Job Description

This Infection Control Specialist position is full time located at 6200 N. La Cholla Blvd.

Education: Bachelor's Degree in a health care related field or equivalent experience in the field of hospital epidemiology and infection prevention.               

Licenses/Certifications: Preferred: Certified in Infection Control

  1. Identifies hospital and community acquired infections. Informs authorities of reportable diseases. . Maintains agency/program compliance with local, state, federal regulations and accreditation agencies.
  2. Collects data and keeps records of infections. Investigates clusters of infections or changes in patterns of infections. Demonstrates proficiency at hospital wide and/or department specific computer software and technology.
  3. Supports hospital infection prevention and control policies and interprets them for staff, acting as an educational resource to staff. Recommends changes in infection control policies on Infection Control.
  4. Collects, aggregates, displays and conducts analysis of data obtained from monitoring and evaluating the quality of patient care.
  5. Participates in hospital/medical staff committee meetings as required and attends and serves on professional/civic service organizations as hospital representative.
  6. Develops, implements and evaluates standards of care consistent with the Performance Improvement Program.
  7. Corrects unsatisfactory conditions that may arise in any phase of operations.
  8. Acts as a liaison with nursing/ancillary/medical staff and community agencies to facilitate problem solving and coordinate services.
  9. Supports Employee Health Program including post-exposure investigation and staff education as applicable.

10. Develops and implements continuing education programs and in-service training.

Northwest Healthcare is a multi-faceted network dedicated to providing safe, quality care at each of our locations.  With two (soon to be three) hospitals, two freestanding emergency centers, four urgent care locations and a large physician practice including primary care and a variety of specialists, Northwest Healthcare offers you a wide range of settings in which to work.  Common among them all is not only the commitment to providing safe patient care, but to employee satisfaction and growth.  It is a culture of teamwork, respect and appreciation for all employees—whether caring for patients directly or working in a support role.  NWHC is accredited by The Joint Commission and is an equal opportunity employer:  race, gender, disability and Veteran status, and VEVRAA Federal Contractor – priority referral Protected Veterans requested.

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