Infection Prevention Specialist
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- CHOMP has been voted the Best Place to Work in Monterey County for 10 straight years
- Excellent Pay and Generous Benefits including a Pension and Continuing Education Reimbursement
- Excellent Team Oriented Culture
- Free Gym for Employees
Under the leadership of the Quality Management Department Director, the Infection Prevention (IP) Analyst is responsible for the surveillance, prevention, and control activities necessary to prevent and control infection. The Infection Prevention Analyst is responsible to assist in the development and maintenance of an infection control program consistent with the requirements, recommendations or standards of:
the Joint Commission; the California Code of Regulations, Title 22; the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA); and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Position includes IP policy and program development, standards interpretation and regulatory analysis, epidemiology and outbreak analysis and response. Facilitation of and/or participation in work groups or committees as required for IP program success. Collaboration with Employee Health related to employee infections/immunizations/prophylaxis after exposure. Active participation in environmental inspections, continuing education and in-services. Collaborates and partners with other Quality Management Department staff to facilitate and promote performance improvement in infection control. Serves as an internal resource for clinical performance improvement activities related to hospital-acquired infection prevention, detection and control. Participates in the Anti-microbial Stewardship program with other departments. Plays an active role during Joint Commission surveys and inspections by regulatory agencies. Creates, analyzes, and presents data reports related to infection prevention both internally and externally, including submission to the NHSN database.
1-3 years experience working in a healthcare setting. Previous experience in infection prevention or laboratory science and teaching adult learners preferred. Familiarity with Microsoft Office and an ability to learn and independently manage specialized infection control software.
Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Science, Laboratory Technology or Nursing.
CIC certification or the ability to obtain specialized (CIC certification) in infection prevention by the Association of Practitioners in Infection Control (APIC) within 3 years of clinical practice in IP.
Assigned Work Hours:
full- time exempt
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2022-1292