This position exists to ensure the implementation and maintaining of multiple facets of the Infection Control Program of San Jacinto Methodist Hospital. He/she is a liaison between all departments and the Infection Prevention and Control Committee. This individual maintains a routine surveillance program of patients, personnel, and the environmental problems that present a real or potential threat to the welfare of patients, visitors, or personnel throughout the institution. An Infection Control practitioner's job necessitates planning, developing, directing, implementing and evaluating infection prevention and control activities within the hospital. As a member of the committee of hospital infection control, the infection control practitioner supervises the infection control services for patients, visitors and staff. He/ she is an educator to the staff ,physicians as well as the community.
BS in Nursing or BS in Medical Technology or Microbiology or Masters in Public Health. Certification in Infection Control preferred.
Minimum of 5 years experience as a registered nurse, medical technologist or microbiologist in an acute care setting. Previous experience in infection control, operating room or public health is desirable.
CERIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
Registered Nurse with a BSN degree with a current Texas license or Bachelors degree in Medical Technology required. Specialization in Microbiology preferred and registry preferred.
Certification in Infection Control preferred.
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
Sound knowledge of asepsis essential. Continuing education in microbiology, epidemiology and statistics should be acquired if not present at time of employment.
Must have ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing.
Must possess evidence of leadership and a strong aptitude for teaching.
Basic computer skills.
Houston Methodist - 20 months ago
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