As the largest hospital in the nation’s capitol, we take care of it all. MedStar Washington Hospital Center, serves as the hub for the region’s most advanced patient-centered acute medical care. Our MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute and unique clinical and research alliance with Cleveland Clinic is consistently ranked as one of the top cardiovascular programs in the nation by US News & World Report. Our 912-bed academic medical center opens its doors for over 400,000 inpatient and outpatient annual visits by residents from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
The Infection Preventionist Specialist collaborates with Facility, Project Managers, and Life Safety leaders to provide infection prevention oversight of construction related activities, educate and assess the physical environment for infection risk, and provide recommendations.
Develop infection control policies and protocols for the Hospital Centers’ ambulatory settings, working in collaboration with a diverse team of technical and clinical experts.
Use knowledge of infection prevention guidelines and regulatory standards of external accrediting agencies to ensure the risk of infection is minimized in the inpatient and outpatient care environments.
Conduct regularly scheduled assessments and work closely with Sterile Processing and Ambulatory leaders to develop and implement infection control policies and protocols for those areas.
Leverage broad-based experience in Infection Prevention and serve as ambulatory practices subject matter expert, ability to work in a consultative and impact-driven environment.
Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, Medical Technology, Microbiology or related science field
Five years of progressively more responsible infection prevention experience with knowledge of strategies related to construction/renovation, disinfection and sterilization, microbiology, epidemiology and statistics
Ability to successfully handle multiple projects and prioritize and schedule accordingly
Certification in Infection Control is preferred
If RN, current District of Columbia licensure as RN is required
We offer an excellent salary and benefits package. For more information about MedStar Washington Hospital Center, visit jobs.medstarwashington.org. For full position description and to apply, visit
MedStar Washington Hospital Center, located in Washington, D.C., is the largest and busiest not-for-profit hospital in the nation’s capital. As a major teaching and research hospital, the Hospital Center is a major referral center and is recognized for treating the most complex cases. Founded in 1958, the hospital is a long-standing leader in cardiovascular care, and is home to MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute, which formed a first-of-its kind clinical and research alliance with Cleveland Clinic Heart & Vascular Institute in 2013. U.S. News & World Report has ranked the hospital’s cardiology and heart surgery program as one of the best. The Hospital Center also is a respected top facility in the Washington region in the areas of cancer, diabetes & endocrinology, Ear, Nose & Throat, gastroenterology & GI surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, pulmonology and urology. It also operates the Washington region’s first Comprehensive Stroke Center to be certified by the Joint Commission, the highest certification offered by this accrediting body. With 926-licensed beds, MedStar Washington Hospital Center is home to MedSTAR, a nationally-verified Level I trauma center with a state-o...f-the-art fleet of helicopters and ambulances, the only adult Burn Center in the Washington region, and the Washington Cancer Institute, highly regarded for its advanced care, clinical research and compassionate support programs. A valued member of MedStar Health, the Hospital Center has a dedicated team of more than 6,000 associates and nearly 1,400 members of the Medical & Dental Staff, who are committed to providing high-quality, safe care guided in every interaction by our SPIRIT values and our commitment to putting patients first, above all else.
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