May 02, 2022

Infection Preventionist

  • Swedish
  • Seattle, WA, USA

Job Description


Swedish is looking for an Infection Preventionist (1.0 FTE, Day Shift) in Infection Prevention at Swedish Shared Services in Seattle, WA.

The Infection Preventionist 1 (IP1) is the entry-level position for Infection Prevention. A candidate for the IP1 position must have a sufficient healthcare background but requires only basic infection prevention/epidemiology knowledge, as the majority of training will occur on the job.

All Infection Preventionists (IPs) are accountable for implementation of and compliance with policies, practices, and processes of the infection prevention program at the region and system level. In collaboration with the IP program director, IP medical director, and IP peers, all IPs will follow all current local, state, and federal guidelines, standards, and regulations.

Infection Preventionists provide infection prevention consultative services focused on providing the higest quality care at the lowest cost to patient and organization.

In this position you will:

  • Develop strong relationships with colleagues from key departments, including: Environmental Services, Emergency Preparedeness, Pharmacy, Nursing Leadership, Surgery Leadership, Safety, Central Services, Quality, Medical Affairs, Facility Maintenance and Construction, Laboratory, Risk Management, Patient Safety, Linen Services, and Materials Management.
  • Demonstrate understanding of high reliability principles through use of tools, tones, and behaviors that promote patient safety.
  • Demonstrate understanding of regulatory and advisory guidelines through application.
  • Utilize and synthesize scientific evidence for decision making and intervention planning.
  • Effectively apply surveillance definitions and gather relevant surveillance data.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelors Degree in Laboratory Science, Nursing, Public Health, or other health-related field
  • Three (3) years healthcare or public health experience

Preferred qualification for this position includes:

  • Master's Degree in Laboratory Science, Nursing, Public Health, or other health-related field

About Swedish Shared Services.

Swedish is the largest, most comprehensive, nonprofit health provider in the Greater Seattle area. Our expanding network of facilities currently includes three hospital locations in Seattle, a hospital in Edmonds and the new Swedish Issaquah campus. It also consists of Swedish Medical Group’s network of primary care clinics, and affiliations with suburban hospitals and specialty clinics throughout Greater Seattle.

Each campus has a local operations leadership team, supported by centrally located and led corporate services, such as Human Resources, Financial and Information Services.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details —

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

Our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

Our Vision is Health for a Better World.

About Us

Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Swedish employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we're committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Other Healthcare Support

Location: Washington-Seattle

Work Locations: First Hill Main Bldg (WA145) 747 Broadway Seattle, 98122

Req ID: 349395