Manager of Infection Control

    Published
    November 29, 2020
    Location
    Laredo, Texas
    Category
    Job Type
    State
    Texas
    Region
    Southwest

    Description

    We are seeking candidates for a Manager of Infection Control opportunity with a 300 plus bed hospital located in Laredo, TX (two hours of San Antonio).

    $5k sign on bonus to be paid $2500 in first check, $2500 at 1 year for 24 months Relocation: $5K for relocation

    The role's primary duties include: ICP surveillance activities, identification of hazards, evaluation and recommendation of actions or policies with the goal to reduce infection risks in patients, employees, and visitors. All activities are aimed at ensuring quality healthcare and furthering improvement projects such as elimination of hospital acquired conditions, championing best practices in compliance, and providing ongoing education for staff. Video interviewing available for out-of-town candidates. Candidates with current ICP Certification preferred.

    Position Purpose:

    The job's primary mission is to support the reduction of hospital acquired infections (HAC) to promote good patient outcomes and reduce the reported HAC metric levels below national rates. The job responsibilities require the monitoring of infection control practices (ICP) in all the hospital units, auditing, teaching, and sharing of best practices for staff education and general compliance.

    Job Duties include:

    •Develop and conduct ICP surveillance activities to detect infection control hazards.

    •Actively evaluate, recommend and report activities that will reduce infection risks in patients, employees and visitors.

    •Consult with different departments on policies and procedures to reduce infection control risks.

    Areas of Knowledge and Practice:

    •Infection Prevention and Control Practice

    •Epidemiology

    •Surveillance

    •Education

    •Consultation

    •Performance Improvement

    •Program Management and Evaluation

    Position Qualifications:

    Required Education- A graduate possessing a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology or Nursing Degree from an accredited university. Preferred Education- A graduate possessing a master’s degree in microbiology or Nursing from an accredited university.

    Additional Educational Background that may be eligible for consideration when possessing the required work experience include:

    Master’s degree in public health

    Bachelor’s Degree or Masters in Epidemiology.

    Physician Degree from an International University with valid verification from World Education Services (WES)

    Certifications:

    Medical Technologist, certification registry from ASCP; or Texas R.N. License with Infection Control Practitioner Certification preferred.

    Required Experience-5 years of clinical experience in clinical departments, exposure to multiple clinical areas with diverse populations. Exposure to patients with a diverse mix of infections. Experience with electronic medical record preferred, proficiency in Windows and Google applications, data management reporting, and analytics skills.

    Job Type: Full-time

    Pay: $85,000.00 - $95,000.00 per year

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