Infection Prevention Specialist II

at MaineHealth in Brunswick, Maine, United States

Job Description

Position Summary
The Infection Preventionist II is responsible for monitoring and responding to Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI's) and communicable infections by infection detection, data collection and analysis; monitoring; and evaluation of preventive interventions. Additional responsibilities include providing input on relevant policies and procedures, conducting risk assessments, ensuring adequacy of cleaning and disinfection practices, educating and coaching staff, and assuring regulatory compliance in all aspects of infection surveillance, prevention and control. The Infection Preventionist II monitors and responds to HAI infections in high-risk patient populations, serves as the primary contact for regulatory agencies in matters related to infection prevention and control, helps analyze relevant data trends and clinical practice workflows, and leads organization-wide efforts to minimize harm from infections and to meet current and anticipated future regulatory and accreditation standards related to infection prevention and control.
Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
Education: Associate's degree or equivalent training in a health related field (Nursing, Medical Technology, Microbiology, Epidemiology) with at least eight years of relevant work experience OR bachelor's degree with at least five years of relevant experience required
License/Certification:Certification by the Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CIC) required
Experience: See "Education"
Knowledge of regulations and standards related to infection prevention and control required
Familiarity with electronic health records required
Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite or equivalent preferred
Familiarity with clinical quality measurement and performance improvement tools and concepts, e.g., plan-do-study-act, preferred
Ability to plan, implement and evaluate infection control practices, policies and procedures
Effective verbal and written communication skills
Strong critical thinking skills and attention to detail
Demonstrated ability to professionally address difficult and sensitive issues related to infection prevention and control
Additional Information

MaineHealth was ranked one of America's Best Large Employers in 2022 by Forbes!

MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system whose vision is, "Working together so our communities are the healthiest in America." MaineHealth consists of nine local health systems, a comprehensive behavioral health care network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and 1,700 employed clinicians working together through the MaineHealth Medical Group. With approximately 22,000 care team members, MaineHealth provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire. Learn more about our system at

At MaineHealth, we offer benefits that support an individual's needs for today and flexibility to plan for tomorrow. Our packages include health and dental insurances, paid parental leave, retirement program, generous paid time off, and much more! Our comprehensive array of benefits are competitive, affordable, and include choices that meet specific, but ever changing, needs.

With a career at any of the MaineHealth locations, you'll be working with health care professionals that truly value the people around them - both within the walls of the organization and the neighborhoods that surround it. We are deeply invested in the well-being of our communities and care team members. We believe in fostering a work environment of strong commitment, compassionate caring and continuous improvement. Join us, and your abilities will be challenged and enhanced as you take your career to a new level.
Additional Information  MaineHealth is a health system whose members and affiliates include hospitals, physician practices, long-term care facilities, home care agencies, and support services. Learn more about this system at

MaineHealth values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Federal and state laws prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

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Job Posting: 885645

Posted On: Feb 03, 2023

Updated On: Feb 03, 2023

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