UC Davis Health System

Infection Prevention- CNII (43944280)
Location: Sacramento, California - United States
Posted: 2/14/2018

Infection Prevention- CNII

The Infection Prevention department at UCD is a dynamic and fast paced department. Infection preventionist perform a wide range of duties including active and passive surveillance for the purposes of identifying and reporting Hospital acquired infections, providing expert consultation to healthcare personnel within the system including the acute care hospital as well as numerous outpatient departments and primary care clinics and ensuring regulatory readiness. Responsibilities -Perform active/passive surveillance to determine status of HAI or other risk factors for infection. -Perform chart abstraction, data entry and analysis using NHSN. -Acts as a consultant by providing evidenced based guidance aimed at identifying risk factors for and reducing HAIs. -Provide expertise when participating or conducting environmental rounds. -Acts as an educator and mentor to support best practices related to infection prevention. -Actively participates on committees and work groups. -Maintains flexibility with schedule, carry pager and wear Vocera. -Establishes work priorities and meets deadlines. -Establishes professional goals and participates in mandatory and continuing education. -Seeks consultation for knowledge and skills outside the range of confidence or competence. Qualifications REQUIRED - Graduation form an accredited School of Nursing. - Possession of current California RN license. - CPR Certification. - External candidate: BSN required. Per Diem to Career: BSN required or in progress. PREFERRED - Master's degree in Nursing. - Experienced in performing surveillance and applying NHSN criteria - Minimum 3 years experience in Infection Prevention and Hospital Epidemiolgy. - Certified in Infection Control (CIC) preferred or certification eligible. - Must obtain CIC certification within 2 years of hire. SPECIAL REQUIREMENT - Works overtime as defined by the collective bargaining agreements, floats to other areas and works weekends and holidays. - Ability to safely lift 25 lbs. and assist in moving patients, and stand on feet over extended periods. - Knowledge of legal implications for clinical practice. - Knowledge of, and ability to utilize principles of adult learning. - Knowledge of performance improvement and evidence-based practice. - THIS POSITION MAY BE SUBJECT TO A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, DRUG SCREEN, LIVE SCAN FINGERPRINTING, MEDICAL EVALUATION CLEARANCE, AND FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY ASSESSMENT

Additional Requirments / Information

Job Capacity:Employee (full-time)
Minimum Education Level:See Job Description
Visa Sponsorship: No
Related Industries:Nursing

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