At Natividad, our dedication to the people of Monterey County is at the heart of everything we do—from the health care services we provide to the specialized programs we promote. This commitment to our community spans more than 130 years and, more importantly, has touched countless lives. It has also earned us a Joint Commission ranking in the top percentile of hospitals nationwide. If you believe in inspiring healthy lives by focusing on community-based care, consider joining Natividad today.
INFECTION CONTROL NURSE
Natividad is currently seeking an Infection Control Nurse to coordinate all infection control activities for the hospital, including staff education in prevention and control of infection; investigating suspected infectious outbreaks in the hospital; and performing other duties as required.
Examples of Duties:
Reviews patient charts for staff compliance to infection control standards and inspects hospital physical plant to ensure compliance to infection control standards
Investigates suspected violations (outbreaks) within the hospital by discussing case management of patients with infectious diseases with other professional staff in order to effectively control the spread of disease
Prepares mandated documentation forms, gathers statistical data and prepares reports
Reviews professional literature, new products and changing infection control standards; attends meetings and conferences; updates appropriate hospital policies and procedures
Provides in-service training on infection control procedures for the prevention and/or control of infectious diseases with infection control experts
May assist with any of the various activities related to quality assurance, utilization review or discharge planning programs
Utilizes CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and (NHSN) National Healthcare Safety Network for data needed to identify problem areas; measures progress of prevention efforts to eliminate healthcare-associated infections and assesses progress; and identifies where additional efforts are needed
Minimum qualifications include possession of a valid CA Registered Nurse license, or the ability to obtain a CA license prior to employment, and working knowledge of aseptic procedures in a hospital setting, medical terminology, and etiology and treatments of infectious disease. Possession of a (CIC) Certification in Infection Prevention and Control is highly desired.
Natividad fosters a culture of service excellence and seeks candidates who have demonstrated the ability to provide and continually improve the responsiveness of that service. The Human Resource department takes a leadership role in implementing Natividad's customer service program. Customer service relations at Natividad recognizes, respects, and understands the rich diversity of the health care environment.