Coordinator for Infection Control - Feigin Center (8a - 5p)

 
Position: Coordinator for Infection Control - Feigin Center (8a - 5p)

Job ID: 143795

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Infection Control

Talent Area: Professional - Clinical

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital opening in 2017. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.

Summary:

We are searching for an Infection Control Coordinator – someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you’ll function as a consultant/adviser to all areas of the Hospital in the prevention and control of both community acquired and healthcare-associated infections. You will work with other ancillary departments in the Hospital to assist in the education of personnel, physicians, affiliated student populations and families of patients on issues involving patient care practices, JCAHO, CDC, TDH, OSHA, and other official agency requirements and employee health/safety.

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Responsibilities :

  • Collects data on the types and number of both community acquired and healthcare-associated infections (viral, bacterial, and fungal) on a routine basis
  • Utilizes culture data obtained daily from the microbiology and virology laboratories, as well as isolation surveillance rounds, to make specific recommendations to nursing personnel, house staff, attending physicians, and administration of appropriate preventive measures to be taken when deemed necessary
  • Analyzes healthcare-associated infections occurring on all nursing units to make recommendations
  • Develops educational programs on issues related to infection control for all Hospital personnel on both a formal and informal basis
  • Writes behavioral objectives for each specific program, taking into consideration the goals of the program and the educational background, training, previous experience(s), and cultural backgrounds of the intended audience
  • Provides the Infections Committee medical staff with information related to the types and rates of infections occurring in the Hospital
  • Reviews current literature and new and/or revised regulations and guidelines (including regulations promulgated by JCAHO) that affect the care of patients; presents this acquired knowledge along with recommendations for the protection of the healthcare worker to the Infections Committee, other committees, and special task forces
  • Reviews all Hospital policies and practices related to infection control on a yearly basis and advises the department management of the need for revisions, deletions, and additions when appropriate
  • Assists with the development of educational programs to communicate new policies to employees when necessary
  • Attends educational programs on infection control and infectious disease issues to maintain a level of expertise due to new recommendations, new diseases, and resistant organisms


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Three (3) years of healthcare infection control experience
  • Master’s degree in a scientific, clinical, or public health-related field of study may be substituted for the experience requirement


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