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Position Details

Department: Infection Prevention
Category: Nursing
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 512818
Date Posted: 5/21/2020
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

This position develops and maintains the Infection Prevention and Control program across the continuum of care at PCH. Practitioners work in collaboration with hospital staff, medical staff and Infection Prevention and Control physicians. Surveillance encompasses the facility, employees and patients. Practioners assist staff to prevent infections as well as ensuring care that of infected patients is appropriate and based on best practice. The program aligns and supports all applicable standards, state/federal regulations and guidelines.

PCH Values

  • Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
  • Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
  • Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
  • Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
  • Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.

Position Duties

  1. Actively participates in community-based pediatric initiatives and serves as a representative of the Hospital for national pediatric efforts.
    • Serves as an expert for internal projects and initiatives using evidence based protocols and best practice from other national initiatives.
    • Creates appropriate metrics and outcome measures for all initiatives.
    • Participates in national or state initiatives and programs to improve infection prevention and control practice.
    • Conducts accurate data collection and submission to appropriate agencies or comparative databases.
  2. Effectively coordinates Infection Prevention and Control Program enterprise-wide.
    • Works in a collaborative manner with all staff to create infection prevention projects, initiatives and work plans that address prevention as well as control of infections.
    • Works professionally and collaboratively with medical staff and designated Infection Control Physician(s)
    • Effectively implements appropriate methods and practices for preventing and controlling infections.
    • Presents data, interventions and outcomes (clinical and financial) in an accurate and clear manner using appriopriate analysis to appropriate committees as needed.
    • Integrate efforts into organization-wide Quality Improvement program and systems.
    • Directs, implements, and evaluates development of departmental, functional, and/or service related policies and procedures.
    • Proactively assesses program, service, and functional effectiveness.
    • Works in an independent, professional and autonomous manner.
  3. Collaborates with other key departments to impact outcomes
    • Works collaboratively and in conjunction with Occupational Health to plan, develop, and direct a comprehensive Occupational Health program to ensure timely notification and communication with employees and departments of required health screens, immunizations, and incidents of communicable disease exposure.
    • Investigates communicable health hazards to ensure development and implementation of appropriate preventative measures to reduce potential exposure. Performs crisis intervention follow-up for incidents related to potential exposure to infectious diseases by patients and/or employees.
    • Integrates work and priorites with facilities and environmental services to promote and maintain evidence based practice.
    • -Works collaboratively with Infection Prevention and Control Committee to develop and monitor appropriate standards of care, policies and procedures, related systems and processes to ensure compliance with applicable standards, regulations and laws.
    • Develops implements and evaluates the effectiveness of a variety of employee health and wellness, injury, infection, and exposure prevention education programs. Works collaboratively with Occupational Health, Safety, and Benefits to identify appropriate program materials and speakers.
  4. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
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Education
1. Bachelor in Nursing with five years nursing experience or Bachelors in Microbiology, Public Health Epidemiology, Biology, or related field with three years experience in infection prevention and control or epidemiology or MT (ASCP) certification as a Medical Technologist with five years experience in microbiology. Required
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Experience
1. Experience and/or responsibility for Infection Prevention and Control in previous work environments. Preferred
2. Three years experience in an acute care setting or health related field, such as direct patient care, clinical or laboratory research, epidemiology or infectious disease. Required
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Certifications/Licenses/Registries
1. Certification in Infection Control Preferred
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Climbing Occasionally
2. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) Occasionally
3. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) Frequently
4. Physical Requirement - Hearing Occasionally
5. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling Occasionally
6. Physical Requirement - Reaching Occasionally
7. Physical Requirement - Sitting Frequently
8. Physical Requirement - Standing Occasionally
9. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling Occasionally
10. Physical Requirement - Talking Frequently
11. Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling Occasionally
12. Physical Requirement - Walking Occasionally
13. Physical Requirement - Near Vision Frequently
14. Physical Requirement - Far Vision Frequently
15. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment Frequently
16. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment Applicable
17. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases Applicable
18. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid Applicable
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