Job Description

Infection Prevention Practitioner

Cancer care is all we do

Hope in healing

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA®) takes a unique and integrative approach to cancer care. Our patient-centered care model is founded on a commitment to personalized medicine, tailoring a combination of treatments to the needs of each individual patient. At the same time, we support patients’ quality of life by offering therapies designed to help them manage the side effects of treatment, addressing their physical, spiritual and emotional needs, so they are better able to stay on their treatment regimens and get back to life. At the core of our whole-person approach is what we call the Mother Standard® of care, so named because it requires that we treat our patients, and one another, like we would want our loved ones to be treated. This innovative approach has earned our hospitals a Best Place to Work distinction and numerous accreditations. Each of us has a stake in the successful outcomes of every patient we treat.

Job Description:

The Infection Prevention Practitioner will coordinate an integrated and comprehensive plan for infection surveillance, prevention, control and process improvement throughout the organization.  You will objectively and systematically assesses, monitors, evaluates and improves the processes that affect the quality of patient care. Will ensure compliance with regulatory agencies while upholding CTCA’s mission, vision and values.  And, you will serve as a clinical resource to improve patient outcomes, and support the department director in accomplishing the strategic initiatives of the organization.


  • Plan, develop, implement, and evaluate the Infection Prevention Plan and Program in accordance with The Joint Commission standards, as well as state and federal regulation pertaining to infection prevention and surveillance activities.   Collect, coordinate and perform data management tasks for infection reporting requirements (CDC National Healthcare Safety Network and the PA-NEDSS).  Reviews and analyzes healthcare associated infection data; initiates special studies to investigate clusters of infections above expected levels; identifies, researches and reports epidemiologic variations in levels of disease.

  • Identify, assess, develop and implement measures to prevent infections; inspects environment and observes personnel activities for the purpose of detecting possible infection hazards through participation in environment of care rounds as well as other means; participates in developing and conducting educational and in-service programs; performs Infection Prevention (IP) consults throughout hospital; provides training regarding IP in response to requests from community organizations; assures patient care is delivered according to safety guidelines and standard precaution practices (The Joint Commission, CDC, NIOSH, OSHA)

  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulatory agency requirements for Infection Prevention.  Proposes and implements policies and procedures based on state and federal regulation, as well as professional organizations.  Maintains ongoing improvement activities related to safety, infection prevention and cost effectiveness.  Communicates findings on a timely basis.

  • Maintains leadership role in Infection Prevention Committee, maintains minutes of committee activities and communicates committee activities and corrective action plans to Department Director.

  • Maintains current knowledge base in infection prevention through attendance at continuing education offering, current literature, and active membership/participation in professional organizations.

  • Assists with new employee orientation and other competency sessions as needed.

  • Researches, analyzes and identifies hospital acquired infections to be reported to the CDC NHSN.

  • Initiates and discontinues, as needed, patient isolation


  • Certified in Infection Control (CIC).
  • Registered Nurse, Medical Technologist, or other clinical background.
  • Bachelor degree required in Epidemiology, Microbiology, or other healthcare-related degree with 5+ years experience in the infection control field; Master’s degree preferred in Epidemiology, Microbiology, or other healthcare-related degree with 3+ years experience in the infection control field.
  • Must possess excellent communication and teaching skills and the ability to get along with co-workers. 
  • Ability to logically and independently plan and organize work assignments.
  • Ability to make progress on multiple assignments under time constraints. 
  • Ability to perform epidemiological studies and statistical reports. 
  • Strong knowledge of principles and practices of disinfection and sterilization. 
  • Ability to perform job tasks and remain vigilant in the event of an emergency. 
  • Computer proficiency in Excel, Word, and Outlook.


We win together

Each CTCA employee is a Stakeholder, driven to make a true difference and help win the fight against cancer. Each day is a challenge, but this unique experience comes with rewards that you may never have thought possible. To ensure each team member brings his or her best self, we offer exceptional support and immersive training to encourage your personal and professional growth. If you’re ready to be part of something bigger and work with a passionate, dynamic group of care professionals, we invite you to join us. 

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