Baltimore, Maryland

What You Will Do:

Infection Preventionist
Full-time - Day shift
UMMC Paca Pratt Building

 Come elevate your skills and experience by working with a world-class, Magnet® designated Academic Medical Center with comprehensive and technologically advanced surgical suites. 

The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) is the flagship academic medical center at the heart of the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) and includes the 789-bed downtown Baltimore campus and the 177-bed midtown campus one mile north. Home to the Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center and The R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, we’re the highest-volume trauma center in the United States.

As a Infection Preventionist at UMMC, you’ll experience:

  • supportive and collaborative work environment
  • An Achievable Professional Advancement Model: Opportunities to progress in function, skills, and pay through our achievable promotion schedule;
  •  The opportunity to work in a specialized care environment at an Academic Medical Center with a nursing-centered care model and Magnet® Designation;
  • A comprehensive benefits package including health, vision, and dental coverage including prescription drug coverage, Tax-Free Savings Plans, and more!
  • highly competitive wage scale: Annual merit increases and a base wage scale that is measured against market standards.
  • Generous tuition reimbursement of up to $10,000 per year for your graduate degree at the University of Maryland School of Nursing.

 





I.             General Summary


Under limited supervision, plans, coordinates and assists the Director, Infection Prevention & Control with day-to-day operation of the department.  This includes conducting nosocomial infection surveillance, analyzing data for trends and presentation of data to appropriate committees, participating in outbreak investigations, providing related education to staff and maintaining relevant policies/procedures.  Additionally, participates in the orientation of new departmental staff and provides input regarding their performance evaluations.  Provides coverage for the Director in their absence.

 

  1. II.                 Principal Responsibilities and Tasks

    The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.

 

  1. Assists in the planning, organizing and direction of departmental activities in collaboration with the Director and Medical Director.
    1. Assists in the update of infection control policies and procedures based on current evidence-based literature/CDC recommendations.
    2. Serves as the team leader for outbreak investigations as designated by the Director.
    3. Recommends practice changes for infection prevention/reduction to clinical staff, as appropriate, based on surveillance findings.
    4. Develops and presents educational programs for all levels of hospital personnel.
    5. Keeps the Director informed of significant activities, needs and problems.     
    6. Assists in the establishment of performance and productivity standards for the Infection Preventionists.  Provides input into the hiring, disciplining, training and development and performance reviews.
      1. Provides guidance to other departmental staff as requested.
      2. Provides in-service and continuing education for the departmental staff
      3. Coordinates performance evaluations of the departmental staff in collaboration with the senior director
      4. Coordinates or delegates coordination of off –hours pager coverage and vacation schedule for department.
    7. Serves as a liaison with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the BaltimoreCity and County Health Departments regarding reporting of communicable diseases, particularly tuberculosis.
    8. Performs the duties of an Infection Preventionist as needed. 


What You Need to Be Successful:

III.          Education and Experience

 

  1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited School of Nursing, Medical Technology, or a related field or equivalent is required.  Master’s degree is preferred. 
  2. Current licensure in the State of Maryland as a Registered Nurse or certification as a Registered Medical Technologist is required.  Certification from the Association for Practitioners in Infection Control (APIC) as an Infection Control Practitioner is required, or taken within two (2) years of hire.
  3. Four years as an Infection Preventionist required  with 2 years of supervisory experience preferred.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.  See Job Description

Baltimore, Maryland

The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) delivers a special blend of clinical skill, innovation and caring in each area we serve.

We share the research and specialized care for which our teaching hospital is known with our member hospitals, health centers, doctors and care teams, all of which are focused on the people we serve.

Our 13 hospitals in Maryland provide care to Maryland residents, the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond.

Our top priority is serving the health of people throughout the state. Each of our hospitals has worked for years with many local groups and individuals to address their area's most urgent health needs. UMMS's philosophy is simple: "Healthy communities are empowered communities."

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