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Providence Health & Services Infection Control Coordinator in Anchorage, Alaska

Description:

Providence is calling a Infection Control Coordinator (Infection Control, Day Shift, 1.0 FTE) at St Elias Specialty Hospital in Anchorage, Alaska. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position, you will:

  • Collect and interpret data on nosocomial infections through daily surveillances to include review of culture reports, temperature charts and isolation orders; prepare and distribute reports of findings to the Infection Control Committee to include interpretations, projections of trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions. Collect data in support of epidemiological studies of specific problems or problem areas to determine source of the problem and provide appropriate recommendations

  • Develop, update, and initiate isolation techniques and procedures in accordance with current standards of practice, rules, and regulations; ensure adherence with isolation techniques and procedures to provide optimum care to patients with nosocomial infections

  • Participate in maintaining policies and procedures which provide for a program of preventive medicine for hospital patients and personnel to include establishment of policies and procedures relating to exposure to infectious diseases, prevention of cross-contamination, and microbiologic sampling of hospital patient and personnel

  • Plan, organize, and conduct educational programs for hospital employees which convey specialized knowledge and skills to increase employee awareness of existence of nosocomial infections, techniques for avoidance and preventive measures to provide a safe environment for hospital employees and patients

  • Recommend and evaluate procedures or policy statements relating to infection control within St. Elias Specialty Hospital; maintain an updated reference manual on infectious diseases and hospital infection control as recommended by the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Hospitals

  • Facilitate the organization of regularly scheduled Hospital Infection Control meetings

  • Act as a source of reference and provide information relating to the field of infection control for all departments in the Hospital

  • Work closely with Quality, Risk, Safety, Environment of Care and other departments to facilitate a culture of perpetual safety and improvement

  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's or Associate's degree in Nursing or Nursing Diploma program with coursework in infection control and/or environmental/biological safety

  • State of Alaska Registered Nurse licensure

  • Certification in Infection Control (CIC) within 12 months or when eligible according to the (APIC) standards

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification

  • 2 years of nursing experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience

About St. Elias Specialty Hospital

St. Elias Specialty Hospital is owned by Providence Health System. The hospital has 59 beds, almost all private rooms. The facility features state of the art equipment to provide extended inpatient acute care for patients.

At St. Elias Specialty Hospital, we provide customized, physician-driven services for patients requiring longer stays in an acute care environment due to multiple or complex medical conditions. We are not a permanent placement for patients; rather we are an answer for many patients who are acutely ill and need to take the first steps towards rehabilitation or home.

Most of our patients are admitted from a traditional acute care hospital, often from the Intensive Care Unit. Families of patients are welcome to contact us to see if we might be an option for their loved one.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

http://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 Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. 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: Infection Prevention Nursing

Location: Alaska-Anchorage

Req ID: 260697

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