Providence Health & Services Infection Preventionist in Everett, Washington

Description:

Providence is calling an Infection Preventionist (0.9, Days) to work for the Infection Prevention Department at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Washington.

This position supports infection prevention and control through surveillance and investigation of infections, development and review of infection control policies and procedures, consultation, research, and education activities. The IP assists the hospital in complying with accreditation requirements and local, state, and federal guidelines, standards, and regulations

In this position you will:

  • Develop and implement standards that control and lower the risk of endemic and epidemic infectious processes for patients, visitors, and staff

  • Facilitate the development of departmental and interdepartmental plans to control emerging pathogens

  • Monitor and document patients with nonsocomial infections, report any cluster of infections or single isolates of unusual strains to the Coordinator or Manager

  • Enhance the quality of patient care through the establishment of fiscally responsible infection control and employee health practices which promote the well being and productivity of all medical center personnel

  • Assure communicable diseases are reported to Public Health

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.

  • 3 years healthcare experience.

  • Certification in Infection Control within 1 year of hire

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in healthcare related field.

  • Strong clinical background and ability to understand documentation in the context of an electronic health record.

  • 1 years in day-to-day experience in Infection Prevention.

  • Certification in Infection Control.

About the department you will serve.

Providence Regional Medical Center Everett in Everett, WA is the state’s most award-winning hospital for medical care; having received the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence four years in a row. Our new state-of-the-art 12 story hospital tower and the implementation of an electronic medical records system will significantly enhance our patient’s experience throughout the continuum of care.

The hospital is located in Snohomish County on the Sound and close to the mountains, so outdoor activities such as snow skiing, kayaking, and golfing are at your doorstep. The communities in Snohomish have all the comforts and appeal of small towns, with historical districts, beautiful homes, interesting boutiques, and unique restaurants, yet the city life of Seattle and Bellevue are just 30 minutes south, while the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver, BC lies only 2 hours north.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/

Our Mission

As people of Providence, we reveal God's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. Providence employs more than 82,000 caregivers (employees) across a five-state area; AK, WA, MT, OR, and CA. Our facilities include 34 hospitals, 600 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and other health and educational services. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Infection Prevention Nursing

Location: Washington-Everett

Req ID: 165305