Infection Prevention Coordinator

  • Company: Hospital Corporation of America
  • Location: Anchorage, Alaska
  • Posted: May 18, 2017
  • Reference ID: 01406-5223
** Experienced Infection Control and Prevention Candidates Only ** Alaska Regional Hospital
Alaska Regional Hospital consistently achieves top ratings and recognition for outstanding quality performance and excellent clinical outcomes. To achieve this level of high-quality, compassionate patient care, we depend on the collaborative efforts of our entire team, from physicians, to clinical specialists, and support staff. Anchorage is a thriving community offering plenty of opportunities to have fun. Alaska boasts some of the most incredible scenic beauty around the world and draws visitors year-round who come for a vacation and end up making Alaska home. Alaskans enjoy all the amenities of an urban lifestyle that includes performing arts, museums, cultural activities, shopping and fine dining only minutes from the great outdoors. You can enjoy golfing under the midnight sun, hiking, biking, fishing, skiing and other popular outdoor activities a short distance from home.

PRIMARY FUNCTION : The Infection Prevention Coordinator is responsible for the implementation and ongoing monitoring of the infection prevention and control programs for healthcare system/facility. Implementation is accomplished through performing surveillance, consultation and education regarding prevention and control activities under the direction of the infection prevention director or manager and the physician epidemiologist. The Infection Prevention coordinator serves as an internal consultant in regards to data collection, analysis, reporting and team facilitation in relation to improving patient outcomes related to health care associated infections and infectious diseases. The Infection Prevention Coordinator is responsible for coordination, facilitation and leadership of infection prevention and control activities related to patient and health care worker safety and quality/performance improvement initiatives.
  • Minimum of 1 year working in an Infection Prevention & Control position required.
  • Bachelor's Degree in nursing, medical technology, clinical laboratory science, public health or other health-related field - highly desired (Bachelor's Degree may be waved in lieu of an active CIC Certification)
  • Certification in Infection Control (CIC) desirable (or certify when eligible).

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