Ascension Health Infection Control Specialist in Saginaw, Michigan

Job ID: 275079

Infection Control Specialist

Saginaw, Michigan

Regular/Day

Additional Job Information

Title: Infection Control Specialist

City, State: Saginaw,MI

Location: St Mary's of Michigan-MedCtr

Department: Infection Control 001

Additional Job Details: Full-Time,Day, 40 hours,Weekly

About Us

Based in Saginaw, St. Mary’s of Michigan is a regional health system offering high quality care in cardiovascular, neurosciences, orthopedics, emergency and trauma, cancer, bariatrics, imaging diagnostics, and primary care. A part of Ascension since 1999, we offer 268 beds and over 20 specialty centers to provide access and care for people from over 70 counties.

Job Description

Job Summary:

The Infection Control Specialist will develop and implement policies governing control of infections and communicable diseases.

Hospital infection control officers are often referred to as “hospital epidemiologists (HEs),” “infection control professionals (ICPs)” or “infection preventionists.” CDC has defined “infection control professional” as " aperson whose primary training is in either nursing, medical technology, microbiology, or epidemiology and who has acquired specialized training in infection control."

Responsibilities include:

  • 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 to local, state and federal public health authorities in accordance with law and regulation.

  • All other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education:

  • Associate Degree

  • BSN or other health care related degree preferred

  • Five (5) years of acute health care clinical nursing or equivalent level of clinical education and experience required.

  • Preferred Credential(s):

  • Certified BLS Provider.

  • Certified Certification specializing in Infection Control.

  • Licensed Registered Nurse credentialed from the Michigan Board of Nursing.

Equal Employment Opportunity

SMOM/SJHS provide Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) to all associates and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, any other legally protected status or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. SMOM/SJHS complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.