Coordinator Infection Control-The Woodlands

 
Position: Coordinator Infection Control-The Woodlands

Job ID: 152874

Location: US-TX-The Woodlands

Department: WOO PATIENT CARE SERVCS ADMIN

Talent Area: Professional - Clinical

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: Monday-Friday 8a-5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands is north Houston’s first true, free-standing pediatric hospital designed, equipped and staffed exclusively to provide care in more than 25 areas of specialty care for children and adolescents. Hospital facilities include 24 emergency center rooms, outpatient exam rooms, radiology rooms, operating rooms and acute care beds, as well as a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.   Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

Summary:

We are searching for an Infection Control Coordinator — someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will 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 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.

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Responsibilities :

• Collect data on the types and number of both community-acquired and healthcare-associated infections (viral, bacterial, and fungal) on a routine basis
• Develop educational programs on issues related to infection control for all hospital personnel
• Participate on the Infections Committee and collaborate with other departments, and committees to improve patient care and outcomes
• Review all policies and practices related to infection control on a yearly basis and advises the department management of any needed revisions, deletions, and additions when appropriate (and as indicated when new guidelines, regulations, or information becomes available)
• Attend 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:

Associate’s or bachelor’s in nursing or
• Master’s degree in a scientific, clinical, or public health-related field
• Bachelor’s degree or higher preferred
• Licensed Registered Nurses from the Texas Board of Nursing or
• Infection Control Certificate from the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc.
• Minimum of 3 years in healthcare infection control experience
• Registered Nursing License is preferred for incumbents with an associate or bachelor's degree in nursing. CIC certification is preferred for incumbents with a master's degree in a scientific, clinical, or public health-related field of study
• Master’s degree in a scientific, clinical, or public health-related field of study may substitute for two (2) years of experience



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