New job Infection Preventionists in Minnesota

Infection Preventionists
Infection Preventionists

Infection Preventionists

Company : Children's Minnesota
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Location : Minnesota

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St. Paul, Minnesota (MN)

Children's Minnesota

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St. Paul

Minnesota (MN)

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About Children's Minnesota

Children's Minnesota is the seventh largest pediatric health system in the United States and the only health system in Minnesota to provide care exclusively to children, from before birth through young adulthood. An independent and not-for-profit system since 1924, Children's serves kids throughout the Upper Midwest at two free-standing hospitals, 12 primary and specialty care clinics and six rehabilitation sites. Additionally, Children's is Minnesota's only Level I pediatric trauma center inside a hospital dedicated solely to children. In 2018 Children's Minnesota was verified as a Level I Children's Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons. Children's maintains its longstanding commitment to the community to improve children's health by providing high-quality, family-centered pediatric services and advancing those efforts through research and education. This work is made possible in large part by generous philanthropic and volunteer support from individuals and organizations throughout the state and region. An award-winning health system, Children's received Magnet® recognition from The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) in 2018 and is regularly ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top children's hospital. Please visit .

Position Summary

Infection Prevention and Control at Children's MN is seeking a full-time Infection Preventionist to provide support to the organization's infection prevention program and specific clinical services as assigned. The ideal candidate will have strong skills in problem solving, collaboration, oral and written communication, ability to implement evidence-based guidelines, conflict resolution, program and project management, data collection, analysis and presentation, and leadership. Candidate must be comfortable with navigating electronic health records, using software technologies such as Microsoft Office products and able to learn new technologies.
This position is remote with frequent visits to Children's campuses. Call is required but will be remote for virtual consults.

2 years pediatric clinical experience or 2 years infection prevention experience preferred. Bachelor's degree or higher in nursing preferred, but bachelor's or higher in public health, epidemiology, clinical lab science, medical technology or related field with infection prevention experience considered. Certification in Infection Control and Epidemiology (CIC) or attainment within 2 years after employment required.

  • Makes advanced infection prevention expertise available to staff, managers, patients and families and serves as a change agent to improve patient care by reducing risk of infectious transmission.

  • Investigates communicable disease exposures to confirm actual exposure and coordinates notifications as appropriate. Collaborates with employee health regarding employee exposures, necessary treatment and follow up.

  • Functions as an internal consultant to the organization on infection control; services are provided to staff, leaders, professional staff, committees, and community public health.

  • Oversees and/or conducts targeted surveillance of selected patient populations. Develops infection control practices to identify opportunities to improve and to determine if improvement is being sustained based on surveillance priorities included in risk assessment.

  • Participates in organizational performance improvement by sharing surveillance data analysis and recommendations with the board, leadership, departments and families as appropriate. Participates as needed in investigational studies and research.

  • Assesses staff learning needs relative to infection prevention and control; designs and delivers both formal and informal education to staff.

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    All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of an occupational health assessment, drug screen, background investigation, and compliance with the U.S. Government Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Children's Minnesota requires proof of COVID-19 vaccine, and as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), immunity to vaccine preventable infectious diseases, prior to employment.

    Children's Minnesota is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.

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