WellStar Health Systems Infection Preventionist in Austell, Georgia

Job Title:

Infection Preventionist

Job ID:



Austell, GA


Cobb Hospital

Employment Type:


Full/Part Time:





Infection Prevention


WellStar Cobb Hospital is the 2nd largest hospital within the WellStar Health System. With over 382 licensed beds and 2,000 plus employees, Cobb Hospital is located in Austell, GA which is just 15 minutes northwest of downtown Atlanta near Marietta. WellStar Cobb Hospital recently expanded its surgical services, emergency room, laboratory, and behavioral health facilities. We are conveniently located near the silver comet trail, shopping plazas, popular restaurants, as well as easy access to public transportation. Our campus is very diverse, rapidly growing and family oriented.

WellStar Cobb Hospital has been named "Top 100" U.S. Hospitals for its Five Star Community value index. Cobb Hospital is a place where our employees are not only proud and passionate about what they do, but they are committed to providing Worldclass healthcare to our patients and the communities we serve.

JOB SUMMARY: a brief description of the job.

The Infection Preventionist I (entry level) is a professional who functions under the direction of the Safety and Quality Services Director or equivalent (facility specific) and is responsible for supporting cost-effective infection prevention initiatives at assigned healthcare setting. Responsibilities include: surveillance activities to decrease healthcare associated infections and improve patient outcomes; managing time efficiently including meeting system deadlines for monthly data submission, NHSN data submission, etc., participation in policy and procedure development/implementation in conjunction with other Wellstar facilities and System; product/procedure/practice evaluation as it relates to infection prevention; education and information sharing; performance improvement; identification and investigation of infection clusters or outbreaks; reporting of communicable diseases as required; assists with implementing changes mandated by regulatory and licensing agencies; Routinely audits clinical areas for compliance with Infection Prevention best practices.

The Infection Preventionist I supports the delivery of safe patient care with an understanding and awareness of age appropriateness and culturally aware needs of patient populations.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum requirements to be considered qualified to do the job.

Required Minimum Education:

Bachelors degree in nursing(BSN) or medical technology, or other relevent Bachelors degree: current licensure as a registered professional nurse in the State of Georgia or national accreditation as a medical technologist preferred. Certification by Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC) preferred.

Required Minimum Experience:

Two (2) years experience hospital-based infection prevention practice preferred. Three to five years clinical practice in an acute care setting preferred. .

Required Minimum Skills:

Ability to read, write and speak the English language; Strong customer service and interpersonal skills; Demonstrated knowledge of basic principles of infection prevention and epidemiology, surveillance, data collection and analysis; Knowledge of Infection Prevention and Control guidelines, OSHA, and regulatory and CDC requirements is essential; Delegation skills required; Ability to multi-task essential; Ability to function in stressful and emergency situations essential; Strong detail orientation required; computer skills required; Personal time management skills are required. Registered Nurse - Compliance with the American Nurses Association code of Ethics for Professional Nurses is required; demonstrates knowledge of and practices within parameters outlined in Georgia Registered Professional Nurse Practice Act. Medication Technologist Must meet the personnel qualifications under the regulations of licensure for clinical laboratories of the State of Georgia.

Thank you for your interest in Wellstar Cobb Hospital. We are an equal opportunity employer.