Infection Preventionist - Quality Department

CHI St. Luke's Vintage Hospital - Houston, TX

Full-time
Department: Infection Control

Shift: Days

Status: Full Time

The Vintage Hospital is specifically designed to offer a compassionate healing environment while providing its unique brand of care to the Northwest Houston community. As well as named one of "The 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals in the United States." for 2014 by Soliant Health, a leading specialty healthcare staffing provider and part of Adecco Group.

POSITION SUMMARY

Utilizes knowledge of infection control and epidemiology to insure the clinical management of infection control activities at all health system locations. Ensures compliance with established standards for infection control and Maintains Infection Control regulatory compliance. Responsible for the evaluation of hospitalized patients for the presence of nosocomial, communicable, and reportable infectious diseases and the investigation and resolution of possible outbreaks. In addition, the position Manages performance improvement activities directed toward the achievement of hospital goals.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Licensure Required:
Bachelor's Degree - medical technology, nursing, or other healthcare related field. Combination of a two-year degree and Infection Control work experience may be considered as substitute for Bachelor's degree.
CIC certification within 2 years of employment

Minimum Experience:
Ten (10) years of clinical experience in a laboratory or clinical area with a minimum of five (5) years direct experience in infection control/disease management
Certified in Infection Control (CIC)

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
N/A

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

Collect, process, and analyze surveillance data to ensure that appropriate measures are taken to decrease morbidity and mortality as well as employee exposures and injuries
Report communicable diseases as required by law
Consult with administration, medical staff, department managers, employees, and patients regarding infection control practices, policies, and procedures, transmission of communicable disease, and reduction of nosocomial infections
Maintain practice in a clinical specialty in infection control as identified by the Director
Develop agendas and presentations for bimonthly Infections Committee meetings; develop policies that reflect changing trends
Lead multidisciplinary collaborative teams to improve preventative practices, identify evidenced based research, and improve patient and institutional outcomes
Develop educational programs to meet the needs of all employees as required by regulatory agencies to keep them informed about current infection control concepts and their specific responsibilities
Maintain infection control plans for both hospitals and update as needed to meet regulatory requirements
Identify methods to meet new public reporting requirements for infection control data as mandated by state and federal agencies
Evaluate hospitalized patients for the presence of nosocomial, infectious or reportable disease using both electronic data and site visits
Review and revise house wide policies to ensure that current practice meets professional and regulatory standards with regards to identification of issues and outbreak control and prevention
Additional Information
Requisition ID: 2019-R0247708
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Market: CHI St. Luke's Vintage Hospital