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:
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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