IC Preventionist RN - PMC in Kansas City, KS at Providence Medical Center

Date Posted: 11/20/2020

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Job Description

Overview Committed to excellece and award winning patient care, Providence Medical Center offers an extensive array of diagnostic and medical care. The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission and is a member of Prime Healthcare. Founded in 1920, the community hospital has a rich history of caring for patients in the western Kansas City area.

 

Providence Medical Center offers a variety of career opportunities in clinical, administrative and other support roles. Providence prides itself in rewarding its employees with a comprehensive, competitive benefits packet designed to provide employees with the flexibility to tailor benefits according to their needs. Our wealth of resources and programs include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Paid Time Off, Tuition Reimbursement and more.

Responsibilities In this role, the Infection Control Preventionist will be a resource to Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, KS, as well as Saint John Hospital in Leavenworth, KS and their ancillary clinics.

 

The Infection Control Preventionist is responsible for surveillance, prevention and control of infection. Assists with policy and procedure development and implementation while maintaining CDC, OSHA, AOA HFAP/TJC/CMS/local regulatory and other regulatory agency standardsor 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 with the Infection Control Committee, Medical Staff and hospital employees. Responds to potential exposures by communicating with patients, physicians, employees, volunteers and regulatory agencies.

Education and Work Experience

 

1. Graduate from an accredited school with a Bachelor’s degree in medicine, nursing, epidemiology, microbiology, public health or other life science related field, preferred.
2. If a registered nurse, must be licensed by the State where the facility is located.
3. Current BLS (AHA) certificate upon hire and maintain current.
4. Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in a health care setting required. One year or more of experience in infection control and/or employee health is preferred.
5. APIC membership or other Infection Prevention Organization and attendance required upon acceptance.
6. Successful completion of formal APIC courses in Infection Control desirable.
7. Certification in Infection Control (CIC) preferred.

 

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

 

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