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Manager Infection Control, Full-time

Company: Community Health Systems
Location: Laredo
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description Laredo Medical Center, The City of Laredo's largest acute care hospital, is looking to add a full-time Infection Control Manager to the Quality Department. The role's primary duties include: ICP surveillance activities, identification of hazards, evaluatation and recommendation of actions or policies with the goal to reduce infection risks in patients, employees and visitors. All activities are aimed at ensuring quality healthcare and furthering improvement projects such as elimination of hospital acquired conditions, championing best practices in compliance, and providing ongoing education for staff. Video interviewing available for out-of-town candidates. Candidates with current ICP Certification preferred. Please read the full job description before applying. Position Purpose: The job's primary mission is to support the reduction of hospital acquired infections (HAC) to promote good patient outcomes and reduce the reported HAC metric levels below national rates. The job responsibilities require the monitoring of infection control practices (ICP) in all the hospital units, auditing, teaching and sharing of best practices for staff education and general compliance. Job Duties include: Develop and conduct ICP surveillance activities to detect infection control hazards. Actively evaluate, recommend and report activities that will reduce infection risks in patients, employees and visitors. Consult with different departments on policies and procedures to reduce infection control risks. Areas of Knowledge and Practice: Infection Prevention and Control Practice Epidemiology Surveillance Education Consultation Performance Improvement Program Management and Evaluation Position Qualifications: Required Education- A graduate possessing a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology or Nursing Degree from an accredited university. Preferred Education- A graduate possessing a Masters Degree in Microbiology or Nursing from an accredited university.Additional Educational Background that may be eligible for consideration when possessing the required work experience include: Masters Degree in Public Health Bachelors Degree or Masters in Epidemiology. Physician Degree from an International University with valid verification from World Education Services (WES) Certifications: Medical Technologist, certification registry from ASCP; or Texas R.N. License with Infection Control Practitioner Certification preferred. Required Experience-5 years of clinical experience in clinical departments, exposure to multiple clinical areas with diverse populations. Exposure to patients with a diverse mix of infections. Experience with electronic medical record preferred, proficiency in Windows and Google applications, data management reporting, and analytics skills. Reporting Structure: Reports to the Director of Quality

Keywords: Community Health Systems, Laredo , Manager Infection Control, Full-time, Other , Laredo, Texas

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