Valley Children's Hospital - Madera, CA

Infection prevention SPecialist

Job Summary

Infection Prevention Specialist

We are looking for a candidate to fill the role of Infection Prevention Specialist at Valley Children’s Hospital. You will report to the Manager of Infection Prevention at this 456 bed facility in Madera, California.

To qualify for this position, you must have either your RN License, Clinical Lab Scientist license OR a combination of Masters in public Health AND prior Infection Prevention experience. The minimum education required is a Bachelor’s degree.

About Valley Children's Hospital

Valley Children’s Healthcare – one of the largest pediatric healthcare networks in the nation – provides Central California’s only high-quality, comprehensive care exclusively for children, from before birth to young adulthood. With more than 670 physicians and 3,500 staff, Valley Children’s delivers high-quality, comprehensive care to more than 1.3 million children in our service area.

Our network offers highly specialized medical and surgical services to care for children with conditions ranging from common to the highly complex at our 358-bed stand-alone children’s hospital that includes 28 regional NICU beds. In addition, the Valley Children’s Healthcare network includes specialty care centers, pediatric primary care practices and women’s health services.

Our family-centered, pediatric services extend from a leading pediatric cancer and blood disorders center home on the West Coast, and a pediatric heart center known for its expertise and pioneering treatments, to a Regional Level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), the highest level referral center between Los Angeles and the Bay Area.

About the town

Madera, CA

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Public Schools

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Housing

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Good for Familes

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Jobs

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Cost of Living

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Outdoor Activities

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Crime & Safety

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Nightlife

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Diversity

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Health & Fitness

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Hospital Leadership

MEET THE staff

Jessica Holt

Recruiter

Jennifer Boe

Manager, Infection Prevention & Control

Official job description

infection prevention Specialist -
Valley Children's Hospital

Job Description

Join one of the nation’s largest pediatric hospitals located in affordable Central California just five minutes north of Fresno. Affordable living, centrally located, plenty of outdoor activities, great schools and a quality of life awaits you!

SUMMARY: Performs diverse functions using epidemiologic principles associated with the prevention of Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) surveillance, analysis, and interpretation and reporting of health care associated infections. Responsible for the detection and management (including investigation of clusters of healthcare associated events) and implementation of prevention measures; facilitating and providing ongoing education with both clinical and non-clinical staff, patients and families about infection prevention. Promotes high standards of Infection Prevention throughout the organization both on and off the Valley Children’s Hospital campus and with the County, Public Health, State, and Federal public health officials.

REQUIREMENTS: This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field as well as either a valid California RN license, Clinical Lab Scientist license OR Masters in Public Health and prior experience in Infection Prevention. Certification in Infection Prevention and Control (CIC) is required within 24 months of hire or transfer into the position. A minimum three (3) years working in hospital infection prevention is required.

POSITION DETAILS: Full time, exempt level position, days

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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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