Prime Healthcare

Infection Control Nurse

Facility St. Joseph Medical Center
Location
US-MO-Kansas City
ID
2021-74205
Category
RN
Position Type
Part Time < 60
Shift
Days

Overview

St. Joseph Medical Center, a CMS 5-Star Award winning hospital, is a faith-based, 310-bed facility providing a wide range of acute care and outpatient services. Key services include the St. Joseph Heart Institute, Senior Care Services, Senior Behavioral Health, Surgical Services and the Joint and Spine Institute. St. Joseph is a member of Prime Healthcare Services, one the nation’s leading hospital systems. It is recognized by Truven Health Analytics as one of the “15 Top Health Systems” in the nation. We believe that continuous, quality of care and performance improvements are the foundation for preserving and enhancing healthcare delivery.

Responsibilities

The Infection Control 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 Control Committee, Medical Staff and hospital employees. Responds to potential exposures by communicating with patients, physicians, employees, volunteers and regulatory agencies.

Qualifications

Education and Work Experience

  1. Graduate from an accredited school with a Bachelors degree in medicine, nursing, epidemiology, microbiology, public health or other life science related field, preferred.
  2. If a registered nurse, must be licensed by the State where the facility is located.
  3. Current BLS (AHA) certificate upon hire and maintain current.
  4. Minimum of two (2) years' experience in a health care setting required. One year or more of experience in infection control and/or employee health is preferred.
  5. APIC membership or other Infection Prevention Organization and attendance required upon acceptance.
  6. Successful completion of formal APIC courses in Infection Control desirable.
  7. Certification in Infection Control (CIC) preferred.



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