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INFECTION PREVENTIONIST, Colorado Springs, CO, Full-tume, days, PH Job

Centura Health
company info
Type Full time Posted 7/31/2014
Salary - n/a - Starts 9/11/2014
CO - Colorado (All) - Colorado Springs Referral - n/a -    

Date:Sep 5, 2014

Location:Colorado Springs, CO, US

Company:Centura Health

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is a full-service, 522-bed acute care provider in Colorado Springs comprised of Penrose Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center. Penrose Hospital serves as the anchor hospital of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services with 364-licensed beds and the ability to provide tertiary (high tech) medical-surgical services with an emphasis on elective and outpatient care. Established in 1890, Penrose Hospital has grown to become a major health treatment and referral center, specializing in cancer care, cardiac care, emergency trauma care and physical rehabilitation. In 2008 we opened St. Francis Medical Center to keep pace with the growing needs of the Colorado Springs’ community on the north side of the city. St. Francis Medical Center features 172-beds and offers a modern Birth Center, Level IIIA Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Care Unit, Emergency Department, Level IV Trauma Center, Imaging Services, Surgical Services, and Critical Care Unit. It is also serves as Southern Colorado’s home base for the Flight For LifeĀ® Colorado air medical helicopter service. It’s an incredible time to join us as we celebrate our sixth consecutive year as one of “America’s 50 Best Hospitals” by Healthgrades and recent Magnet Hospital designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for superior quality in nursing care. With 300+ days of annual sunshine, mild winters and easy access places like Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods and some of Colorado’s top destination resorts, you will enjoy an incredible lifestyle while having the career you’ve always wanted. For more information about Penrose — St. Francis Health Services, visithttp://www.penrosestfrancis.org/.




Position summary

Oversight responsibility for facility-wide infection prevention and control program.  This role will direct others within the entity towards process improvements that support the reduction of healthcare acquired infections.  Position provides leadership for development and implementation of a hospital-wide infection prevention and control plan, leads the activities of the Infection Prevention and Control Committee, educates other practitioners on the system-based causes for infections, consults with management and staff, develops and implements evidence-based programs that support effective infection prevention and control strategies.


Ultimately, the infection preventionist is responsible for integrating the infection prevention and control program into all applicable organization components/functions by way of consultation, participation at meetings, and the establishment of effective communication and reporting systems with hospital leaders and associates.

education requirements

  • A degree in clinical related (RN, Med Tech or other Clinical Specialty) with infection control experience

  • Prefer MSN, MPH or other associated masters degree

work experience requirements- 

  • Three years of clinical experience

  • Knowledge in epidemiological principles, infectious diseases, and sterilization, sanitation and disinfection practices.

  • Knowledge in adult education principles and patient care practices.

  • Excellent communication, problem-solving, statistical and analytical ability

  • A working knowledge of Microbiology and/or experience with epidemiology.



  • Valid licensure/Certification as per your clinical area of specialty in the state of Colorado

  • Certification in Infection Control upon hire or within 6 months of eligibility as defined by the APIC standards.


Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled. 

Nearest Major Market:Colorado Springs
Job Segment:Epidemiology, Rehabilitation, Medical, Public Health, Infection Control, Healthcare