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Infect Preventionist

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Banner Health Mesa , AZ 85205

Posted 4 months ago

Health care is constantly changing, and at Banner Health, we are at the front of that change. We are leading health care to make the experience the best it can be.

We want to change the lives of those in our care and the people who choose to take on this challenge. If changing health care for the better sounds like something you want to be part of, we want to hear from you

Bring your passion for patient safety through Infection Prevention to the bustling campus at Banner Desert Medical Center/Cardon Childern's Medical Center (BDMC/CCMC). Banner Infection Preventionist, you will be part of system team that makes health care easier and life better for patients, visitors and staff. At BDMC/CCMC, as part of a 4-person team, you will make a difference every day through surveillance, reporting, education, and process improvement.

BDMC/CCMC is the home of Cardon Children's, Banner's flagship pediatric hospital, and a 90 bed NICU. Our facility is also Stroke certified and provides Trauma Level 1 care for both adults and children. Banner is known for cutting edge technology, and our IP program is no exception, leveraging an EMR for IP surveillance and reporting.

We actively support our employees as they study for their certification in infection prevention and continuing education. You will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of critical responsibilities, including rounding on the unit, working directly with frontline staff and involvement in construction and remodeling throughout the facility..

Your pay and benefits (Total Rewards) are important components of your Journey at Banner Health. Banner Health offers a variety of benefit plans to help you and your family. We provide health and financial security options so you can focus on being the best at what you do and enjoying your life

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About Banner Desert Medical Center

Located on an 80-acre campus in Mesa, Arizona, Banner Desert Medical Center is one of Arizona's largest and most comprehensive hospitals and is recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of Phoenix's Best Hospitals.

We provide an abundance of exceptional opportunities with more than 600 licensed beds, including over 100 dedicated to children. Areas of excellence include high-risk pregnancy and neonatal care, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, cardiology, oncology and emergency medicine. With 21 operating rooms, we offer a full range of surgical specialties and advanced technology that includes the daVincir Surgical System.

About Banner Cardon Children's Medical Center

If you desire to provide the best care possible to the most vulnerable patients, come to Cardon Children's Medical Center in Mesa, Ariz. Within our 248-bed, state-of-the-art facility, specially trained nurses, physicians and other clinical professionals utilize the most advanced technology - including iCare ICU monitoring and robotic surgery - to provide high quality, child-friendly, family-centered care.

Our facilities feature a recently expanded 104-bed NICU, a 24-bed PICU, six pediatric ORs and a 26-bed ED. We also offer dedicated pediatric rehab, radiology, oncology and hematology capabilities. With clinical diversity, exceptional training programs and a supportive culture, this is a place where you can grow in your career as you help our very special patients.

About Banner Health

Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all the communities we serve. Throughout our network of hospitals, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and more, our skilled and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to make health care easier, so life can be better. The many locations, career opportunities, and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Banner Journey unique and fulfilling for every employee.

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Job Summary

This position assists the supervisor in organizing and directing the activities of the infection control program for all departments throughout a facility or ambulatory setting, including surveillance, infection prevention and control measures, and education for employees.

Essential Functions

Conducts focused surveillance for healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), detects and records HAIs on a systematic and current basis, analyzes HAIs and prepares reports for the Infection Control Committee of the facility or ambulatory setting. Reports communicable diseases as required by regulation.

Makes recommendations when problems are identified. Interprets department policies and procedures in conjunction with the supervisor.

Interacts with physicians, nurses, department managers, supervisors, and other professional and non-professional staff members as a consultant.

Enters data into computer, prepares reports, conducts analytical studies and summarizes surveillance data.

Initiates epidemiological investigations of significant clusters of infections and single cases of unusual infection.

Assists with continuing infection control education and inservice programs to departments, including orientation for new employees.

Reviews and assists with evaluation of hospital policies, procedures and guidelines as they relate to infection control. Assists in writing and revising infection control policies and procedures.

Makes recommendations regarding construction, renovation, environmental rounds, and assures compliance with national and/or professional standards.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a current RN license with BSN preferred, OR Masters in Public Health (MPH), OR certified medical technologist, OR a bachelor's degree in healthcare related field.

Must have a minimum of two years clinical experience in a hospital setting or disease surveillance experience in a public health setting.

Preferred Qualifications

Association for Practitioners in Infection Control (APIC) training course or equivalent desired. Certification in Infection Control (CIC) is preferred. Computer skills, research and basic statistical knowledge is preferred.

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

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