• Infection Preventionist

    Job ID
    2019-76165
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Department
    Infection Control
    Hours / Pay Period
    80
    Facility
    Northridge Hospital Medical Center
    Shift
    Day
    Location
    NORTHRIDGE
    State/Province
    CA
    Standard Hours
    Monday - Friday 8 AM - 4:30 PM
    Work Schedule
    8 Hour
  • Overview

    Founded in 1955, Dignity Health – Northridge Hospital Medical Center is a 394-bed, acute care, nonprofit community hospital located in Northridge, California.  The hospital offers a full complement of award winning services, including the Leavey Cancer Center, a cardiovascular center, stroke center, the Center for Assault Treatment Services, a pediatric medical center, and the only pediatric trauma center in the San Fernando Valley.  As a leading provider of compassionate, high-quality and affordable patient-centered care, we share a rich legacy with Dignity Health, one of the nation’s five largest health care systems.  We are part of a 21-state network of nearly 9,000 physicians, 62,000 employees and more than 400 care centers.  Visit dignityhealth.org/northridgehospital for more information.

    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 Association for Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).
     
    Principal Duties and Accountabilities:
    • Responsible for assisting the department to ensure compliance with 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.
    • Oversees and monitors the clinical work of staff, identfies competency and training needs.  Coordinates and oversees training. Utilizes sernior 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

    Minimum Qualifications

     

    Experience

    • Minimum of three (3) years clinical experience in Nursing, Microbiology, Biology, or Public Health.

    Education:

    • Bachelor's degree in Science (Miccrobiology, Biology, Nursing, Public Health) or five (5) years of related job or industry expereince in lieu of degree.  

    Licensure:

    • An active license in state of practice is required for a Registered Nurse or Clinical Lab Scientist.  Certification in Infection Prevention and Control by the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC) to be obtained during the first two (2) years of hire.  

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