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Infection Control Coordinator FT Days Sign on Bonus

Company: Desert Regional Medical Center
Location: Palm Springs
Posted on: September 19, 2023

Job Description:

Desert Regional Medical Center is a 385-bed acute-care hospital classified as a stroke receiving center and level 2 trauma facility with an innovative, patient centered and evidence-based Rehabilitation Services Department. ---Our compassionate team provides a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services, including acute care rehabilitation, joint replacement & spinal surgery, neurosurgery, ICU, Telemetry, step-down care, skilled nursing, as well as outpatient therapy, hand and lymphedema clinics.

The Infection Control Coordinator (ICC) is responsible for managing, developing and having direct oversight of the Infection Control Program hospital wide. The ICC will work directly with Infection Control Medical Director and coordinates activities to ensure regulatory and state requirements are adhered to. The ICC is responsible for training and direct oversight of the Infection Control Practitioner to ensure consistency in infection control practices throughout the hospital.
Position Summary:

  • Coordinates the multiple facets of the Infection Control Program
  • Implements and designs programs which educate Staff on IC principals
  • Assists Hospital Compliance and Patient Safety with maintaining regulatory Infection Control Standards to protect all hospital patients and visitors (with emphasis on populations at high risk for infections)
  • Acts as hospital liaison for corporate quality Infection Control Issues
  • Partners with the Hospital Environmental Safety Officer on Environment of Care Issues involving Infection Control
  • Partners with the Employee Occupational Health Department to assure Infection Control principals are maintained to protect all hospital volunteers, and staff
  • Coordinates the activities of the Infection Control Committee with the Infection Control Medical Director


    • Develops and Maintains an effective system for the surveillance of specific hospital associated infections as designated by the Infection Control Committee, Tenet Corporate Quality Program and the Public Health Department
    • Ensures that data is effectively evaluated and analyzed using sound epidemiological principals as recommended by APIC, CDC, SHEA.
    • Coordinates and communicates surveillance data to the Infection Control Committee. Ensures that surveillance information and action items achieved in committee are submitted to Quality Council, MEC and Governing Board.
    • Monitors and reports all Department of Public Health required communicable diseases. Serves as a hospital resource to nursing, and medical staff regarding communication


      • Creates and implements in-service programs with respect to infection prevention and control.
      • Prepares and presents Annual Infection Control Evaluation and Plan.
      • Coordinates Infection Control Committee meeting, prepares agenda and is responsible for meeting minute's content as well as meeting all regulatory standards as it pertains to Infection Control.
      • Infection Control Champion for TJC and responsible for implementing house wide initiatives to ensure uninterrupted compliance.
      • Prepares and maintains Infection Control Manual consistent with federal regulations and TJC standards and ensures any updates are distributed to appropriate departments.
      • Ensures Committee actions are communicated and acted upon.
      • Responsible for development and implementation of actions for identified infection control issues utilizing surveillance data.
      • Identifies areas of improvement and serves as educator for house-wide infection control program and serves as educator for all new employees, new Grads, volunteers and nursing students.
      • Has over-sight of Infection Control Practitioner and is responsible for training and mentoring.
      • Consults with Occupational Health Services regarding Employee Health Program as it relates to infectious diseases and infection control employees.
      • Identifies documents and reports hospital acquired infections according to the Infection Control Plan.
      • Ensures Balanced Score Card Infection Control initiatives are reported on time and with-in established benchmarks.
      • Demonstrates Team approach to projects.
      • Takes imitative in keeping Director fully informed on work related issues.
      • Reports to work station on a regular basis for scheduled day and time.

        Answers the phones and responds to our customer needs professionally and without complaints.



        • Baccalaureate degree required
        • Experience in infection prevention in an acute hospital
        • CA RN License or Degree in Epidemiology
        • Has knowledge and experience in patient care practices, microbiology, asepsis, disinfecting/sterilization, adult education theory, program administration and epidemiology.

          Pay Range: $47.33 Minimum - $73.34 Maximum an hour
          Sign on Bonus: Up to $10,000
          Individual wages are determined based upon a number of factors including, but not limited to, an individual's qualifications and experience.

          Tenet complies with federal, state, and/or local laws regarding mandatory vaccination of its workforce. If you are offered this position and must be vaccinated under any applicable law, you will be required to show proof of full vaccination or obtain an approval of a religious or medical exemption prior to your start date. If you receive an exemption from the vaccination requirement, you will be required to submit to regular testing in accordance with the law.

          Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant's or employee's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.

Keywords: Desert Regional Medical Center, Palm Springs , Infection Control Coordinator FT Days Sign on Bonus, Other , Palm Springs, California

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