Monitors and investigates known or suspected sources of infections in order to determine the source and ensure control. Reviews sterilization and disinfection techniques and recommends changes as needed. Provides related education to staff. Prepares simple cultures as needed for environmental and individual studies. May require a bachelor's degree and at least 5 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. May lead and direct the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department.
Credentialed/Certified as Infection Control Practitioner, Washington State Registered Nurse license required, Bachelor's degree in nursing or related field preferred. Minimum of five years of hospital experience in a progressively responsible position requiring contact with various departments.
Yakima's first hospital is still a hospital of firsts. Celebrating 125 years of compassionate care in the Yakima Valley.
On August 2, 1891 the Sisters of Charity of Providence agreed to take care of sick government workers and the residents of Yakima, thus creating Yakima's first and only hospital, a distinction that was held for more than 59 years.
The first hospital was a 7 room house on t...he corner of Yakima and Naches Avenues. The hospital cared for 37 patients the first year, and within a year the hospital moved to a larger building to keep up with the capacity.
St. Elizabeth's grew from performing their first surgery on a kitchen table in the 1890s to opening the first Coronary Care Unit in the state in the 1960s and the region's first comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation facility in the 1980s. In 1994 St. Elizabeth Medical Center became Providence Yakima Medical Center, and in 2003 the name was changed to Yakima Regional Medical and Cardiac Center.
Today, Yakima Regional is still leading the way in cutting-edge care for Central Washington. Over the past year, Yakima Regional has led Central Wahington's medical community in aquiring the most advanced technology in the world. From a fully SMART-technology enabled cardiac suite, to a comprehensive robot-assisted surgical program, and from world-class cath lab technology to cutting edge neurosurgery, imaging, pulmonary and respiratory advancements, Yakima Regional has invested over $50 million in our sophisticated, state-of-the-art facility.
With a commitment to experience, compassion and technology, we hope you will become part of our history by choosing Yakima Regional for all of your healthcare needs.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are committed to recruiting talented employees with valuable expertise from different races, religions, genders, sexual orientations and other protected classes. We participate in local career fairs and business expos, work with recruiting sources to actively seek diverse applicants, and partner with colleges and schools with significant minority enrollment to identify highly qualified applicants.
To improve the health status of the communities we serve through compassionate, high quality, accessible and cost effective care. We value those who provide our care and those who receive our care. We accomplish this through partnership, dedication, service, quality and stewardship.