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Infection Preventionist - Non RN

San Joaquin Community Hospital Type Full time Posted 1/14/2014
Salary - n/a - Starts 4/22/2014
CA - California (All) - Bakersfield Referral - n/a -    
Infection Preventionist - Non RN
Department:Infection Prevention
Schedule:Full time
Shift:Shift varies
Job Details:

Summary of Duties

?The Infection Preventionist is a professional who is responsible for directing the multiple facets of the Infection Prevention Program for the organization including coordination, management, consultation, surveillance, liaison, in-service education, and review of Medical Records as necessary. The Infection Preventionist acts as the Infection Prevention Officer and is responsible to “drive” the Quality Assessment Performance Improvement (QAPI) Program as it relates to Infection Prevention. The Infection Preventionist assures that the Continuum of Care is a high quality from admit to discharge and post-hospital course by reducing infection risks to patients and personnel through surveillance, assisting in teaching pertinent Infection Prevention and Isolation policies and procedures at all employee levels, and ascertaining the needs for monitoring programs in any given area in an effort to identify and minimize to the lowest level infection hazards in the environment. The Infection Preventionist extends these services and knowledge beyond the walls of the institution by serving as consultant in the area of Infection Prevention for other hospitals.


Qualifications & Requirements

A minimum of 3 years acute care hospital experience, with 2 years infection prevention experience preferred

Ability to communicate effectively (verbally and written)

Certification as an Infection Control Practitioner preferred or must be eligible to set for board examination within one year of hire.

Demonstrated ability to effectively utilize the following equipment / software: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Education preparation in the field of Epidemiology

Knowledge of basic skills of leadership, management, teaching, communication and patient care

Must possess Current American Heart Association BLS or American Red Cross Professional Rescuer Certification

Works well with others in a team-orientated environment, including support of other co-workers’ job duties in a manner that further advances the goals and objectives of the whole organization