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Ascension Health Infection Preventionist | St. Joseph Campus in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Infection Preventionist - Infection Control 001 - Full-Time,Day - St Joseph Campus - Milwaukee,WI

Why Join Ascension?

In Wisconsin, Ascension operates 24 hospitals and hundreds of related healthcare facilities that together employ more than 23,500 associates. Across the state, Ascension provided more than $230 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2016. Serving Wisconsin for 169 years, Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia. Visit www.ascension.org/wisconsin. We’re looking for talented associates to join us as we continue advancing healthcare across Wisconsin.

What You Will Do

As an Associate with Ascension-WI, you will have the opportunity to plans, implement, and evaluate infection prevention and control measures.

Responsibilities:

  • Monitors and investigates known or suspected sources of infections in order to determine the source and ensure control.

  • Reviews, analyzes, and implements regulations, standards, and/or guidelines of applicable governmental agencies and professional organizations.

  • Collaborates in the development and delivery of educational programs and/or tools that relate to infection prevention, control, and epidemiology.

  • Reports infection surveillance, prevention and control in formation to local, state and federal public health authorities in accordance with law and regulation.

  • Participates in the development of special studies designed to identify unusual epidemic situations or to evaluate the impact of new products, equipment or delivery of patient care. Reports results to Infection Control Committee and other appropriate departments and/or committees.

What You Will Need

Licenses/Certifications/Registration:

  • Preferred Credential(s):

  • BLS Providercredentialed from theAmerican Heart Association (AHA).

  • Certificationspecializing inInfection Controlcredentialed from theCertification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (CBIC).

  • Registered Nursecredentialed from theWisconsin Board of Nursing.Licensure from the Wisconsin Board of Nursing OR current home state license if considered multi-state/Compact State.

Education:

  • Diploma

  • High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Bachelor's degree required

Work Experience:

  • 3 years of experience preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Ascension Wisconsin is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against employees or prospective employees on basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, disability, arrest and/or conviction record, military status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by law.

For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:

http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

M/F/Disabled/Vet

EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/ofccpeeosupplementfinaljrfqa508c.pdf

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