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Methodist Hospital Northeast

Infection Preventionist

Live Oak, TX, United States
Full-time  Days (Rotating Weekends) 
Category: Registered Nurse • Job ID: 743514
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Northeast Methodist Hospital

Infection Preventionist

Clinical Outcomes Department

Full Time - Non-Exempt

Day Shifts – Weekdays Only

Do you have a passion for healthcare and helping others? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced, patient-centered environment? Jump-start your career in our Clinical Outcomes Department. Submit your application today!

Benefits:

We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program, and student loan repayment. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.

Seeking an Infection Preventionist I, will be responsible for overall clinical operations of the facility’s assigned research protocols including enrollment, regulatory, quality, and site operations.

In this role, Infection Preventionist I will:

  • Collects, collates, and classifies epidemiological and quality improvement data required by the Infection Prevention Program such as data on risk factors, infections, and patient care practices; investigates unusual infections and significant clusters of infections for their possible sources; assists with special studies as required.
  • Reviews and analyses epidemiological data to identify unusual infections and significant clustering of infections and to determine trends in infection patterns and antimicrobial resistance; determines infection rates based on risk stratification of patients. Identifies and reports to stakeholders important trends related to infections and their prevention and control.
  • Reports data in a systematic, effective manner: maintains a current listing of nosocomial and other significant infections as indicated for review by the Epidemiologist and Director of Infection Prevention; prepares a monthly report of nosocomial infections for review by the Infection Control Committee; presents verbal summaries of monthly infections to Committee; and interfaces between the hospital, physicians, and Health Department (or other community agencies) for infectious disease reporting and control.
  • Identifies and investigates environmental infection hazards and recommends methods to eliminate/control problems.
  • Serves as a consultant to hospital personnel and medical staff on patient placement, isolation, and other interventions to control or reduce infections or infectious risks among patients, personnel, medical staff, and visitors.
  • Conducts orientation and in-service education classes relative to infection prevention for hospital employees and volunteers.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in a medical science related field (e.g., clinical nursing, microbiology, epidemiology, public health, biology, biostatistics), OR Two-year degree in a health related field PLUS two years’ experience in infection prevention or a related field, such as clinical nursing, microbiology, epidemiology or public health.
  • Required computer skills include proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, databases, power point and graphic display programs, as well as a level of comfort with learning and adapting to new programs.
  • Two years recent experience in hospital infection prevention preferred. Completion of CDC or APIC sponsored infection prevention training desirable. Working knowledge of statistics and epidemiological principles desirable.
  • Minimum License, Certificates, or Registrations Required: Current Certification in Infection Prevention and Control by the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology preferred.

 

Methodist Hospital Northeast has played a major role in the phenomenal economic growth experienced in northeast Bexar County. With over 232 beds, the hospital offers a full array of services including 24/7 emergency care, open heart surgery, cardiac catheterizations, vascular, neurosurgery, inpatient rehabilitation, orthopedic surgery, cancer care, intensive care and inpatient and outpatient surgeries and procedures. It is home to the Joint Replacement Academy offering the latest treatment options for knee and hip pain, as well as a neurosurgical program offering services from elective spine surgeries to advanced and comprehensive brain and spine care.

We are recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association as a Certified Primary Stroke Center; the American College of Cardiology as an Accredited Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI; and by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for having a Pathway to Excellence Program. Methodist Hospital Northeast has received the Mission: Lifeline® Bronze Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks and the Texas Award for Performance Excellence. The hospital has also been nationally recognized by Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grade A. For more information, please visit our website at www.sahealth.com and select Methodist Hospital Northeast under Locations.

Be a part of an organization that invests in you. We are actively reviewing applications. Qualified candidates will be promptly contacted by our hiring managers for interviews. Submit your application today and help us raise the bar in patient care!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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