Infection Prevention Analyst
The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority, located in Harrisburg, PA, is seeking a full-time Infection Prevention Analyst to become a member of our team. The Infection Prevention Analyst will assist the Authority with improvement of patient safety in Pennsylvania by; working with Pennsylvania facilities to deliver and implement best practices, monitor and analyze infection related data, write articles, develop and manage infection related collaborations, and develop educational content for statewide programs. Candidates should have a minimum of 10 years of experience in infection control in acute and/or long-term care. Current Certification in Infection Control (CIC) preferred or within 2 years of hire.
The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority is an independent state agency established under Act 13 of 2002, the Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error (MCare) Act. It is charged with taking steps to reduce and eliminate medical errors through the collection of data, identification of problems, and recommendation of solutions that promote patient safety in hospitals, ambulatory surgical facilities (ASFs), birthing centers and abortion facilities. In June 2009, the Authority began collecting infection reports from nursing homes. The Authority’s role is non-regulatory and non-punitive.
The Authority initiated statewide mandatory reporting in June 2004, making Pennsylvania the only state in the nation to require reporting of Serious Events and Incidents (near misses). All reports are confidential and non-discoverable, and should not include any patient or provider names. In 2007, the legislature added a chapter to the MCare Act that addressed the reporting of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in Pennsylvania and required infection reporting from nursing homes. The law requires significant involvement by the Authority.
The Patient Safety Authority is an equal-opportunity employer. Benefits include but not limited to healthcare, life insurance, paid leave time, paid holidays, pension, etc.
If you wish to apply, please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or send to the attention of HR Office Manager, Patient Safety Authority, 333 Market Street, Lobby Level, Harrisburg, PA 17101 or www.patientsafetyauthority.org. Please feel free to contact us via phone 717-346-0469, if you have questions regarding the position. Click here for full access to the Infection Prevention Analyst job description.