Infection Preventionist

Job ID
2020-120089
Employment Type
Full Time
Department
Quality Management
Hours / Pay Period
80
Facility
Arizona General Hospital - Mesa
Shift
Day
Standard Hours
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Work Schedule
8 Hour
Location
AZ-Mesa

Overview

At Dignity Health’s Arizona General Hospital, we deliver humankindness through a wide range of health, social and support services in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona.  As part of our team, you will provide clinical expertise, support, and oversight that helps ensure our patients receive exceptional care.  Also, you will have the opportunity to champion the change by joining in our mission of healing through humankindness.

 

Responsibilities

Position Summary:
 
Collaborates with the Department leader in 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 assisting the department to ensure compliance with TJC Hospital Accreditation Standards, State and CMS regulations, and for the daily operations of the Infection Prevention Department.
  • Assist the Department leader with 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.
  • Supervises the clinical work of staff. Identifies competency and training needs. Coordinates and oversees training. Utilizes senior area staff to assist with training and provides clinical expertise.
  • Identifies and implements updates to the Infection Prevention Program when new regulations and/or Professional guidelines are published.

Qualifications

Education and Experience: 
  • Bachelor's in Science (Microbiology, Biology, Nursing, Public Health) is achieved or in process of achieving.
  • Minimum of three (3) years clinical experience in nursing, microbiology, biology, or Public Health.
Licensure: 
  • An active Registered Nurse license. Active member of APIC (Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology). Certification in Infection Prevention and Control by the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC). Certification is to be attempted during first two (2) years of hire if not already obtained.

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