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Infection Preventionist

Company: Adventist Health
Location: Glendale
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

Adventist Health is more than an award-winning health system. We provide whole-person care to our communities and champion the greater good - from the operating room to the boardroom, we are driven by our unique passion to live God's love through health, wholeness and hope. From Oregon to Oahu, we have a calling to always do more. Now is your chance to apply your passion to our mission.We're looking for someone to join our team as an Infection Preventions who:Performs surveillance, analysis, interpretation and reporting of Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI) and infection prevention education. Writes and updates infection prevention policies and procedures to insure compliance with regulatory standards of The Joint Commission (TJC) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Centers for Medicaid/Medicare Services (CMS,) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other nationally organized agencies recommendations and requirements. Is proficient in hospital epidemiology principles and is responsible for the surveillance, analysis, interpretation and reporting of hospital acquired infections.Essential Functions:

  • Conducts surveillance and epidemiology reviews for implementation of the surveillance plan for services provided and populations served utilizing National HealthCare Safety Network standard definitions to classify events, outcomes, and reports. Provides reports to appropriate customers and key stakeholders for significant findings and trends using epidemiologic principles with analysis to drive change and improvement. Integrates surveillance with improvement plans, existing regulations, national standards and guidelines. Utilizes evidence based strategies to influence practice. Shares knowledge and skills with others to highlight the importance of evidence based strategies while bringing creativity and innovation to practice to engage with the adult learner. Works collaboratively with multiple levels of the organization including physicians and executives to design prevention strategies using performance improvement methods while aware of clinical and financial implications. Maintains a knowledge base of current Infection Prevention and Control information through networking, literature review and professional meetings. Supports educational programs to promote infection prevention measures across the system. Shares published research findings to support and promote best practice. Partners with local, state and federal regulatory bodies to ensure surveillance, outbreaks and regulations are met. Performs other job related duties as assigned.You'll be successful with the following qualifications:Education:
    • Bachelor's Degree (BSN) or equivalent combination of education/related experience: RequiredWork Experience:
      • Two years experience in acute care setting: PreferredRequired Licenses/Certifications:
        • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) or Basic Life Support certification: Preferred
        • CIC Certification: Required within 3 years.
        • Registered Nurse (RN) licensure in state of practice: PreferredAdventist Health is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our associates and patients. Therefore, we require that all associates receive all required vaccinations, including, but not limited to, measles, mumps, flu (based on the seasonal availability of the flu vaccine typically during October-March each year), COVID-19 vaccine (required in CA, HI and OR) etc., as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter. Medical and religious exemptions may apply.

Keywords: Adventist Health, Glendale , Infection Preventionist, Other , Glendale, Arizona

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