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Infection Preventionist / Chula Vista / FT / Days / Eligible up to $10k New Hire Sign-On Incentive*

Job ID JR137510 Date posted 05/16/2023
Chula Vista, California
  • Chula Vista Medical Center
  • Day
  • Regular
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At Sharp, being a nurse means transforming the health care experience for your patients, for your colleagues and for yourself. In a collaborative environment with state-of-the-art facilities and advanced clinical practices, we encourage you to follow your passions wherever they take you.

As a recognized leader in nursing excellence with Magnet® recognitions for high-quality, patient-centered care, we invite you to join us in providing health care the way it should be. We offer a wide variety of nursing positions — from RNs and clinical nurse leads to case managers and clinical nurse specialists.

Success Profile

Wondering what qualities it takes to be a successful nursing professional at Sharp? View some of the traits we’re looking for below.

  • Innovative
  • Collaborative
  • Resourceful
  • Advocate
  • Person-centered
  • Critical Thinker

Job Details


Shift Start Time:

8 AM

Shift End Time:

4:30 PM

Additional Shift Information:

Weekend Requirements:

No Weekends

On-Call Required:


Hourly Pay Range (Minimum - Midpoint - Maximum):

$57.361 - $74.014 - $90.668

The stated pay scale reflects the range that Sharp reasonably expects to pay for this position.  The actual pay rate and pay grade for this position will be dependent on a variety of factors, including an applicant’s years of experience, unique skills and abilities, education, alignment with similar internal candidates, marketplace factors, other requirements for the position, and employer business practices.

What You Will Do
To perform the activities of the infection surveillance, prevention and control program to minimize the risk of hospital acquired infections in patients, staff and visitors.

Required Qualifications
  • Previous experience as an Infection Preventionist.Or
  • 3 Years Experience in acute care hospital.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • International Medical Technologist MT(ASCP) - ASCP Board of Certification -PREFERRED
  • Certified in Infection Control (CIC) - Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology -PREFERRED
  • California Registered Nurse (RN) - CA Board of Registered Nursing -PREFERRED

Other Qualification Requirements
  • Primary professional training as a licensed nurse, medical technologist, microbiologist, epidemiologist, public health professional, or other health care related field. - Required Completed specialized training in infection prevention and control. – Required within 90 days of hire. Department will track the completion of this requirement. Be qualified by education, training, clinical or health care experience, or certification. - Required

Essential Functions
  • Assists in development, implementation, and improvement of infection control practices
    Maintains and utilizes knowledge of current CDC guidelines, JCAHO standards, State and local regulations pertaining to infection control.
    Reviews and disseminates current infection control information to individuals and departments based upon needs assessment and requests.
    Acts as resource to nursing, ancillary, and medical staff to respond to concerns regarding infection control practices.
    Works with other support department (MM, EVS, Nursing) to insure that process is in place to allow for compliance with appropriate infection control practices.
    Demonstrates ability to develop infection control policies and procedures using all guidelines and regulations that pertain to policy.
  • Infection surveillance activities
    Creates quarterly nosocomial surveillance reports
    Tracks epidemiologically significant organisms
    Demonstrates ability to identify patterns and clusters of pathogens.
    Reports contain graphic display of data, analysis of data, and action plans as appropriate
    Assembles performance improvement team to review issues and create action plans
    Demonstrates ability to perform outbreak investigation
  • Training and education
    Post-testing demonstrates learning occurred
    A variety of departments are inserviced on an annual basis
    Identifies learning needs of staff
    Utilizes teaching methods as integral part of targeted performance improvement Projects

Sharp HealthCare is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability or any other protected class

Bachelor's Degree; International Medical Technologist MT(ASCP) - ASCP Board of Certification; Certified in Infection Control (CIC) - Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology; California Registered Nurse (RN) - CA Board of Registered Nursing

Our Mission and Values

At Sharp, our mission is to improve the health of those we serve with a commitment to excellence in all that we do. We aim to offer quality care and services that set community standards, exceed patients’ expectations and are provided in a caring, convenient, cost-effective and accessible manner.

We have a vision to transform the health care experience through a culture of caring, quality, safety, service, innovation and excellence. Our goal is to be the best place to work, the best place to practice medicine and the best place to receive care.

Our team members are the driving force behind our mission and vision. At Sharp, we’re focused on providing an environment that will meet the needs of both our patients and our employees. Our team members are encouraged to connect with their passions and recommit to the purpose of their work each day.


  • Medical, vision
    dental and more

    Our flexible benefits include a choice of two HMO medical plans (both of which include vision), two PPO dental choices, flexible spending accounts, accident insurance, long-term disability insurance and life insurance.

  • Generous vacation
    holiday and sick leave

    We offer one of the most generous plans among health care systems in San Diego, and new Sharp employees start with 25 days of paid time off in just the first year.

  • Wellness

    We focus on your overall well-being by giving you tools to improve both yourself and your life — mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally and environmentally. Our focus is on balanced health and wellness to help you reach your health goals and enjoy life along the way.

  • Employee assistance

    At Sharp, we understand that personal problems occasionally arise and you may need to seek outside professional advice. We’re here to help. Our employee assistance program helps employees develop and maintain a lifestyle that supports good health and productivity.

  • Retirement

    We’re proud to offer two retirement plans to match your needs. The Sharp$aver 401(a) plan matches your after-tax contributions and the 403(b) plan offers a long-term savings plan for pre-tax and Roth contributions with available loan and withdrawal provisions.

  • Educational opportunities
    and tuition reimbursement

    We support and encourage the growth and development of our employees through educational courses for credit in institutions of higher learning, continuing education programs (conferences, workshops, seminars) and specialty certification examinations.

  • Discount programs,
    perks and other benefits

    Our employees are eligible to participate in several group voluntary benefit plans — including group legal, college savings, critical illness insurance, group auto and home insurance and pet insurance.

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