Under the direction of the Director, Quality Improvement, you will be responsible for managing the infection prevention program to identify and reduce the risks of acquiring and transmitting infections among and between patients, staff, and those who come into the organization. Acting as educator and consultant, you will be responsible for coordinating and initiating all infection prevention activities related to surveillance, prevention and control of hospital acquired infections and communicable diseases; and apply appropriate current theoretical concepts to implement changes in medical and nursing practices within the institution to improve patient care and prevent infections.
Graduate of an accredited nursing education program preferred.
Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in nursing, public health, epidemiology, clinical laboratory science or related field required.
Current Massachusetts licensure as a registered nurse preferred. Three (3) to four (4) years of healthcare/clinical experience required.
A minimum of two (2) years of experience in Infection Control with certification in Infection Control preferred. Certification in Infection Control required when eligible or within two (2) years.
Cooley Dickinson has been advancing the health of people in the Pioneer Valley since 1886.
With energy and purpose, Cooley Dickinson Health Care, a member of the Mass General Brigham network, is advancing health care in western Massachusetts. Our network employs more than 2,000 medical professionals and support staff, at our main Hospital campus in Northampton and additional locations in twelve towns throughout the Pioneer Valley. Cooley Dickinson’s VNA & Hospice is also a vital part of our network, providing home-based services throughout Hampshire and Franklin Counties.
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