Holy Cross Hospital - Silver Spring, Maryland

infection prevention practitioner

Job Summary

infection prevention practitioner

We are looking for an infection preventionist to step into the role of Infection Prevention Practitioner at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Maryland. You will be joining an Associate Manager of Infection Prevention and an Infection Prevention Doctor at this 400 bed hospital and will report to the Manager.  

You will need to be certified in Infection Prevention and an RN or MPH is preferred. EPIC Bugsy experience is highly preferred, as well as clinical experience and those able to work well with patients. 

holy cross hospital

Holy Cross Hospital is a leading healthcare provider in Silver Spring, Maryland, committed to delivering compassionate and high-quality care to their community. With state-of-the-art facilities and a team of dedicated professionals, they strive to create a warm and welcoming environment for their patients and their families. Their mission is to provide exceptional healthcare services with respect, dignity, and compassion. Join Holy Cross Hospital and be a part of their mission to improve the health and well-being of their community.

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Leapfrog Hospital Safety Scores

Holy Cross Hospital

MeasureThe Hospital’s ScoreWorst Performing HospitalAvg. Performing HospitalBest Performing HospitalData SourceTime Period Covered
Dangerous object left in patient’s body What’s This?0.0000.3730.020.000CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
Air or gas bubble in the blood What’s This?0.0000.642.00160.000CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
Patient falls and injuries What’s This?0.4222.0140.410.000CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
Infection in the blood What’s This?2.1514.9701.110.0002022 Leapfrog Hospital Survey01/01/2021 – 12/31/2021
Infection in the urinary tract What’s This?1.3723.5170.900.0002022 Leapfrog Hospital Survey01/01/2021 – 12/31/2021
Surgical site infection after colon surgery What’s This?0.4882.9410.800.0002022 Leapfrog Hospital Survey01/01/2021 – 12/31/2021
MRSA Infection What’s This?0.4004.2871.130.0002022 Leapfrog Hospital Survey01/01/2021 – 12/31/2021
C. diff. Infection What’s This?0.6191.8440.490.0002022 Leapfrog Hospital Survey01/01/2021 – 12/31/2021
Death from treatable serious complications What’s This?146.52206.37159.6895.65CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
Harmful Events What’s This?1.203.341.000.60CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Dangerous bed sores What’s This? *1.118.780.580.04CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Collapsed lung What’s This? *0.180.480.230.12CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Falls causing broken hips What’s This? * – 12/31/2019
      Blood Leakage What’s This? *2.515.582.541.26CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Kidney injury after surgery What’s This? *1.243.451.420.58CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Serious breathing problem What’s This? *7.3517.095.171.66CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Dangerous blood clot What’s This? *3.518.413.611.65CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Sepsis infection after surgery What’s This? *5.119.734.962.31CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Surgical wound splits open What’s This? *0.951.540.860.57CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Accidental cuts and tears What’s This? *1.033.971.210.37CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
* This measure is a part of the Harmful Events Composite and is not used for scoring.

Process measures include the management structures and procedures a hospital has in place to protect patients from errors, accidents, and injuries.

MeasureThe Hospital’s ScoreWorst Performing HospitalAvg. Performing HospitalBest Performing HospitalData SourceTime Period Covered
Doctors order medications through a computer What’s This?100587.001002022 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2022
Safe medication administration What’s This?100587.031002022 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2022
Specially trained doctors care for ICU patients What’s This?100566.831002022 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2022
Effective leadership to prevent errors What’s This?120.000.00116.32120.002022 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2022
Staff work together to prevent errors What’s This?120.000.00115.24120.002022 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2022
Enough qualified nurses What’s This?100.000.0097.86100.002022 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2022
Handwashing What’s This?1001569.551002022 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2022
Communication with nurses What’s This?886990.1597CMS10/01/2020 – 09/30/2021
Communication with doctors What’s This?897490.0297CMS10/01/2020 – 09/30/2021
Responsiveness of hospital staff What’s This?795781.9194CMS10/01/2020 – 09/30/2021
Communication about medicines What’s This?735474.9789CMS10/01/2020 – 09/30/2021
Communication about discharge What’s This?826485.5195CMS10/01/2020 – 09/30/2021

Hospital Leadership

MEET THE staff

Tahseen Siddiqui, M.D, MRCP

Infection Disease Consultant

Wiliam Patten

Chief Executive Officer

Official job description

infection prevention practitioner-
holy cross hospital

This is an opportunity to work with a dynamic team of Infection Control and clinical professionals at a well respected healthcare organization. At Holy Cross we value patient-care, work-life balance and a positive culture.

Supports the Mission of Trinity Health and Holy Cross Hospital

Location: Holy Cross Health has two hospitals and four healthcare centers all a short driving distance from Washington DC and Baltimore, MD – Holy Cross Hospital is a 423 bed hospital and will be the main location. Holy Cross Germantown Hospital is a 78 bed hospital 45 minutes north and this position will support those in the IP department over there but not work directly with them.

Participates in the administration of the Infection Control, and the Accreditation and Regulatory Programs to include all of the facilities included in Holy Cross Health. Develops, implements, and coordinates the efforts of staff, physicians, students and contract employees in the prevention and control of infections and infectious diseases. This includes close communication with the public health services, the health system corporate offices as well as persons who work or practice here. Routine and outbreak surveillance is performed; which involve frequent contact and collaboration with all levels of management and the members of the Medical Staff. Problem solving requires collaboration with staff from Employee Health, Risk Management, Safety Committee, and Performance Improvement.

The Infection Control Practitioner assists the Program Director in providing services necessary for the cost effect execution of the facility’s Infection Control Program and is responsible for both the Infection Control Program and the Accreditation and Regulatory Program in her absence.

Supports the Mission of Trinity Health and Holy Cross Hospital.

Minimum Licensure/Certification Required (if applicable):

Certification in Infection Control Epidemiology (CIC) required.
RN and current Maryland License preferred
Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

RN, BSN preferred.

Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology\Microbiology\or related science.

Must be competent in field of expertise (Nursing, Lab) with a minimum of 3-5 years of experience. Must be able to communicate verbally, in writing, and electronically. Strong analytical skills mandatory. Computer literacy is necessary. Management experience preferred. Must demonstrate an ability to communicate and work with persons of diverse background.
Must have actively worked in an Infection Control Program for at least two years. Must indicate an interest in and be able to participate in continued education related to hospital epidemiology. Must be able to effectively teach adults in a formal and informal setting.
Reporting Relationship:

Supervised by the Senior Director of Quality/Accreditation and the Manager of Infection Control/Accreditation as well as the Physician Advisor to Infection Control.

Holy Cross Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to Minority/Females/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) status.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

About the Hospital:
Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

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Most frequent questions and answers

Yes. All of our open positions come with some sort of relocation allowance to help with the expenses of relocating. 

Yes. We will prep you for every interview you take. We know what our clients are looking for, so we will let you know what to expect and what experiences and accomplishments you should be sure to communicate to them in an interview.

Yes. If you connect us with another Infection Prevention professional that is interested in this position, and ultimately gets hired – we will send you a $500 referral bonus. 

Of course. We work to get you the highest possibly financial package – and communicate our progress throughout the process. We are financially incentivized to get you the most lucrative offer possible. 

Absolutely. We will review your resume before we submit it to the client to make sure it communicates everything it needs to.

First, everything we offer to our candidates is completely FREE. 

We operate as advisors and consultants for your Infection Prevention career. We’ve recruited in this industry for a long time and understand the profession as well as anyone.

If you decide you’d like us to represent you and apply for a position, the first thing our team will do is examine your resumé closely. We will fix up your resumé to ensure it communicates exactly what our client is looking for – demonstrating not only what you’ve been responsible for in previous Infection Prevention positions, but also how effective you’ve been in those roles. 

We have direct access to the hiring managers in the positions we search on which allows us to present your resumé directly to them, knowing exactly what they want to see in a candidate. We will keep you in the loop when this happens and what their initial feedback is. No more waiting in the dark hoping to hear back from HR.

Because of our relationships with the hiring manager, we have the ability to make a case for them to speak with you. It also allows us to get quick, honest feedback following each interview you have. And we will provide that feedback to you, good or bad.

In addition to preparing your resumé and presenting directly to the hiring manager, we also will prep you for each and every interview. Again, we know what our clients are looking for, so we will let you know what to expect and what experiences and accomplishments you should be sure to communicate to them in an interview.

In terms of the interview process, we’ll work with you and the client to get those scheduled during a time that makes sense for you.

Perhaps the most beneficial piece of being represented by Clutch Recruitment is that we’ll negotiate an offer for you – securing the highest possible offer the client can make. Don’t worry about your salary demands rubbing your future employer the wrong way;  we do all of that for you, ensuring a completely fair offer, without the awkwardness that potentially comes with it. We are financially incentivized to get you the highest possible offer, and we will ensure that happens.

Once you accept an offer, our work doesn’t stop. We’ll be there to talk you through your resignation and prepare you for how to handle a counter offer, along with all other complications that may arise. 

We have a large in house sourcing team that collects information from various databases online including LinkedIn, certification boards, and professional associations. 

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