KP LA Medical Center - Los Angeles, CA

Infection Control Professional

Job Summary

Infection Control Professional

We are looking for a registered nurse to step in as an Infection Control Professional at Kaiser Permanente’s Los Angeles Medical Center in California. You will join the infection preventionist department at this 560 bed hospital.

You will need a Bachelor’s degree in a related field or will need 4 years of experience in a directly related field. Along with a California RN License you will need at least 1 year experience as an Infection Control Professional. An ideal candidate will have their Certification in Infection control, along with 2 years of Infection Control experience in an acute care hospital. 

About KP LA Medical Center

For over 75 years, Kaiser Permanente has been committed to shaping the future of health and health care — and helping our members, patients, and communities experience more healthy years.  We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Since July 21, 1945, Kaiser Permanente’s mission has been to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 12.4 million members in 8 states and the District of Columbia.  Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists, and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery, and world-class chronic disease management.  Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education, and the support of community health.

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Leapfrog Hospital Safety Scores

KP Los Angeles Medical Center

MeasureThe Hospital’s ScoreWorst Performing HospitalAvg. Performing HospitalBest Performing HospitalData SourceTime Period Covered
Dangerous object left in patient’s body What’s This?Not Available0.3730.020.000CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
Air or gas bubble in the blood What’s This?0.0000.642.00160.000CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
Patient falls and injuries What’s This?1.1122.0750.420.000CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
Infection in the blood What’s This?1.0314.6201.050.000CMS10/01/2019 – 12/31/2019 and 07/01/2020 – 03/31/2021
Infection in the urinary tract What’s This?1.2613.3370.850.000CMS10/01/2019 – 12/31/2019 and 07/01/2020 – 03/31/2021
Surgical site infection after colon surgery What’s This?0.2172.7650.790.000CMS10/01/2019 – 12/31/2019 and 07/01/2020 – 03/31/2021
MRSA Infection What’s This?0.6274.0331.030.000CMS10/01/2019 – 12/31/2019 and 07/01/2020 – 03/31/2021
C. diff. Infection What’s This?0.3521.7830.520.000CMS10/01/2019 – 12/31/2019 and 07/01/2020 – 03/31/2021
Death from treatable serious complications What’s This?Not Available206.08159.6895.65CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
Harmful Events What’s This?0.963.341.000.60CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Dangerous bed sores What’s This? *0.308.780.580.04CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Collapsed lung What’s This? *0.220.480.230.12CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Falls causing broken hips What’s This? * – 12/31/2019
      Blood Leakage What’s This? *2.525.582.541.26CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Kidney injury after surgery What’s This? *1.283.451.420.58CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Serious breathing problem What’s This? *5.1917.095.181.66CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Dangerous blood clot What’s This? *4.638.413.611.65CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Sepsis infection after surgery What’s This? *4.889.734.962.31CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Surgical wound splits open What’s This? *0.861.540.860.57CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
      Accidental cuts and tears What’s This? *1.143.971.210.37CMS07/01/2018 – 12/31/2019
* This measure is a part of the Harmful Events Composite and is not used for scoring.

Process measures include the management structures and procedures a hospital has in place to protect patients from errors, accidents, and injuries.

MeasureThe Hospital’s ScoreWorst Performing HospitalAvg. Performing HospitalBest Performing HospitalData SourceTime Period Covered
Doctors order medications through a computer What’s This?100586.60100Imputation Model AppliedNot Applicable
Safe medication administration What’s This?100584.18100Imputation Model AppliedNot Applicable
Specially trained doctors care for ICU patients What’s This?100564.46100Imputation Model AppliedNot Applicable
Effective leadership to prevent errors What’s This?Declined to Report46.15117.09120.002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Staff work together to prevent errors What’s This?Declined to Report0.00116.88120.002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Enough qualified nurses What’s This?Declined to Report0.0098.36100.002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Handwashing What’s This?Declined to Report1576.221002021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey2021
Communication with nurses What’s This?917590.2596CMS07/01/2020 – 03/31/2021
Communication with doctors What’s This?927790.1897CMS07/01/2020 – 03/31/2021
Responsiveness of hospital staff What’s This?826382.1793CMS07/01/2020 – 03/31/2021
Communication about medicines What’s This?765775.2489CMS07/01/2020 – 03/31/2021
Communication about discharge What’s This?866585.7395CMS07/01/2020 – 03/31/2021

Hospital Leadership

MEET THE staff

Emilio A howell

Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant

Maureen Monroy N.

Assistant Department Manager, Pediatrics

Jody Perez, ACIR, CSSR

Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant, Research and Development

Official job description

INfection Control Professional - Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center

Job description
Acting as an expert resource/consultant in one or more than one care setting (primary, secondary, tertiary, continuing care), the Infection Prevention Professional/Epidemiologist contributes to the provision of high quality patient care by promoting and implementing infection prevention and control practices and compliance with regulatory agency requirements. Through interdisciplinary and collaborative actions, evaluates occupational health exposures/issues and assists with the determination of proper care and planning related to infection prevention and control;participates in the identification, prevention and control of infections by data collection, surveillance and analysis, development of verbal and written reports, educational programs for personnel and patients as needed. Serves as a liaison with the Department of Health Services and reports communicable diseases as required. Participates in research on infection control issues related at the local and Regional levels. Assists client departments in preparations for accreditation and licensure surveys in both the acute and ambulatory care areas as well as other Regulatory Standard reviews (e.g. Cal-OSHA, CDPH, CMS, etc.).

Essential Responsibilities:
Assists with planning, development, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and revision of Infection Prevention and Control Program goals, standards, policies and procedures
Coordinates multi-disciplinary and interdepartmental efforts to improve performance of infection prevention/control programs and services
Facilitates meeting applicable regulatory requirements through monitoring and reporting infection trends in the acute, ambulatory and other care settings
Reports communicable diseases and supporting laboratory data to the local, state and national health departments as required
Participates in the development and review of Infection Prevention and Control Standards of Care, Policy and Procedure for assigned areas
Together with the Infection Prevention and Control leadership, develops and maintains excellent, collaborative relations with key stakeholders/departments including but not limited to: Employee Health, Nursing, Perioperative, Perinatal, Emergency Services, Urgent Care, ambulatory, Support Services and various physician specialties
Maintains on-going communications and cooperative relationships with medical center committees and external agencies
Participates in epidemiological investigations of significant clusters of infection above established standards and of unusual isolates as directed by the Infection Prevention and Control leadership
Interacts with Occupational/Employee health to institute and maintain control measures pertaining to health care worker and/or member exposures
Assists with supervision and management of the Infection Prevention and control clerical/ancillary staff
Provides in-service education for the medical center area, general orientation, annual review, and as needed
Provides expert review and consultation for facility construction/remodels, and/or new patient care equipment
Assumes other activities and responsibilities from time to time as directed

Minimum one (1) year as an Infection Control Professional OR
Minimum three (3) years of experience in a laboratory;or acute care hospital, utilizing knowledge of medical and surgical procedures, treatments and patient management
Bachelor’s degree in a related field or four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.
High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
License, Certification, Registration

Additional Requirements:
Demonstrated knowledge of microbiology, laboratory procedures, aseptic technique and epidemiological techniques.
Demonstrated ability to comprehend and utilize scientific data and statistical techniques/ methods;screen data results for variations and/or errors, function as a liaison, instructor, consultant and coordinator with client departments.
Demonstrated organizational, problem solving, decision-making and delegation skills.
Demonstrated ability to develop and present educational programs effectively and communicate in a clear, concise and timely manner.
Must be able to work in a Labor Management partnership environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
Minimum two (2) years of experience as an Infection Control Professional in an acute care hospital.
Master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, environmental health, microbiology or other public health related field.
Certification in Infection Control within two years.
Current license to practice nursing or other related healthcare discipline preferred.

Employee Status: Regular
Travel: No
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Job Type: Standard

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Most frequent questions and answers

Yes. All of our open positions come with some sort of relocation allowance to help with the expenses of relocating. 

Yes. We will prep you for every interview you take. We know what our clients are looking for, so we will let you know what to expect and what experiences and accomplishments you should be sure to communicate to them in an interview.

Yes. If you connect us with another Infection Prevention professional that is interested in this position, and ultimately gets hired – we will send you a $500 referral bonus. 

Of course. We work to get you the highest possibly financial package – and communicate our progress throughout the process. We are financially incentivized to get you the most lucrative offer possible. 

Absolutely. We will review your resume before we submit it to the client to make sure it communicates everything it needs to.

First, everything we offer to our candidates is completely FREE. 

We operate as advisors and consultants for your Infection Prevention career. We’ve recruited in this industry for a long time and understand the profession as well as anyone.

If you decide you’d like us to represent you and apply for a position, the first thing our team will do is examine your resumé closely. We will fix up your resumé to ensure it communicates exactly what our client is looking for – demonstrating not only what you’ve been responsible for in previous Infection Prevention positions, but also how effective you’ve been in those roles. 

We have direct access to the hiring managers in the positions we search on which allows us to present your resumé directly to them, knowing exactly what they want to see in a candidate. We will keep you in the loop when this happens and what their initial feedback is. No more waiting in the dark hoping to hear back from HR.

Because of our relationships with the hiring manager, we have the ability to make a case for them to speak with you. It also allows us to get quick, honest feedback following each interview you have. And we will provide that feedback to you, good or bad.

In addition to preparing your resumé and presenting directly to the hiring manager, we also will prep you for each and every interview. Again, we know what our clients are looking for, so we will let you know what to expect and what experiences and accomplishments you should be sure to communicate to them in an interview.

In terms of the interview process, we’ll work with you and the client to get those scheduled during a time that makes sense for you.

Perhaps the most beneficial piece of being represented by Clutch Recruitment is that we’ll negotiate an offer for you – securing the highest possible offer the client can make. Don’t worry about your salary demands rubbing your future employer the wrong way;  we do all of that for you, ensuring a completely fair offer, without the awkwardness that potentially comes with it. We are financially incentivized to get you the highest possible offer, and we will ensure that happens.

Once you accept an offer, our work doesn’t stop. We’ll be there to talk you through your resignation and prepare you for how to handle a counter offer, along with all other complications that may arise. 

We have a large in house sourcing team that collects information from various databases online including LinkedIn, certification boards, and professional associations. 

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