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Infection Preventionist, RN, Tyler, Full-time

Company: UT Health East Texas
Location: Tyler
Posted on: October 17, 2020

Job Description:

Details: Advancing Healthcare Together - The Future of Healthcare is in East Texas Why UT Health - East Texas?
Our People. Our people truly are our greatest strength. They make a massive difference in the amazing care we provide every day. We work closely together to create a positive experience for our patients and each other. Our Purpose. We will build on your experience and provide meaningful and purposeful career growth for your future. You will have the opportunity every day to make a difference in someone's life and change the course of healthcare. Our Place. Tyler is a small town with a huge heart where you will have the privilege of caring for your neighbors. Everybody is somebody here. Representing the very best in healthcare, UT Health East Texas is comprised of 10 hospitals and more than 50 clinics across east Texas. With nearly 7,500 employees and over 1,000 licensed in-patient beds, UT Health East Texas provides healthcare services to thousands of patients annually through our hospitals, clinics, Level 1 trauma facility, air emergency fleet and EMS service in a metropolitan service area of a quarter-million people. POSITION SUMMARY: Performs necessary surveillance, prevention and control activities through data collection and analysis. From these activities, makes recommendations to insure that the goals of the UT Health Infection Prevention program are met. The position is under the general supervision of the Infection Prevention Manager. DUTIES, ACCOUNTABILITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  • Analyzes the data gathered through surveillance activities in order to make recommendations for improving approaches to patient care to decrease the risk of infection.
  • Identifies potential transmission situations by evaluating transmission risks to determine the interventions necessary to control transmission of disease in potential outbreak situations.
  • Assesses the Infection Prevention educational needs of personnel, physicians and patients, designs educational programs based on current scientific knowledge, and practices to meet mandatory educational requirements and to increase general knowledge of infection control principles.
  • Evaluates possible infection prevention problems/issues and consults with departments to provide infection control expertise for problem resolution.
  • Participates as a leader or team member by performing activities necessary to accomplish special projects that have been identified as necessary to the growth and development of the Infection Prevention Program at UT Health East Texas.
  • Functions as a primary resource to UT Health Rehab and Long-Term Acute Care hospital system officials, clinics, physicians' offices and community public health agencies, as well as a secondary resource to the division Infection Prevention Team. Details: QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:
    • Associate degree in Nursing (BSN preferred) or Medical Technologist
    • Current RN License
    • Two years of clinical experience.
    • Infection Prevention experience preferred.
    • Experience with change management with the ability to provide leadership in the adaptation and implementation of new processes and /or technology that enhance Quality, clinical processes and evidence-based best practices.
    • Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
    • Detail-orientated, self-driven, and compliance-minded. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
      • Interact with others requiring employee to verbally communicate as well as hear and understand spoken information.
      • Operate computers, telephones, office equipment, and manipulate paper requiring the ability to move fingers and hands.
      • See and read computer monitors and documents.
      • Remain sitting or standing for long periods of time to perform work on a computer, telephone, or other equipment ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:
        • May be exposed to communicable disease, blood, body fluids and biohazardous waste. This is an OSHA category I position in which Standard Precautions must be practiced PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
          • Experience working in a complex health system (hospitals, ambulatory clinics, post-acute care, etc.)
          • Experience with external entities that drive and support Quality approaches and standards, including government agencies, academic institutions, universities and related organizations of higher education, and other public institutions is preferred

Keywords: UT Health East Texas, Tyler , Infection Preventionist, RN, Tyler, Full-time, Healthcare , Tyler, Texas

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