Under general direction, the Infection Prevention and Control Nurse
Reports directly to the Director of Infection Prevention and Control, SFHN
Evaluated by the Director of Infection Prevention and Control, SFHN
Collaborates with Chief Quality Officers of each licensed entity, physicians, managers, staff, and QM division
Participates in the coordination, design, development, implementation and evaluation of IPC activities;
Performs medical record review, assesses clinical practice and conducts surveillance of IPC practices in all areas of SFHN assigned to
Provides consultation to hospital departments, services, and committees about IPC topics and activities,
Conduct surveillance for healthcare associated infections (HAI) considering potential for infections with specific units, devices, and practices. Review and report on death or disability due to HAI.
Conduct Infection Control (IC) rounds to monitor, detect and prevent HAIs among patients and to assure appropriate IC practices, such as isolation, are followed.
Provide analysis and assessment of surveillance using appropriate statistical methods and visual representations (charts, graphs) and with an understanding of epidemiologic terms, using appropriate denominators, meaningful stratification, etc.
Review microbiology reports as directed; follow up with clinicians and patient care units as indicated.
Remain current regarding hospital infection control and epidemiology regulations and standards governing hospital I.C. practice (such as The Joint Commission, federal and state regulations and OSHA employee safety mandates).
Participate in investigations, clusters of disease, exposure incidents, and breaches of I.C. policy.
Participate in review and revision of Infection Control and hospital wide policies related to infection prevention.
Participate in meetings of Infection Control Liaisons; provide direction as appropriate and receive feedback.
Define, coordinate and complete performance improvement projects as directed, such as Hand Hygiene, CLIP, VAE surveillances
Be actively involved in I.C. staff meetings and monthly I.C. Committee meetings; report on infection control issues as indicated. Actively participate in hospital-wide committees as directed and participate in EOC rounds.
Collaborate effectively with IC team, nursing managers, department heads, and other staff persons
Performs related duties as required.
Residents, patients, staff, and visitors of Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital & Trauma Center, Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center and SFHN
Minimum Qualifications for Infection Prevention and Control
Possession of a valid permanent/temporary (including interim permit) California Registered Nurse License; AND
Two (2) years of verifiable experience (equivalent to 4,000 hours) within the last three (3) years as a Registered Nurse in an acute care hospital, clinic, home health agency or other health setting; AND
One (1) year of verifiable experience (equivalent to 2,000 hours) within the last three (3) years in Infection Control in a medical/healthcare setting or home health agency; AND
Possession of Certification in Infection Control (CIC) or a commitment to become certified with Probationary period
Possession of CIC can substitute for 6 months of Infection Control experience
The above minimum qualifications reflect special conditions associated with the position(s) to be filled. They may differ from the standard minimum qualifications associated with this classification.
Internal Number: 2320
About Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital
The San Francisco Department of Public Health strives to achieve its mission through the work of two Divisions - the Community Health Network (CHN) and Population Health and Prevention. The CHN is the City's health system and has locations throughout the City including San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center, Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, and over 15 primary care health centers. The Population Health and Prevention Division has a broad focus on the communities of San Francisco and is comprised of the Community Health and Safety Branch, Community Health Promotion and Prevention Branch, and the Community Health Services Branch.