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Infection Control Nurse (RN)

Category:

Nursing

Description:

Directs and coordinates infection control program in accordance with the policies of MHS and directives of the medical staff. Possess the ability to comprehend and follow written or verbal instruction or directions. Adheres to MHS Standard Precaution policy and procedure. Performs other duties as
requested by supervisor. Work with supervisors, other department managers and medical staff in order to provide the best patient care possible.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Compares laboratory reports with communicable diseases list to identify conditions that require infection control procedures.
-Advises and consults with physicians, nurses, and hospital personnel concerning precautions to be taken to protect patients, staff, and other persons from possible contamination or infection.
-Investigates infection control problems and arranges for follow-up care for persons exposed to infection or disease.
-Instructs hospital personnel in universal and specific infection control procedures. This includes but not limited to memos, MO Day in-service and random in-service for departments.
-Organizes Infection Control Meetings.
-Maintains positive and effective relationships with other departments and the Medical Staff.
-Maintains open communication and problem solving atmosphere with other departments to achieve quality patient care.
-Any other job duty as allowed by licensure.
-Attends in-service training at the request of their Director, including hospital orientation and Annual Skills Fair.

QUALIFICATIONS & EDUCATION:
-Current Texas Registered Nurse Licensure. Bachelor of Science in Nursing; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. BLS required within 30 days of hire; ACLS required within 90 days of hire.

RN License to practice as a professional Registered Nurse in the State of Texas or Active Multi-State RN Compact License, or GN Permit. (Employees with RN Compact Licensure are required to obtain Texas RN License within 90 days of hire date).

BSN or MSN preferred. CIC certification preferred.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Medina Healthcare System is a drug-free and tobacco-free employer with smoke free campuses. This job description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements. Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions may change as needs evolve.

Closing:

Open until filled

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