Coordinates the development and maintenance of a program of infection surveillance and prevention in accordance with TJC Standards. Leads infectious disease related performance improvement efforts. Key participant on teams working to improve appropriateness of treatment of infectious disease. Oversight of data management related to infection prevention.
EDUCATION: BSN or a degree in Medical Technology or Public Health required.
CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: Association for Practitioners in Infection Control certification preferred. Require working toward APIC certification within two years of employment. If graduate from nursing school, a current New Mexico license required.
SKILLS: Knowledge of all aspects of a healthcare facility, including microbiology, surgical, medical, maternal child, pediatric, geriatric and physical plant. Excellent time management and conflict resolution skills. Ability to speak, read, and write English fluently required. Knowledge of and ability to use Microsoft Excel and Word.
EXPERIENCE: Five years clinical experience required and epidemiology training preferred.
NATURE OF SUPERVISION:
Provides direct supervision to:
-Responsible to: Director, Performance Improvement
- Bloodborne pathogen: Occasionally works irregular hours. Exposure to infectious diseases and subject to varying unpredictably situations.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to handle emergency/crisis situations, prolonged standing/walking. Has knowledge of and uses good body mechanics. Occasionally lifts, positions, pushes and/or assists normal adult-weight transfer patients or equipment. Hearing and visual acuity within normal limits. Manual dexterity and fine motor coordination required.
Our Mission: WHY WE EXIST. To extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our Core Values: WHAT WE BELIEVE IN.DIGNITY Respect for the worth of every person, recognition and commitment to the value of diverse individuals and perspectives, and special concern for the poor and underserved. INTEGRITY Honesty, justice, and consistency in all relationships. EXCELLENCE High standards of service and per...formance. COMPASSION Service in a spirit of empathy, love, and concern. STEWARDSHIP Wise and just use of talents and resources in a collaborative manner.Our Vision: WHAT WE ARE STRIVING TO DO. CHRISTUS HEALTH, a Catholic health ministry, will be a leader, a partner and an advocate in the creation of innovative health and wellness solutions that improve the lives of individuals and communities so that all may experience God's healing presence and love. Our Name and Symbol:WHO WE ARE. CHRISTUS is Latin for "Christ," and proclaims publicly the core of our mission. OUR NAME choice also recognizes the heritage of our two congregational sponsors, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio. Jesus Christ is the Incarnate Word, the Word of God made flesh. It is, therefore, only fitting that it is in another form of His name that our health ministries are called together. OUR SYMBOL Reflects the healing ministry of Jesus Christ - a combination of a medical cross and a religious cross. The flowing banner on the cross is a common symbol of the risen Christ, while the royal purple signifies Christ. The flowing banner also conveys a sense of motion as we move forward into a new era of service to our communities.