Job Description

Must have and maintain license as a Registered Nurse in the state of California.  Must have and maintain current BLS certification or obtain within orientation process, prior to hands-on patient care. Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) required or must be actively enrolled in a BSN program and obtain degree within two (2) years of hire.  Minimum of two (2) years of Acute Care experience in an Acute Care hospital setting and preferably two (2) years in Infection Prevention.  Familiarity with organization and functions of all departments; familiar with policies and procedures, and regulations relating to Infection Prevention.  Must have working knowledge of Microbiology, Epidemiology, infectious diseases, aseptic techniques and current practices.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence if required. Ability to calculate figures, ratios, proportions, and percentages if required.  Knowledge of statistical calculations. To perform this job successfully, an individual must have knowledge of basic computer software.
The Infection Prevention Registered Nurse R.N. reports directly to the Manager of Infection Prevention who in turn reports to the Vice President, Quality of Regulatory Affairs or designee.  The primary duties of this position are to educate, conduct surveillance and participate in the organization-wide Infection Prevention Program and its activities.  Assumes eight (8) hour, five (5) day responsibility and accountability for assuring the department achieves the mission and clinical expectations for the assessment, treatment, and care of patients and is competent to deliver care appropriate to the ages of patients served.  In the absence of the Infection Prevention Manager, will assume 24 hour, 7 day week coverage.  Agrees to participate, as directed, in emergencies and community disasters during scheduled and unscheduled hours.
Must be able to work normal/scheduled working hours to include Holidays, call-backs, weeknights, weekends, and on-call. Agrees to participate, as directed, in emergencies and community disasters during scheduled and unscheduled hours.

Needs to recognize that they have an affirmative duty and responsibility for reporting perceived misconduct, including actual or potential violations of laws, regulations, policies, procedures, or this organization’s standards/code of conduct.

The employee shall work well under pressure, meet multiple and sometimes competing deadlines and the employee shall at all times demonstrate a cooperative behavior with colleagues and supervisors.

The Hospital is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit, qualifications, potential and competency.   The Hospital policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), religion (all aspects of religious beliefs, observance or practice, including religious dress or grooming practices) marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition (including cancer or a record or history of cancer, and genetic characteristics), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition), genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.  It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.  Discrimination can also include failing to reasonably accommodate religious practices or qualified individuals with disabilities where the accommodation does not pose an undue hardship.  All such discrimination is unlawful.
The Hospital is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities.  This commitment applies to all persons involved in the Hospital operations and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Hospital, including supervisors and coworkers.


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