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Infection Preventionist (RN, MPH, MT or MLS) – FT, Kankakee

AMITA Health

This is a Contract position in Kankakee, IL posted November 19, 2020.

We Are Hiring

Infection Preventionist – AMITA Health St. Mary’s Hospital Kankakee

Work Schedule: 8am to 4:30pm Monday – Friday

Location:  Kankakee, IL

*Our Infection Preventionists come from a variety of backgrounds including nursing (RN), public health (MPH), or laboratory science (MT or MLS). 

Why Join AMITA Health?

Since 1897, AMITA Health St. Mary’s Hospital Kankakee has brought compassionate, community-minded care to Kankakee and the south suburbs. We provide award-winning services for both primary and specialty care, including our nationally recognized peritoneal dialysis unit — one of only 91 in the country. Our 182-bed acute care facility includes a certified Level II Emergency/Trauma Center, as well as a state-of-the-art Family Birthing Center for new and expectant parents. 

We Offer You:

  • Affordable medical and dental
  • Robust education and training resources 
  • Innovative practice groups and networks
  • Professional development
  • Retirement match
  • PTO and paid holidays 
  • And so much more!

What You Will Do

As an Infection Preventionist with AMITA Health, you will have the opportunity to Plan, implement, and evaluate infection prevention and control measures.

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and investigate known or suspected sources of infections in order to determine the source and ensure control.
  • Review, analyze, and implement regulations, standards, and/or guidelines of applicable governmental agencies and professional organizations.
  • Collaborate in the development and delivery of educational programs and/or tools that relate to infection prevention, control, and epidemiology.
  • Report infection surveillance, prevention and control in formation to local, state and federal public health authorities in accordance with law and regulation.
  • Participate 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.
  • Report results to Infection Control Committee and other appropriate departments and/or committees.

What You Will Need

Preferred Credential(s):

  • Certification specializing in Infection Control credentialed from the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (CBIC). Required within three years of employment in the role.
  • One or more of the following:
    • Master of Public Health (MPH) degree. 
    • Registered Nurse (RN) credentialed from the Illinois Board of Nursing.
    • Bachelor degree in Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) or Medical Technology (MT).

Work Experience:

  • One (1) year of microbiology experience preferred within a nursing, lab, or public health setting. 

Education:

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

Equal Employment Opportunity

AMITA Health will provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all associates and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, genetic information, carrier status or any other legally protected status or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.