Kootenai Health, located in Coeur d’Alene, ID, is hiring an Infection Preventionist!
If you thrive on using your nursing expertise to keep your community and coworkers safe from the risk of infection or disease transmission - Kootenai Health is seeking your passion and drive to be our new Infection Preventionist!
As an Infection Preventionist, you will:
Work directly with the Infection Prevention Director and others to protect patients, providers, employees, visitors and others from risk of infection or disease transmission
Evaluate and implement a plan for mitigating infection prevention risks throughout the organization
Serve as a resource to all Kootenai employees and providers regarding infection prevention standards and standard methodologies
Actively seek opportunities to improve patient and employee safety
Partner with community organizations to promote health and safety across the region
Our ideal candidate will have previous Infection Prevention experience or a nurse with a procedural background, biology, medical laboratory science, or public health.
Kootenai Health has a lot to offer you, including:
An engaged, excellence-focused Quality team.
Expanding department with room for future career development and continuous learning opportunities.
Magnet Status - Kootenai has maintained MagnetTM status since 2006. This designation is nursing's top honor, accepted nationally as the gold standard in nursing excellence!
Level II Trauma Center- Kootenai Health has achieved a Level II Trauma designation, verified by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma.
Mayo Clinic Care Network- Kootenai Health is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network (MCCN). As part of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Kootenai Health staff have access to Mayo Clinic’s knowledge and expertise.
Gallup Great Workplace Award - This award recognizes companies for their extraordinary ability to build an engaged workplace culture.
Kootenai Health has a solid reputation in the Pacific Northwest and has a rich history that spans nearly 60 years of innovation, achievements, and benchmarks in healthcare. The organization provides a comprehensive range of medical services, our main campus is located in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and includes a 330-bed community-owned hospital. Kootenai Health is accredited by DNV and holds Magnet Designation for nursing excellence. We have been recognized among large employers as the No. 1 Best Place to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine, and are regularly recognized by Cleverly and Associates for providing value to our community. We offer an excellent tuition reimbursement program, wellness program, and on-going educational classes to all of our employees. If you want to love where you work and live, check out Kootenai Health. As your next employer, we are excited to offer you:
100% employer-paid health insurance premiums for full-time employees. Part-time employees pay only a small portion a month for medical, dental and vision coverage
Access to tuition reimbursement
457 investment plan through Fidelity with a match of 3-6% based on years of service and a defined contribution account which puts 2% of annual income into a retirement account
Employee child daycare - within walking distance
On-site learning through the Organizational Development department and teaching modules
Robust and incentive-driven Wellness Plans
Full-spectrum employee reward, recognition, and retention programs, including outstanding employee development, training, and educational opportunities
Kootenai Health complies with applicable federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or sex. Kootenai Health does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or sex.
To be successful in this role, you will need:
Graduate of a nationally accredited Nursing program required.
All non-BSN RN's hired after 1/1/2015 at Kootenai Health are required to be enrolled in a baccalaureate (or higher) degree program in nursing upon hire, and show evidence of enrollment prior to their start date with a mandatory completion date based on date of hire:
Hired prior to 8/31/2015 BSN is recommended but not required.
Hired between 9/1/2015 and 12/31/2018 BSN completed by December 31, 2020.
Hired after 1/1/2019 BSN completed within two years of hire.
State of Idaho Registered Nurse OR licensure pending as documented by temporary licensure OR current RN licensure from a state participating in the “multistate privilege to practice” compact with Idaho prior to start date.
Epidemiology and surveillance experience and Certification in Infection Control (CIC) preferred
Varied experience in a hospital as well as outpatient settings desirable
Previous experience in an Infection Prevention role desirable
Previous experience in quality monitoring, project leadership desirable
Previous experience in PDCA process improvement activities desirable
Kootenai Health will ensure your success by providing you a robust leadership orientation program, access to Organizational Development, and co-workers who are knowledgeable and invested in your success.
Internal Number: 27332
About Kootenai Health
Kootenai Health provides comprehensive medical services to patients in northern Idaho and throughout the Inland Northwest. Its main campus is located in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and includes a 330-bed community-owned hospital.
Kootenai is accredited by DNV and holds Magnet Designation for nursing excellence. It has been recognized as a Gallup Great Workplace and as a No. 1 Best Place to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine. It is regularly recognized by Cleverly and Associates for providing value to its community.
We improve health one patient at a time in a friendly and professional culture committed to superior quality and safety.
Kootenai Health will be a comprehensive regional medical center delivering superior, patient-focused care and will be recognized among the premier health care organizations in the United States.
Our Values – The Kootenai Health Way
Kootenai Health is focused on our core commitments to safety, compassion, and engagement. This is how we create the best possible experiences for our patients, their families, and our co-workers. It is who we want to be every day to everyone.