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Flourishing Begins Here
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Responsible for implementing the facility-wide infection prevention and control program. This role will direct others within the entity towards process improvements that support the reduction of healthcare acquired infections. Participates in activities of the Infection Prevention and Control Committee, educates other practitioners on the system -based causes for infections, consults with management and staff, and implements evidence-based programs that support effective infection 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:Â
Three (3) years of clinical or related experience Knowledge in epidemiological principles, infectious diseases, and sterilization, sanitation and disinfection practices. Knowledge in adult education principles and patient care practices. Experience using databases and spreadsheets
Infection prevention in a hospital setting or OR experience preferredÂ Strong communication skills and ability to facilitate teams
Bachelorâs degree or equivalent education or experience. 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)
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 Health's connected ecosystem has its own unique history, story and personality.
Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is a full-service, 522-bed acute care provider in Colorado Springs comprised of Penrose Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center. Penrose Hospital serves as the anchor hospital of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services with 364-licensed beds and the ability to provide tertiary (high tech) medical-surgical services with an emphasis on elective and outpatient care. Established in 1890, Penrose Hospital has grown to become a major health treatment and referral center, specializing in cancer care, cardiac care, emergency trauma care and physical rehabilitation. St. Francis Medical Center opened in 2008 to keep pace with the growing needs of the Colorado Springsâ community on the north side of the city. St. Francis Medical Center features 172-beds and offers a modern Birth Center, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Care Unit, Emergency Department, Level III Trauma Center, Imaging Services, Surgical Services and Critical Care Unit. ItÂ also serves as southern Coloradoâs home base for the Flight For LifeÂ® Colorado air medical helicopter service. Itâs an incredible time to join us as we celebrate more than a decade as one of Healthgrades âAmericaâs 50 Best Hospitalsâ and Magnet Hospital designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for superior quality in nursing care. With 300+ days of annual sunshine, mild winters and easy access places like Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods and some of Coloradoâs top destination resorts, you will enjoy an incredible lifestyle while having the career youâve always wanted.
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.