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INFECTION PREVENTION/EDUCATOR COORDINATOR, RN

Category:

Clinical

Department:

NURSING

Status:

FULL TIME

Description:

The following listed are some of the duties for this position

Infection Preventionist:

Participates in the development, implementation, and coordination of an ongoing program for surveillance, prevention and control of infections among patients, employees, visitors and medical staff. Reports data in a systematic, effective manner; maintains a current listing of nosocomial and other significant infections as indicated for review by the Epidemiologist and Infection Control Coordinator; prepares a monthly report of nosocomial infections for review by the Infection Control Committee; presents verbal summaries of monthly infections to Committee; and interfaces between the hospital, physicians, and Health Department (or other community agencies) for infectious disease reporting and control. Serves as a consultant to hospital personnel and medical staff on patient placement, isolation, and other interventions to control or reduce infections or infectious risks among patients, personnel, medical staff, and visitors. Conducts orientation and in-service education classes relative to infection control for hospital employees and volunteers. Participates in infection control activities in the community through membership in professional organizations.

Educator:

To provide a safe, effective and comprehensive research-based educational information to women and families in the community through lactation services, childbirth/parenting, CPR/First Aid, and/or child passenger safety training. Conducts classes, workshops, and demonstrations, and provides individual instruction to teach designated courses of study and/or skills using established curricula. Uses a variety of resources to assess patient’s health awareness and educational level. Supports and instructs customer and customer’s family (significant other, care giver, etc.) in understanding procedures and equipment used to obtain optimal health status. Participates in and attends in-services and continuing education relevant to the performance of the position to enhance proficiency and to remain current on all job-related aspects. Participates in helping to establish and attain departmental goals/objectives.

Employee Health:

Implements and monitors Employee Health policies and procedures. Promotes personal and occupational health for Frio Regional Hospital employees and volunteers. Manages screenings and immunization programs in accordance with federal and state regulatory guidelines. Coordinates treatment for on-the-job injuries and illnesses within established policies. Works closely with department managers/directors, Human Resources, Emergency Department, Safety Department, and other such departments that have business with Employee Health. Evaluates minor employee illnesses and nonwork related injuries in accordance with system policies and procedures. Monitors hospital departments for non-job-related illnesses and absences in order to detect trends and avoid exposures to communicable diseases.

QUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATION:

  1. Current nursing licensure in the State of Texas.
  2. CBIC certification in Infection Control preferred.
  3. Current CPR/First Aid Certification.
  4. One to two-year clinical nursing experience required, with two to three years recent experience in hospital infection control preferred.
  5. Completion of CDC or APIC sponsored infection control training preferred.
  6. Childbirth education certification (ICEA or ASPO Lamaze), or breastfeeding management certification-IBCLC must be obtained within two years from date of hire.
  7. Certified Child Passenger Technician is required for car seat safety training.
  8. Occupational/Employee Health background preferred.

Interested applicants may submit a resume to nortiz@myfrh.com or apply on our website. Position will remain open until filled.

Salary Range:

Based on experience

Posted:

Monday, March 11, 2019

Closing:

Open until filled

Contact information:

Nancy Ortiz, HR Director 830-334-3617, ext. 135

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