The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.
The Infection Prevention Program is part of the SCCA Quality, Safety & Value Department and reporting up to the Director of Quality & Patient Safety.
The professional practice of the Infection Preventionist (IP) role is directed by the SCCA Infection Prevention Medical Director and reports to the Infection Prevention Program Manager. The IP works to prevent healthcare-acquired infections (HAI’s) by isolating sources of infections and limiting their spread through the systematic collection, evaluation, investigation and dissemination of infection data.
The IP participates in planning, developing, implementing and evaluating infection prevention processes and systems across all SCCA inpatient and outpatient sites of care. The IP will advise and consult with leaders, clinical care teams, patients, families and contracted staff on efforts to proactively identify infection risks and appropriate evidenced-based best practice strategies to assure safety for patients, visitors, providers and staff.
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