May 20, 2022

Infection Preventionist - Quality

  • Vidant Health
  • Nags Head, NC 27959, USA

Job Description

Job Description

Vidant Health

About the Outer Banks Hospital

Known for the wide expanse of open beaches and the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, the Outer Banks of North Carolina is home to The Outer Banks Hospital.

Situated in Nags Head, we’re driven to provide the highest-quality, compassionate care in a manner that embodies the friendly hospitality that the Outer Banks is renowned for. Our patient survey ratings and team member engagement scores rank among the best in the nation. We may appear small but we’re mighty and are one of only a handful of critical access hospitals in the U.S. to have an accredited cancer program.

Voted one of the top 100 community hospitals in the nation by Becker’s Hospital Review, we are a partnership between Vidant Health in Greenville, NC and Chesapeake Regional Healthcare in Chesapeake, VA. We offer a broad range of inpatient and outpatient services to meet the healthcare needs of our community, whose year-round population of 35,000 swells to over 250,000 in the summer months.

Our campus offers four ORs, a medical/surgical unit, a labor & delivery suite with a dedicated caesarian section OR, a full rehabilitation therapy center, cancer treatment and radiation therapy center, and a 24-hour emergency department.

In addition, we are affiliated with the Outer Banks Medical Group comprised of multiple primary care, specialty care, and urgent care practices.

We welcome you to make a difference with us and to become a part of our collaborative and innovative community.

Position Summary

The Infection Preventionist I is responsible for the Infection Prevention and Control Program, developed to control the spread of infections and/or outbreaks. Track and monitor transmissible diseases and notify local, state and federal authorities about reportable diseases as required.

Minimum Requirements

Associate degree in Nursing, Clinical Laboratory Science, Associate degree Science

RNs - current or compact RN licensure in the state of North Carolina required

MT - current generalist/specialty certification by a nationally recognized board/agency required

2 years experience in healthcare setting

Must obtain Certification in Infection Control within 3 years and recertified every 5 years

Other Information

This is a full-time, 40 hours per week, position.

This position is eligible for full-time team member benefits.

This position is exempt from over-time.

This position is eligible for potential Sign On Bonus and Relocation Assistance.