The Infection Preventionist assists the supervisor in organizing and directing the activities of the infection control program for all departments throughout a facility or ambulatory setting, including surveillance, infection prevention and control measures, and education for employees.
About Fairbanks Memorial Hospital
Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is a non-profit facility owned by the Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation. A Joint Commission accredited facility with 152 licensed beds, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is the primary referral center for residents of Alaska's interior. We have a strong patient to nurse ratio and a culture of Shared Leadership. In addition to our exceptional clinical environment, our location offers incomparable lifestyle rewards away from work. In Fairbanks, small-town living, spectacular natural beauty and endless recreation combine to create a one-of-a-kind place to live, work and play.
40 hours per week
8 hour shifts
On Call Required (Rotating Schedule)
RN Degree Highly Preferred
Two years clinical experience in a hospital setting or disease surveillance experience in a public health setting required.
Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards. Provides all customers of Foundation Health with an excellent service experience by consistently demonstrating our core and leader behaviors each and every day.
NOTE: The essential functions are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties. Specific tasks or responsibilities will be documented as outlined by the incumbent's immediate manager.
Requires Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in nursing or other related healthcare field.
Minimum of 2 years’ clinical experience in a healthcare setting required. Current Registered Nurse (RN) license, OR Masters in Public Health (MPH), OR Certified Medical Technologist required.
Basic infection control education required (includes attendance at an approved formalized infection control basic training program).
Must be eligible to sit for Certification in Infection Control (CIC) certification within 2 years of hire. Must obtain CIC certification within 1 year of eligibility.
Master’s degree in a related field
Current RN license
Current CIC Certification
Computer skills, research and basic statistical knowledge.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ENVIRONMENT FACTORS
IP - Typical Indirect Patient Care Environment: (CSPD Instrument Technician, Lab Technician, Pharmacist)
Foundation Health Partners is an EEO/AAP employer; qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.