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Requisition ID:  16399

Infection Control Preventionist

Job Summary

The Infection Control Preventionist will improve and advance implementation of infection control procedures and practices in the Purdue Veterinary Hospital (PVH). Based on protocols, incumbent will identify appropriate training for hospital staff, students and volunteers.  Education and orientation responsibilities will include classroom instruction of DVM and veterinary technology students, as well as orientation of new employees and volunteers, and continuing education for employees and clients, on the topics of infection control and safety within the PVH. This position works directly with large and small animals.



  • Bachelor degree in nursing, veterinary technology, or a related field with a focus on infection control
  • Two years of experience in Veterinary or Human nursing, experience with controlling infections, understanding of diseases/epidemiology and/or experience in hospital infection control
  • Consideration will be given to an equivalent combination of related education and required work experience
  • Must have knowledge of infection control, clinical infectious diseases, healthcare-associated infections, and epidemiology  
  • Must have excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Must be a self-starter, able to work independently and as an effective team member
  • Teaching/instructional skills
  • Must be able to read / write English
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel



  • Certification as an infection control practitioner  
  • Master’s degree in epidemiology, microbiology, or similar science
  • Teaching experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Access


Additional Information:

  • All new hires will be expected to follow Protect Purdue guidelines. To learn more visit: https://bit.ly/3DH3z6f  
  • To learn more about Purdue’s benefits visit: https://bit.ly/3t7vcRd
  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Defined Contribution Waiting Period
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply

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