We are looking for an Infection Prevention Specialist for the Performance Improvement - Area Department at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital.
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Work Schedule: Full Time - 80 Biweekly Hours
Shift: 8-hour, Days
The Infection Prevention Specialist will support the organization's Infection Control Program. As an Infection Prevention professional, the employee will provide consultation, and support to all facility operations with professional accountability in the following functions: surveillance, epidemiological studies, outbreak control, data management and reporting, education, monitoring, consultation, and performance improvement.This position will focus on a sound ongoing knowledge of the Joint Commission's National Patient Safety Goals and regulatory mandates (SB 1058, 158, 739 and 1301) as they pertain to the organization's culture of safety. On a regular basis and as new information pertinent to the National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs) and regulatory mandates becomes available the Infection Control Data Analyst will be responsible for providing the organization's Patient Safety, Infection Control and Institutional Quality Committees with organization-wide data that demonstrates compliance. The Infection Prevention Specialist will aggregate, review, analyze and enter data that supports the organization's Patient Safety and Infection Control Programs. This includes interfacing with the Centers for Disease Control and California Department of Public Health (CDPH) by providing them with reports, including written summaries, data, information on special projects and compliance documentation. The Infection Control Data Analyst will perform extensive research that will substantiate clinical data reports by identifying supportive data. This position functions with minimal guidance. Exceptional skill in prioritizing and handling multiple tasks is essential. Must have the ability to effectively present data and communicate infectious disease and statistical concepts to all audiences.
Minimum Position Requirements:
Experience: 2 years experience in acute care hospital/ clinical setting.
Licenses/Certifications: Current California Licensure as a Registered Nurse as appropriate.
Preferred Position Qualifications:
Licenses/Certifications: Certification in Infection Control (CIC)
Providence St. Joseph Health (Providence) has worked for decades to improve health and quality of life in California's North Bay region, starting in Sonoma County, where the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange opened the doors of Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital in 1950. Today, we continue the mission begun by the Sisters to those we serve through an integrated spectrum of primary, urgent, acute, outpatient, palliative care and regional referral services. Sonoma County facilities aligned with Providence include the 278-bed Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, the region's only Level II trauma center. In addition, the 80-bed Petaluma Valley Hospital and 43-bed Healdsburg Hospital are secular (non-religious) affiliates of Providence. Our services also encompass three Urgent Care centers, Hospice of Petaluma, Memorial Hospice and North County Hospice, the Annadel Medical Group doing business as St. Joseph Health Medical Group, as well as the St. Joseph Home Care Network (post-acute care services). We act as a regional referral hub for outlying hospitals, while also providing outpatient behavioral health care, education to promote health and prevent chronic disease, rehabilitation, oral health care, community benefit programs, and more, all fostering health and quality of life throughout the area.
Providence provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Providence complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
Positions specified as "on call/per diem" refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as "as needed basis" to fill in for staff vacancies.
Company: Sonoma County Entities
Category: Infection Prevention Nursing
Req ID: R336739