Infection Preventionist I

Providence Health & Services Spokane , WA 99201

Posted 3 days ago

Providence is calling a Infection Preventionist I (Epidemiology, Day Shift, 1.0 FTE) to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Washington. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position you will:

  • Develop strong relationships with colleagues from key departments, including: Environmental Services, Emergency Preparedness, Pharmacy, Nursing Leadership, Surgery Leadership, Safety, Central Services, Quality, Medical Affairs, Facility Maintenance and Construction, Laboratory, Risk Management, Patient Safety, Linen Services, and Materials Management

  • Demonstrate understanding of high reliability principles through use of tools, tones, and behaviors that promote patient safety

  • Demonstrate understanding of regulatory and advisory guidelines through application

  • Utilize and synthesize scientific evidence for decision making and intervention planning

  • Effectively apply surveillance definitions and gather relevant surveillance data

  • Present infection prevention related data in an effective manner that is appropriate to the audience

  • Effectively navigate the electronic medical record and available surveillance software and tools

  • Effectively and efficiently manage daily operations of infection prevention responsibilities, including (but not limited to) surveillance, rounding, and consultation

  • Identify occurrences, reservoirs, incubation periods, periods of communicability, modes of transmission, signs and symptoms of susceptibility associated with disease

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's degree in Laboratory Science, Nursing, Public Health, or other health-related field
  • 3 years experience in Healthcare or public health

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's degree in Laboratory Science, Nursing, Public Health, or other health-related field
  • RN candidates must be currently licensed in the state in which they are applying.

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center has a commanding presence in Spokane, Washington and is a beacon of hope and healing for patients throughout the region. We have over 600 beds and are chosen by people from across the state for the da Vinci surgical robotic for heart surgery and parents from all over the Inland Northwest who have children with life-threatening conditions know they'll find the care and comfort they need at Sacred Heart Children's Hospital.

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Infection Preventionist I

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