Registered Nurse (RN) - CIC, Infection Preventionist
Department: Infection Prevention & Control
With numerous awards and distinctions, including our recognition as Top Hospital of the Decade by The Leapfrog Group, Virginia Mason has transformed health care through our innovations in patient safety and our ability to provide patients in our community with easier access to our high-quality care. Consisting of a 336-bed hospital in Seattle, WA, and an extensive network of primary and specialty care clinics throughout the Puget Sound region, joining Virginia Mason is an exceptional opportunity to partner with nationally recognized physicians and peers, and an organization recognized as the benchmark for health care.
As a member of our team, you will contribute to the strength of our Team Medicine approach to collaborative medicine. You will also help to further our commitment to continuous improvement through our Virginia Mason Production System, and our philosophy of empowering you to facilitate real change in the delivery of care. Join us, and find out how many ways Virginia Mason offers you the chance to focus on what really matters - your patients.
The RN, Certified in Infection Control (CIC)- Infection Preventionist works with patients/families, staff and systems to achieve quality, cost-effective, patient-focused outcomes within a specialty area. Focus areas are clinical practice, teaching, research and consulting. Provides guidance and mentorship to non-certified RN, Infection Preventionist.
- Bachelor's degree in Nursing required.
- A current and valid Washington State Registered Nurse License is required for this position.
- Certification in infection control (CIC)
- At least five years experience in a clinical nursing capacity, including two years experience as an RN-Infection Preventionist.
Skills for the following also required:
- Utilizing evidence to develop, teach, guide and implement best practices, professional standards, and organization policies.
- Engaging in interactive consultation to aid in shaping practice and improve the quality and comprehensiveness of care.
- Using computerized information systems to support advanced nursing process decisions with an understanding of scientific methodologies to evaluate outcomes.
- Communication and education using disciplined inquiry/research and ethical reasoning to make decisions, describe reality and anticipate the future accurately.
- Recognizing what is working well, what needs to be fixed, and what interventions best predict the achievement of quality, cost-effective patient care and outcomes.
- Self-reflection and receiving feedback on strengths and weaknesses with an openness for continued learning and personal growth.
Master's degree in Nursing is preferred.
Virginia Mason offers much more than competitive compensation and benefits. With continuing education opportunities and the added potential of relocation assistance, you will find our commitment to your well-being is both rewarding and refreshing.
There is also the lifestyle benefit that comes with finding yourself in the heart of the Pacific Northwest. Surrounded by the vibrancy and sophistication of one of the most livable cities in the country, finding the perfect urban or outdoor pursuit will instinctively and pleasurably become second nature.
We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.