2021
Application Due: 1/29/2021
Work Type: Full Time