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Job Title: Infection Preventionist
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Organization: PeaceHealth
Posted: 8/10/2017
Type: Part-time
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Vancouver,  WA   
Compensation: Hourly compensation starts at: $39.10, more depending on experience
Position Description: Infection Preventionists assure that PeaceHealth implements best practices and processes to reduce and eliminate hospital acquired infections, incorporates appropriate vaccination and prevention strategies, and accurate methods of surveillance and reporting of infection rates. Accountable to achieve all PeaceHealth Infection Prevention goals. Ensures that PeaceHealth meets or exceeds all regulatory and accreditation requirements associated with infection control. Responsible, in collaboration with other health care team members, for the surveillance of healthcare acquired infections; educating caregivers about infection prevention; and developing policies and procedures to insure rigorous infection prevention and control standards to reduce the risk of infection to patients, visitors, and caregivers. Assures compliance with external agency guidelines including accreditation bodies, OSHA, State Epidemiology and Public Health Department, and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) requirements.

Qualifications: We welcome MPH prepared applicants.

EDUCATION: •Bachelor’s degree preferred in public health, epidemiology, nursing (AA degree acceptable) or medical technology program (American Society for Clinical Pathology), or other equivalent discipline, or experience in the field of infectious disease and prevention. •Master’s in Nursing, Public Health or Epidemiology preferred.

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING: •Minimum of two years experience in a health care environment in a same or similar role •Experience and knowledge in infection prevention practices, microbiology, epidemiology and adult learning •Leadership experience preferred.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: •Professional certification in infection control (CIC). If not certified, must develop plan to continue education and pass the national CIC exam within 2 ½ years of date of hire •Maintain membership and active participation in the Association for Practitioners in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) or SHEA. •If RN or other healthcare professional, must have current state licensure.

OTHER SKILLS: •Proficient use of computers including MS Office applications •Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written •Ability to gather and organize data in a thorough and effective manner •Excellent interpersonal skills

Organization Description: PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi- specialty medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission.

Closing Date: 11/10/2017
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Contact Name: Catherine Kroll,  Infection Preventionist
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