Sutter Health Infection Preventionist in Modesto, California

Description

Serving the greater Stanislaus County with 423 acute care beds, Memorial Medical Center MMC at http://www.memorialmedicalcenter.org/ provides a full continuum of care, including:

  • 24-hour emergency care

  • inpatient and outpatient surgery

  • specialty services in obstetrics, pediatrics, nuclear medicine, dialysis therapy, diagnostic imaging, intensive care, sleep disorders and physical therapy

  • a Level II Trauma Center

Memorial Medical Center is an accredited Chest Pain Center and STEMI (heart attack) Receiving Center.

MMC is part of Sutter Health at http://annualreport2015.sutterhealth.org/ , one of the nation’s top five large health systems at http://news.sutterhealth.org/2016/04/25/sutter-health-named-among-top-u-s-health-systems/ thanks to its integrated network of physician, employee and volunteer pioneers—more than 60,000 people strong. Rooted in Sutter Health’s not-for-profit mission, these team members partner to deliver exceptional care that feels personal. From physician offices to hospitals to outpatient care centers and home services, they proudly support and learn from the more than 3 million people in their care—nearly 1 percent of the U.S. population, in one of the most diverse and innovative regions in the world.

The Infection Preventionist develops and coordinates surveillance, education, and consultation and other assigned concurrent quality management activities in the as assigned by the Director of Quality and Safety.

  • Provides leadership in epidemiology and infection control.

  • Investigates, monitors and reports outbreaks, communicable disease exposures, and potential transmissions.

  • Conducts concurrent infection control surveillance and uses surveillance data to develop appropriate interventions.

  • Helps implement guidelines and evaluates practice to ensure that guidelines are applied consistently.

  • Identifies and/or responds to needs for consultation about emergency or recurrent problems that need to be resolved.

  • Provides consultation for regulatory compliance, construction issues, disaster and surge planning, maintenance of infection prevention and patient safety strategies, and during emergent or existing and ongoing issues.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications :

  • Bachelor degree in either Microbiology, Nursing, Public Health, Epidemiology, or other Healthcare related field.

  • Minimum of 1-3 years' experience in infection prevention, including nursing, epidemiology, public health or related field may be substituted.

  • Must be able to travel in and out of Stanislaus County, a times, on short notice. Travel may also include transcontinental air flights, Must be able to travel either alone or in a group.

  • Driver License, valid and in state - DL Number

  • Automobile Insurance

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Master degree in either Microbiology, Nursing, Public Health, Epidemiology, or other Healthcare related field.

  • Registered Nurse - State Licensure

Skills & Knowledge :

  • Knowledge of microbiology terminology.

  • Basic mathematical and data analysis skills (rate calculation, trend analysis, etc.).

  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills, both written and verbal,

  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Power Point and Excel

Primary Location: California, Central Valley, Modesto

Organization: Memorial Medical Center, Modesto

Employee Status: Regular

Employee Referral Bonus: No

Benefits: Yes

Position Status: Exempt

Union: No

Job Shift: Day

Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift

Days of the Week Scheduled: Monday-Friday

Weekend Requirements: Other

Schedule: Full Time

Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 80

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.