Beth Israel Lahey Health Infection Control Practitioner 2 (ICP 2) in Boston, Massachusetts
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The ICP2 participates in the Infection Control/ Hospital Epidemiology program by assisting the senior ICPs and hospital epidemiologists in activities including surveillance, data collection, education and research. This position is for persons with some infection control experience but without the ability to function independently in all infection control content areas within a large tertiary academic medical center. This is the second step in a four level career ladder from novice to expert with a continued focus on education and mastery of more advanced infection prevention topics. Key job functions will include routine surveillance for healthcare-associated infections, development of skills in construction and TB surveillance, and functioning as the point person for one or more units/service lines with supervision from the senior ICPs and hospital epidemiologists.
Work up potential patient and staff exposures, complete exposure report forms, and communicate with Employee Health and unit managers with support from ICP3/4 and hospital epidemiologists. Perform direct observation of basic infection control practices, staff hand hygiene and post-discharge cleaning evaluations of inpatient rooms, including data entry and communication with unit leadership. Assist with management of: TB case evaluation and management, including reporting, and issues related to high level disinfection and sterilization. Develop competence in TJC, CMS and other regulatory requirements and assist with TJC preparedness efforts. Complete training in healthcare-associated infection surveillance (bloodstream infections, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, and surgical site infections). Be able to demonstrate competence in performing these types of surveillance independently with good accuracy and consistency. Function as the primary infection control contact/content expert for an inpatient unit or service line with support from an ICP3 or ICP4. Regularly perform Infection Control Risk Assessments for construction and maintenance projects. Carry the ICP on call pager during regular working hours 1-2 times per week with backup from ICP3 or ICP4 and receive direct feedback. Develop skills in outbreak detection and management. Assist ICP3/4 and hospital epidemiologists in outbreak investigations and reporting. Participate in staff infection control education including written, online (including interactive education development), and oral presentations. Demonstrate good judgment and reach out to ICP3/4 and hospital epidemiologists as needed. Additional duties as assigned.
As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more (https://www.bilh.org/newsroom/bilh-to-require-covid-19-influenza-vaccines-for-all-clinicians-staff-by-oct-31) about this requirement.
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