Infection Control Coordinator

 
Position: Infection Control Coordinator

Job ID: 161750

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Infection Control

Talent Area: Professional - Clinical

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a-5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

  Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 14,000 dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org. At Texas Children’s Hospital, diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of our values and mission for the women and children that we serve. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment for all faculty, staff and learners throughout our organization. We believe that each member of our one amazing team provides enrichment that allows us to create a lasting legacy for future employees of this great organization.   Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.      

Summary:

We are searching for a Coordinator of Infection Control -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will function as a consultant/adviser to all areas of the Hospital in the prevention and control of both community-acquired and healthcare-associated infections.  Works with other ancillary departments in the Hospital to assist in the education of personnel, physicians, affiliated student populations, and families of patients on issues involving patient care practices, JCAHO, CDC, TDH, OSHA, and other official agency’s requirements and employee health/safety.

 

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Responsibilities :

  • Collects and analyzes data on types and rates of community-acquired and healthcare-associated infections in order to make recommendations for changes
  • Develops educational programs on issues related to infection control for all Hospital personnel on both a formal and informal basis- Programs are developed for each department of the Hospital on a yearly and prn basis. Programs are based on the needs of the Department, new state and federal regulations, new Hospital policies, and specific areas of interest that are identified by the Department.
  • Participates on the Infections Committee and collaborates with other departments, and committees to improve patient care and outcomes
  • Acts as a consultant to all Hospital departments on the development and performance of activities related to infection control
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of all areas of infection control and utilizes this knowledge in making recommendations for change


Qualifications:

Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s unless approved for a medical or religious exemption

  • Required Associate's degree in nursing and Bachelor's Degree Scientific, Clinical, or Public Health-related field with a preferred Master's Degree in Scientific, Clinical, or Public Health-related field
  • Licenses/Certifications: RN - Licensed-Registered Nurses by the Texas Board of Nursing, CIC - Cert-Cert in Infection Control by the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc
  • 2 years of healthcare infection control experience


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