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Infection Control RN

Company: Company Confidential
Location: Las Vegas
Posted on: July 12, 2018

Job Description:

Voted the Best Hospital in Las Vegas, Southern Hills Hospital provides the communities of southwest Las Vegas with many services. Utilizing advanced digital technology and an accomplished medical staff, Southern Hills Hospital's advanced care and superior service make for better outcomes and an exceptional patient experience. Our staff is committed to the care and improvement of human life. In recognition of this commitment, we will strive to deliver high-quality, cost-effective healthcare in the community we serve. Learn about HCA at JOB SUMMARY The Infection Control has the day-to-day responsibility of planning, organizing, managing, and evaluating the hospital-wide Infection Prevention and Control Program. The incumbent is responsible for assuring that the organization is in compliance with hospital infection prevention and control-related State and Federal regulations, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations Standards and hospital Infection Control Policies and Procedures. The candidate must have the ability to establish interpersonal relationships with all healthcare team members to promote an effective working environment. The candidate must also possess the knowledge of quality improvement tools and processes necessary to effect change and resolve problems. The candidate must be organized and flexible with the ability to complete their work in a timely accurate manner. GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES The duties and responsibilities listed herein are not intended to be all inclusive but rather to indicate the primary emphasis of the job and establish the parameters for the necessary skill, effort, responsibility and working conditions that make up the job. -- Demonstrates knowledge of infection control process in the health care setting. -- Demonstrates understanding of standard and transmission-based precautions as set forth by the CDC. -- Demonstrates a basic knowledge of microbiology, and modes of transmission of disease entities. -- Demonstrates ability to teach principles and practical application of infection control to all levels of healthcare personnel. -- Assists with house-wide in-service education related to infection prevention and control. -- Assists in completing and submitting required reports to Public Health Department and any other required organization in a timely and accurate manner. -- Assists in the maintenance of accurate records of nosocomial infections among patients and personnel. -- Assists in the development, implementation and improvement of infection control practices. -- Communicates infection control activities to administration, the medical staff and MEC via the Infection Control Committee minutes and/or Infection Control Committee Chairperson. -- Recommends and supports the design and implementation of new methods to improve the efficacy and outcomes of the Infection Control Program. -- Based on studies that identify areas for improved patient outcomes, submits targeted surveillance indicators for Infection Control Committee approval on an annual basis. -- Establishes effective interpersonal relationships with physicians, nurses and all other members of the healthcare team. Communicates in a manner that conveys mutual understanding and respect. -- Coordinates initial care of Infection Prevention incidents for staff, volunteers and physicians. -- Assists in completing and submitting the annual Influenza Vaccination tracking of Hospital personnel. -- Participates in preparation for Hospital based regulatory surveys. -- Must abide by the HCA Code of Conduct and the Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center Standards of Behavior.

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