Experience:
1-3 years of experience
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Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
9/11/2017
Job Category:
Nursing
Industry:
Health Care & Medicine
Ambulatory Infection Preventionist
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UCLA Health | Los Angeles, CA
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Job Description

Job Duties
Acting as an expert resource/consultant, the Ambulatory Infection Control Professional/Epidemiologist contributes to the provision of high quality patient care by promoting and implementing infection prevention and control practices and compliance with regulatory agency requirements. Through interdisciplinary and collaborative actions, evaluates and assists with the determination of proper care and planning related to infection prevention and control; participates in the identification, prevention, and control of infections by data collection, surveillance and analysis, development of verbal and written reports, educational programs for personnel and patients as needed. Serves as a liaison with the Department of Health Services and reports communicable diseases as required. Participates in research on infection control issues related at the local and departmental levels. Assists ambulatory clinics in preparations for accreditation and licensure surveys as well as other regulatory standard reviews (e.g., Cal-OSHA, DHS, etc).

Job Qualifications
Bachelors degree in nursing, public health or related field, Masters preferred Minimum 3 years clinical/healthcare experience, prefer 2 years of infection control experience Certified in Infection Control (CIC) preferred Working knowledge of microbiology, patient care practices, epidemiology, and occupational health Leadership capabilities Knowledge of regulatory, licensing, and professional clinical guidelines Proven skills with communication (written, verbal, and presentation) Proficient with Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, electronic medical record review

About UCLA Health

For more than half a century, UCLA Health  has provided the best in healthcare and the latest in medical technology to thepeople of Los Angeles and throughout the world. Today we are one of the most comprehensive and advanced healthcare systems in existence. We are comprised of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, and the UCLA Medical Group, with offices throughout the region.

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is consistently ranked by U.S.News & World Report as one of the top five hospitals in the nation and the best medical center in the western United States. The doctors, scientists and caregivers of UCLA are leaders in their fields. Every day, they perform pioneering work across an astounding range of disciplines, from organ transplantation and cardiac surgery to neurosurgery and cancer treatment. Year after year, our people have achieved medical breakthroughs and earned the highest industry honors. And we’re just getting started.

The dedicated professionals of UCLA Health are committed to healing humankind, one patient at a time, by improving health, alleviating suffering, and delivering acts of kindness on a daily basis.