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Infection Preventionist

Company: CommonSpirit Health
Location: Carmichael
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Job Description:

Dignity Health Mercy San Juan Medical Center is a 370-bed not-for-profit Level 2 Trauma Center located in Carmichael California serving the areas of north Sacramento County and south Placer County for more than 50 years. It is one of the areas largest and most comprehensive medical centers. Dedicated to the communitys well-being our staff and volunteers provide excellence in care for our patients each year. Mercy San Juan Medical Center has received recognition for being a Comprehensive Stroke Center and Center of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery along with Certificates of Excellence in Perinatal Care Hip- and Knee- Replacement.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, and -visitors will be protected from transmission of diseases and -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.
  • Assists the department leader with ongoing assessment and development of programs, policies and 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. 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.#missioncritical -We offer the following benefits to support you and your family:
    • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
    • Flexible spending accounts
    • Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identity Theft
    • Adoption Assistance
    • Free Premium Membership to with preloaded credits for children and/or dependent adults
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family
    • Paid Time Off (PTO)
    • Tuition Assistance for career growth and development
    • Retirement Programs
    • Wellness ProgramsEducation and Experience: -
      • Bachelor's degree in Science (i.e. Microbiology, Biology, Nursing, Public Health) or five (5) years of related job or industry experience in lieu of degree.
      • Minimum of three (3) years clinical experience in Nursing, Microbiology, Biology, Public Health or other healthcare related field.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 first two (2) years of hire.

Keywords: CommonSpirit Health, Carmichael , Infection Preventionist, Other , Carmichael, California

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