Infection Preventionist at Atrius Health in Newton, MA

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Atrius Health is a nonprofit healthcare leader delivering a system of connected care that enables us to know our patients better so that we can serve them well. Across 32 clinical locations, more than 50 specialties and 825 physicians, we provide proactive, customized care to more than 720,000 adult and pediatric patients across eastern Massachusetts.

The Atrius Health practices including Dedham Medical Associates, Granite Medical Group, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and PMG Physician Associates - together with VNA Care - work in collaboration with hospital partners, community specialists and skilled nursing facilities, to develop innovative and effective ways of delivering care in the most appropriate setting, making it easier for patients to be healthy.

We believe that by establishing a solid foundation of knowledge, understanding and trust with each of our patients, we enrich their health and enhance their lives.

Summary of Position and Job Responsibilities:
Come join our exciting Infection Control team at Atrius Health where you will contribute to short-term and long-term goals for the infection control program across the organization. Collaborating with managers and frontline staff, you will visit the practice sites (estimated 40-50% of the time) and inspect and educate on the topic of Infection Control standards. You will be positioned to:
  • Answer questions, conduct research, collect surveillance information and assist all practice sites to incorporate infection control principles in current policies and procedures to provide a safe environment for patients, personnel and visitors.
  • Prepare reports and updates for management on auditing progress. Create and/or update written material and documentation related to Infection Control project work.
  • Maintain regular communication with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) and Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC), representing Atrius Health on all Infectious Disease related issues.
  • Contribute to the development and dissemination of Infectious Disease Clinical Guidance.
  • Assist in development of Infection Control training content for new hire orientation and other employee education programs as necessary.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
None
EDUCATION/LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS
Bachelors' degree in Health Care Administration, Nursing, or Public Health (or equivalent education, training or expertise) required. Masters' degree and CIC (Certified Infection Control Practitioner) preferred.
EXPERIENCE
4 - 6 years' relevant experience in a similar position required. Background in health care preferred. Background in infection surveillance, prevention and control measures; Nursing, Epidemiology Principles; or Infectious Diseases strongly preferred.
SKILLS
Requires excellent oral and written communication skills and excellent project management and research skills. Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate cross-functional teams. Must possess excellent analytic, interpersonal and communication skills. Highly skilled in use of desktop software including Excel and PowerPoint. Ability to develop and execute complex work plans with substantial independence.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS
Able to use all electronic tools and applications relevant to the performance of the duties of the position, including but not limited to phone, keyboard, computer and computer applications.
Performs all job functions in compliance with applicable federal, state, local and company policies and procedures.
Accesses only the minimum necessary protected health information (PHI) for the performance of job duties. Actively protects the confidentiality and privacy of all protected health information they access in all its forms (written, verbal, and electronic, etc.) taking reasonable precautions to prohibit unauthorized access. Complies with all Atrius Health and departmental privacy policies, procedures and protocols. Follows HIPAA privacy guidelines without deviation when handling protected health information.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Busy office environment with frequent deadlines and interruptions.
Atrius Health is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity. All patients, employees, applicants, and other constituents of Atrius Health will be treated with respectThe above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and dignity regardless of race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, veteran status, marital/domestic partner status, parental status, sexual orientation and gender identity and/or expression, or other dimensions of diversity.
Note: External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who are or become qualified disabled individuals, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis.
Benefits Include:
* Up to 8% company retirement contribution,
* Generous Paid Time Off
* 10 paid holidays,
* Paid professional development,
* Generous health and welfare benefit package.

Atrius Health is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, training, promoting or any other employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, military service or application for military service, veteran or disability status.

Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws: Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA);Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO); and Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).

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