Infection Preventionist

Ucla Health Los Angeles , CA 90009

Posted 2 weeks ago

The Infection Preventionist/ Infection Control Coordinator participates in the implementation of the infection prevention program at the hospital level. This individual will be involved in education of health care providers, consultation to leadership and hospital staff regarding infection prevention issues, and communicate and implement effective evidence-based infection prevention practices.

The Infection Preventionist/ Infection Control Coordinator supports Infection Prevention improvement projects across the hospital, working in conjunction with physicians, department directors and clinical staff. The Infection Preventionist/ Infection Control Coordinator assists with collection, analysis and reporting of healthcare associated infections, performance improvement and patient safety. The Infection Preventionist/ Infection Control Coordinator is responsible for reporting all health care associated infections within the hospital as required by regulatory agencies (e.g., DHS, CDPH, Cal-OSHA, Center of Medicare and Medicaid, etc.) and monthly operating reports.

Responsibilities

The Infection Preventionist/ Infection Control Coordinator participates in the implementation of the infection prevention program at the hospital level. This individual will be involved in education of health care providers, consultation to leadership and hospital staff regarding infection prevention issues, and communicate and implement effective evidence-based infection prevention practices.

The Infection Preventionist/ Infection Control Coordinator supports Infection Prevention improvement projects across the hospital, working in conjunction with physicians, department directors and clinical staff. The Infection Preventionist/ Infection Control Coordinator assists with collection, analysis and reporting of healthcare associated infections, performance improvement and patient safety. The Infection Preventionist/ Infection Control Coordinator is responsible for reporting all health care associated infections within the hospital as required by regulatory agencies (e.g., DHS, CDPH, Cal-OSHA, Center of Medicare and Medicaid, etc.) and monthly operating reports.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a health related field. Master's degree preferred. CIC preferred.

Thorough knowledge of the clinical and operational issues in infection control, including policies, regulatory requirements, surveillance and investigation methodologies, data collection, epidemiology, microbiology, patient care, and related nursing issues.

Thorough knowledge of data management, analysis, research, reporting, and documentation methods used in infection control, with the ability to contribute to studies, investigations, reports, presentations, and the development of new infection control protocols and policies.

Detail oriented, with proven organizational skills and the ability to effectively manage time, prioritize tasks, and see projects through to completion on deadline.

Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to provide education, training, and resources, and to develop positive working relationships with patients, families, employees, and outside personnel.

Strong skills in written and verbal communications, with the ability to collaborate productively in a team environment with all levels of internal and external personnel and to convey complex clinical information in a clear, concise manner.

Demonstrated ability to work with management and staff across departments and to serve as an information resource, providing advice and recommendations on complex issues of functionality, clinical quality, efficiency, and program development.

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.



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