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California Hospital Medical Center: Infection Preventionist

California Hospital Medical Center

This is a Full-time position in Los Angeles, CA posted January 11, 2022.

OverviewFounded in 1887, Dignity Health California Hospital Medical Center is a 318-bed, acute care, nonprofit hospital located in downtown Los Angeles.

The hospital offers a full complement of services including a Level II trauma center, the Los Angeles Center for Womens Health, obstetrics and pediatric services, and comprehensive cardiac and surgical services.

The hospital shares a legacy of humankindness with Dignity Health, one of the nations five largest health care systems.

Visit https://www.Dignityhealth.Org/socal/locations/californiahospital for more information.#RN-DHResponsibilitiesCollaborates with the department leader in all infection prevention related activities associated with surveillance, performance improvement, and education which are intended to ensure that the facility’s patients, personnel, and visitors will be protected from transmission of diseases and infection within the facility’s environment as identified in the core competency model by the Association for Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).Responsible for assisting the department to ensure compliance with Hospital Accreditation Standards, State and CMS regulations, and for the daily operations of the Infection Prevention Department.Assists the department leader with ongoing assessment and development of programs, policies and procedures, and forms to address the Infection Prevention needs of employees, volunteers, contract workers, independent contractors, physicians, registry workers, and students in accordance with the guidelines established by the regulatory agencies.Oversees and monitors the clinical work of staff.

Identifies competency and training needs.

Coordinates and oversees training.

Utilizes senior area staff to assist with training and provides clinical expertise.Identifies and implements updates to the Infection Prevention Program when new regulations and/or professional guidelines are published.QualificationsMinimum of three (3) years clinical experience in Nursing, Microbiology, Biology, Public Health, or other healthcare related field.Bachelor’s degree in Science (i.E.

Microbiology, Biology, Nursing, Public Health) or five (5) years of related job or industry experience in lieu of degree.An active license in state of practice is required for a Registered Nurse or Clinical Lab Scientist.Certification in Infection Prevention and Control by the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC) to be obtained during first two (2) years of hire.Knowledge of types, methods, tools and techniques used in infection prevention and control; ability to impede the spread of infection and disease.Knowledge of federal, state and local healthcare related laws and regulations; ability to comply with these in healthcare practices and activities.Knowledge of the factors contributing to quality patient care, and the ability to influence these factors in a positive way.Knowledge of and insight into all the pieces and parts that produce results and ability to utilize various methods and techniques to frame problems and situations from the perspective of their impact on the entire system; to make appropriate action plans and take the right risks.Understanding of the need to carefully evaluate the impact of emerging business situations and choose the best path forward and ability to select and assertively communicate actions and activities that maximize organization performance.Knowledge of the policies and techniques to manage a set of related projects within a program; ability to plan, organize, monitor, and control the set of projects, ensuring efficient utilization of technical and administrative resources, to achieve program objectives.