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Providence Infection Preventionist in Anchorage, Alaska

Description:

Providence is calling an Infection Preventionist (Epidemiological Services, Day Shift, 1.0 FTE) to Providence Alaska Medical Center 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:

  • Daily review and follow-up of microbiological reports to monitor the presence of infectious microorganisms. Reports must be reviewed concurrently so that data can be analyzed in a timely manner and appropriate action taken.

  • Perform data collection and analysis, and identifies hospital acquired infections. This includes reviewing patient records, documenting the appropriate information, reviewing with the Medical Director, and entering information into the computer database. Timely reporting and presentation to appropriate individuals and/or committees.

  • Timely reporting of communicable diseases to the public health departments.

  • Act as an Infection Control resource for departments. Assists with education and in-servicing of current and comprehensive policies and procedures.

  • Develop education activities that address all requirements of infection control specified by JCAHO, federal, state and local laws.

  • Assist with implementation of interventions to address identified infection control issues as needed.

  • Assist with implementation of infection control programs.

  • Identify, gather, and analyze all pertinent information necessary to accomplish Infection Control projects.

  • Timely reporting and written follow-up to non-hospital personnel as mandated by the Ryan White Act.

  • Participate in consultative services for patients, visitors, general public, volunteers, physicians, and staff members.

  • Establish strong team relationships, building trust and open communication.

  • Assume tasks as directed when manager is absent.

  • Completes Competency Plan for assigned job and department.

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a healthcare-related discipline. Nursing, Microbiology, or Pharmacy degree

  • Knowledge of the principles of epidemiology, statistics, sterilization, disinfection, and sanitation

  • Ability to read and interpret medical records, microbiology reports and enter data into a database

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Alaska

  • Licensure/certification in infection control

  • Experience with responsibility for infection control procedures programs

About Providence Alaska Medical Center

Providence Health & Services Alaska is among nation’s best employers for healthy lifestyles! The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, has honored Providence Alaska for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging our caregivers (employees) and families to support and maintain healthy lifestyles. Mountain-Pacific Quality Health has awarded Providence Alaska Medical Center with its Quality Achievement Award for high-quality care in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention. This is the highest honor awarded by Mountain-Pacific.

As the state’s largest hospital, Providence Alaska Medical Center provides full-service, comprehensive care to all Alaskans, a role unmatched by any other in the state. Within our community, you will find top notch ski resorts, kayaking, and wildlife. Enjoying the outdoors is just one of many reasons to live in and explore Alaska!

For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, visit:

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 is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. 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: Other Healthcare Support

Location: Alaska-Anchorage

Req ID: 265233

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