Responsible for the reduction or elimination of hospital-acquired incidents of infection in patients and healthcare workers through the collaborative development and implementation of an effective Infection Prevention and Control program, thereby providing cost-effective quality patient care and a safe work environment for staff.
This position supports the Infection Prevention program in the Allina East Region. Limited travel is required and work locations include both United Hospital, St Paul, MN and Regina Hospital, Hastings, MN
Bachelors Required. Healthcare related degrees include BSN/MSN, BAN/MAN, MT, CLS, MPH, BS/MS Microbiology or Epidemiology, MS, MD
Current license or registration required if applicable to degree e.g. medical technologist, clinical laboratory scientist, physician or registered nurse.
Certification in Infection Control preferred
1-2 years of experience in acute care setting.
Infection Prevention experience preferred but not required.
If not previously completed, APIC national or state Basic Training to be completed within 1 year of hire.
Additionally, completion of epidemiology online course required in first month during orientation if no recent epidemiology coursework completed.
Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals, 15 pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that... provide home care, senior transitions, hospice care, home oxygen and medical equipment, and emergency medical transportation services. Allina Health is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.