Skip to Main Content

Kaiser Permanente Careers

Clinical Support

Support Starts With You

The backbone of our care team, you will greatly impact the work of our clinicians and physicians as well as improve our patients' experiences.

Infection Control Professional

Location: Fontana, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 783306 Date posted: 04/10/2019
Description:

Acting as an expert resource/consultant in one or more than one care setting (primary, secondary, tertiary, continuing care), the Infection Prevention Professional/Epidemiologist contributes to the provision of high quality patient care by promoting and implementing infection prevention and control practices and compliance with regulatory agency requirements. Through interdisciplinary and collaborative actions, evaluates occupational health exposures/issues and assists with the determination of proper care and planning related to infection prevention and control; participates in the identification, prevention and control of infections by data collection, surveillance and analysis, development of verbal and written reports, educational programs for personnel and patients as needed.

Serves as a liaison with the Department of Health Services and reports communicable diseases as required. Participates in research on infection control issues related at the local and Regional levels. Assists client departments in preparations for accreditation and licensure surveys in both the acute and ambulatory care areas as well as other Regulatory Standard reviews (e.g. Cal-OSHA, CDPH, CMS, etc.).



Essential Responsibilities:

  • Assists with planning, development, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and revision of Infection Prevention and Control Program goals, standards, policies and procedures

  • Coordinates multi-disciplinary and interdepartmental efforts to improve performance of infection prevention/control programs and services

  • Facilitates meeting applicable regulatory requirements through monitoring and reporting infection trends in the acute, ambulatory and other care settings

  • Reports communicable diseases and supporting laboratory data to the local, state and national health departments as required

  • Participates in the development and review of Infection Prevention and Control Standards of Care, Policy and Procedure for assigned areas

  • Together with the Infection Prevention and Control leadership, develops and maintains excellent, collaborative relations with key stakeholders/departments including but not limited to: Employee Health, Nursing, Perioperative, Perinatal, Emergency Services, Urgent Care, ambulatory, Support Services and various physician specialties

  • Maintains on-going communications and cooperative relationships with medical center committees and external agencies

  • Participates in epidemiological investigations of significant clusters of infection above established standards and of unusual isolates as directed by the Infection Prevention and Control leadership

  • Interacts with Occupational/Employee health to institute and maintain control measures pertaining to health care worker and/or member exposures

  • Assists with supervision and management of the Infection Prevention and control clerical/ancillary staff

  • Provides in-service education for the medical center area, general orientation, annual review, and as needed

  • Provides expert review and consultation for facility construction/remodels, and/or new patient care equipment

  • Assumes other activities and responsibilities from time to time as directed

  • Basic Qualifications:

    Experience

  • Minimum one (1) year as an Infection Control Professional OR

  • Minimum three (3) years of experience in a laboratory; or acute care hospital, utilizing knowledge of medical and surgical procedures, treatments and patient management
    Education

  • Bachelor's degree in a healthcare discipline, e.g. nursing, clinical laboratory science.
    License, Certification, Registration

  • Current license to practice nursing or other related healthcare discipline e.g. Clinical Lab Science.

     

    Additional Requirements:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of microbiology, laboratory procedures, aseptic technique and epidemiological techniques.

  • Demonstrated ability to comprehend and utilize scientific data and statistical techniques/ methods; screen data results for variations and/or errors, function as a liaison, instructor, consultant and coordinator with client departments.

  • Demonstrated organizational, problem solving, decision-making and delegation skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and present educational programs effectively and communicate in a clear, concise and timely manner.

  • Must be able to work in a Labor Management partnership environment.

     

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum two (2) years of experience as an Infection Control Professional in an acute care hospital.

  • Certification in Infection Control within two years.

  • Master's degree in public health, epidemiology, environmental health, microbiology or other public health related field.

  • Preferred RN license.

  •  


     


    Notes:



  • May require travel to sister hospital, and job related conferences.

  •  


     

    Primary Location: California,Fontana,Fontana Health Services Building 9961 Sierra Ave. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Patient Care Services (Non RN) Department: Infection Control Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

    About Clinical Support Careers

    Clinical Support Careers

    Supporting members and patients as vital members of our care delivery team, our patient care services professionals include our medical assistants, sterile processing technicians, surgical technicians, nursing assistants, and so much more.

    There is a deep breadth of clinical support career options that allow medical professionals to deliver quality health care to our patients. These roles are critical, instrumental, and unique, with a variety of career settings (inpatient, outpatient, home care) and departments. Opportunities to develop oneself, grow professionally, and transfer to new roles/locations make these roles especially rewarding.

    Discover the KP Difference

    Visionary. Rewarding. Essential. These words describe the powerful work we do. Looking for more reasons to join our proud team? We've got ten compelling reasons right here!

    Go >

    Bilingual Opportunities

    Communication is vital to what we do every day. We value those who enhance our team with essential bilingual skills — allowing us to provide quality, inclusive care to everyone in our communities.

    Explore Bilingual Opportunities >

    Glassdoor Logo

    See What People are Saying About Working at KP

    Sep 27, 2018

    "RN"

    Glassdoor Ratings

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    • Recommends
    • Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente full-time

    Pros

    KP is a dynamic employer that takes staff development and members wellbeing to a level that is unparallel to other employers.Full Review

    More Kaiser Permanente Ratings & Reviews (3,975)

    Thanks
    to Our
    Employees

    Kaiser Permanente has been named one of the 2019 Best Places to Work. Check out what our employees like best about working at KP!

    glassdoor 2019 Best Places to Work - Employees' Choice

    Our Events

    Come introduce yourself to a member of the Kaiser Permanente team at an upcoming career or professional event. We look forward to meeting you in person.

    Recently Viewed Jobs

    You do not have any recently viewed jobs.

    Join Kaiser Permanente's Talent Network

    Please fill out the fields below and click "Join Now" to receive information about opportunities that relate to your selections.

    Interested InSearch for a category and select one from the list of suggestions. Search for a location and select one from the list of suggestions. Finally, click “Add” to create your job alert.

    • Clinical Support, Fontana, California, United StatesRemove

    Interested in internships or early career opportunities? Click here to join our University Talent Network. Are you a Veteran? Click here to join our Military Talent Network.