Infection Prevention RN

Location: South Chandler, AZ
Date Posted: 08-01-2018
Infection Prevention RN - Hospital
South Chandler, AZ
*** This is a Full-Time, Benefits Available, CONTRACT-TO-HIRE opportunity, expected to convert into a PERMANENT role after an established timeframe! ***

Infection Prevention RN Job Summary: 
  • Assumes a primary role in providing an active, effective hospital-wide Infection Prevention Program that consists of surveillance, prevention and control of healthcare associated infections under the direction of the Director of Epidemiology/Infection Prevention.
  • Responsible for participating in Infection Prevention activities in collaboration with other professional disciplines to ensure effective and efficient patient care delivery and the achievement of desired patient outcomes.
  • Uses knowledge of patient’s age and cultural diversity in the provision of patient care.
  • Works independently to analyze surveillance findings and trends and researches evidence-based interventional strategies to address areas needing improvement.
  • Enters data into computer, prepares reports, conducts analytical studies and summarizes surveillance data.
  • Initiates epidemiological investigations of significant clusters of infections and single cases of unusual infection.
  • Assists with continuing infection control education and in-service programs to departments, including orientation for new employees.
  • Develops and presents educational programs designed to change caregiver practices based on surveillance findings and evidence-based protocols.
  • Serves on selected hospital and/or System committees or task forces in order to provide effective infection prevention-related input for policy and procedure development or practice improvement.
  • Provides input into the annual Infection Prevention Plan and assists in developing departmental priorities.
Infection Prevention RN Background:  
  • Valid, unrestricted state Registered Nurse (R.N.) license.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (BSN) or related field is preferred.
  • Association for Practitioners in Infection Control (APIC) training course or Certification in Infection Control (CIC) is preferred. 
  • Around 2-3 years’ acute care clinical nursing experience, including disease surveillance experience.
  • Requires current and valid CPR certification, or within 30 days of hire.
  • Demonstrated work history as part of an integrated team.
  • Ability to be highly productive and provide compassionate care in a diverse setting and in stressful situations.
  • Prefer prior experience working with Native American populations and/or programs.
480.264.0620 (CALL – TEXT – FAX)
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