Prime Healthcare

Infection Control Preventionist

Facility St. Francis Medical Center
Location
US-CA-Lynwood
ID
2022-95909
Category
Clinical Professional
Position Type
Full Time
Shift
Days
Job Type
Exempt

Overview

Join an award-winning team of dedicated professionals committed to our core values of quality, compassion and community! St. Francis Medical Center, a member of Prime Healthcare, offers incredible opportunities to expand your horizons and be part of a community dedicated to making a difference.

 

St. Francis Medical Center is one of the leading comprehensive healthcare institutions serving Southeast Los Angeles. St. Francis is dedicated to providing vital healthcare services for the 700,000 adults and 300,000 children who count on the hospital for high quality and compassionate medical care. St. Francis is recognized for its full range of diagnostic and treatment services in specialties including Cardiovascular, Surgical, Orthopedics, Maternal-Child Health, Behavioral Health and Emergency and Trauma Care.  In addition, the hospital offers a broad array of education and outreach programs that advance community health. St. Francis Medical Center is a Certified Primary Stroke Center, Approved STEMI Receiving Center for Los Angeles County and designated Baby-Friendly healthcare facility by Baby-Friendly USA. Please visit www.stfrancismedicalcenter.com for more information.

Responsibilities

The Infection Control Preventionist is responsible for surveillance, prevention and control of infection.  Assists with policy and procedure development and implementation while maintaining CDC, OSHA, AOA HFAP/TJC/CMS/local regulatory and other regulatory agency standards or directives.  Acts as a primary education consultant to hospital employees, physicians, patients, volunteers and visitors in safe Infection Control/Prevention practices.  Coordinates all hospital infection control activities with the Infection Control Committee, Medical Staff and hospital employees.  Responds to potential exposures by communicating with patients, physicians, employees, volunteers and regulatory agencies.

Qualifications

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING

  1. Graduate from an accredited school with a Bachelor’s degree in medicine, nursing, epidemiology, microbiology, public health or other life science related field, preferred.
  2. If a registered nurse, must be licensed by the State where the facility is located.
  3. Current BLS certificate upon hire and maintain current.
  4. Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in a health care setting required.  One year or more of experience in infection control and/or employee health is preferred.
  5. APIC membership or other Infection Prevention Organization and attendance required upon acceptance.
  6. Successful completion of formal APIC courses in Infection Control desirable.
  7. Certification in Infection Control (CIC) preferred.

 

 

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status, disability, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or other protected characteristics.  If you need special accommodation for the application process, please contact Human Resources.  EEO is the Law: https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf

Options

Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed

Connect With Us!

Not ready to apply? Connect with us for general consideration.