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Providence Infection Preventionist in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling an Infection Preventionist to the Portland Service Area in Portland, OR.

(1.0 FTE, Days)

As a member of a regional team, assignments may be variable throughout the Oregon region.

We are seeking a Infection Preventionist that will be accountable for implementation of and compliance with policies, practices, and processes of the infection prevention program at the ministry, region, and system level. In collaboration with the Infection Prevention leadership, and IP peers, all IPs will follow all current local, state, and federal guidelines, standards, and regulations.

Infection Preventionists provide infection prevention consultative services focused on providing the highest quality care at the lowest cost to patient and organization. As with all PSJH caregivers, the IP performs all duties in a manner that reflects the mission, vision, and values of Providence St. Joseph.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Relationships: Develop strong relationships with colleagues from key departments, including: Environmental Services, Emergency Preparedness, Pharmacy, Nursing Leadership, Surgery Leadership, Safety, Central Services, Quality, Medical Affairs, Facility Maintenance and Construction, Laboratory, Risk Management, Patient Safety, Linen Services, and Materials Management

  • High Reliability: Demonstrate understanding of high reliability principles through use of tools, tones, and behaviors that promote patient safety

  • Regulatory: Demonstrate understanding of regulatory and advisory guidelines through application

  • Leading Practice: Utilize and synthesize scientific evidence for decision making and intervention planning

  • Surveillance: Effectively apply surveillance definitions and gather relevant surveillance data

  • Education: Present infection prevention related data in an effective manner that is appropriate to the audience

  • Use of Resources: Effectively navigate the electronic medical record and available surveillance software and tools

  • Scope of influence: Effectively and efficiently manage daily operations of infection prevention responsibilities, including (but not limited to) surveillance, rounding, and consultation

  • Epidemiology: Identify occurrences, reservoirs, incubation periods, periods of communicability, modes of transmission, signs and symptoms of susceptibility associated with disease


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Laboratory Science, Nursing, Public Health, -OR- other health-related field

  • RN candidates must be currently licensed in the state in which they are applying

  • Three (3) years healthcare -OR- public health experience

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's Degree in Laboratory Science, Nursing, Public Health, -OR- other health-related field

  • Experience as an Infection Preventionist

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

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Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. 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: Other Healthcare Support

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 273101