• RN Infection Preventionist

    Requisition ID
    2018-9915
    Category
    Safety / Infection Control
    Facility
    Clovis Community Medical Center (CCMC)
    Location
    US-CA-Clovis
    Posted Date
    6/28/2018
  • Overview

    The Infection Preventionist is a vital member of our mission.

    In this role you will be responsible for the prevention, investigation, monitoring and reporting of the spread of diseases in hospitals.  Conducts, monitors and evaluates the CMC Infection Prevention surveillance program to reduce the risk of transmission of infectious diseases to patients, visitors, volunteers, physicians and employees. Works closely with the Director, Infection Prevention team and the rest of the CMC community to implement Infection Prevention policies, procedures and programs. Provides Infection Prevention education, conducts epidemiological investigations and recommends improvements. Serves as an Infection Prevention consultant to the CMC community. In conjunction with the Chairman of Infection Control Committee and in consultation with CMC Leadership, may institute any appropriate control measures, isolation procedures, or studies when there is an immediate infection risk to patients or personnel.

     

     

    Why are we the “Employer of first choice”?

    We provide a world of opportunity for professional growth and personal advancement by making the health and financial security of our employee’s a top priority. We embrace our responsibility to the people who make us the largest private employer in the central San Joaquin Valley by offering comprehensive and affordable medical benefits as part of your employment with CMC.  We value giving you a choice in your health coverage by providing three medical plan options.  You will also be offered prescription drug, dental and vision coverage, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, life and disability insurance, discounts on many goods and services, and an employer matched Tax Sheltered Annuity Plan (403(b)).

    Our team members enjoy additional benefits such as: education reimbursement, an employee gym, concierge service, and award winning cuisine. 

    Based in Fresno, California, we are a multi-specialty healthcare system comprised of four hospitals; Community Regional Medical Center, Clovis Community Medical Center, Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital, Community Behavioral Health Center. Additionally, our system includes other health care facilities and a physician residency program in conjunction with the University of California, San Francisco. Our primary service area is 15,000-square-miles, and we're home to the only combined, burn and Level 1 trauma center between Los Angeles and Sacramento. 

    Community Medical Centers is an equal opportunity employer, Affirmative Action employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected status.

    If you are looking to make a difference and value a purposeful, lasting career, we provide that in our 120 year old hospital system! For more information on why you should choose Community please click the link:https://www.communitymedical.org/

    Responsibilities

    • Acts as a consultant and resource in infection prevention for the CMC staff, patients and their family, physicians, and practitioners from other facilities.
    • Monitors and conducts epidemiological investigations of any clusters of infections above expected levels, single cases of unusual infections and emerging infectious diseases.
    • Develops, and conducts continuing in-service education programs for CMC employees and practitioners to ensure that infection prevention policies and procedures are adhered to.
    • Periodically reviews and revises the Infection Prevention manual.
    • Reports to and participates in the CMC Infection Control committee.
    • Maintains records of infection prevention surveillance activities. Prepares written reports as appropriate and required.
    • Assists in coordinating infection related employee health issues and employee exposure follow-up with Employee Health.
    • Utilizes leadership skills to enhance the work environment.
    • Ensures mandated reporting requirements are met to include the state and local Public Health Department, CMS and all other required reporting entities.
    • Facilitates collaboration with subject matter experts to develop infection prevention related practices, policies and procedures.
    • Develops, manages, and/or consults on databases and systems to perform clinical analyses of current performance as compared to national guidelines and/or benchmarks.
    • Maintains current knowledge of federal and state regulatory requirements. Offer recommendations for practice changes to meet regulatory requirements and CMC priorities and goals for patient safety.
    • Organizes and prioritizes workload as needed based on departmental and hospital priorities.
    • Monitors patient care and other essential areas/service lines for environmental deficits and risks as they relate to infection prevention.

    Qualifications

    Minimum required:

    Bachelor's degree in Nursing or field of specialty and three years related experience. Completion of basic course in Infection Control recognized by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control (APIC) OR obtain within two years of hire.

    Preferred: 

    Master’s degree in Nursing or field of specialty. Experience in Infection Prevention, Healthcare Education, Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases, Employee Health or Public Health.  

    Licenses/Certifications:

    Minimum required:

    Current California RN license, valid State of California Pharmacist license or other applicable clinical license. Certification in Infection Control (CIC) upon hire OR within three years of employment.

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