Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital - Cleveland, OH

PEDIATRIC Infection preventionist

Job Summary


We are looking for a candidate with pediatric and nursing experience to fill the role of Pediatric Infection Preventionist at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. You will report to the Director of Quality, with an indirect report to the Infection Control Manager at the adult hospital. You will manage the infection prevention program for the 244 bed hospital, which has an average daily census of 150 beds. 

A Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and attaining your CBIC within the first two years of hire will be required. The ideal candidate will have at least three years of experience with nursing and pediatrics and an active membership with APIC. Leadership experience is also preferred as a second IP position will open soon to this facility in Cleveland, OH.


UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital is a 244-bed, full-service children’s hospital and academic medical center. A trusted leader in pediatric health care for more than 130 years, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital consistently ranks among the top children’s hospitals in the nation. As the region’s premier resource for pediatric referrals, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital’s dedicated team of more than 1,300 pediatric specialists uses the most advanced treatments and latest innovations to deliver the complete range of pediatric specialty services for 750,000 patient encounters, annually.

Among the nation’s leading academic medical centers, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, a nationally recognized leader in medical research and education.

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Hospital Leadership

MEET THE staff

Joyce Deptola, RN

Director, Quality & Organizational Readiness

Charles Macias

Chief Quality Officer / Vice Chair Quality; Division Chief PEM at University Hospitals

Laura Hunt, PHR


Official job description

Pediatric infection preventionist - RAINBOW BABIES & CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

Position Summary

The Infection Preventionist will work under the direction of the Infection Control Manager to Perform infection surveillance, analysis, interpretation and reporting of hospital acquired infections Observe and evaluate patient care practices.Actively participate in infection reduction initiatives in order to prevent and reduce HAIs, Assist in policy/procedure formation and review, Participate in exposure follow up and infection control risk assessment completion, Conduct education and ongoing in service programs to all members of the health care team, Assure compliance with policy and procedure to ensure standards that meet TJC, OSHA, CMS, ODH, CDC recommendations and requirements, Maintain knowledge of current guidelines, regulations and best practices relating to infection prevention, Performs NHSN reporting to meet CMS requirements, Active membership in APIC.

Requirements and Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degreein in Nursing 
  • Three (3)  plus years of experience in Nursing and PEDs 
  • CBIC required after two yr of hire, active RN license preferred

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

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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