Infection Preventionist

JOB SUMMARY/PURPOSE Plans, organizes, coordinates and evaluates the Infection Prevention Program. Implements a hospital-wide Infection Prevention Program. Assists the organization with regulatory compliance. Conducts the activities of surveillance by collecting monthly nosocomial infection rates, identifies and monitors trends, initiates problem solving and analyzes outcomes. DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION The Quality Improvement team supports and guides collection and analysis of organizational performance data for the purposes of reporting and improvement and under the primary objectives of patient safety, patient satisfaction, and population health. We maintain collaborative relationships with Risk Management, GME, Nursing, Medical Staff Services and with QI staff at all SHS sites. EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS One (1) of the followingrequired: Current unencumbered Oregon RN license and five (5) years recent acute care nursing experience. ASCP, AMT or equivalent certified Medical Laboratory Scientist and five (5) years infection prevention experience. Bachelor's degree, Infection Control certification (CIC) and four (4) years Infection Preventionist experience. Healthcare provider BLS required. Successful completion of IC education courses preferred. Infection Control certification (CIC) preferred. KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES Communication - Effective written and oral communication skills to explain complex issues, exchange information between team members, and tactfully discuss issues. Ability to perform group presentations and listen to and understand complex information and ideas.  Quality Control - Knowledge of medical practice, quality management techniques, treatment methodology, data collection techniques and classification systems. Ability to evaluate quality or performance. Skilled in patient care assessment and data collection, including statistical applications. Conflict resolution - Ability to proactively resolve conflicts in a positive and constructive manner. Possess the knowledge and skills to handle complaints, settle disputes, and negotiate with others to reach mutually beneficial decisions. Computer Literacy - Working knowledge and skill of computer programs: word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and the hospital information system. Systems Analysis/ Evaluation - Knowledge of how a system works and how changes will affect outcomes. Ability to identify measures of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance to meet certain goals. Time Management - Ability to organize, plan and prioritize work to complete within required time frames and to follow-up on pending issues. Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously and thrive in dynamic fast-paced environments and under pressure. 41476
Salary Range: $80K - $120K
Minimum Qualification
5 - 7 years

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