Infection Preventionist at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, CA
Full-time, Day Shift, Working 40 hours per week.
The Infection Preventionist is responsible for daily data collection and surveillance activities; provides consultation and ongoing education related to Infection Prevention and Epidemiology practices to hospital and ambulatory care departments. The Infection Prevention Specialist coordinates activities in concert with the department Sr. Manager in support of the development and implementation of program goals and design elements, the formulation of surveillance systems, assessment instruments and intervention strategies; the preparation and enforcement of policies and procedures, the analysis and evaluation of healthcare-associated quantitative data and descriptive information, the development of monitoring functions for the hospital environment for the potential risk of acquiring and transmitting epidemiologically significant microorganisms; compliance with accreditation regulatory codes and standards. The Infection Prevention Specialist works independently and requires limited supervision. Conducts and investigates outbreaks and report findings to the Infection Prevention Committee. The Infection Prevention Specialist implements strategies to meet The Joint Commission (TJC), CDPH and CMS regulations and standards.
Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, Clinical Lab Scientist, Medical Technologist, or health care related science degree.
California Registered Nurse License upon hire
2 years experience in medical/surgical Nursing, Epidemiology, Microbiology or other related field.
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About the Team
The Sisters of Providence and Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange have deep roots in California, bringing health care and education to communities from the redwood forests to the beach shores of Orange county - and everywhere in between. In Southern California, Providence provides care throughout Los Angeles County, Orange County, High Desert and beyond.
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Requsition ID: 116333
Company: Providence Jobs
Job Category: Clinical Safety
Job Function: Clinical Support
Job Schedule: Full time
Job Shift: Day
Career Track: Clinical Professional
Department: 7500 MH INFECTION CONTRL
Address: CA Mission Viejo 27700 Medical Ctr Rd
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