Infection Preventionist
Job ID: R0029711 | Allied Health Specialist | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
Performance of surveillance for detection and prevention of infections occurring in the Health System. Job responsibilities include investigation, data analysis, reporting, consultation, guidance for management of isolation patients, and education of healthcare personnel.
  • Performs surveillance of hospital patient units for detection of healthcare-associated infections (HAI).
  • Provides infection control consultation and/or assistance to units and/or clinics.
  • Educational programs for patients staff and faculty are developed and delivered.
  • Assists the hospital epidemiologist during investigation of outbreaks exposures or other infection control initiatives.
  • Coordinates the prevention of transmission/spread of epidemiologically significant organisms and infectious diseases per departmental protocols.
  • Performs area-specific support/clinical activities.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.


Position Compensation Range: $27.29 - $43.66 Hourly


 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Education: One of the following required, depending on specialty:
    • Graduate of an accredited nursing program required.
    • Bachelor's of Sciences in Nursing preferred.
    • Medical Tech program (MT - ASCP) required.
    • Master's in Public Health (MPH) required.
  • Experience: 3 years of relevant experience.
  • Licensure: One of the following options depending on specialty:
    • RN: Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
    • MT: MT (ASCP) required.
    • MPH: None required.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS
This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.


COVID Vaccination Requirement

Due to the scope of President Biden's Executive Order 14042 issued in early September, all University employees, including remote employees, must receive their final vaccination dose by January 4, 2022, unless they have a University-approved religious or medical exemption. The University has updated policy SEC-045 to reflect these new requirements.

If hired by the Academic Division, excluding School of Medicine, School of Nursing, UVA Physicians Group, and the Health Systems Library, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to be vaccinated by January 4, 2022. Academic employees may apply for a University-approved medical or religious exemption.

Note: Some medical and safety-sensitive positions require vaccination and are not eligible for an exemption. For more information on how vaccination requirements will apply to you, please visit the UVA New Hire Vaccination Requirements webpage.


Charlottesville, VA
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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Magnet Recognition

UVA Health System has one of the nation’s most diverse workforces. We are a close-knit, collaborative team that values the expertise, opinions and contributions of our staff. Our proven patient-first focus drives everything we do and fuels our many accomplishments - from Magnet® designation for our nurses to national recognitions as a top hospital and employer (Magnet is a registered trademark of the American Nurses Credentialing Center).

Quality of Life

Charlottesville, Virginia is one of the nation’s most charming and picturesque places to live and work. Our area boasts many excellent restaurants, wineries and craft breweries; historic sites; Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive; and a great selection of homes in welcoming neighborhoods, as well as urban and rural locations. Public transportation is excellent, and you’re just a short drive from the beach or Washington, D.C.