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Infection Control Coordinator - IRFChandler, Arizona

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Job # 412170 Date posted 07/09/2021


Dignity Health East Valley Rehabilitation Hospital is hiring an Infection Control Coordinator 

Dignity Health East Valley Rehabilitation Hospital is a joint venture operation and free-standing Post-Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital, between Dignity Health and Kindred Healthcare.  Our two-story, 58,000-square-foot facility includes a stroke unit, therapy gym and 50 beds to serve patients recovering from significant neurological injury, illness and trauma and similar medical conditions.

This is a Full-Time position that resides at our rehab hospital located at 1515 W Chandler Blvd. in Chandler, AZ.


Assumesresponsibilityandaccountabilityfor the surveillance of infections and for the hospital Infection PreventionandControl Program.  In collaborationwithhospital leadership,develops,implementsandevaluates the Infection Control Program.


  • Develops the annual hospital wide Infection Control Plan & BuildingRiskAssessments, such as HVA;evaluates the effectiveness of the program and reports findings to leadership and appropriatecommittees.ThisIncludes the Flucampaign,Fit Testing andannual TB Assessment.
  • Assuressystems are inplace to report infectionsurveillance,preventionand control information to:
    • appropriate staff in the hospital
    • federal, state andlocal publichealthauthorities in accordancewithlawandregulation
    • accreditingbodies
    • other referring or receivinghospitals or organizationsneeding information regarding the presence of infection in a patientreceived or transferred
  • Plans,implementsanddirects the surveillance of infection of alldepartmentsandservices that providedirectpatient care or provide the support of patient care.
  • CollaborateswithEmployeeHealth/HumanResourcesin the preventionandsurveillance of infectionsamonghospital personnel;includesinterventions for immunization and/or treatment to staff andlicensedindependentpractitioners,including the review of newemployeePEP,Flu,outstandingvaccinesand post exposure.
  • Identifiespotential sources of nosocomial infection and implements actions to eliminate the source;andevaluates infection data to distinguishbetweennosocomial andcommunity-acquiredinfection.
  • Assistsinidentifying,monitoringandcontrolling outbreaks of nosocomial infectionamongpatientandhospital personnel.
  • Maintainssurveillance in order to collect,analyze and trend data; providesaccurateandtimely reports to the Director of ContinuousQualityand Performance Improvement,leadership and appropriatecommittees.

  • Manages the Infection Control Committeeandparticipantsin the BuildingandPatient Safety Committees.
  • Assures the hospital implementsinfectionpreventionand control activities to reduce the risk of infectionsassociatedwithmedical equipment, devices and supplies.
  • Acts as a resource to hospital personnelinimplementingisolationtechniques or other infectioncontrol measures.
  • Communicatesandcollaborateswith the Laboratoryinorder to identifysignificantlaboratory information.
  • In collaborationwithhospital leadership and personnel from applicabledepartments or services,reviewsandrevises the program to improve outcomes.
  • Provideseducationfor employees regarding infection control duringorientationandongoingin-services as required.Thisalsoincludesmonthlyeducationandannual mandatories.


  • Currentlicensure as a RegisteredProfessional Nurse,issued by the StateBoard of Nursingrequired.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of staff nursing.
  • Demonstratedability to plan,coordinate,evaluate and directactivities of clinical personnel; effective oral andwrittencommunicationskills,inEnglishwithadditional languages preferred; proficiencyinbasic computer skillsrequired.
  • Qualified Infection Control Practitioner,CertificationBoardfor Infection Control (CBIC), preferred.
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  • Benefits and Recognition

    Benefits & Recognition Our goal is to offer valuable compensation and incentive programs that enables us to attract, reward, retain, and motivate highly qualified individuals. Compensation can include bonus plans and recognition for going above & beyond.

  • Healthcare

    Healthcare We offer a variety of Health Savings Account (HSA) and PPO plan options.

  • 401(k) Plan

    401(k) Plan Employees can contribute pre-tax dollars through payroll deduction.

  • Paid Time Off

    Paid Time Off Your work/life balance is important to us. We offer our employees a flexible Paid Time Off program.

  • Wellness Program

    Wellness Program We offer tools, resources and support for weight loss, stress reduction, smoking cessation and making overall healthier choices.

  • Community

    Community Community involvement is consistent with our company's principles and with our mission of customer service and quality care.

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Rehabilitation is the key to everything we do. And our caring, compassionate caregivers and team members are proud to lead the way. If you are interested in joining our team, we have opportunities that allow you to provide exceptional care and outstanding service in an environment committed to career growth and continual learning and support.

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