You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as an Infection Prevention Specialist.
You know when to move quickly. When to sit quietly. When to laugh loudly.
Youâ™re generous with your clinical, organizational and analytical skills and especially your voice, because your opinion matters.
Youâ™re great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.
Saint Joseph Hospital is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 365-bed facility is one of the top-ranked hospitals in Denver, and has been awarded the highest national recognition possible for nursing excellence â“ Magnet designation â“ by the ANCC. We are proud to extend the mission of SCL Health by providing care for the poor, the vulnerable, our communities and each other. Our deep community roots date back to 1873, making us one of the oldest hospitals in Colorado.
Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, weâ™ve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.
Together weâ™ll align mission and careers, values and workplace. Weâ™ll encourage joy and take pride in our integrity.
Weâ™ll laugh at each otherâ™s jokes (even the bad ones). Weâ™ll hello and high five. Weâ™ll celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.
Weâ™re proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.
As an Infection Prevention Specialist you need to know how to:
Provide support by identifying and implementing infection control processes related to surveillance, data analysis and reporting in order to eliminate potential infection hazards for patients, staff, physicians and visitors
Assist in the appropriate selection and usage of products and equipment related to cleaning, antiseptics, disinfection and sterilization, facility design and construction
Contribute toward infection prevention and control programs/services that add value and integrate with departmental, facility and organizational business and clinical goals/objectives
We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:
Registered Nurse or Practical Nurse License or Medical Technologist â“ Microbiology or Masters in Public Health
Current licensure or certification related to clinical specialty
Certified or seeking certification in infection control upon meeting the prescribed qualifications
Completion of Surveillance Course or completion or the ability to obtain within six (6) months of hire
Demonstrated knowledge of microbiology, laboratory procedures, aseptic technique and epidemiological techniques
Ability to comprehend and utilize epidemiological/public health data and statistical methods
Ability to apply organizational, problem solving, decision making, delegation and change management skills
Bachelorâ™s Degree in healthcare related field
At least three (3) years of experience in hospital clinical nursing, medical technology, public health or other health related field
Prior infection control experience
Your next move.
Now that you know more about being an Infection Prevention Specialist on our team we hope youâ™ll join us. At SCL Health youâ™ll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.
Internal Number: 20007974
About SCL Health
SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization dedicated to improving the health of the people and communities we serve, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. Founded by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth in 1864, our $2.8 billion health network provides comprehensive, coordinated care through eight hospitals, more than 150 physician clinics, and home health, hospice, mental health and safety-net services primarily in Colorado and Montana.