Job Description

Job Title: Infection Control Preventionist - RN - Soldiers & Sailors
Job ID: 713594
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 7:30 A - 3:30 PM
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Susquehanna Soldiers + Sailors
Location: 32-36 Central Avenue, Wellsboro PA 16901


UPMC Susquehanna is currently seeking a Registered Nurse to act as a Infection Control Preventionist for the Soldiers & Sailors campus!


This is a great opportunity for an experienced Registered Nurse professional to utilize their medical expertise to ensure that infection prevention is being enforced hospital wide as well as enforcing compliance of healthcare standard's.


*This position works a Monday through Friday schedule! *

Perform surveillance for detection and prevention of infections occurring in the healthcare system through investigation, consultation, and education of healthcare personnel. Provide an epidemiologic approach to preventing infections throughout the hospital through problem solving, intervention and education. Implement the Infection Control Program based on standards of care provided by the Infection Control Committee Administration, the PA Department of Health, CMS TJC


  • Communicate and collaborate effectively with interdisciplinary health care professionals, administrators, health system personnel and local, state and federal regulatory agencies. Act as liaison with local and state health departments and other healthcare facilities by reporting notifiable diseases and investigating communicable conditions.
  • Conduct construction/renovation inspections and rounds to ensure compliance with PA DOH requirements and assess for any infection control/ safety issues. Work with hospital management to identify areas for improved performance to prevent HAIs and/or protect employees, patients and visitors from infectious/communicable conditions.
  • Demonstrate ongoing continuing education by reviewing professional publications and participating in educational programs and professional organization activities.
  • Facilitate implementation of infection prevention and control policies/guidelines for all hospital departments that reflect current standards of practice and compliance with CDC, OSHA, TJC, and the Department of Health guidelines.
  • Facilitate operational responsibilities of infection prevention and control in mandatory reporting as outlined in Pennsylvania State law( ACT 52.) including identification of infections, reporting through the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), contacting physicians of patients with infections to inform them of notification process and fielding questions from patients with infections reported under ACT 52
  • Identify trends in hospital infections through review and interpretation of surveillance data to develop risk reduction strategies and implement process improvement initiatives. Provide analysis and interpretation of data collected during surveillance activities. Develop reports to communicate trend data and analysis. Investigate clusters and outbreaks for sources of infection, educate healthcare personnel regarding short and long term control measures and assist in evaluation of the effectiveness of such controls.
  • Perform surveillance of hospital units for detection of healthcare acquired infections through electronic review of patient records, microbiological, radiological, and other laboratory data, patient treatment plans and through communication with hospital personnel. Document infection data in an electronic surveillance sytem as required by PA DOH ACT 52.
  • Plan, develop, conduct and document educational programs for hospital personnel, patients and families using age and education level appropriate venues to maintain or enhance knowledge of infection control. Conduct environmental rounds as appropriate to assess compliance with PA DOH, Life Safety and TJC requirements.
  • Serve on the Infection Prevention and Control Committee and represent Hospital Epidemiology in hospital committees requiring Infection Prevention and Control input. Provide leadership for interdisciplinary teams to control specific disease entities and support quality initiatives.
  • Support the departmental objective of quality services, system improvement, and cost containment by contributing to the successful implementation of recommended initiatives.


  • Bachelors in Nursing, Microbiology, Medical Technology, Epidemiology or related field preferred.
  • Two years of infection control or related relevant experience required.
  • Basic computer skills required and data management/analysis experience preferred. Reports to the Infection Prevention Coordinator.

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
    Current Certified in Infection Control (CIC) certification preferred. Registered Nurses are required to maintain current RN licensure.

  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $28.33 to $43.91 / hour

Union Position: No

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