Founded in 1926, Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center is a 334-bed, acute care, nonprofit, community hospital located in Glendale, California. The hospital offers a full complement of services, including its award winning heart center, the colorectal surgery institute, a gastrointestinal program, and is a Los Angeles County approved primary stroke center. The hospital shares a legacy of humankindness with Dignity Health, one of the nation's five largest health care systems. Visit https://www.dignityhealth.org/socal/locations/glendalememorial for more information.
Coordinates all infection prevention related activities associated with surveillance, performance improvement , and education which are intended to ensure that the facility's patients, personnel & visitors will be protected from transmission of diseases & infection within the facility's environment as identified in the core competency model by the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC). Principal Duties and Accountabilities:
Responsible for oversight of daily operations of the Infection Prevention Department and Employee Health in regard to the facility compliance with TJC Hospital Accreditation Standards, State and CMS regulations.
Ongoing assessment and development of programs, policies & procedures and forms to address the Infection Prevention needs of employees, volunteers, contract workers, independent contractors, physicians, registry workers and students in accordance with the guidelines established by the regulatory agencies.
Works in collaboration with Hospital Administration to develop and manage an Infection Prevention Program that incorporates essential facility strategic plan elements that align with the goals, objectives, and risk assessments of the Infection Prevention Program. Provides expert consultation and education, as needed, and as related to Infection Prevention.
Develops and operationalizes the Infection Prevention Program's annual risk assessment, annual plans, and annual evaluations. Identifies and implements updates to the Infection Prevention Program when new regulations and /or Professional guidelines are published.
infection preventionist, epidemiologist, epidemiology, infection control
Experience- Minimum of three (3) years clinical experience in nursing, microbiology, biology, Nursing or Public Health. Must have a minimum of two (2) years' experience as an Infection Preventions in an acute care facility
Education- Bachelor's in Science (Microbiology, Biology, Nursing, Public Health) is required. Board certification in Infection Prevention and Control is required.
Licensure- Registered Nurse or Clinical Lab Scientist with an state license. Active member of APIC (Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology).