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Located in central Denver’s historic Washington Park residential neighborhood, associates at Porter Adventist Hospital enjoy beautiful surroundings, leading technology, outstanding leadership and easy access to everything great central Denver has to offer. As a full-service Magnet® designated, 368-bed acute-care referral center specializing in cancer care, joint replacement, spinal care, advanced robotic surgery and organ transplantation, Porter Adventist Hospital treats some of the region’s most complex medical cases and surgery patients. Our Heart and Vascular Institute is the first and only program in Colorado to receive full Heart Failure Accreditation status from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. We have also received numerous awards and honors including: The Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award (2014); top 50th orthopedic program ranking by U.S. News & World Report with high performing honors in eight specialties (2014); an “A” rating from the Leapfrog Group for Patient Safety (2014), as well as many others. The Porter tradition of blending science and spirit began more than 75 years ago by Denver businessman Henry Porter with his generous donation after he experienced care at a Seventh Day Adventist Facility in CA and sought to bring that same philosophy of care to Denver. If you are ready for a career where the work you do truly transcends the walls of a hospital, we invite you to learn more at: http://www.porterhospital.org/
Responsible for facility-wide infection prevention and control program. This role will direct others within the entity towards process improvements that support the reduction of healthcare acquired infections. Provides leadership for development and implementation of a entity-wide infection prevention and control plan, leads the activities of the Infection Prevention and Control Committee, educates other practitioners on the system-based causes for infections, consults with management and staff, develops and implements evidence-based programs that support effective infection prevention and control strategies. Responsible for integrating the infection prevention and control program into all applicable organization components/functions by way of consultation, participation at meetings, and the establishment of effective communication and reporting systems with hospital leaders and associates.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education or experience Degree in Nursing or other clinical related field,
MSN, MPH or other related Master’s degree preferred
Five (5) years of clinical or related experience
Three (3) years of infection prevention and control
Preferred Two (2) years of previous leadership or project management experience
Preferred Experience in clinical operations and/or experience working in performance improvement or quality management areas
Preferred Knowledge in epidemiological principles, infectious diseases, and sterilization, sanitation and disinfection practices.
Experience using databases and spreadsheets.
Proven education and facilitation skills; ability to educate and motivate physician leaders and organizational managers and to effectively facilitate improvement projects, process redesign and infection control and prevention workshops.
Demonstrates exceptional analytical skills, critical thinking and problem-solving abilities
Current Certification in Infection Control (CIC), preferred.
Must obtain within six months of eligibility as defined by the Certified Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC).
As part of Centura Health – Colorado’s largest, integrated health network, you’ll enjoy great people, pay and benefits, along with a supportive team dedicated to our faith-based, non-profit mission to care.
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