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Hand Hygiene Observer

Boston, Massachusetts

Organization Facility: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Category: Infection Prevention Job ID: JR3092 Date posted: 10/27/2022
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When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

Job Type:

Per Diem

Scheduled Hours:

0

Work Shift:

Day (United States of America)

Job Summary: Collects, analyzes, and creates reports of hand hygiene data.

Job Description:

Essential Responsibilities:
  1. Collects data on hand hygiene practices for inpatient units by direct observation of health care workers entering and exiting patient rooms.
  2. Assists Infection Control staff with monitoring of hand hygiene (based on soap and alcohol product usage) and analysis/validation.
  3. Enters data and analysis of direct observation hand hygiene data into Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access.
Required Qualifications:
  1. High School diploma or GED required. Bachelor's degree preferred.
  2. 0-1 years related work experience required.
  3. Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access.
Preferred Qualifications:
  1. Experience performing hand hygiene direct observation.
Competencies:
  1. Written Communications: Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written English with internal and external customers.
  2. Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and converse in English to communicate effectively with medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
  3. Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate full working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, procedures and policies with the ability to use them in varied situations.
  4. Team Work: Ability to work collaboratively in small teams to improve the operations of immediate work group by offering ideas, identifying issues, and respecting team members.
  5. Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, staff and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using skills in active listening and problem solving. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.

Physical Nature of the Job:
Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally in carrying, lifting, pushing, pulling objects. Sitting most of the time, with walking and standing required only occasionally

FLSA Status:

Non-Exempt

As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more about this requirement.

More than 35,000 people working together. Nurses, doctors, technicians, therapists, researchers, teachers and more, making a difference in patients' lives. Your skill and compassion can make us even stronger.

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