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Providence Health & Services Infection Preventionist 2 - Infection Control in Everett, Washington

Description:

Providence is calling an Infection Preventionist 2 (1.0 FTE, Day Shift) to work in the Infection Control Department a t Providence Regional Medical Center Everett in Everett, Washington.

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The Infection Preventionist 2 is expected to work autonomously within the designated region and ministries. All Infection Preventionists (IPs) are accountable for implementation of and compliance with policies, practices, and processes of the infection prevention program at the ministry, region, and system level. In collaboration with the Infection Prevention leadership, and IP peers, all IPs will follow all current local, state, and federal guidelines, standards, and regulations. Infection Preventionists provide infection prevention consultative services focused on providing the highest quality care at the lowest cost to patient and organization. As with all PSJH caregivers, the IP performs all duties in a manner that reflects the mission, vision, and values of Providence St. Joseph.

In this position, you will:

  • Create and maintain strong relationships with colleagues from key departments as well as key leaders within the ministry and region

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

  • Review, analyze, and implement regulations, standards, and/or guidelines of applicable governmental agencies, accreditations bodies, and professional organizations. Conduct activities to maintain continuous preparedness for survey.

  • Identify opportunities for improvement based on observations, process, and outcome indicators and other findings and utilize performance improvement methodology to create and implement interventions using current scientific literature

  • Demonstrate expert level understanding of surveillance data gathering, use of surveillance software, definition application, and reporting while mentoring and auditing the work of junior IPs

  • Collaborate in the development and delivery of educational programs that related to infection prevention, control and epidemiology while evaluating the effectiveness of educational programs and learner objectives.

  • Support patients, families, administration, committees, healthcare providers, and ancillary staff in infection prevention, control, and epidemiology issues at a regional level

  • Function as super-user for surveillance applications, building reports and queries as needed to respond to departmental data needs

  • Collaborate with community health organizations, departments of health, PSJH care continuum, and other regional and system infection preventionists

  • Participate in preparation of the annual Infection Prevention Program Risk Assessment and Plan. Select indicators and design surveillance based on the projected use of the data.

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for this position include:

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

  • Certification by the Certification Board of Infection Control and Prevention (CBIC) required

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

  • Six (6) years healthcare or public health experience

  • Four (4) years Infection Control and Prevention or Epidemiology

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

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

  • Performance improvement background

About the hospital you will serve

Providence Regional Medical Center Everett in Everett, WA is the state’s most award-winning hospital for medical care; having received the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence four years in a row. Our new state-of-the-art 12 story hospital tower and the implementation of an electronic medical records system will significantly enhance our patient’s experience throughout the continuum of care.

The hospital is located in Snohomish County on the Sound and close to the mountains, so outdoor activities such as snow skiing, kayaking, and golfing are at your doorstep. The communities in Snohomish have all the comforts and appeal of small towns, with historical districts, beautiful homes, interesting boutiques, and unique restaurants, yet the city life of Seattle and Bellevue are just 30 minutes south, while the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver, BC lies only 2 hours north.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

https://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: Day

Job Category: Other Healthcare Support

Location: Washington-Everett

Req ID: 317938

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