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Infection Preventionist Registered Nurse / RN

Company: BSA Hospital
Location: Amarillo
Posted on: September 20, 2023

Job Description:


Infection Preventionist Registered Nurse RN, Infection Control, Full Time, Days At BSA Health System, we focus all we do around our Mission: to provide quality health-care in Christian love, service and dignity. We are driven by our Purpose of caring for people: our patients, their families and one another, and you feel this the moment you walk in the door. A career at BSA gives you opportunities to grow and learn alongside a supportive team, work with the latest technology and access incentives and assistance to take your career where you want to go. We do this by investing in our team members through continuing education opportunities and clinical tools. In the Amarillo area, BSA is the health-care provider preferred nearly three to one over the nearest competitor, and residents are two times more likely to choose BSA for quality of nurses and doctors, overall medical care and the latest technology and equipment.

Position Summary:

  • This position functions under the direction of the Manager of Infection Prevention (MIP) - as a member of Infection Control and works with Manager.
  • The Infection Prevention Coordinator (IPC) assists in the development and coordination of the Infection Prevention and Control Program throughout the facility in conjunction with the MIP and the Infection Prevention and Control committee.
  • The IPC assists the MIP to ensure the Infection Prevention and Control Program is in compliance with all regulatory reporting requirements including local, state, and federal requirements.
  • The IPC is responsible for identifying, investigating, monitoring, and reporting healthcare-associated infections.
  • The IPC collaborates with teams and individuals to create infection prevention strategies, provide feedback, and sustain infection prevention strategies by researching appropriate policies/procedures, using current epidemiologic principles, performing infection related surveillance for healthcare associated infections, and helping investigate outbreaks

    Minimum Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree in Nursing or Clinical Laboratory Sciences (Medical Technologist) or successful completion of tertiary education in Nursing, Public Health, Epidemiology, Microbiology or other healthcare related field.
    • Applicant must have a minimum of 2 years of clinical hospital experience, preferably in an acute care setting or 5 years experience with quality, infection prevention, and/or performance improvement in addition to tertiary education.
    • Experience in data abstraction or use of the electronic medical record required.
    • Current certification in infection prevention (CIC) or obtains within 4 years of hiring to position.
    • Current APIC membership.
    • Ability to interact effectively with all levels of healthcare personnel in this and other healthcare facilities.
    • Ability to utilize Microsoft Office Tools to compile figures, generate statistics, and prepare accurate reports and other documentation. Ability to formulate graphs and reports to analyze trends preferred.

Keywords: BSA Hospital, Amarillo , Infection Preventionist Registered Nurse / RN, Healthcare , Amarillo, Texas

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