Mar 28, 2021

Infection Control Assistant

  • Children's National Medical Center
  • District of Columbia, USA

Job Description

Infection Control Assistant - (2100001I)

Description

Under direct supervision, this individual will assist in the development, implementation, and evaluation of infection control measures/policies throughout the organization, assist activities for prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections and assist risk assessment processes. S/he be the primary point of contact person for the local department of health agencies on communicable disease reporting and follow up, update and manage Infection Control page on the intranet, coordinate office’s day-to-day administrative activities, facilitate surveillance activities, and participate in education and training activities.

Qualifications

Minimum Education

Bachelor's degree- in nursing, a master's degree in epidemiology, public health, or microbiology.

Specific Requirements and Preferences

The successful candidate for this position holds a bachelor's degree in nursing, a master's degree in epidemiology, public health, or microbiology. Certificate of Infection Control (CIC™) is preferred but not required.

Minimum Work Experience

No requirement.

Specific Requirements and Preferences

Previous working experience in a clinical setting or a public health agency or as an Infection Control practitioner or Epidemiologist is preferred.

Required Skills/Knowledge

​​​​​​Functional Accountabilities-

Departmental Organization
• Assist epidemiology department and infection control practitioners with the coordination of office activities.
• Maintain awareness of deadlines and plan appropriately.
• Maintain organized workspace including both paper and computer files.


Administrative Duties
• Coordinate, schedule, and develop agendas, office appointments, meetings, conferences, and projects in timely manner .
• Perform tasks such as initiating correspondence, faxing, and copying.
• Attend internal committee meetings and take minutes.
• Maintain and process employee time cards.
• Complete all work on time.


Surveillance
• Collect central line data in patient care units as assigned.
• Collect daily microbiology reports from laboratory and sorts for targeted organisms.
• Complete accurate and timely reports on infection rates.
• Communicate infection control issues and reportable diseases in a timely fashion with the relevant departments in the
hospital and to public health agencies.
• Ensure infection control databases are maintained in a timely fashion (Flag MDRO in computer system; maintain access
data base for DOH reports; and maintain data base for all outbreak investigations).


Prevention
• Collaborate with Infection Control Staff to identify trends in healthcare associated infections.
• Collaborate with Infection Control staff to implement prevention efforts.
• Contribute to the infection control patient care policies and protocols by posting to intranet and placing announcements in
CNMC • newsletters.


Infection Control Practitioner Assistance
• Assist infection control practitioners in control activities as assigned.
• Coordinate Train the Trainer program for TB fit-testing and other infection control initiatives.
• Assist infection control practitioners with outbreak and exposure investigations.
• Collect data and assist in preparation of reports.

Organizational Accountabilities
Organizational Commitment/Identification
1. Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization
2. Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences
3. Demonstrate personal and professional integrity
4. Maintain confidentiality at all times

Customer Service
1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met

Teamwork/Communication
1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
3. Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions

Performance Improvement/Problem-solving
1. Contribute to a positive work environment
2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment

Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
1. Use resources efficiently
2. Search for less costly ways of doing things

Safety
1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance


Primary Location

: District of Columbia-WASHINGTON

Work Locations

:
Sheikh Zayed Campus
111 Michigan Avenue
Washington 20010

Job

: Allied Health

Organization

: Chief Medical Officer
Regular / Temporary: R (Regular)
Position Status: FT - Full-Time
Shift: Day
Work Schedule: 830-5P; M-F

Job Posting

: Mar 19, 2021, 9:55:26 AM