Student (Infection Control & Reg - HFH)

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2112464 Requisition #

 

GENERAL SUMMARY:
Under minimal supervision, but according to established policies and procedures, evaluates and provides for the needs of the professional staff in the areas of Quality and Infection Control. Providing support for patient safety by preventing the transmission of infectious diseases, the hand hygiene program offers education and monitoring of hand hygiene performance for clinical staff.

 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Interacts and communicates with designated supervisor to coordinate and integrate components of the infection control program.
  • Completes regular rounds throughout hospital to observe hand hygiene practices in a clinical setting. Performs direct observation of patient care and support staff to evaluate for completion of proper hand hygiene requirements following established policies and procedures. 
  • Submits data collected for compilation and feedback to department. Mobile technology preferred (e.g. cell phone, iPad). 
  • Identifies and reports significant observations that can adversely affect patient outcomes or employee safety to the appropriate Infection Control Supervisor/Quality Leadership.
  • Advances knowledge by completing educational sessions as needed and annual training.
  • Assumes additional responsibilities and performs other duties as assigned

 

EDUCATION/EXEPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Enrollment in college/university in undergraduate or graduate courses.
  • Preferred fields of study; Public Health or related field, Epidemiology, Health Administration, or Nursing. 
  • Ability to work independently and adhere to schedule with minimum supervision. 
  • Basic computer skills including experience with Microsoft Office products (Word and 
  • Excel), Outlook, and Survey Monkey. 
  • Basic proficiency in medical terminology and a clear understanding of medical confidentiality.

    Overview

       Under the leadership of President and CEO Wright L. Lassiter, III, Henry Ford Health System is a

       $6 billion integrated health system comprised of six hospitals, a health plan, and 250+ sites

       including medical centers, walk-in and urgent care clinics, pharmacy, eye care facilities and

       other healthcare retail. Established in 1915 by auto industry pioneer Henry Ford, the health system

       now has 32,000 employees and remains home to the 1,900-member Henry Ford Medical Group, one

       of the nation’s oldest physician groups. An additional 2,200 physicians are also affiliated with the

       health system through the Henry Ford Physician Network. Henry Ford is also one of the region’s  

       major academic medical centers, receiving between $90-$100 million in annual research funding and

       remaining Michigan’s fourth largest NIH-funded institution. Also an active participant in medical

       education and training, the health system has trained nearly 40% of physicians currently practicing

       in the state and also provides education and training for other health professionals including nurses,

       pharmacists, radiology and respiratory technicians. visit HenryFord.com.

     Benefits

       Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or

       making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice.  Henry

       Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice

       Rewards.  My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves.  There are

       dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance

       and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life.  As an

       employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program

       (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness,                 and a whole host of other benefits and services.  Employee's classified as contingent status are not         eligible for benefits.    

      Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

        Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is

        committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to

        race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height,

        weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information,

        or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

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