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University of Rochester Project Assistant, Infection Prevention - 226915 in Rochester, New York

Project Assistant, Infection Prevention Job ID 226915

Location Strong Memorial Hospital Full/Part Time Part-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Part Time 20 hours Grade 001 SMH Infection Prevention


Shfts will rotate MON-SUN on A and B shifts


Position Summary:

Performs all activities related to the bio-decontamination of medical supplies, maintain records for compliance and reporting, assist in the development and implementation of infection prevention measures. Ideal candidate will be self-motivated and possess the ability to work independently.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collection of potentially contaminated medical supplies for hydrogen peroxide vapor decontamination and the redistribution of clean medical supplies

  • Operation of the bio-decontamination equipment

  • Verify equipment function and efficacy

  • Perform and analyze quality control measures

  • Record and maintain records for compliance and reporting.

  • Follow procedures regarding environmental safety and cleanliness

  • Involvement in community-wide infection prevention meetings/activities

  • Assist in hand hygiene and other infection prevention initiatives as needed


  • Proactively participates in regular feedback, communicating concerns, and supporting the implementation of improvement initiatives.

  • Completes all required mandatories: MyPath modules, Health Update, Flu Shot Compliance, on-line courses and mandatory in-services.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    High School diploma and one year of related work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.


    Completion of Infection Control course within 6 months of hire.

    Typical Assignments and Responsibilities:

  • Collection and redistribution of medical supplies for the purpose of bio-decontamination.

  • Promote and adhere to the protocol for the handling and segregation of soiled and clean medical supplies and Infection Prevention guidelines.

  • Bio-decontamination of PPE and medical supplies: This includes inspection, loading, and unloading.

  • Process monitoring Analysis and interpretation of quality assurance tests and readouts.

  • Record keeping: Maintain accurate and detailed records and logs of cycle date, load contents, QA tests, inventory and other data as needed. Safe use and handling of High Level Disinfectant/Liquid Steriliant.

  • Customer Support: Answer phone, provide professional and timely support to customer needs.

  • Participate in Infection Prevention and Control quality improvement initiatives. Work with others on the Infection Prevention team to assist with collection, reporting, and analyzing data as needed.

  • Assist in hand hygiene promotional activities as needed.

  • Other duties as needed.

    Functional Requirements:

  • Frequently push/pull up to 20 lbs. of force and infrequently push/pull greater than 20 lbs. of force.

  • Maintain a friendly, helpful and courteous professional manner at all times.

  • Promote a clean and safe environment.

    How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled