Providence Health & Services RN - Infection Preventionist in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Registered Nurse - Infection Preventionist to Providence Groth Building in Portland, OR.

This position will be involved with providing Infection Prevention services to Providence Medical Group (PMG) clinics throughout the Oregon Region. PMG is more than a primary care provider or clinic location. As part of Providence Health & Services, we are an integrated network of caregivers, specialists and clinical programs. We are committed to excelling in population health and hold ourselves accountable for improving health outcomes, experience and affordability for people who choose Providence. With 98 clinics in Oregon and SW Washington, we care for one in 12 Oregonians and want you to join us as we continue our commitment to our patients.

This is a brand new role within Providence's Infection Prevention team and is an exciting opportunity to work closely with the Director of Infection Prevention in the development of this new Infection Prevention service. The Infection Prevention RN needs to be self-motivated, have spectacular problem solving, organization, and analytical skills and has a great ability to develop and foster key relationships with a large group of leaders.

The Infection Prevention Nurse will:

  • Act as an agent of change and participate in the change process.

  • Assist with leading the organization's infection prevention and control improvement activities.

  • Develop regional standardized policies, procedures, standards, protocols, and evidence-based best practices in conjunction with physicians and infection control staff.

  • Align, evaluate and revise infection prevention plans with results of infection risk assessments.

  • Evaluate as identified by regulatory agencies (i.e. TJC, CMS, etc.), the effectiveness of the surveillance plan and modify as necessary. Maintain knowledge of current infection prevention trends, best practices, and collaborate with National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), reporting healthcare infections using defined CDC criteria.

  • Be accountable for the development, implementation, and oversight of a comprehensive regional and specific facility/ies Infection Prevention (IP) program.

  • Work in collaboration with IP program director, IP medical director, and IP peers follow all current Federal, State, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations.

  • Provide and supervise professional, independent infection prevention care.

  • Provide leadership and vision that supports collaborative planning and quality improvement in patient/employee safety while minimizing costs.

This position is eligible for:

  • Full-time benefits

  • PTO

  • Retirement options

  • Free TriMet pass


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN)

  • Current, unencumbered Oregon state Registered Nurse (RN) license

  • Certification in Infection Control or obtained within 2 years of hire

  • 4 years of clinical experience

  • Knowledge of current microbiology, infectious diseases, antimicrobial therapy, immunizations, aseptic technique, and patient care practices

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Master’s degree in nursing or public health

  • Working knowledge of national databases and/or programs

  • Knowledge of epidemiological principles, statistical methods and analysis of infection prevention and control data

  • Strong background in sterilization, disinfection and sanitation methods in a healthcare facility

  • Ambulatory nursing experience

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest health care 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 health care 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.

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

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 Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. 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: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 190933