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Infection Preventionist

Company: Woodland Healthcare
Location: Woodland
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Overview
Dignity Health Woodland Memorial Hospital is Yolo County's largest health care provider serving the community since 1905. Woodland Memorial Hospital is a 108-bed acute care facility offering the most comprehensive range of health care services in Yolo County including inpatient and outpatient surgical services family birth center/labor and delivery emergency services home health services palliative care inpatient mental health services sleep disorders center and cancer care services. With strong ties to our community we believe in providing compassionate high-quality health care to you and your family close to home. Woodland Memorial Hospital is part of Dignity Health one of the nation's largest health care systems with a 22-state network. For more information please visit our website at www.dignityhealth.org/woodland.
Responsibilities
Collaborates 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, andvisitors will be protected from transmission of diseases and infection within the facility's environment as identified inthe core competency model by the Association for Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).
Qualifications
Minimum Requirement: - - - - - -Education and Experience: - - -

  • Bachelor's degree with a focus on epidemiology or an Associate degreein a healthcare-related field with three (3) years of healthcare-relatedexperience. -Licensure and Certifications: - - -
    • Certification in Infection Prevention and Control by the CertificationBoard of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC) to be obtainedduring the first two (2) years of hire. - - - -Required minimum knowledge, skills, abilities and training: - - - -
      • Demonstrates breadth and/or depth of professional/technical skillsand capabilities required for the position; shares knowledge; sets orcontributes to the Company's direction within area of expertise. -
        • -Knowledge of types, methods, tools and techniques used in infectionprevention and control; ability to impede the spread of infection anddisease. Able to lead RCAs for HAIs and implement action plans. -
          • -Knowledge of federal, state and local healthcare related laws andregulations; ability to comply with these in healthcare practices andactivities - -
            • -Knowledge of current professional society guidelines. Able to performliterature reviews to support performance improvement and practicechanges. - -
              • -Ability to assess a situation from an infection prevention perspectiveand recommends appropriate action within scope of responsibility toensure safe and quality patient care. - -
                • Ability to recognize, develop and provide educational programs oninfection prevention for all levels of personnel to improve theirinfection prevention knowledge base and practice. - -
                  • Knowledge of effective self-management practices and ability tomanage multiple concurrent objectives, projects, groups, or activities,making effective judgments as to prioritizing and time allocation. - -
                    • Actively seeks professional growth, demonstrates professionalism, andexhibits a good working rapport in all interpersonal interactions withdepartmental staff, healthcare personnel, contract workers, patientsand visitors and community agencies. - -
                      • Strong professional, organizational and interpersonal skills for workingwith teams, physicians, committees and senior management - -
                        • Excellent communication skills (oral and written), presentation style,including the ability to concisely present data to leaders, clinicians andstaff at all levels of the organization - -

Keywords: Woodland Healthcare, Woodland , Infection Preventionist, Other , Woodland, California

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