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Infection Prevention/Employee Health RN, Astoria, OR

Organization: Columbia Memorial Hospital
Category: Nurse
Location: Astoria, OR
Date Job Posted: September 3, 2020
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Infection Prevention/Employee Health RN

Req # 2020105

This position is responsible to support and maintain a comprehensive organization-wide infection control and prevention related activities that include inpatient and ambulatory services. This position is also responsible for all functions of the employee health program.

Job Requirements

Knowledge of/Skill/Ability to: Use of Excel database, ability to extract clinical information from electronic medical record related to IP, ability to analyze and interpret clinical research, ability to read and extract meaning from state and federal regulations. Ability to develop and implement performance improvement projects. Ability to interpret, create and modify policy and procedures. Ability to work independently, exercise creativity and prioritize scheduling of work. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.


  • Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Oregon
  • Current BLS certification
  • Certification in Infection Prevention and Control (CIC) preferred and required within two (2) years of employment
  • Certification in Occupational Health is preferred but not required

Education and/or Experience

  • BSN or actively enrolled in a BSN program; Minimum of 3 years clinical experience.
  • Preferred to have at least 2 of those years working in a specialized clinical area (i.e. surgical services, maternity, emergency department)
  • Previous experience in employee health, infection control or occupational health strongly perferred

Physical Demands and Work Environment Conditions / ADA Compliance

  • Position involves sitting,walking, standing, stooping, occasional carrying/lifting of items (up to 20 lbs). May require significant walking between buildings/campuses. May be required to sit for extended periods of time. Requires visual acuity and dept perception and hand /finger dexterity in order to use computer keyboard and general office equipment.
  • Position may require travel between associated clinics and off-site departments

About Us

Columbia Memorial Hospital (CMH) is located in the beautiful and historic town of Astoria, Oregon, where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean. At CMH, we are committed to providing person-centered care to our patients and Caregivers. We are a full-service, 25-bed, critical access, not-for-profit, Level IV trauma, Planetree Certified, hospital which includes a robust Medical Group.

As a Planetree Hospital, CMH has developed dynamic and focused efforts to involve the perspective of patients, family members and staff to increase person-centered care throughout our organization. We value compassionate, courteous and respectful interactions, patient and family involvement in care planning to include the patient’s goals and preferences, healing design of spaces, community health and a strategic plan that emphasizes person-centered care for the patient and caregiver alike.

Astoria and the Pacific Northwest has something for everyone to enjoy including living history, outdoor adventures, culinary experiences, beautiful scenery and so much more. To learn more about CMH and our amazing location, please visit:

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