Addressing Urgent Demands...The Essential Role of Infection Preventionists

The Need for Highly Qualified Infection Preventionists

The devastating effect of the COVID pandemic on senior care residents and staff has significantly changed the day-
to-day operations of long-term care facilities.

Drastic measures to prevent and control the continued spread of COVID are paramount. As a result, Infection Control
Professionals also known as Infection Preventionists, are in high demand and are quickly becoming key members of
the interdisciplinary team caring for our senior population.

At MedBest, we have a network of highly qualified Infection Preventionists. They are Registered Nurses with
backgrounds in clinical practice, epidemiology, and basic microbiology and subsequently, passed an exam to become
certified by the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology.

With the need for increased safety, prevention, and protection for staff and residents, the role of Infection
Preventionists will only continue to grow and expand. MedBest can help. We are experienced Infection Preventionist

We Offer Two Recruiting Packages for Infection

MedBest Advantage

Features our 25-step recruitment process. In this rigorous screening, we find possible talent and candidates to then recruit and interview. We do all the heavy lifting, meaning clients will usually only interview two final choices. Our dedicated team will then work with our client to ensure that the candidate is secured for the long-term.
MedBest Premium Package

Offers all that MedBest Advantage does, but launches it step further. A perfect match is guaranteed with the use of personality testing. This unique and highly effective form of testing allows us to screen potential candidates for possible conflicts and personality elements that may become troublesomein the long run.

The Role Of An Infection Preventionist Includes,
But Is Not Limited To:

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Keeping abreast of and providing on-going updates and education related to pandemics
Following policies and practice related to suspected infections, those transmitted by air droplets or airborne
Designing & maintaining a system customized to each facility to track prevention, measure, and monitor active infections/incidence
Contact precaution and limited transport of residents with known or suspected infections that can be transmitted through contact
Ensuring all healthcare providers within facility have supplies and personal protective equipment needed and dispose of them properly
Educating staff on how to prevent transmission to each other
Monitor cleanliness of rooms and any equipment used on patients including ventilators
Ensuring residents have adequate supply of masks to wear as needed
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Where do Infection Preventionists typically work?
An Infection Preventionist usually works within a hospital, healthcare facility, senior living organization, skilled nursing home government agencies including the CDC, and other locations.
What certification is recommended for Infection Preventionists?
The most common certification sought by Infection Preventionistsis the CIC which stands for Certified in Infection Control and is through the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology. This certification process requires applicants to have a post-secondary degree and already have experience and be employed in infection control for at least 2 years.
What traits are vital for Infection Preventionists?

Willingness to be at risk
Infection Preventionists find themselves face-to-face with numerous infectious diseases. They are willing to put themselves at risk to help others

Strong immune system
Infection Preventionists must be able to fight off disease by having a having a strong immune system

Excellent people skills
Because Infection Preventionists interview patients and discuss issues with colleagues, great people skills are required

Strong critical thinking skills
Since tracking down diseases, recognizing patterns, and finding the best course of action are crucial parts of the job, strong critical thinking skills is a must

Problem-solving skills
Infection Preventionists need to demonstrate that they have range of competencies such as logic, resilience, imagination, lateral thinking, and determination

Good math skills
Since data must be analyzed to reach certain conclusions, math skills come into play. Math skills will help analyze the data and prepare reports

What is the salary for Infection Preventionists?
According to a July 2020 Indeed post, the average salary for a certified Infection Preventionist with 2 to 3 years of experience and a Bachelor’s Degree is $75,111 per year in the United States. However, depending upon demand and location, Infection Preventionists can earn a six-figure salary!
What is the outlook for job growth for Infection Preventionists?
Today, Infection Preventionists will find work almost anywhere! According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for Infection Preventionists and Epidemiologists is expected to grow at a healthy rate. Overall, the Bureau reports that Infection Preventionists/ Epidemiologists will likely have good job prospects.

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