Cottage Health has been a leader in Santa Barbara County for many years, and was recently recognized in the top 10 best places to work in healthcare by Fortune. As a non-profit healthcare system we are dedicated to the well-being of our community and beyond. Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital has over 450 beds, making us the largest hospital system on the central coast. We are a teaching hospital, non-union and a level I trauma center.
Cottage Health seeks experienced Infection Control Practitioner to assist with data collection, education and research activities. Performs surveillance activities and applies an epidemiological approach to problem solving. Abstracts clinical data from various internal documentation sources and enters data into internal and external databases. Utilizes externally defined criteria/algorithms to determine healthcare-associated infection. Uses sound nursing judgment and ensures accurate and timely data entry required to meet reporting deadlines. Able to perform analysis and meaningful presentation of data. Participate in process improvement teams as directed.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing with current certification or degree in microbiology or other related professions. Must have had didactic course work in infection control, including either the CDC or APIC course.
Current CA Registered Nurse license with the requirement to obtain certification in Infection Control within 1 or 2 years depending upon experience in the field. Certification in Infection Control preferred. Minimum of two years' experience in Infection Control required.
We offer an excellent compensation package that includes above-market salaries, premium medical benefits, optimal staffing ratio and a good life/work balance. Please apply online at www.cottagehealth.org.
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