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Infection Preventionist

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Providence Health & Services Santa Monica , CA 90405

Posted 3 months ago

Providence is calling a Full Time, Day Shift Infection Preventionist to the Providence Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, CA.

In this position you will:

  • Be responsible for identifying healthcare-associated infection risks to patients and personnel through surveillance, observation and assessment.

  • Specialize in developing, implementing, monitoring and reporting infection risk-reduction strategies through collaboration with all levels of personnel.

  • Research and develop infection control policies and procedures to ensure compliance with regulatory and accreditation requirements, nationally-recognized infection prevention and control guidelines, and recognized best practices under the guidance of the Director.

  • Gather and analyze epidemiologic data, develop reports to communicate findings and manage performance improvement activities to reduce infection risks.

  • Must have effective written & oral communication skills, strong team participation and management skills and be able to demonstrate meticulous attention to accuracy with data collection and reporting.

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing ( BSN ), Public Health, Epidemiology, Microbiology or other related field

  • Working knowledge of and ability to demonstrate a comprehension of epidemiology, clinical education and patient care management, microbiology, pathology, immunology, biostatistics, as well as hospital engineering and environmental services practices.

  • At least 1-2 years in Infection Prevention, preferably with experience at a teaching hospital, academic institution.

  • Completion of specific Infection Prevention training such as APIC Epi 101 and/or 201, and/or National Health Care Safety Network (NHSN) surveillance training.

  • Knowledge of Infection Prevention principles and practices

  • Ability to take a leadership role in implementation of strategies designed for cost-effective prevention of transmissible diseases

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills, including knowledge of adult education principles as they relate to educating and responding to hospital and external agency personnel.

  • Extensive Computer knowledge including Microsoft Office, EPIC, Theradoc, NHSN, LA County DPH WebCMR, and Lawson.

  • Ability to learn and adapt to hospital charting and the various electronic medical records systems.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's degree in Nursing, Public Health, Epidemiology, Microbiology or other related field

About the hospital you will serve:

Providence Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California, is part of Providence Health & Services, an integrated, not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, medical clinics, home health services, affiliated services and educational facilities in the western United States. Founded in 1942, Providence Saint John's Health Center enjoys a reputation for clinical excellence across many disciplines.

The 266-bed health center has a medical staff of more than 900 physicians, 1,800 employees and a host of volunteers who share a commitment to providing quality care for all.

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Infection Preventionist

Expired Job

Providence Health & Services