Infection Control Practitioner

Position is located at the Holy Cross Hospital Germantown Campus Qualified candidates must be certified in Infection Control (CIC) from the CBIC board.

General Summary:

This is a secondary position that participates in the administration of the Infection Control, and the Accreditation and Regulatory Programs to include all of the facilities included in Holy Cross Health. 

Responsible for the day to day nosocomial infection surveillance or NHSN data entry ,

develops, implements, and coordinates the efforts of staff, physicians, students and contract employees in the prevention and control of infections and infectious diseases. This includes close communication with the public health services, the health system corporate offices as well as persons who work or practice here. Routine and outbreak surveillance is performed; which involve frequent contact and collaboration with all levels of management and the members of the Medical Staff.  Problem solving requires collaboration with staff from Employee Health, Risk Management, Safety Committee, and Performance Improvement.

The Infection Control Coordinator assists the Program Director in providing services necessary for the cost effect execution of the facility’s Infection Control Program and is responsible for both the Infection Control Program and the Accreditation and Regulatory Program in her absence.

Supports the Mission of Trinity Health and Holy Cross Hospital. 

Minimum Licensure/Certification Required (if applicable):

  • Certification in Infection Control Epidemiology (CIC) required.
  • RN and current Maryland License preferred

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • RN, BSN preferred.

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    Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology\Microbiology\or related science. 

  • Must be competent in field of expertise (Nursing, Lab) with a minimum of 3-5 years of experience.  Must be able to communicate verbally, in writing, and electronically.  Strong analytical skills mandatory.  Computer literacy is necessary.  Management experience preferred.   Must demonstrate an ability to communicate and work with persons of diverse background.
  • Must have actively worked in an Infection Control Program for at least two years.  Must indicate an interest in and be able to participate in continued education related to hospital epidemiology.  Must be able to effectively teach adults in a formal and informal setting. 

Working Conditions:

Physical Requirements: Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Visual Acuity: The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.

Environmental Conditions: None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work.)

Reporting Relationship:

Supervised by the Senior Director of Quality/Accreditation and the Manager of Infection Control/Accreditation as well as the Physician Advisor to Infection Control.

Holy Cross Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.

Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) status.