Jan 06, 2020

Infection Control Practitioner (Part-Time; Days)

  • Cottage Health
  • Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Nursing

Job Description

Cottage Health seeks experienced Infection Control Practitioner to assist with data collection, education and research activities. Performs surveillance activities and applies an epidemiological approach to problem solving. Abstracts clinical data from various internal documentation sources and enters data into internal and external databases. Utilizes externally defined criteria/algorithms to determine healthcare-associated infection. Uses sound nursing judgment and ensures accurate and timely data entry required to meet reporting deadlines. Able to perform analysis and meaningful presentation of data. Participate in process improvement teams as directed.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing with current certification or degree in microbiology or other related professions. Must have had didactic course work in infection control, including either the CDC or APIC course.

Current CA Registered Nurse license with the requirement to obtain certification in Infection Control within 1 or 2 years depending upon experience in the field. Certification in Infection Control preferred. Minimum of two years' experience in Infection Control required.

We offer an excellent compensation package that includes above-market salaries, premium medical benefits, optimal staffing ratio and a good life/work balance.