Adventist Health - Delano, CA

Infection preventionist

Job Summary

Infection Preventionist

We are looking for a registered nurse to fill the role of Infection Preventionist at Adventist Health Delano. This 109 bed facility is located in Delano, California. 

You will need an Associates degree or an equivalent education and experience, though a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent education and experience is preferred. You will need a certification in infection control or specialized infection prevention training.

About Adventist health Delano

Known throughout California and beyond, Adventist Health Delano (governed by Central California Foundation for Health) is a full-service community and regional teaching hospital. Adventist Health Delano serves 10 rural central California towns and is committed to providing an exceptional patient experience. With a total of 156 beds, Adventist Health Delano is a not-for-profit hospital with services including an Intensive Care Unit, a Sub-Acute Care Unit, a Medical Surgical Unit, a dedicated Surgical Pavilion and an Obstetrics/Gynecology Unit.

We also provide services through our clinics which includes three rural health clinics, Delano Women’s Medical Clinic, Delano Urgent Care and Wasco Medical Plaza.

With over 130 physicians on the hospital’s active medical staff and additional courtesy or consulting physicians, patients are assured of receiving high-quality care in multiple specialties. Adventist Health Delano’s physicians are skilled in the most advanced procedures and technology, and provide personalized patient care in a warm and caring environment.

About the town

Delano, CA

B

Public Schools

C

Housing

c

Good for Familes

C-

Jobs

C

Cost of Living

B-

Outdoor Activities

C

Crime & Safety

B-

Nightlife

A-

Diversity

A

Weather

C

Health & Fitness

B

Commute

Leapfrog Hospital Safety Scores

Adventist health - Delano Regional

MeasureThe Hospital’s ScoreWorst Performing HospitalAvg. Performing HospitalBest Performing HospitalData SourceTime Period Covered
Dangerous object left in patient’s body What’s This?0.0000.3590.020.000CMS07/01/2017 – 06/30/2019
Air or gas bubble in the blood What’s This?0.0000.036.00040.000CMS07/01/2017 – 06/30/2019
Patient falls and injuries What’s This?0.0001.7780.420.000CMS07/01/2017 – 06/30/2019
Infection in the blood What’s This?Not Available3.4200.810.000CMS04/01/2019 – 12/31/2019 and 07/01/2020 – 9/30/2020
Infection in the urinary tract What’s This?0.0002.6440.750.000CMS04/01/2019 – 12/31/2019 and 07/01/2020 – 9/30/2020
Surgical site infection after colon surgery What’s This?Not Available2.8870.800.000CMS04/01/2019 – 12/31/2019 and 07/01/2020 – 9/30/2020
MRSA Infection What’s This?Not Available3.0550.840.000CMS04/01/2019 – 12/31/2019 and 07/01/2020 – 9/30/2020
C. diff. Infection What’s This?0.0001.9490.540.000CMS04/01/2019 – 12/31/2019 and 07/01/2020 – 9/30/2020
Death from treatable serious complications What’s This?Not Available206.08159.6795.65CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
Harmful Events What’s This?0.933.351.000.60CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Dangerous bed sores What’s This? *0.428.800.580.04CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Collapsed lung What’s This? *0.230.480.230.12CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Falls causing broken hips What’s This? *0.100.160.090.07CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Blood Leakage What’s This? *2.765.582.541.26CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Kidney injury after surgery What’s This? *1.423.451.420.58CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Serious breathing problem What’s This? *4.9017.095.181.66CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Dangerous blood clot What’s This? *3.408.413.611.65CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Sepsis infection after surgery What’s This? *4.849.734.962.31CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Surgical wound splits open What’s This? *0.851.540.860.57CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Accidental cuts and tears What’s This? *1.173.971.210.37CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
* This measure is a part of the Harmful Events Composite and is not used for scoring.

Process measures include the management structures and procedures a hospital has in place to protect patients from errors, accidents, and injuries.

MeasureThe Hospital’s ScoreWorst Performing HospitalAvg. Performing HospitalBest Performing HospitalData SourceTime Period Covered
Doctors order medications through a computer What’s This?87585.77100Imputation Model AppliedNot Applicable
Safe medication administration What’s This?84583.25100Imputation Model AppliedNot Applicable
Specially trained doctors care for ICU patients What’s This?Declined to Report562.821002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Effective leadership to prevent errors What’s This?Declined to Report46.15116.85120.002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Staff work together to prevent errors What’s This?Declined to Report0.00116.49120.002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Enough qualified nurses What’s This?Declined to Report17.6598.16100.002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Handwashing What’s This?Declined to Report1574.361002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Communication with nurses What’s This?897391.1098CMS01/01/2019 – 12/31/2019
Communication with doctors What’s This?898091.0098CMS01/01/2019 – 12/31/2019
Responsiveness of hospital staff What’s This?876084.3894CMS01/01/2019 – 12/31/2019
Communication about medicines What’s This?805377.6692CMS01/01/2019 – 12/31/2019
Communication about discharge What’s This?886786.5196CMS01/01/2019 – 12/31/2019

Hospital Leadership

MEET THE staff

Amber Theel, BSN, MBA,
NEA-BC, CPHQ

System VP, Quality & Patient Safety

Patricia Huse

Senior Counsel

Official job description

infection preventionist - AH DElano

Adventist Health is more than an award-winning health system. We provide whole-person care to our communities and champion the greater good – from the operating room to the boardroom, we are driven by our unique passion to live God’s love through health, wholeness and hope. From Oregon to Oahu, we have a calling to always do more. Now is your chance to apply your passion to our mission.

We’re looking for someone to join our team as an Infection Preventionist who:

Performs surveillance, analysis, interpretation and reporting of Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI) and infection prevention education. Writes and updates infection prevention policies and procedures to insure compliance with regulatory standards of The Joint Commission (TJC) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Centers for Medicaid/Medicare Services (CMS,) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other nationally organized agencies recommendations and requirements. Is proficient in hospital epidemiology principles and is responsible for the surveillance, analysis, interpretation and reporting of hospital acquired infections.

Essential Functions:

  • Conducts surveillance and epidemiology reviews for implementation of the surveillance plan for services provided and populations served utilizing National HealthCare Safety Network standard definitions to classify events, outcomes, and reports. Provides reports to appropriate customers and key stakeholders for significant findings and trends using epidemiologic principles with analysis to drive change and improvement. Integrates surveillance with improvement plans, existing regulations, national standards and guidelines. Utilizes evidence based strategies to influence practice. Shares knowledge and skills with others to highlight the importance of evidence based strategies while bringing creativity and innovation to practice to engage with the adult learner. Works collaboratively with multiple levels of the organization including physicians and executives to design prevention strategies using performance improvement methods while aware of clinical and financial implications. Maintains a knowledge base of current Infection Prevention and Control information through networking, literature review and professional meetings. Supports educational programs to promote infection prevention measures across the system. Shares published research findings to support and promote best practice. Partners with local, state and federal regulatory bodies to ensure surveillance, outbreaks and regulations are met. Performs other job related duties as assigned.

 

You’ll be successful with the following qualifications:

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (BSN) or equivalent combination of education/related experience: Required

 

Work Experience:

  • Two years experience in acute care setting: Preferred

 

Required Licenses/Certifications:

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) or Basic Life Support certification: Preferred
  • CIC Certification: Required within 3 years.
  • Registered Nurse (RN) licensure in state of practice: Preferred

 

Adventist Health is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our associates and patients. Therefore, we require that all associates receive all required vaccinations, including, but not limited to, measles, mumps, flu (based on the seasonal availability of the flu vaccine typically during October-March each year), COVID-19 vaccine (required in CA, HI and OR) etc., as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter. Medical and religious exemptions may apply.

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FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

Yes. All of our open positions come with some sort of relocation allowance to help with the expenses of relocating. 

Yes. We will prep you for every interview you take. We know what our clients are looking for, so we will let you know what to expect and what experiences and accomplishments you should be sure to communicate to them in an interview.

Yes. If you connect us with another Infection Prevention professional that is interested in this position, and ultimately gets hired – we will send you a $500 referral bonus. 

Of course. We work to get you the highest possibly financial package – and communicate our progress throughout the process. We are financially incentivized to get you the most lucrative offer possible. 

Absolutely. We will review your resume before we submit it to the client to make sure it communicates everything it needs to.

First, everything we offer to our candidates is completely FREE. 

We operate as advisors and consultants for your Infection Prevention career. We’ve recruited in this industry for a long time and understand the profession as well as anyone.

If you decide you’d like us to represent you and apply for a position, the first thing our team will do is examine your resumé closely. We will fix up your resumé to ensure it communicates exactly what our client is looking for – demonstrating not only what you’ve been responsible for in previous Infection Prevention positions, but also how effective you’ve been in those roles. 

We have direct access to the hiring managers in the positions we search on which allows us to present your resumé directly to them, knowing exactly what they want to see in a candidate. We will keep you in the loop when this happens and what their initial feedback is. No more waiting in the dark hoping to hear back from HR.

Because of our relationships with the hiring manager, we have the ability to make a case for them to speak with you. It also allows us to get quick, honest feedback following each interview you have. And we will provide that feedback to you, good or bad.

In addition to preparing your resumé and presenting directly to the hiring manager, we also will prep you for each and every interview. Again, we know what our clients are looking for, so we will let you know what to expect and what experiences and accomplishments you should be sure to communicate to them in an interview.

In terms of the interview process, we’ll work with you and the client to get those scheduled during a time that makes sense for you.

Perhaps the most beneficial piece of being represented by Clutch Recruitment is that we’ll negotiate an offer for you – securing the highest possible offer the client can make. Don’t worry about your salary demands rubbing your future employer the wrong way;  we do all of that for you, ensuring a completely fair offer, without the awkwardness that potentially comes with it. We are financially incentivized to get you the highest possible offer, and we will ensure that happens.

Once you accept an offer, our work doesn’t stop. We’ll be there to talk you through your resignation and prepare you for how to handle a counter offer, along with all other complications that may arise. 

We have a large in house sourcing team that collects information from various databases online including LinkedIn, certification boards, and professional associations. 

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