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Hawaii Pacific Health Infection Preventionist, RN - Quality Management in Lihue, Hawaii

Job Description

Founded in 1938, Wilcox Medical Center is a not-for-profit medical center dedicated to providing the Kaua‘i community with accessible quality health care. The largest medical center on Kaua‘i, it is a state-of-the-art acute care facility with a full suite of services offering 30 specialties and programs, including cardiology, emergency, family practice, gastroenterology, health management, internal medicine, neurology, OB-GYN, oncology, orthopedics, pediatrics and urology. Its 20-bed emergency department serves as the island’s Primary Stroke Center. The medical center also has four birthing suites, seven intensive care beds and 20 same-day surgery beds. Wilcox is the first American College of Surgeons-verified Level III Trauma Center in the state of Hawai‘i. The American Heart Association has recognized Wilcox with its Get with the Guidelines award for Stroke (S), Gold Plus and Honor Roll Elite Plus. Wilcox is a Healthgrades five-star recipient for the treatment of heart attack and five-start recipient for treatment of Stroke; and is the only medical center in the state to be named a Top 100 Rural and Community Hospital by the National Rural Health Association.

The Quality Management staff provides infection control oversight throughout the hospital in order to ensure a safe care environment. These dedicated professionals identify, investigate and record data concerning nosocomial or hospital-acquired infections. They perform quality improvement studies to identify and implement action plans to improve the prevention of nosocomial infections, as well as plan and measure unit rotation to meet The Joint Commission, State and Federal regulations as directed by the Infection Control Committee.

If you have meticulous, highly organized and rigorous work skills, you could help the Quality team maintain Wilcox’s network of hospitals and clinics the safest, most secure health care environments possible. As the Registered Nurse Infection Preventionist, will ensure that the department’s work to keep nosocomial infection under control. We are looking for someone with a singular commitment to quality control and accurate data collection, willingness to work with others in a team-oriented atmosphere and a commitment to creating a healthier Hawai‘i.

Location: Wilcox Medical Center, Lihue, HI

Work Schedule: Day - 8 Hours

Work Type: Full Time Regular

FTE: 1.000000

Bargaining Unit: Non-Bargaining

Exempt: Yes

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Nursing or Epidemiology. Current Hawai‘i Registered Nurse License. Three (3) years recent acute care registered nurse experience and clinical epidemiology experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Current American Practitioners in Infection Control (APIC) or Center for Disease Control (CDC) certification. Experience in hospital infection control, prevention, and surveillance. Ability to compile and interpret statistics and use associated computer programs.

EOE/AA/Disabled/Vets

Position Infection Preventionist, RN - Quality Management

Category Nursing

Employment Type Employee

Location Wilcox Medical Center, Lihue, HI

Req ID 15996

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