Join an award-winning team of dedicated professionals committed to our core values of quality, compassion and community! St. Mary’s Medical Center, a member of Prime Healthcare, offers incredible opportunities to expand your horizons and be part of a community dedicated to making a difference.
St. Mary’s Medical Center, a 2020 Watson Health Top 100 Hospital, is a faith-based, 146-bed acute care hospital providing a wide range of services, including 24-hour Emergency Department, Joint and Spine Institute, Surgical Services and outpatient services. St. Mary's Medical Center has provided high-quality compassionate care to the residents of Blue Springs and Eastern Jackson County for more than 30 years. St. Mary's, one of Kansas City’s best kept secrets, offers patients the best of both worlds--a warm, caring environment, close to home, providing the wide range of services and expertise typically found in much larger facilities.
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The Infection Preventionist is responsible for surveillance, prevention and control of infection. Assists with policy and procedure development and implementation while maintaining CDC, OSHA, AOA, HFAP/TJC/CMS/local regulatory and other regulatory agency standards or directives. Acts as a primary education consultant to hospital employees, physicians, patients, volunteers and visitors in safe Infection Control/Prevention practices. Coordinates all hospital infection control activities with the Infection Prevention and Control Committee (IPCC), Medical Staff and hospital employees. Responds to potential exposures by communicating with patients, physicians, employees, volunteers and regulatory agencies.
Coordinates employee annual physical examination, new hire physical clearances, and some workers compensation issues as requested by Human Resources. Provides emergency evaluation and treatment for work related injuries, assures cost effective coordination of treatment, referral to preferred providers and collaborates with management in development of objectives for employee health services compatible with goals and objectives of the hospital. Records and helps to maintain required confidential employee and administrative records. Performs safety rounds of the physical plant to ensure basic Infection Prevention and safety practices are adhered to in all hospital departments in order to maintain a safe environment for patients, physicians, nursing staff, visitors and other hospital employees.
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EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING
1. Graduate from an accredited school with a Bachelor’s degree in nursing, epidemiology, microbiology, public health or other life science related field, preferred.
2. Current Basic Life Support (American Heart Association) certificate upon hire and maintain current.
3. Minimum of two (2) years experience in acute care setting with at least one (1) year in infection control or employee health, required.
4. APIC membership or other infection prevention organization and attendance required upon acceptance.
5. Successful completion of formal APIC courses in Infection Control desirable.
6. Certification in Infection Prevention and Control (CIC) preferred and required within two years of employment.