Cottage Health has been a leader in Santa Barbara County for many years, and is consistently recognized by Fortune in the top 10 best places to work in healthcare.. As a non-profit healthcare system, we are dedicated to the well-being of our community and beyond. Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital has over 450 beds, making us the largest hospital system on the central coast. We are a teaching hospital, non-union and a level I trauma center.
Cottage Health seeks full-time 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.
Required: Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare/Science related field (e.g. Microbiology, Epidemiology or Nursing).
Preferred: Master's in Public Health & didactic course work in infection control, including either the CDC or APIC course.
Certification required within 2 years of employment: Board Certified in Infection Control and Epidemiology (CIC).
Preferred: Current California RN license and 2 years of infection control experience.
Must be able to work independently with minimum supervision. Intermediate computer skills in such areas as spreadsheets, databases, and electronic medical records.We offer an excellent compensation package that includes above-market salaries, premium medical benefits, optimal staffing ratio and a good life/work balance. Relocation and rental assistance available.