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Infection Prevention Consultant

Dignity Health Phoenix, Arizona
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The posted compensation range of $44.73 - $64.85 /hour is a reasonable estimate that extends from the lowest to the highest pay CommonSpirit in good faith believes it might pay for this particular job, based on the circumstances at the time of posting. CommonSpirit may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range as permitted by law.

Requisition ID 2024-351572 Employment Type Full Time Department Patient Safety Hours/Pay Period 80 Shift Day Weekly Schedule Monday-Friday (8:00 - 5:00) Remote Yes Category Risk and Compliance
Overview

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


Responsibilities

JOB SUMMARY / PURPOSE

The Infection Prevention consultant provides remote and on-site support to CommonSpirit Health facilities in all infection prevention related activities associated with hospital accreditation standards, state and CMS regulations, surveillance and reporting, performance improvement, mentorship of new Infection Preventionists, and education which are intended to ensure that the facility’s patients, personnel & visitors will be protected from transmission of diseases & infection within the facility’s environment as identified in the core competency model by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).

ESSENTIAL KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform centralized surveillance and report healthcare acquired infection (HAI) data to the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) in collaboration with assigned facilities
  • Support facilities in complying with Infection Prevention Hospital Accreditation Standards, State and CMS regulations
  • Provide assistance for daily operations of the Infection Prevention department during vacancies
  • Establish ongoing assessment and development of Infection Preventionists that are new to the profession by utilizing documented competencies
  • Assist in developing the Infection Prevention annual risk assessment, action plans, and annual evaluations for strategic planning
  • Strategize performance improvement initiatives that promote consistency in adoption and improved patient outcomes

The job summary and responsibilities listed above are designed to indicate the general nature of the work performed within this job. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all job

responsibilities required of employees assigned to this job. Employees may be required to perform other duties as assigned.

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Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in related healthcare field (e.g. Nursing, Microbiology, Public Health)
  • Minimum of three (3) years clinical experience in Nursing Microbiology Biology Public Health or other healthcare related field.
  • Ten (10) years of Infection Prevention leadership.
  • Interpretation of Hospital Acquired Infection related data.

Licensure:

  • Certification in Infection Prevention and Control by the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC)

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Training

  • Demonstrates exceptional ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and accurately to varying stakeholders without direct oversight
  • Demonstrated knowledge of HAI definitions and usability of the NHSN database
  • Highly adaptive and ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Proficiency in analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills, with ability to identify system vulnerabilities and develop and apply innovative solutions
  • Skilled to convey complex information clearly and concisely to all levels of staff, management, and outside personnel, with the ability to motivate, influence, and persuade others
  • Knowledge of relevant healthcare information technology
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While you’re busy impacting the healthcare industry, we’ll take care of you with benefits that may include health/dental/vision, FSA, matching retirement plans, paid time off, tuition assistance, adoption assistance, and more!

Unless directed by a Collective Bargaining Agreement, applications for this position will be considered on a rolling basis. CommonSpirit Health cannot anticipate the date by which a successful candidate may be identified.

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CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information about your EEO rights as an applicant, please click here.

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