LOCATION: Houston (TX)
*Open to RN/Medical Lab Tech/Clinical Lab Scientist
Join one of the nation’s leading health systems and academic medical centers with several hospitals, a research institute, a global business division, numerous physician practices, several free-standing emergency rooms, and outpatient facilities located throughout the greater Houston metropolitan area, employing over 20,000 employees. Providing the best patient care and service in a spiritual environment along with lots of opportunities for career growth and advancement make this health system the ideal place to work!
The Infection Preventionist is responsible for implementing and maintaining the multiple facets of the Infection Control Program. S/he is a liaison between all departments and the Infection Control Committee. This individual maintains a routine surveillance program of patients, personnel, and the environmental problems that present a real or potential threat to the welfare of patients, visitors, or personnel throughout the institution. Serves as member of the Infection Control Committee. Promotes compliance with accreditation, certification and regulatory requirement. (Additional information will be provided to qualified candidates upon receipt of a resume.)
Must possess one of the following:
o Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in Nursing, Medical Technology, Microbiology, or Public Health is required
o Bachelor’s degree in another related field with previous infection control experience and CIC certification is required
EXPERIENCE, CERTIFICATE, LICENSE, and REGISTRATIONS REQUIREMENTS:
o Minimum of two (2) years of experience in an acute care or public health setting is required; RN with at least two years of Infection Control Quality experience is preferred
o Previous experience in infection control or public health is preferred
o Certification in Infection Control within three (3) years’ employment in the role required for all
o Bachelor’s degree in Nursing (BSN) also requires Texas RN license or temporary TX RN license; should obtain permanent license within 90 days. Compact license acceptable according to current Board of Nursing requirements
o Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology also requires ASCP-MT or Clinical Scientist (CS)
o Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology also requires specialization in clinical microbiology and registry
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIREMENTS
o Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations
o Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security
o Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles
o Competent in Infection Control Practices including Isolation Precautions, hospital surveillance and construction projects
o Maintains current knowledge regarding all laws, regulatory and accreditation standards
o Proficient with computer programs to complete job duties independently
o Demonstrates the ability to work independently with little or no direct supervision
The above statements reflect the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position.
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