Fenway Health is New England’s premiere provider of healthcare to the LGBT community. It is both a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home and a Joint Commission accredited Federally Qualified Health Center. We offer competitive salaries and a compelling patient mix.
The Infection Control Officer is responsible for Fenway Health’s Infection Control Program. The Officer will investigate, surveil, control, and prevent clinic-borne infections in Fenway’s patients and employees. He/she has the responsibility to educate all levels of clinical personnel and other health care workers regarding best infection control practices.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities (include, but are not limited to):
Directs prevention and control of the transmission of infectious agents
Oversees cleaning, sterilization, disinfection, and asepsis procedures
Assists with fulfillment of Environment of Care (EOC) mission of the organization
Directs Infection Control education and communications
Conducts surveillance and epidemiologic investigation
Develops Infection Control budget, together with the Executive Director of Nursing, the Medical Operations Director, and the Chief Financial Officer
Revises and maintains the organization’s infection control policies and procedures
Fenway Health offers competitive salaries and for those who qualify, an excellent benefits package; including comprehensive medical and dental insurance plans, and a retirement plan with employer match. We also provide 11-paid holidays and 3 weeks of paid vacation for new employees and more.
We strongly encourage LGBTQ-identified persons, people of color, and others from historically underrepresented communities to apply.
Required Knowledge, Experience, or Licensure/Registration
Education: Bachelor’s level or higher is required
Current Massachusetts RN/RDH/MT license and/or MPH degree required
Certification in Infection Prevention and Control (CIC) strongly preferred; alternatively, candidate can be eligible for certification and to obtain CIC within 2 years from date of hire.
At least two years’ experience with all of the following is required
Identification of infectious disease processes
Surveillance and epidemiologic investigation
Preventing and controlling the transmission of infectious agents
Detail orientation, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to multitask and work autonomously are required
Effective interpersonal and communication skills are required
Additional Salary Information: Fenway Health offers competitive salaries.
Internal Number: HEA-18-00044
About Fenway Health
The mission of Fenway Health is to enhance the wellbeing of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community and all people in our neighborhoods and beyond through access to the highest quality health care, education, research, and advocacy. Fenway Health was founded in 1971 and has grown from a less than 10 person operation in the basement of a building near the Boston Fens to one of the largest LGBT-focused organizations in the world. It consists of three main centers:
Fenway Community Health Center, our clinical arm, which is a federally qualified health center that operates three clinic sites (Fenway:1340, Fenway:South End, and the Sidney Borum, Jr. Health Center) in the Boston area and provides over 30,000 patients with primary and specialty medical care, behavioral health care, optometry care, and dental care;
The Fenway Institute, our research/training/education/policy development arm, which houses numerous research initiatives as well as the National LGBT Education Project, the LGBT Aging Project, the National Center for Innovation in HIV Care, and the Center for Population Research in LGBT Health; and
AIDS Action, our HIV/AIDS service organization,... which provides nonclinical services (case management, housing and legal assistance, outreach, peer support) to people living with HIV/AIDS and operates numerous programs focusing on HIV/STD prevention/testing/treatment, including the Access (drug user health program), TransCEND (transgender peer support and risk reduction program), and Youth on Fire (drop-in center for homeless and street-involved youth) programs.