Join one of the strongest Non-profit Healthcare Enterprises in the Country as an Infection Preventionist.
This position splits their time 50/50 between Sterling Regional MedCenter in Sterling, Colorado and East Morgan County Hospital in Brush, Colorado with office space at both facilities.
While on site at the facility, the Infection Preventionist will do rounds, operating room observation and participate in any applicable meetings.
There is some on-call associated with this position, however, it is usually just to answer questions and very rarely gets called into the facility.
Ideal candidate will be experienced in infection prevention and knows our documenting system Cerner and has CIC. If you have a lab background are willing to look at candidates with different qualifications.
For more information or questions please contact Christen Files at Christen.Files@bannerhealth.com or 970-506-5639.
About East Morgan County Hospital
Located in the community of Brush in northeast Colorado, East Morgan County Hospital is licensed by the state and certified by Medicare as a 25-bed critical-access hospital as well as a designated Level IV trauma center. The hospital features a newly remodeled 24-hour emergency department with three trauma bays, one surgery suite, one recovery room, one endoscopy room, and one outpatient surgery suite. Our commitment to innovation includes our Picture Archive Communications System, a filmless radiology system that is among the newest technological advances available. As one of the area's largest employers, East Morgan County Hospital can offer you an exceptional opportunity to provide compassionate, innovative care to this unique rural community.
About Banner Health
Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all the communities we serve. Throughout our network of hospitals, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and more, our skilled and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to make health care easier, so life can be better. The many locations, career opportunities, and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Banner Journey unique and fulfilling for every employee.
This position, under the direction of the infection prevention committee, is responsible for the effective direction, management and operation of the infection prevention and control/epidemiology department, including education of hospital personnel and consultation with the organization, CDC, and the county and state health departments. The responsibilities encompass compliance with Joint Commission (JC) standards, CMS, OSHA, and state regulations, outbreak investigation, and overall direction of the infection prevention and control program. The position works closely with both system and operating entities leaders and medical staff to improve quality and outcomes of clinical care related to infection prevention. All work processed by the incumbent is considered confidential and protected from discovery, pursuant to state statutes.
Requires Bachelors degree or equivalent in nursing or Masters in Public Health (MPH), or certified medical technologist or other healthcare related field.
Requires certification in Infection Control (CIC).
Must have a proficiency level typically attained with 5 years experience in infection prevention or diseases surveillance experience in a public health setting. Must possess demonstrated flexibility in responding to the needs of multiple constituencies with a service-oriented philosophy. Demonstrated ability to lead and facilitate multi- disciplinary teams. Must possess demonstrated skill in problem analysis, project management, conflict resolution and oral and written presentations. Requires ability to balance and manage multiple projects.
Masters degree in public health (MPH) or other healthcare related field.Computer skills, research and basic statistical knowledge is preferred.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.