Infection Control Professional – Health System- Los Angeles
Relocation Package Offered!
Acting as an expert resource/consultant in one or more than one care setting (primary, secondary, tertiary, continuing care), the Infection Prevention Professional/Epidemiologist contributes to the provision of high quality patient care by promoting and implementing infection prevention and control practices and compliance with regulatory agency requirements.
Through interdisciplinary and collaborative actions, evaluates occupational health exposures/issues and assists with the determination of proper care and planning related to infection prevention and control; participates in the identification, prevention and control of infections by data collection, surveillance and analysis, development of verbal and written reports, educational programs for personnel and patients as needed. Serves as a liaison with the Department of Health Services and reports communicable diseases as required. Participates in research on infection control issues related at the local and Regional levels. Assists client departments in preparations for accreditation and licensure surveys in both the acute and ambulatory care areas as well as other Regulatory Standard reviews (e.g. Cal-OSHA, CDPH, CMS, etc.).
Expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery, and world-class chronic disease management. Dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education, and the support of community health.
CA RN License (or possibly other licensed clinician) is required.
Minimum one (1) year as an Infection Control Professional
Bachelor’s degree in a related field or four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.
Prefer to also have:
CIC certificate, acute Operating Room RN experience
Minimum two (2) years of experience as an Infection Control Professional in an acute care hospital
Master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, environmental health, microbiology or other public health related field.
Certification in Infection Control to be attained within two years.
Current license to practice nursing or other related healthcare discipline preferred.