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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 Infection Prevention department. Submit your application today!
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 to join our team and participates in the development, implementation, and coordination of an ongoing program for surveillance, prevention and control of infections among patients, employees, visitors and medical staff.
What you will do in this role:
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.
Participates in infection prevention activities in the community through membership in professional organizations and keeps abreast of new developments, issues and current literature; maintains knowledge of requirements for infection prevention from local, state, federal, regulatory and accreditation bodies.
Education and Experience:
Bachelors 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.
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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!
With over 370 beds Methodist Hospital Metropolitan offers outstanding heart and cancer care, general surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, obstetrics and gynecology services, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services, sleep disorder evaluation and the largest emergency room in downtown San Antonio. Our women’s pavilion is the only stand-alone center city facility dedicated to the health of women and their newborn babies, welcoming nearly 4,000 newborns into the world each year. Methodist Hospital Metropolitan is home to the Methodist Weight Loss Center and has been designated an American Society for Metabolic Surgery Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence®.
Our hospital has been recognized by Modern Healthcare as a Best Place to Work in Healthcare, and for the fourth consecutive year as a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation. It is the first hospital in San Antonio to achieve Pathway to Excellence designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Methodist Hospital Metropolitan has been nationally recognized by Leapfrog for focus on safety and quality, receiving a Grade A Hospital Safety Score for 8 consecutive rating periods. We are also proud to be an Accredited Chest Pain Center by the American College of Cardiology and Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission, as well as the first Texas hospital to earn a Gold Seal of Approval for Sepsis Certification. For more information, please visit our website at www.sahealth.com and select Methodist Hospital Metropolitan under Locations.
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