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Employee Health Nurse

Company: MarinHealth Medical Center
Location: Novato
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

About MARINHEALTH a UCSF Affiliate:MarinHealth Medical Network is a medical foundation representing the physicians, their care teams and office staff, who previously operated under Prima Medical Foundation or the Marin Healthcare District. With a network of clinics across many different medical specialties throughout Marin and Southern Sonoma County, MarinHealth Medical Network functions as an extended family of healthcare advocates who take pride in knowing that we aren't just making a living; we're making a positive impact on the health of our patients and their families. Come and join us in touching and transforming lives every day!External hires must pass a background check and medical screen. Qualified applicants with arrest records and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal, state and local laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability status and any other classifications protected by federal, state & local laws. JOB SUMMARY: In collaboration with the MHMC Infection Prevention Team ensure Infection Prevention Practice for the MarinHealth Medical Network. Coordinates hospital and network activities directed toward the surveillance, prevention and control of infection to minimize the risk of acquiring new infection for patients, staff, and community. Maintains compliance with standards and regulations pertaining to infection control of accrediting and governing authorities. JOB SPECIFICATIONS:EDUCATIONOne required and / or ability to obtain within assigned timeframe:Master's Degree in Public Health (MPH)Master's Degree of Science in Infectious Diseases or MicrobiologyRN with an MSN and CIC certification EXPERIENCETwo (2) years of recent experience in infection prevention and control within the past five (5) years preferred.Two (2) years' experience in the acute care or ambulatory clinic settings. PREREQUISITE SKILLS:Required

  • Understands basic medical microbiology and the mechanisms for the transmission of infection.
  • Understands isolation precautions for infectious diseases.
  • Knowledge of surveillance pertaining to surgical site infections, central line associated blood stream infections, catheter associated urinary tract infections, ventilator associated events, C. diff hospital onset infections, and VRE/MRSA bloodstream infections, community and hospital onset.
  • Understands emerging infectious diseases and emergency management as it pertains to infection prevention and control.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with all leadership in the Network and Hospital acute care, outpatient settings on education, hand hygiene, and infection prevention and control practices.
  • Understanding of adult learning theory, management theory and project or change implementation.
  • Knowledge of the overall organization, departmental priorities, performance improvement, risk management and methods of cost containment.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, organize, and lead special projects.
  • Ability to create reports, and review or revise policies and procedures based on current scientific evidence and/or best practice information.
  • Ability to effectively turn data into information needing to be presented to varying audiences.
  • Skills in data management, collecting, analyzing, and presenting data to groups and individuals.
  • Knowledge of The Joint Commission, CMS, OSHA, CalOSHA, and Title 22 regulations: specifically related to infection control, sharps safety, blood borne pathogens, management of medical waste, COVID-19, and PPE.
  • Experience working with EVS on issues related to cleaning procedures, cleaning products, laundry facilities, education, training, and audits.
  • Experience working with the Safety department on emergency management issues.
  • Ability to be innovative and create new processes/programs within the department to address HAI prevention.
  • Ability to effectively interpret CDC, CDPH, and Marin County Department of Health and Human Services guidance on infectious diseases, including rapid changes pertaining to COVID-19.
  • Comfortable and confident presenting to large groups on infection prevention and control issues, including interpreting data, and new guidance.
  • Experience with and confidence in delegating to the infection prevention and control team to fully support the department. LICENSE/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION:
    • Certification in Infection Control Required.
    • If Registered Nurse - must hold current California Registered Nursing License

Keywords: MarinHealth Medical Center, Novato , Employee Health Nurse, Healthcare , Novato, California

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