Job Description

Location: St. Joseph Medical Center
Posted Date: 6/15/2022
The Infection Preventionist role is to assist the Infection Prevention Manager with executing the implementation of the infection prevention program in the hospital and ambulatory care setting. The Infection Preventionist is responsible for monitoring and recognition of infectious processes, surveillance of the environment, providing education, assisting with performance improvement projects, regulatory reporting, trend analysis and monitoring for sentinel events.
  • Consistently supports and communicates the Mission, Vision, and Values of St. Joseph Medical Center
  • Upholds the Standards of Conduct and Corporate Compliance
  • Collaborates in establishing, implementing, and administering the infection control program throughout the facility and in developing the goals, objectives, policies, and procedures
  • Collaborates in the development and revision of Infection
  • Control guidelines and the periodic review of the Hospital’s overall compliance with established guidelines
  • Monitors the Hospital environment by conducting site inspections for potential risks and identifies outbreaks of health care acquired infection
  • Conducts daily surveillance for community or hospital acquired infections for appropriate actions, precautionary measures, and review.
  • Reports the presence of communicable diseases to appropriate agencies as required by law in cooperation with attending physicians.
  • Monitors for sentinel events related to all identified cases of unanticipated deaths or major permanent loss of function associated with health care associated infections

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE RQUIRED:

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing, public health, medical technology, or related field
  • Two (2) years clinical/healthcare experience preferred
  • Working knowledge of statistics, microbiology, patient care practices, epidemiology, and occupational health
  • Strong communication skills (written, verbal, and presentation)
  • Team facilitation skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and online applications
  • Ability to work independently under minimal supervision, manages multiple deliverables, anticipates needs, responds in a timely manner and is detail oriented
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with coworkers across disciplines and with multiple levels of employees

HIGHLY PREFERRED:

  • Certification in Infection Control (CIC)
  • Bi or Multilingual

Additional Information

BENEFITS:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision
  • Employee Paid Life Insurance
  • 401K w/match after 1 year of service
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Up to 20% Employee Cafeteria and Café Discount
  • Discounted Tuition with affiliated University
  • Inexpensive Parking
  • Easy accessibility from Houston Freeways
  • Short and Long-Term Disability
  • Ancillary Insurance

Steward Health Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Steward Health Care does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.

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