Infection Preventionist
Allina Health System - Saint Paul, MN

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Introduction Allina Health is a not-for-profit system of hospitals, clinics and other health care services with more than 23,500 employees, 5,000 physicians and 2,500 volunteers dedicated to meeting the lifelong health care needs of patients and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Allina is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills. United Hospital, located in downtown St.

Paul, Minn., is the largest hospital in the Twin Cities east metro area, providing a full range of health care services to 200,000 inpatients and outpatients each year. With 3,400 employees, more than 1,000 physicians and 546 licensed beds, United Hospital has earned a reputation for excellence in patient care and state-of-the-art facilities, including innovative programs such as the John Nasseff Heart Hospital and John Nasseff Neuroscience Institute. United Hospital is proud to be recognized as an ANCC Magnet Hospital. An established, award-winning Electronic Medical Record is utilized.

Responsibilities Under the direction of the Manager of the Infection Prevention Program, the Infection Preventionist is responsible for: on-going surveillance, data analysis and interpretation; reporting of healthcare associated infections; policy development; regulatory compliance; investigation of infections when rates exceed expected levels and implementation of outbreak interventions; works collaboratively with multi disciplinary teams as needed to develop, implement and assess risk-reduction plans for preventing healthcare associated infections. Qualifications Education / Experience: Minimum qualifications: Bachelor's degree in nursing, medical technology, clinical laboratory science, public health or other health-related field. 3-5 years experience in acute care setting. Infection Prevention experience preferred but not required.

Skills: Interpersonal relationship, problem solving, verbal, written and computer skills are high priorities. Knowledge of micro-organism, blood pathogen, infection transmission, epidemiology, infection prevention statistics, regulatory / accreditation standards, data analysis, human factors engineering, process improvement and leadership are important components of this position. Experience with datamining system helpful. License Required: Current MN RN license or certification / registration in relevant field; Certification in Infection Control (CIC) preferred.

Pay,Benefits, & Work Schedule Full time (40 hours per week) Day shift; Monday - Friday Non-contract Exempt Location/Community Information With beautiful natural settings along the Mississippi River, St. Paul embodies a large ethnically diverse population with restaurants, cultural entertainment, and shopping venues for everyone. Downtown St. Paul features a number of historic buildings including the State Capitol, the Fitzgerald Theater (home to Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion"), the Landmark Center, the St.

Paul Hotel, and breathtaking views of the Mississippi River. The city is also home to the Science Museum of MN, the Xcel Energy Center (home of the MN Wild hockey team), and the MN History Center. St. Paul offers many private, alternative, and public school options from elementary through college and a wide array of housing options from old historic homes to new construction.

The Twin Cities is consistently ranked near the top of Fortune's list of best cities in the world for work and family. A healthy business climate, opportunities for employment, good transportation, and an entrepreneurial environment are amongst the contributing factors. Located in St. Paul Population = 287,000 Service Area = 1,600,000 Community Resource Links: Community Information School Digger Explore Minnesota MN Dept of Education Minneapolis St.

Paul Magazine St. Paul Pioneer Press Twin Cities Living Magazine Star Tribune Closing Statement If you are interested in becoming part of our award winning team of professionals, please apply online today. Allina Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EEO / AA

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Overview: Allina Health is a not-for-profit system of hospitals, clinics and other health care services with more than 23,500 employees,...