Infection Control Practitioner
The Infection Preventionist (IP) at Legacy Health is committed to the prevention and control of diseases that can profoundly impact the community. As an IP, you are also responsible for identifying, investigating, monitoring and reporting healthcare-associated infections. The IP collaborates with teams and individuals to create infection prevention strategies, provide feedback, and sustain infection prevention practices. The ideal candidate will follow the Legacy mission to improve the health of those around us.
Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel is a regional center for the care of infants, children and teens. We offer unrivaled pediatric expertise in a state-of-the-art facility designed exclusively for children. From routine care to the most complex cases, pediatricians and families trust us to provide the most advanced medical and surgical care for kids.Responsibilities
The Infection Preventionist performs infection prevention and control activities for the Legacy multi-hospital system, and other duties as assigned by the Manager.Qualifications Education:
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing, or completion of American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) accreditation program for medical technologists.
Three to five years of hospital epidemiology preferred.
Ability to manage multiple tasks.
Excellent communication skills.
Ability to elicit the cooperation of others, i.e. hospital and medical staff. Ability to independently operate a personal computer with various software programs including the entire Microsoft Office suite of products (including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel).
Ability to educate adults.
LEGACY’S VALUES IN ACTION:
Follows guidelines set forth in Legacy’s Values in Action.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/DisabledLicensure
Current RN licensure by Washington and Oregon State Boards of Nursing, or completion of American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) accredited program with certification for medical technologists. Certification in Infection Control (CIC) must be obtained within three years of hire into this position.