SCL Health Infection Control Specialist in Billings, Montana
You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as an Infection Control Specialist.
You're a patient advocate whose goal is to provide every patient with top-notch healthcare.
You're a continuous learner who researches all possible solutions until a conclusion is met.
You're great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.
is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 286-bed level II trauma center has provided care in Montana and the surrounding area since 1898, and our 30-clinic network ensures community needs are met. We offer comprehensive, specialty care, including a "hospital within a hospital" specifically for children, and are proud to extend SCL Health's missions by treating the poor, the vulnerable, our community and each other.
are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, we've launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.
Together we'll align mission and careers, values and workplace. We'll encourage joy and take pride in our integrity.
We'll laugh at each other's jokes (even the bad ones). We'll hello and high five. We'll celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.
We're proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.
As an Infection Control Specialist you need to know how to:
Review patient records, microbiology cultures, chemistry reports, and admission data as sources for identifying infections
Conduct patient care area rounds as necessary to identify case findings and environmental issues
Initiate epidemiological investigations of significant clusters of infection or serious communicable disease concern
Review and recommend new or revised practices or procedures based on currently accepted, evidence-based infection prevention and control strategies, current scientific literature, regulations, standards and/or guidelines of applicable professional organizations and government agencies
Assist in ensuring compliance with applicable regulatory guidelines and requirements including CMS, The Joint Commission, state and local health departments, and other publicly reported indicators
Maintain current information and regulatory requirements on infection prevention, control and epidemiology in order to disseminate accordingly to processes and customers
Identify, recommend and/or lead organizational change opportunities for improvement based on indicators, process or outcome measures, other findings and/or observations
We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:
Current license to practice nursing in the state of Montana or Bachelor's degree in Epidemiology, Microbiology, Public Health, or Bachelor's Degree in Nursing and/or Epidemiology, Microbiology, Public Health, Environmental Health or similar degree, required.
Minimum of three (3) years of experience in acute care hospital or health system, required.
Completion of NHSN Surveillance Courses or completion within six (6) months of hire, required.
Demonstrated knowledge of microbiology, laboratory procedures, aseptic technique and epidemiological techniques, required.
Ability to comprehend and utilize epidemiological/public health data and statistical methods, required.
Certification in Infection Control & Epidemiology (CIC) within two (2) years of hire, preferred.
At least two (2) years of Infection Control experience, preferred.
Your next move.
Now that you know more about being an Infection Control Specialist on our team we hope you'll join us. At SCL Health you'll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.
Our facilities do not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, or age in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs, services or activities, or on the basis of sex (gender) in health programs and activities