Infection Preventionist opportunity in Ambulatory!
What type of background are we seeking?
Our next team member is passionate about Infection Prevention/Quality and wants to make a difference in our patients lives in the Ambulatory care setting (Clinic). Expertise could be in infection prevention, clinical (nursing, respiratory, etc.), microbiology/laboratory, epidemiology and public health, regulatory requirements (CMS/TJC), or closely related fields that align with the core responsibilities.
Why is this position special?
St. Luke’s Infection Preventionist position reports through our Quality and Patient Safety System Team. The culture on our team fosters a welcoming and friendly environment which supports new opportunities. This position could be located in our Treasure Valley (Boise), or Magic Valley (Twin Falls) areas. There will be rounding and travel additional Idaho sites.
Our Infection Prevention standards center around:
Culture – rounding, communication, problem solving and performance
Care Experience – Patient/Visitors/Staff/Community
Quality – Support operating units, leadership, and regulatory requirements specific to CMS, TJC, CARF
Stewardship, Staffing and Scheduling – Give & receive feedback, assistance with orientation/mentorship, and proper staffing assignments
What does your Infection Prevention Competencies/Professional Development look like? (Association for Professionals in Infection Control & Epidemiology)
Work closely with Infection Prevention mentors and stakeholders towards development of the APIC Infection Prevention Competencies:
Infection Prevention Operations
Infection Prevention Informatics
Medical/Dental/Vision - Start the 1st of the month following your start date
Retirement plans (403b) - No vesting period!
Paid time off (Vacation, holidays, and short-term disability)
Long term disability
Air St. Luke's
Healthy U wellness plan
Tuition/Certification Reimbursement & Scholarships
and many more....
The Infection Preventionist is responsible for identification, investigation, reporting, prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections throughout the Medical Center. The Infection Preventionist is responsible for conducting & assisting with educational programs related to infection control and prevention, developing policies, and implementing performance improvement measures that ensure the Medical Center meets the Infection Prevention requirements of CDC, OSHA, Joint Commission and other federal and state regulatory agencies. The Infection Preventionist participates as a member of the Patient Safety and Infection Prevention team within the Quality & Patient Safety Department.
Applies basic knowledge of the risk assessment concept and its importance to the infection prevention program. Participates in projects and understands risk reduction strategies of the infection prevention program.
Provides education and consultation to patients and healthcare staff regarding the prevention and spread of infection; instructs staff in universal and specific infection prevention procedures. Assists in designing and presenting educational programs to enhance infection prevention.
Applies standard methods and surveillance criteria for identifying healthcare associated infections; ensures that patient care or other activities comply with OSHA, Public Health, CDC, and/or applicable industry standards and regulations. Uses facility-based surveillance technology to monitor microbiology reports and patients with symptoms of suggestive infection.
Reviews sterilization and disinfection techniques and recommends changes as necessary.
Uses data and basic statistical techniques to identify the need for change and implement basic intervention/improvement projects.
Interprets diagnostic and laboratory reports, and differentiates between colonization, infection, and contamination.
Assists with outbreak investigations and investigates epidemiologically significant findings and consults with providers and stakeholders.
Familiar with publications within the field of infection prevention. Actively reading infection prevention research studies and can understand broad themes and summary-level findings.
Possesses novice working level knowledge of subject matter.
Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree required
0 years additional relevant experience.
Why St. Luke's:
A strong, talented staff is at the heart of St. Luke’s Health System. We are the state’s largest employer with more than 15,000 employees and a medical staff of more than 1,800 physicians and advanced practice providers. We’re proud of our people who deliver skilled, compassionate care every day, and are looking to add dedicated individuals who will continue this same tradition of excellence.
Learn more about what the City of Trees has to offer you:
St. Luke’s Health System | Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau | Boise Parks and Recreation | Boise Museum Association | Boise Music Festival | Boise Philharmonic | Downtown Boise Restaurants | Boise Valley Economic Partnership | Hyde Park events | Treefort Music Festival | First Thursdays | Alive After Five | Capitol City Public Market | Runs and Triathlons | Shakespeare Festival | Sawtooth National Forest | Visit Idaho.org
- St. Luke’s is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status or condition protected by law.