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*Personal Protective Equipment Observer - Full-Time Temporary

Company: Community Memorial Health System
Location: Ventura
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Community Memorial Health System is a community-owned, not-for-profit organization that consists of two hospitals and 15+ community clinics including family-practice, urgent care, our residency program, and several specialties within Ventura County. We are fully accredited by Det Norske Veritas (DNV), licensed by the California Department of Public Health and ISO 9001:2015 certified. 


Located close to the beach, just 60 miles north of Los Angeles, is Community Memorial Hospital. Our 242-bed, acute care facility, is committed to providing quality patient care in an environment that promotes clinical excellence and innovative leadership.


Ojai Valley Community Hospital, an affiliate of Community Memorial Hospital is a 25-bed general acute care facility designated as a Critical Access Hospital with a distinct part 66 bed skilled nursing facility. OVCH provides inpatient, outpatient, and skilled nursing services for mostly primary and secondary care needs.  In addition, we operate a 24-hour standby emergency department. 


CMHS offers some of the best benefits in the industry, along with great career choices, training, and leadership development. At our facility, our employees share their enthusiasm for life as well as for helping others. As you balance your work life with your other passions, we're there for you every step of the way.


CMHS offers excellent benefits, such as Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, and AD&D insurance. We also offer a comprehensive 403(b) retirement plan, flexible spending accounts, paid time off, and a variety of other great benefits.


If you are interested in joining teams that meld quality care and compassion to create an environment of excellence, please take a moment to discover more about what it's like to work at Community Memorial Health System.


“We are an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disabled Employer”


Personal Protective Equipement Observer - Four (4) Tempoary Full-Time Positions Available

Position Overview: 

The Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Observer is a CMHS staff member with training in PPE donning/doffing and hand hygiene compliance.  The PPE Observer reports to the Director of Infection Prevention.  They are responsible for system-wide activities of minimizing risk of infection for personnel/patients through clear PPE guidance, ongoing observation, and effective reporting of deviations.  As directed, will function as a resource for Infection Prevention through proper PPE practices.   This position supports all CMHS facilities (CMH, OVCH and Ambulatory Medicine Clinics).


Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  1. Guides clinical personnel in correct isolation/precaution procedures, including proper techniques for donning and doffing personal protective equipment.
  2. Addresses near misses or breaks in technique with staff, reports immediate concerns to the charge nurse, and completes a log for Infection Prevention use.
  3. Provides ongoing education on the prevention of infection through proper PPE use
  4. Disinfects key reusable personal protective equipment items and assists in sending items (if needed) for reprocessing.
  5. Maintains all information within the scope of the position with strict confidentiality.
  6. Works flexible hours to meet the needs of personnel working during all shifts.
  7. Maintains current knowledge of Personal Protective Equipment requirements.
  8. Perform other duties as assigned. 


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Basic knowledge of the principles of infection prevention


  • Current CMHS Employee

Keywords: Community Memorial Health System, Ventura , *Personal Protective Equipment Observer - Full-Time Temporary, Other , Ventura, California

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