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In 2019, U.S. News & World Report once again ranked Seattle Children’s among the nation's best children's hospitals – for the 27th year in a row. We received national rankings in all 10 specialty areas evaluated by U.S. News & World Report, and are honored to be the only pediatric medical center in Washington to be ranked.
As a Magnet designated institution, and classified among America’s best large employers by Forbes, we recognize the importance of hiring and developing great talent to provide best-in-class care to the patients and families we serve. Our organizational DNA takes form in our core values: Compassion, Excellence, Integrity, Collaboration, Equity and Innovation. Whether it’s delivering frontline care to our patients in a kind and caring manner, practicing the highest standards of quality and safety, or being relentlessly curious as we work towards eradicating childhood diseases, these values are the fabric of our culture and community. The future starts here.
The Infection Preventionist is trained in hospital epidemiology principles and is responsible for the surveillance, analysis, interpretation and reporting of hospital acquired infections (HAI); educating employees about infection prevention; and the development of health system policies and procedures to insure rigorous infection control standards that meet JCAHO, OSHA, Centers for Medicaid/Medicare Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other nationally organized agencies recommendations and requirements.
- Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology, Epidemiology, Public Health, or related field
- Two (2) years full time (or equivalent) experience in a healthcare or clinical research setting (MPH or Master's in Epidemiology can be substituted for experience).
- Certification in Infection Control (CIC) or obtain within 3 years
- Master’s degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, or a related healthcare discipline
- Five (5) years full time (or equivalent) experience in a healthcare or clinical research setting
- Infection prevention or hospital epidemiology experience or coursework (i.e. APIC ICE 101, SHEA Certificate Course in Healthcare Epidemiology) in infection prevention
Seattle Children’s is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.