The Infection Prevention (IP) Coordinator is responsible for the surveillance and reporting of nosocomial infections, investigation of infection or clusters of infections as warranted, microbiological monitoring of the healthcare environment and remediation as warranted, targeted education, consultation, research, administration and continued professional development. He/she may be called upon to provide services at any MH-M location. Highly innovative problem solving is needed when complex difficulties arise, for instance, an outbreak of nosocomial infections for which there is no readily discernible source. IP routinely interact with personnel from nearly all departments, especially those departments which provide direct or indirect patient care or whose responsibilities impact on materials utilized by patients. As a community resource, the IP also has routine interaction with outside individuals from varied patient care and public health disciplines who seek information, advice or guidance in solving problems related to the control of infection. IP will serve as the employee health nurse. This position reports directly to the Director of Quality/Risk Management.
Graduate of accredited school of professional nursing. Licensed by Georgia Board of nursing to practice nursing.
Experience in infection prevention. 2 years’ experience in quality improvement, performance improvement or program management. 2 years’ project management. A minimum of five years clinical experience in a hospital.