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Infection Preventionist (Non-RN)

Company: Yuma Regional Medical Center
Location: Yuma
Posted on: June 11, 2019

Job Description:

Posting Title Infection Preventionist (Non-RN) Location YRMC - Other Job Location Address 2400 S. Avenue A Position Summary Infection Preventionist (Non-RN) develops and maintains written policies and procedures related to infection prevention which comply with regulatory agencies for the Yuma Regional Medical Center and outpatient settings. While functioning within their scope of practice (non-RN), the Infection Preventionist effectively and efficiently utilizes self motivating, organizational, detail focused, and data analytical skills to perform infection prevention surveillance activities at YRMC and assist the healthcare team regarding proper care of infected patients including isolation procedures. The Infection Preventionist will work closely with Employee Heath regarding programs for influenza vaccination and tuberculosis screening. The Infection Preventionist utilizes excellent oral, written communication and presentation skills to share information, education and recommendations to reduce and stop the spread of infection in patients, clients, visitors, healthcare workers, and in the community. Reviews current standards and literature are reviewed and practiced to reduce costs at no increased risk to patients and clients. Posting Department Quality Services Posting Department Description The overall goal of the Quality Service Department is to support the mission of the Hospital through quality measurement and performance activities using, in particular, Six Sigma Methodology, in order to promote and maintain comprehensive quality care and safety for patients and the community. This is currently accomplished through continuous measurement and assessment of organizational issues, concerns or areas that directly or indirectly impact patient care or Hospital processes. The Quality Services staff provides data collection, analysis, development and consultation for quality and performance issues. Successful implementation of the best practice guidelines contained within Core Measure data sets is an important goal of the department and two data abstractors are members of the staff to assist in this process. Regulatory Compliance coordinates and ensures Yuma Regional Medical Center's compliance with the regulations and standards of local, state and federal agencies and accrediting organizations. Our current accreditation is through the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. The Infection Control program goals are outlined in the Infection Control Program Plan. The Infection Control Coordinator functions in an advisory/consultant role to all departments throughout the Hospital. Patient Safety is an essential component of all that we do within Yuma Regional Medical Center. To that end, attaining and maintaining the Patient Safety Goals of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement is an expectation of Yuma Regional Medical Center. Area of Interest Professional Start Date Immediately Work Week 40 Daily Hours 8 Bi-Weekly Hours 80 External Education Education Required: Bachelor's Degree in Science, Medical Technology, or related field. CIC (Certified Infection Control). Education Preferred: Master Degree of Public Health (MPH) or related field with CIC (Certified Infection Control). External Experience Experience Required: 2 years of experience in infection prevention. Computer proficiency (must be able to pass computer proficiency assessment) Experience Preferred: 4 years infection prevention and epidemiology experience in an acute care hospital. Experience with EPIC Electronic Health Record or similar electronic record systems. Requires Call No Relocation No Job Status SALARY-FT Apply

Keywords: Yuma Regional Medical Center, Yuma , Infection Preventionist (Non-RN), Healthcare , Yuma, Arizona

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