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Providence Infection Preventionist in Burbank, California


Providence is calling an Infection Preventionist (Full time/Day shift) to Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, CA.

We are seeking a Infection Preventionist who will assist in the development, implementation and maintenance of the Infection Prevention Program. Supports the Quality Improvement and Epidemiology processes in order to enhance the quality and safety of patient care. Assure the Infection Prevention Program reduces risks of acquiring and transmitting infections among patients, physicians, staff, volunteers, visitors and others.

In this position you will:

  • Assist the Medical Staff in activities related to operational excellence and infection prevention

  • Use valid criteria and in collaboration with the ICP Manager, identify hospital acquired infections

  • Act as a consultant to other departments in the development or revision of infection-related policies and the investigation of related problems

  • Collaborate with the ICP Manager, investigate clusters of infections or changes in patterns or infection

  • Collaborate with Employee Health Department and ICP Manager, review exposures to significant organisms among employees and consults in cases of Sharps injury

  • Identify comparisons for defined populations based on, but not limited to, current practice guidelines, journal articles, community practice, published benchmarks and professional organization findings

  • Assist with the development of systems and processes to assure the reliability, accuracy, and confidentiality of data/information

  • Demonstrate ability to utilize databases to organize and store information, and retrieve data as required

  • Able to retrieve, investigate, organize and maintain data from different data sources into a single data structure

  • Able to independently execute logical data queries from databases and clinical systems

  • Able to simultaneously support a number of projects with varying complexity maintaining the individual reporting requirements of each

  • Self initiate consultation with customers to assure accurate and appropriate content for project/report

  • Communicate with customers regarding project priorities and target completion dates

  • Articulate barriers or challenges in reaching answers to project questions

  • Prioritize work and manage time to accommodate high volume of work and tight deadlines

  • Complete projects in a timely and efficient manner

  • Demonstrate effective written and verbal communications through timely and accurate status reports on work assignments, problems and potential solutions, and data requests

  • Demonstrate positive interpersonal skills by effectively working with other team members to identify and resolve problems with workflow

  • Document processes and enhancements to projects that support future efforts

  • Function as an effective change agent

  • Assist others in work assignments

  • Participate on teams as necessary at a level consistent with performance improvement training

  • Participate in professional activities to keep abreast of changes and new developments in quality improvement and infection prevention

  • Maintain comprehensive understanding of JCAHO and State of California Title XXII standards as well as the Bylaws and Rules and Regulations of the Medical Staff

  • Participate in the process of interpreting and applying standards

  • Assist in maintaining established policies and procedures related to the quality improvement program, patient safety, accreditation and infection prevention

  • Revise policies based on the most current scientific, evidence based data in order to improve patient care

  • Facilitate organization wide, including off-site locations, continuous accreditation readiness related to infection prevention standards


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Experience in nursing, healthcare administration or related field

  • 2 or more years experience in clinical health care including direct experience in performance improvement

  • Experience with clinical databases and patient outcomes measurements

  • Experienced in use of desktop software such as Excel, PowerPoint, Access within 6 months

  • Proficient in project management within 6 months

  • Competent in problem solving, listening, providing feedback and organization skills or within 6 months

  • Ability to communicate effectively with physicians, patient care staff, and all levels of hospital personnel

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Registered Nurse license

  • Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality or Infection Control

  • 1 year experience as an infection control prevention practitioner with knowledge of sterilization, sanitation, disinfection practices, and infection control standards

  • Experience with information technology applications

  • Experience in the tools and techniques of performance improvement

  • Statistical analysis experience within 6 months

  • Database management and statistical packages or within 6 months

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, CA, is a 414 bed acute care facility, known for its state-of-the-art technology and high quality, compassionate care, has provided the full range of diagnostic, treatment, care and support services for the San Fernando Valley communities for close to 70 years.

Many of our specialized services are provided within our Heart and Vascular Institute, one of Los Angeles County's first STEMI designated receiving centers of heart attack victims; our Hycy and Howard Hill Neuroscience Institute, awarded the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission for a Primary Stroke Center, and the Gold Plus Achievement Award from the American Stroke Association (2010); our Women's Pavilion, and our newly opened the Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center, a comprehensive, state-of-the-art, patient-centered, treatment facility. Our cancer center includes some of the most advanced technology in radiation oncology, highly advanced medical and surgical oncology, excellent clinical outcomes and research, and all patient support services are housed in the same building.

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center has an exceptional orthopedic program recognized for its excellent outcomes and clinical expertise. And Providence Saint Joseph's Bariatric Program, a leader and resource for those dealing with obesity in Southern California, received a Five-Star Rating for Bariatric Surgery, and Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence designation from HealthGrades.

For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, visit:

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Infection Prevention Nursing

Location: California-Burbank

Req ID: 266300