Implements Infection Prevention and Control activities, to include under the supervision of the Director of Quality Management: monitoring, identifying and reporting patient and employee infection. Performs surveillance rounds, chart reviews, laboratory report reviews, completes consults to Infection Prevention and Control. Analyzes data from above activities in order to: reveal trends, identify need for focus studies, respond with appropriate educational activities, and provide support to hospital departments when deficiencies are noted, works with director to devise recommendations and plans to improve quality of care. Will also consult with department managers regarding infection prevention and control issues to assure departmental compliance with all applicable policies and procedures. Provides information to the Clinical Services Committee and others as appropriate including: hospital acquired associate infection reports, results of focused studies and investigational reports, product information, case studies, employee illness trends, epidemiologically significant organisms and trends and antibiotic resistance/sensitivity patterns. Will also monitor hospital compliance with regulatory agency standards relating to Infection Prevention and Control. Provide education to departments regarding regulatory agency standards. Will perform other duties as assigned.
Graduate of a state board accredited school of nursing or equivalent.
Knowledge of environmental services and nutritional food services functions and standards of practice highly desired.
Must have good communication skills.
Experience in Infection Control preferred.
Current license or permit to practice professional nursing in the State of Texas. Certification in Infection Control and complete CIC certification within 3 years. BLS preferred.
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 performance. 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, theref...ore, 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.