Infection Preventionist
Location:
New Orleans , Louisiana
Posted:
December 14, 2017
Reference:
02560-13433
From its humble beginnings in a church schoolroom, Tulane has emerged as a major academic center in the south by adhering to the aspirations of our founders. Simply put, we are in the business of caring for others and for defining the practice of medicine along the way.
At Tulane Medical Center, our mission statement reminds us that above all else we are committed to the care and improvement of human life. When we speak of our mission, we usually think about our dedication to patients and their families and our commitment to them. But we are also equally committed to our employees. You are part of an organization with a long history of compassion and service to patients. The degree to which we as an organization can provide quality healthcare service is highly dependent on how well you are able to perform your job.
We are committed to providing you a Healthy Work Environment and rewarding career. These principles reflect our commitment to you in five areas: Culture, Leadership, Voice, Compensation and Rewards, and Staffing.
As a member of the Tulane Medical Center (TMC) family, you can be assured of:
  • A safe place to work.
  • Having the tools, equipment and training necessary to perform your duties.
  • Open and available communication with your supervisors and the leadership of your facility.
  • A fair application of workplace policies, procedures and disciplinary proceedings.
  • Fair and understandable compensation and benefits.
Position Summary:
The Infection Prevention Program at Tulane Health System serves Tulane Medical Center and Outpatient Clinics as well as Tulane-Lakeside Women's and Children's Hospital, and Lakeview Regional Hospital. The Infection Prevention program is an essential part of the Health System's overall commitment to quality and patient safety as we continuously work toward our mission of providing world class patient care, education, and research.

The Infection Preventionist is trained in hospital epidemiological principles and is responsible for the following activities for Tulane Health System: 1. surveillance, analysis, interpretation and reporting of hospital acquired infections (HAIs), 2. education of employees, 3. development of Performance Improvement and Infection Prevention plans and programs, and 4. validation of rigorous infection control standards that meet or exceed state and national regulatory recommendations and requirements.

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Qualifications:
II. Position Requirements: (Minimum qualifications for the position)
  1. Licensure/Certification/Registration: Certification in Infection Control (CIC) required.
  2. Education: Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Laboratory Sciences, or similar health related field.
  3. Experience: A minimum of two years of experience in infection prevention is required. Experience in infection prevention in acute care settings is preferred.
  4. Special qualifications:
  • Dedication to quality patient care and patient outcomes
  • Ability to work with colleagues from diverse backgrounds
  • Comprehension of patient care practices, microbiology, epidemiology, and statistics
  • Knowledge of teaching and learning principles necessary for developing, implementing, and evaluating educational programs
  • Knowledgeable of current regulatory requirements related to infection prevention.
  • Computer literacy
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to communicate in a positive manner, verbally and written.
  • Sets priorities and is self-motivated in completing ordinary and/or assigned tasks.
  • Professional, creative, and dependable.
  1. Hours of work: Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm. Complies with hospital policy for attendance.

A little about us:
HCA is the nation’s leading private provider of healthcare services. Comprised of locally managed facilities which include 230,000 employees at over 160 hospitals, over 120 surgery centers and 100 urgent care facilities in 20 states and the United Kingdom

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