Northrop Grumman Dialysis Infection Preventionist in Atlanta, Georgia

Dialysis Infection Preventionist

Requisition ID: 18006624

Location(s): United States-Georgia-Atlanta

US Citizenship Required for this Position: No

Relocation Assistance: No relocation assistance available

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry-leading company whose work with cutting-edge technology is driven by something human: the lives our technology protects? If so, Northrop Grumman may be the place for you. It’s not the systems that drive us: it’s the soldier our systems bring home. It’s not just the equipment that motivates us: it’s the people our equipment protects. It’s not the innovation that gets us up in the morning: it’s whom those innovations serve. We’re united by our work to help people and protect the world. And that mission makes our team even stronger.

When you join Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with coworkers in an environment that’s uniquely caring, diverse, and respectful. Employees share experiences, insights, perspectives, and creative solutions with some of the best minds in the industry. We collaborate through integrated product teams, cross-functional teams, and employee resource groups, while thriving through the support of training and development, mentors and every day coaching, along with extensive health and work/life benefits. We’re committed to our employees’ professional and personal development and success.

Northrop Grumman recruits top talent with traditional and non-traditional backgrounds in order to ensure our team is united, connected, skilled, focused and innovative. An inclusive workplace of people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives is the key to our performance. At Northrop Grumman, we want our employees to bring their whole self to work. All your different sides are welcome here, as we believe they make our team, our products and our services, that much better.

Roles and Responsibilities:

1. Develop and maintain technical expertise in the function and use of the NHSN Dialysis Event module including thorough understanding of the application from a user perspective.

2. Provide direct NHSN user support

3. Provide consultation and technical assistance to dialysis provider groups, quality improvement organizations, and health departments in order to support their healthcare-associated infection (HAI) prevention and surveillance activities.

4. Identify and addresses opportunities to enhance usability of dialysis surveillance data for prevention efforts

5. Provide support to CDC dialysis HAI subject matter experts and members of the CDC Making Dialysis Safer for Patients Coalition

6. Provide support to CDC communication experts to promote CDC-recommended HAI prevention strategies

7. Prepare and present educational trainings about NHSN to NHSN users and potential users, professional organizations, governmental bodies, and other stakeholders.

8. Assist and inform the development of new NHSN modules, protocols, guidelines, and trainings related to HAI surveillance and data validation.

9. Identify and create necessary NHSN module/manual updates resulting from technological advancements, trends in infection/disease or clinical practice, changing or broadening dialysis center staff responsibilities or yearly updates of system components

10. Work with Branch and other DHQP and appropriate CDC staff to provide the nursing/infection preventionist (IP) perspective related to HAI surveillance measures and guideline development. Write/review new training/educational documents, including the NHSN Newsletter and newsblasts. Ensure consistency of training documents with CDC.

11. Provide consultation and technical assistance to national infection prevention/nursing organizations in order to support their HAI prevention/control activities and to promote DHQP policies and initiatives.

12. When requested, participate in temporary details as part of epidemiological investigation and other technical assistance teams.

13. Review current published literature on HAI IP/ dialysis nursing-related issues and notifies appropriate staff when new significant developments or issues appear. Prepare or contribute to articles and abstracts on HAI prevention/control and surveillance in medical, nursing and infection prevention and control journals, public health journals, MMWR, newsletters of national IP/nursing organizations, and other publications.

14. Assist in projects to improve the quality of NHSN data and user interface

15. Conduct data management and quality assurance

16. Review project data and assess data quality

17. Performs other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

1. Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Healthcare, Healthcare Administration or related field with a minimum of 9 years of experience.

2. 10 years of overall experience in Healthcare.

3. Background in healthcare or nursing with experience in Dialysis facility administration.

4. Experience applying the following subject matter expertise in dialysis settings: infection prevention and control issues, surveillance methodology, healthcare policies.

5. Experience communicating with public health professionals with various levels of expertise (physicians, doctors, laboratorians, epidemiologists, etc.) regarding technical subject matter.

6. Experience with public health surveillance systems such as NHSN, which includes, reporting managing surveillance protocols and conducting user support.

7. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (e.g., Excel, Access, PowerPoint)

8. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively on a team.

9. Attention to detail.

10. Strong organizational and partnering skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Professional knowledge of a wide range of IP/nursing concepts, principles, and practices to serve as a consultant to health departments, end-stage renal disease (ESRD) quality improvement organization networks, and dialysis centers.

2. Knowledge of day-to day operations of a healthcare facility infection prevention program and collaborations with nursing and medical staff necessary for success

3. Technical assistance and promotional skills related to working with clinicians, IPs, nurses and other health care providers in the implementation of CDC-recommended infection prevention policies, guidelines and initiatives

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Title: Dialysis Infection Preventionist

Location: Georgia-Atlanta

Requisition ID: 18006624