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Providence Infection Preventionist 1 in Anchorage, Alaska

Description:

Providence is calling an Infection Preventionist 1 ( Epidemiological Services , Variable, 1.0 FTE) to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position you will:

  • Develop strong relationships with colleagues from key departments, including: Environmental Services, Emergency Preparedness, Pharmacy, Nursing Leadership, Surgery Leadership, Safety, Central Services, Quality, Medical Affairs, Facility Maintenance and Construction, Laboratory, Risk Management, Patient Safety, Linen Services, and Materials Management.

  • Demonstrate understanding of high reliability principles through use of tools, tones, and behaviors that promote patient safety.

  • Demonstrate understanding of regulatory and advisory guidelines through application.

  • Utilize and synthesize scientific evidence for decision making and intervention planning.

  • Effectively apply surveillance definitions and gather relevant surveillance data.

  • Present infection prevention related data in an effective manner that is appropriate to the audience.

  • Effectively navigate the electronic medical record and available surveillance software and tools.

  • Effectively and efficiently manage daily operations of infection prevention responsibilities, including (but not limited to) improvement, rounding, and consultation.

  • Identify occurrences, reservoirs, incubation periods, periods of communicability, modes of transmission, signs and symptoms of susceptibility associated with disease.

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Laboratory Science, Nursing, Public Health, or other health-related field

  • 3 years healthcare or public health experience. A Master's Degree in health-related field can be substituted for 2 of the 3 years of experience

  • RN candidates must be currently licensed in the state in which they are applying

  • APIC roadmap to Certification (CIC) within 2 years of hire

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's Degree in Laboratory Science, Nursing, Public Health, or other health-related field

About Providence Alaska Medical Center

Providence Health & Services Alaska is among nation’s best employers for healthy lifestyles! The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, has honored Providence Alaska for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging our caregivers (employees) and families to support and maintain healthy lifestyles. Mountain-Pacific Quality Health has awarded Providence Alaska Medical Center with its Quality Achievement Award for high-quality care in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention. This is the highest honor awarded by Mountain-Pacific.

As the state’s largest hospital, Providence Alaska Medical Center provides full-service, comprehensive care to all Alaskans, a role unmatched by any other in the state. Within our community, you will find top notch ski resorts, kayaking, and wildlife. Enjoying the outdoors is just one of many reasons to live in and explore Alaska!

For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, visit:

http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Other Healthcare Support

Location: Alaska-Anchorage

Req ID: 278027

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