RN Infection Preventionist
Company: Community Hospital of San Bernardino
Location: San Bernardino
Posted on: April 4, 2021
Overview: Founded in 1910, Dignity Health - Community Hospital
of San Bernardino is a 347-bed, acute care, nonprofit, community
hospital located in San Bernardino, California. Known for its
programs in maternity care and pediatrics, behavioral health and
long-term subacute care for adults and children, the hospital also
includes inpatient and outpatient surgery. The hospital shares a
legacy of humankindness with Dignity Health, one of the nation's
five largest health care systems. Visit for more information.
Collaborates with the department leader in all infection prevention
related activities associated with surveillance, performance
improvement, and education which are intended to ensure that the
facility s patients, personnel, and visitors will be protected from
transmission of diseases and infection within the facility s
environment as identified in the core competency model by the
Association for Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).
Principal Duties and Accountabilities:
- Responsible for assisting the department to ensure compliance
with Hospital Accreditation Standards, State and CMS regulations,
and for the daily operations of the Infection Prevention
- Assists the department leader with ongoing assessment and
development of programs, policies and procedures, and forms to
address the Infection Prevention needs of employees, volunteers,
contract workers, independent contractors, physicians, registry
workers, and students in accordance with the guidelines established
by the regulatory agencies.
- Oversees and monitors the clinical work of staff. Identifies
competency and training needs. Coordinates and oversees training.
Utilizes senior area staff to assist with training and provides
- Identifies and implements updates to the Infection Prevention
Program when new regulations and/or professional guidelines are
QualificationsEducation and Experience:
- Bachelor's degree in Science (i.e. Microbiology, Biology,
Nursing, Public Health) or five (5) years of related job or
industry experience in lieu of degree.
- Minimum of three (3) years clinical experience in Nursing,
Microbiology, Biology, or Public Health. Licensure:
- An active license in state of practice is required for a
Registered Nurse or Clinical Lab Scientist. Certification in
Infection Prevention and Control by the Certification Board of
Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC) to be obtained during
first two (2) years of hire. Associated topics: cardiothoracic,
domiciliary, neonatal, nurse clinical, nurse rn, psychiatric,
recovery, surgery, surgical, unit
Keywords: Community Hospital of San Bernardino, San Bernardino , RN Infection Preventionist, Healthcare , San Bernardino, California
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