The incumbent in this position is responsible for surveillance and reporting of nosocomial infections, as well as critically observing and recommending appropriate infection control measures. These functions are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures, and standards.
- Bachelor's degree or diploma in Nursing or a Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology, Microbiology, or related science field required.
- One to three years of experience as an Infection Control Practitioner preferred.
- Two years of experience in a hospital, public health, laboratory, or infectious disease setting, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Use of computer terminal, typewriter and other general office equipment.
- If RN, current D.C. licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse required.
- Certification in Infection Control preferred.
- Knowledge of The Joint Commission (TJC) standards, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Law on Bloodborne Pathogens, and D.C. Title 8 requirements.
- Must have excellent communication (written and verbal) skills.
- Teaching experience preferred.
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.
MedStar Health is an Equal Opportunity (EO) Employer and assures equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. We hire people to work in different locations, and we comply with the federal, state and local laws governing each of those locations.
A qualified individual with a disability will be considered for employment on the same basis as non- disabled applicants if he/she can perform the essential functions of the job sought, with or without a reasonable accommodation, and without imposing a direct threat to the health or safety of others or him/herself.