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Providence Infection Preventionist in San Pedro, California


Providence is calling a Infection Preventionist (Full time/Day shift) to Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro San Pedro, CA.

We are seeking a Infection Preventionist who will assist in the development, implementation and maintenance of the Infection Prevention Program. Supports the Quality Improvement and Epidemiology processes in order to enhance the quality and safety of patient care. Assure the Infection Prevention Program reduces risks of acquiring and transmitting infections among patients, physicians, staff, volunteers, visitors and others.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate Providence Health System core values of respect, justice, compassion, stewardship, and excellence to customers, employees, and visitors; and provides quality service in the performance of work assignments and duties.

  • Assist the Medical Staff in activities related to operational excellence and infection prevention.

  • Using valid criteria and in collaboration with the ICP Manager, identifies hospital acquired infections.

  • Act as a consultant to other departments in the development or revision of infection-related policies and the investigation of related problems.

  • In collaboration with the ICP Manager, investigates clusters of infections or changes in patterns or infection.

  • In collaboration with Employee Health Department and ICP Manager, reviews exposures to significant organisms among employees and consults in cases of Sharps injury.•Identifies comparisons for defined populations based on, but not limited to, current practice guidelines, journal articles, community practice, published benchmarks and professional organization findings.

  • Assist with the development of systems and processes to assure the reliability, accuracy, and confidentiality of data/information.

  • Demonstrate ability to utilize databases to organize and store information, and retrieve data as required.

  • Able to retrieve, investigate, organize and maintain data from different data sources into a single data structure.

  • Able to independently execute logical data queries from databases and clinical systems.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • 2 years of Clinical health care including direct experience in clinical databases and patient outcomes measurements.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • 1 year as an infection control prevention practitioner with information technology applications/with tools and techniques of performance improvement.

  • Project management, database management and use of statistical analysis packages.

  • Registered Nurse preferred.

  • Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality or Infection Control.

About the hospital you will serve:

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro is a 356-bed nonprofit hospital serving the Harbor and greater South Bay communities since 1925. We are proud of providing the South Bay with high-quality medical care and compassionate service by offering a comprehensive array of medical services distinguished by innovation, quality, and excellence.

Our accomplishments include the California Hospital Assessment and Reporting Taskforce (CHART) “Certificate of Excellence” for receiving superior or above average results across the majority of outcomes and process measures publicly reported by CHART, as well as, ranking in the top 10% of over 240 hospitals compared by California Healthcare Foundation. In addition, we were the first location in the South Bay to carry the Gold Seal of Approval® from The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers.

As a member of Providence Health & Services, we are continually driven by the caring tradition of our heritage – the foundation of our Mission and core values – to embrace respect, compassion, justice, excellence, and stewardship. Today, Providence Health & Services celebrates unprecedented growth, recognition for top quality health care, a vibrant employee culture where new ideas are encouraged, and a drive to help the underprivileged - all with an eye toward the future.

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Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Infection Prevention Nursing

Location: California-San Pedro

Req ID: 276597