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Tufts Medicine Infection Prevention Specialist in Melrose, Massachusetts

We’re saving lives, building careers, and reimagining healthcare. We can’t wait to grow alongside you.

This is a great opportunity for an experienced Infection Prevention Specialist to work close to home at a small community hospital. This role focuses on developing and implementing programs to establish, maintain, and improve patient quality care standards. You will get to work across different teams in a collaborative environment!

This position is responsible for developing, implementing, and monitoring a system-wide infection prevention program which includes the surveillance of health care associated and community acquired infections in patients and employees and the prevention and control of healthcare associated infections. Functions as a consultant and advisor to clinical personnel to solve infection control problems.

Hours :

Per Diem, First Shift Only

Friday availability preferred- No weekends or holidays required!


This is an onsite that role that sits at 585 Lebanon St, Melrose, MA 02176

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops comprehensive infection control policies and procedures from published guidelines, standards, and research.

  • Performs necessary epidemiological investigation.

  • Identifies and implements infection control strategies according to specific topics: Hand Hygiene; Cleaning, Disinfection, Sterilization; Environmental Hazards; Use of patient care products, equipment and devices; Construction and renovation; Influx of patients with communicable diseases; Use of barrier precautions when indicated; Patient immunization programs; and Reduction of hospital acquired infections.

  • Recognizes outbreaks of healthcare associated infections through reviewing cultures, medical records, attending laboratory rounds, consulting with nursing and medical staff.

  • Makes recommendations for improvement and works with relevant departments and staff to implement and monitor improvements.

  • Investigates patient, visitor, and employee exposure to infectious diseases and follows-up with appropriate infection control procedures.

  • Collaborates with Performance Improvement (PI) teams.

  • Acts as a consultant to employees, medical and nursing staff, Employee Health and various other Hospital departments regarding infection control problems and policies.

  • Actively participates in JCAHO preparedness and survey readiness efforts.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare, Public Health, Nursing, or Behavioral Science.

  • Appropriate professional license or certification based on educational background.

  • Certified in Infection Control (CIC) OR Obtain within one (1) year of hire.

  • Three (3) years of clinical experience, including performing surveillance for health care associated infections.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive salaries & benefits that start on day one

  • 403(b) retirement plan with company match

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Clinical mobility tracks

  • Free on-campus parking

About MelroseWakefield Hospital:

MelroseWakefield Hospital and Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford are two campuses with one community in mind: the people of north suburban Boston. MelroseWakefield Hospital and Lawrence Memorial Hospital are distinguished by the range of high-quality clinical care and services. Our teams welcome everyone with hospitality and humanity. We focus on reducing health disparities through 40+ local health programs across a system of hospitals, urgent care locations, outpatient services, and community physicians.

Core to our values, MelroseWakefield Healthcare’s commitment to community is demonstrated by our many local health programs throughout our service area and participation in partnerships with community agencies and events, and education programs in more than 10 communities to support the wellness and health of our residents.

About Tufts Medicine

A healthcare system that works Tufts Medicine is more than a health system — we’re a community that empowers people to live their best lives by reimagining healthcare, advancing knowledge and pioneering discovery. Every team member plays an integral role in realizing our vision of creating the most equitable and frictionless healthcare experience in the world. Here, you’ll join an enthusiastic community that champions your growth and receive generous benefits to support you and your family’s well-being.

Tufts Medicine is an equal opportunity employer.

Tufts Medicine is a leading integrated health system bringing together the best of academic and community healthcare to deliver exceptional, connected and accessible care experiences to consumers across Massachusetts. Comprised of Tufts Medical Center, Lowell General Hospital, MelroseWakefield Hospital, Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford, Care at Home - an expansive home care network, and large integrated physician network. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at Tufts Medicine. Tufts Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation by emailing us at .