Infection Prevention Technician/UKHC

Job description

Job Title:

Infection Prevention Technician/UKHC

Requisition Number:


Working Title:

Infection Prevention Technician

Department Name:

H3988:UK Healthcare CNO

Work Location:

Lexington, KY

Grade Level:


Salary Range:


Type of Position:


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Required Education:


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Required Related Experience:

1 yr

Required License/Registration/Certification:


Physical Requirements:

The physical requirements of this position include: occasional lifting, pushing, and/or pulling objects up to 50lbs; occasional standing or walking with objects up to 25lbs; intermittent sitting at a computer workstation for extended periods of time with regular repetitive motions (such as typing); occasional exposure to radiation, and blood borne/airborne pathogens.


Must be able to work days, evenings, and nights; weekends and holidays required per departmental needs.

Job Summary:

The Infection Prevention Technician will directly observe Enterprise staff and patient care providers, to evaluate the completion of effective hand hygiene and proper use of personal protection equipment. This position will also be required to help review and approve infection control risk assessments during construction activities. This position will require the collection of data, given to the department for analysis. The ideal candidate will possess excellent observation and record keeping skills, and must be able to work independently. This position must be able to use job related equipment (tablet, phone, App.); and also have good time management skills. This position must participate in Infection Prevention and Control quality improvement initiatives, and will assist in hand hygiene promotional activities. Please apply to any and all positions for which you feel qualified. If you do not apply for a specific position, you cannot be considered for that position.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

The ideal candidate will be compassionate, honest, trustworthy, and have a strong work ethic. Must enjoy working in a team and also have the ability to take direction and communicate effectively with staff, patient care providers, and department leaders. In addition, must also be confident and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment. Candidate will also need strong organizational, prioritization, basic computer navigation skills and a working knowledge of general medical terminology.

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Preferred Education/Experience:

Hospital experience preferred. (High School diploma/GED required.)

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.




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Job No:
Posted: 2/12/2021
Application Due: 2/27/2021
Work Type: Full Time