Registered Nurse / RN Infection Preventionist / Quality & Safety

Ardent Health Services Tulsa , OK 74120

Posted 2 months ago

Overview Join Hillcrest as a Full Time, Day Shift, Infection Preventionist, RN! Who We Are Hillcrest Medical Center, the flagship hospital of Hillcrest HealthCare System, is a 620-bed hospital among Oklahoma's most widely respected and acclaimed hospitals, offering extraordinary care and a multitude of services in many areas including Oklahoma's largest dedicated heart hospital.

Hillcrest is powered by our purpose of caring for people - our patients, their families and one another. With great teamwork and a knowledgeable, tenured staff, we offer great learning opportunities to grow your career, while doing what you love most - caring for people. If you meet the minimum requirements below, enjoy work that is valued, has purpose and you want to join our team, please apply today!

Responsibilities What You'll Do The Infection Control Nurse Specialist applies knowledge and skills, professionally in daily performance of Infection Control activities. These responsibilities include (but are not limited to) surveillance, analysis, reporting, and recording activities as well as setting standards and evaluating compliance for practices that are associated with the prevention and control of health care associated infections. The program coordinator complies with the mandates of required accrediting and regulatory agencies and communicates pertinent information to the members of senior management and medical staff.

The successful candidate will have the following: Working knowledge and ability to demonstrate a comprehension of medical and nursing education and patient care management, microbiology, pathology, immunology, and medical statistics or biostatistics. Possess a working knowledge and have experience in the practice of epidemiological principles and infectious disease as they relate to infection control.

Have a knowledge of sterilization, sanitation, and disinfection practices. Knowledge of pertinent regulatory, accrediting, and advisory body requirements including, but not limited to, state and county regulations, specific accrediting body, and recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Ability to interact effectively with all levels of health care personnel in this and other health care facilities; public health services at the local, state, and national levels; and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Must be able to take a leadership role in implementation of strategies designed for cost-effective prevention of transmissible diseases. Have effective written and verbal communication skills, including knowledge of adult education principles as they relate to educating and responding to hospital and external agency personnel. Must be computer literate, with a working knowledge of a word processing and an epidemiology software system.

This includes knowledge of and ability to use online services for research. Must be experienced in networking through the use of listservs, email, and professional organizations. Must demonstrate a basic understanding of performance improvement monitoring and development of performance improvement indicators. Qualifications What You'll Bring Oklahoma RN license requried 4 years/Bachelor's degree preferred, but not required Minimum 3-5 years professional experience Must have a passion for excellence Must have a friendly and caring demeanor Must demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills Professionalism displayed through sound judgement, initiative, and flexibility Ability to manage multiple priorities, appropriately manage stress and make sound decisions under pressure

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Registered Nurse / RN Infection Preventionist / Quality & Safety

Ardent Health Services