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Flourishing Begins Here
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The Infection Preventionist is responsible for implementing the facility-wide infection prevention and control program. This role will direct others withinÂ the entity towards process improvements that support the reduction of healthcare acquired infections. Participates inÂ activities of the Infection Prevention and Control Committee, educates other practitioners on the system -based causes forÂ infections, consults with management and staff, and implements evidence-based programs that support effective infectionÂ prevention and control strategies.
What You Bring/Job Requirements
In addition to bringing your whole self to the workplace each day, qualified candidates will need the following:
Three (3) years of clinical or related experience required
Knowledge of epidemiological principles, infectious diseases, and sterilization, sanitation and disinfection practices required
Knowledge of adult education principles and patient care practices required
Experience using databases and spreadsheets required
Strong communication skills and ability to facilitate teams required
Bachelorâs degree or equivalent education or experience required.Â Degree in Nursing or other clinical related field, preferred
MSN, MPH or other related Masterâs degree, preferred
Current Certification in Infection Control (CIC), preferred. Must obtain within six months of eligibility as defined by the Certified Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC)
Physical Requirements -Â Sedentary work -(prolonged periods of sitting and exert up to 10lbs force occasionally)
Your Connected Community
When people and places align, incredible things happen. Just like the 21,000+ amazing associates who work here, every community within Centura Healthâs connected ecosystem has its own unique history, story and personality.
At Longmont United Hospital (LUH), we treat the entire patient to leverage the powerful the connection of body, mind, and spirit in the healing process. As a Planetree DesignatedÂ® Hospital, staff members adhere to the highest possible standards and Healthgrades ranks us as one of the Top Hospitals in the Nation for Patient Experience. Here, your time at work will be spent with a supportive team of staff and leaders that value self-care, flexibility and development opportunities through cross-training and continuing education. Longmont, CO, is home to 2,000+ acres of parks, three public golf courses and numerous trails to hike, bike, walk or run. Located less than an hour away from the Rocky Mountain National Park (ranked the 4 th most visited national park in the country in 2017 by the Denver Business Journal), youâll have easy access to the very best Colorado has to offer.
Find your ideal career at Centura Health! With 16 hospitals, physician clinics, hospice services, home care and senior living communities, Centura Health's vast network of care spans Colorado and Western Kansas so you can experience a balanced lifestyle and enjoy a fulfilling career anywhere you want to work, live and play in Colorado. From the fast pace of a Denver-area Level 1 Trauma Center to a smaller rural or mountain hospital – we proudly offer a more diverse range of work settings and locations than any other health care employer in the state. Centura is an equal opportunity employer.