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Director of Infection Control

Company: Knapp Medical Center
Location: Weslaco
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Overview

Knapp Medical Center is a 227-bed acute care, not-for-profit hospital serving the Rio Grande Valley. Knapp Medical Center provides a wider range of services including a 24-hour Emergency Department, Orthopedics, Surgical Services, Women's Health Services and Pediatric Services. We are Nationally recognized for our Orthopedic Surgery, Maternity Care, Critical Care and much more. Our awesome Culture is nurtured by excellent communication, collaboration and engagement - our team members love working here because we treat each other like family.

Responsibilities

The Director of Infection Control supervises, assesses, plans, implements and evaluates the hospital surveillance, prevention/control of infection management. Assists with policy and procedure development and implementation while maintaining CDC, OSHA, TJC or AOA HFAP/DHS/CMS and other regulatory agency directives. Acts as a primary education consultant to hospital employees, physicians, patients, volunteers and visitors in safe Infection Control/Prevention practices. Coordinates all hospital infection control activities and interventions with the Pharmacy, Therapeutics, Nutrition and Infection Control (PTNIC) Committee, Medical Staff and hospital employees. Responds to potential exposures by communicating with patients, physicians, employees and regulatory agencies. Supervises the Employee Health Nurse and assists in coordinating the hospital employee health and workmans comp program. Performs safety rounds of the physical plant to ensure basic Infection Control/Prevention and safety practices are adhered to in all hospital departments to maintain a safe environment for patients, physicians, volunteers, visitors and hospital employees. ICP Director will conduct and or facilitate internal audits, reviewing supporting documentation, and appraise preparedness of the other Infection prevention personal in the hospital/ department. Required to work closely with colleagues in producing information analysis for retro, concurrent, and real time monitoring.

Education, Experience, Training

Qualifications
Graduate from an accredited school with a Bachelors degree in medicine, nursing, epidemiology, microbiology, public health or other life science related field. Masters Degree Preferred.
If RN, then current and valid state Registered Nurse license.
Current BLS (AHA) certificate upon hire and maintain current.
Completion of Certified Infection Control (CIC) credential within 18 months of hire, preferred.
Minimum three (3) years of experience in acute care required.
APIC membership and attendance.
Desired expertise in microbiology, antibiotic usage, and clinical practices.
Behavioral Violence Prevention (BVP) within 6 months of hire and maintain current.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status, disability, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or other protected characteristics. If you need special accommodation for the application process, please contact Human Resources. EEO is the Law: https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf

Keywords: Knapp Medical Center, Edinburg , Director of Infection Control, Executive , Weslaco, Texas

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