Overlake Medical Center and Clinics is seeking a full time Infection Preventionist. This position will collaborate with the Manager in all infection prevention related activities associated with surveillance, performance improvement and education which are intended to ensure that the facility’s patients, staff and visitors will be protected from transmission of diseases and infection within the facility’s environment . Responsible for ensuring compliance with JCAHO Hospital Accreditation Standards, State and CMS regulations, and for facilitating the daily activities of the Infection Prevention Department.
FULL TIME Day 8 hour shifts
Education: Minimum of an Associates’ degree is required. Bachelors or Masters preferred.
Professional Licensure/Certification/Registration: One of the following is required:
Certification in Infection Control (CIC)
Registered Nurse with current Washington State Professional licensure and obtain CIC within 2 years of hire.
Microbiologist with one of the following certifications: American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) - Medical Technologist (MT), Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS), or Microbiology (M) plus obtain CIC within 2 years of hire.
Experience: Minimum of one-year infection prevention or epidemiology experience required (< one-year experience considered with basic infection prevention and control training course completed).
At Overlake, we believe exceptional patient care comes naturally when our staff feels respected, valued, and cared for. So we've cultivated a culture that feels like a community. In fact, we're more like a great big family. Our people will always be there for you. Our supportive environment and team of passionate professionals have earned the hospital its reputation as a healthcare leader in the region. We are truly committed to providing compassionate, high-quality patient care in a progressive and collaborative environment.
Applications now being accepted for those individuals committed to providing EXCELLENCE to our GROWING Eastside Community.
Overlake Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Internal Number: 5337
About Overlake Medical Center and Clinics
Overlake Medical Center is a 349-bed, nonprofit regional medical center offering a full range of advanced medical services to the Puget Sound Region. Led by a volunteer Board of Directors, we employ nearly 3,000 people and have some 1,000 active and courtesy providers on our medical staff, including more than 200 providers who are employed by the organization.
We were the first Level III Trauma Center on the Eastside and we are known for providing award-winning, compassionate and patient-centered care. Our commitment to maintaining the highest standards in medical care is a major reason our patients and their families choose Overlake. It is also the reason why we've received many awards and recognitions both regionally and nationally.
Overlake was started by community volunteers, and still depends upon volunteers to support the operations of the hospital. Overlake has a variety of publications that you can receive in your home for added health and wellness information in addition to our annual report.
We also produce a community health needs assessment (CHNA) and Implementation Strategy to help us outline how the hospital ...will give back to the community in the form of health care and other community health services to address unmet community needs.