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RN-Infection Prevention Practitioner - Infection Prevention - Full Time - 8 Hour - Days

Company: John Muir Health
Location: Walnut Creek
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description:

The RN - The Infection Prevention Practitioner coordinates the Infection Prevention Program activities by providing surveillance, education, and expert consultative services relative to the prevention, detection, identification and control of infectious / communicable diseases and healthcare associated Infections (HAIs) within the hospital and or the physician network.Education:

Bachelor of Science - Nursing - Required or Equivalent or related field - Required

Completion of CDPH-HAI - California Department of Public Health (Healthcare Associated Infections) - Preferred


3 years Nursing - Acute Care - Required

1 year Healthcare - Infection Prevention - Required or Comparable education considered in lieu of experience

1 year Healthcare - Epidemiology/Public Health - Required or Comparable education considered in lieu of experience

Continuous Improvement - Process Improvement - Required

Infection Prevention Surveillance and Reporting Databases - Preferred


RN Registered Nursing - California Board of Nursing - Required

CIC Certification in Infection Control - Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology - Preferred or Must be Obtained within 2 years of hire


Epidemiological principles and statistical methods relevant to infection prevention and infectious disease process.

Basic principles of general, clinical and environmental microbiology.

The cause and prevention of communicable diseases; preventing/controlling the transmission of infectious agents.

Principles used in sterilization, disinfection and sanitation in a healthcare facility.

Teaching and learning principles necessary for developing, implementing and evaluating education programs related to infection prevention.

Identification and intervention/implementation of strategies for performance improvement projects in areas focused on improving patient safety and infection prevention and containment.

Must be able to maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of individuals.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills with large audiences.

Knowledge of principles of change management.

Understanding of accreditation and regulatory requirements related to infection prevention, including The Joint Commission (TJC), California Title 22, and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), etc.

Proficient in Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point).

Ability to apply statistical methods, pay close attention to detail and present accurate data and reports.

A high degree of organizational skills, ability to set priorities, manage multiple demands and the ability to complete tasks under strict time lines is required.

Ability to work as a collaborative leader within an interdisciplinary team.

Consistent demonstration of professional growth within the Infection Prevention specialty.

Work Shift:

08.0 - 08:00 - 16:30 No Waive (United States of America)Pay Range:

$72.66 - $99.00HourlyOffer amounts are based on demonstrated/relevant experience and/or licensure.

Note: Positions at JMH which are exempt (not eligible for overtime) under the level of Manager are listed as hourly for compensation purposes on this posting. The work shift will contain the word 'exempt' on it.
Scheduled Weekly Hours:


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