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Memorial Hermann Health System

Infection Preventionist

Houston, Texas

Overview

As part of our commitment to deliver extraordinary patient care, we redesigned our care management function. On this integrated care team, you’ll be empowered to streamline practices, improve safety and reliability of care, develop standards for medical necessity, reduce costs by eliminating unnecessary variation, and ultimately, create a better patient experience. You’ll help ensure every patient who walks through our doors receives an exceptional end-to-end patient care experience and gets home quickly and safely.

  • Job Type: Full-Time, Part-Time, PRN
  • Job Level: Mid
  • Travel: No
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  • Collaborative
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  • Efficient
  • Independent
  • Multi-tasker
  • Organized

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As a part of the Care Management team, we get to help navigate and support patients, families, and the medical care team through complicated situations.

– Michelle O., Case Manager

TOTAL REWARDS

  • Health Insurance

  • Retirement Plan

  • Paid time off

  • Certification reimbursement

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Student Loan Repayment

JOB DESCRIPTION

Title Infection Preventionist Location 6411 Fannin, Houston, TX 77030 Category Quality & Patient Safety Type Full time Requisition 100110773 Date posted 07/15/2021

At Memorial Hermann, we’re about creating exceptional experiences for both our patients and our employees. Our goal is to provide opportunities for our diverse employee population that develop and grow careers in a team-oriented environment focused on patient care.

Every employee, at every level, begins their journey at Memorial Hermann learning about the history of the organization and its established culture built on trust and integrity. Our employees drive this culture, and we want you to be a part of it.

Job Summary

The Infection Preventionist II role executes the implementation of the infection prevention program in a hospital, central and ambulatory care setting. This individual will be involved in the education of patients, health care providers, consultation to leadership and ambulatory/hospital staff. This individual will be involved in monitoring of healthcare practices that will place patients and healthcare providers at risk, surveillance of healthcare associated infections through chart abstraction, application of standardized criteria and data submission, and will communicate findings to healthcare providers and hospital leadership. The Infection Preventionist II is a active participant in accreditation and licensing activities. This position reports to the Regional Manager of Infection Prevention.

The Infection Preventionist II supports and executes Infection Prevention improvement projects across the continuum of care. The Infection Preventionist II collects, analyzes and reports healthcare associated infections and financial data in relation to cost of infection, performance improvement and patient safety.

Job Description

Minimum Qualifications

Education:Bachelor degree in nursing, public health, or healthcare related field, Masters preferred

Licenses/Certifications:  Certified in Infection Prevention (CIC) required

Experience / Knowledge / Skills:

  • Two (2) to three (3) years of Infection Prevention experience required
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Working knowledge of statistics, microbiology, patient care practices, epidemiology required
  • Knowledge of regulatory, licensing, and professional clinical guidelines preferred
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and executes robust process improvement techniques
  • Demonstrates commitment to the Partners-in-Caring process by integrating our culture in all internal and external customer interactions; delivers on our brand promise of “we advance health” through innovation, accountability, empowerment, collaboration, compassion and results while ensuring one Memorial Hermann.
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