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Providence Health & Services RN - Infection Preventionist in Seaside, Oregon


Providence is calling a Registered Nurse - Infection Preventionist (0.3 FTE, Days) to Providence Seaside Hospital in Seaside, OR.

This is an extremely part-time position that will be expected to work 1.5 days/wk - hours and days up for discussion with hiring manager. No weekends, no holidays.

This position is accountable for the implementation of and compliance with policies, practices and processes of the Oregon Region Infection Prevention Program at the hospital level. Under the direction of the Regional Infection Prevention Program Director, guidance of the Infection Prevention Medical Director and collaboration with Infection Prevention peers, this nurse will be responsible for following all current Federal, State and local standards, guidelines and regulations and will provide professionally current infection prevention services. This role provides local leadership and vision that supports collaborative planning and quality improvement in patient/employee safety as related to Infection Prevention, while minimizing costs.

About Providence Seaside Hospital

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Coast Mountain Range, Providence Seaside Hospital is the heart of the Providence Health System's North Coast Service area. This 25-bed, critical access hospital (with full accreditation by the Joint Commission) serves a resort community and the surrounding area with services including Intensive Care/Coronary Care, Emergency Services, Diagnostic Laboratory, Birthing Center, CAT Scan, MRI, Physical/Occupational Therapy, Ultrasound-vascular and obstetric, Chemotherapy, Echocardiography, Mammography, Home Health, Extended Care, and more.

Blessed with mild weather and miles of wide, beautiful beaches, Seaside is one of the most popular destinations on the Oregon Coast. In the summer, the population can swell from its normal 5.600 to over 40,000 people. From hiking mountain trails to beach combing to whale watching, Seaside has plenty to do. Providence Seaside Hospital has met the challenge with a state-of-the-art emergency department, 24 hour-a-day in-house physician coverage and extensive remodeling to meet the needs of the community and visitors.

In this role, the Infection Prevention Nurse will:

  • Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of Centers for Medicare/Medicaid (CMS), The Joint Commission (TJC), and State/Federal laws which affect infection prevention activities.

  • Interpret and analyze data from different sources and integrate into infection prevention activities.

  • Have strong interpersonal skills that convey a positive and supportive attitude.

  • Show/model that they are committed to understanding and valuing individual differences and foster an environment of acceptance, fairness and mutual respect.

  • Communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, with administrators, physicians, nursing, the public, and all levels of hospital staff.

  • Have the ability to educate and communicate to a broad continuum of disciplines, such as physicians, managers, staff and administrators.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

  • Current, unencumbered Oregon state Registered Nurse (RN) license

  • Certification in Infection Control upon hire, or must be obtained within 2 years of hire

  • 4 years clinical experience

  • Knowledge of current microbiology, infectious diseases, antimicrobial therapy, immunizations, aseptic technique, and patient care practices

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Master’s degree in Nursing or Public Health

  • Working knowledge of national databases and/or programs

  • Knowledge of epidemiological principles, statistical methods and analysis of infection prevention and control data

  • Strong background in sterilization, disinfection and sanitation methods in a healthcare facility

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest health care system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their health care needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Part-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Infection Prevention Nursing

Location: Oregon-Seaside

Req ID: 234190